About 7shifts

7shifts empowers restaurants of all sizes to trim labor costs, retain staff, and stay labor compliant with robust employee scheduling, communication, labor compliance, and engagement tools. 7shifts makes it easy for restaurant owners and operations to manage employee schedules, communication, and labor costs with one simple platform.

Here’s how your restaurant can benefit from 7shifts:

Save 80% of your time spent scheduling and get 5 hours back in your week with 7shifts’ intuitive drag-and-drop schedule builder.

Cut staff calls and texts by 70% with built-in communication tools like chat and Announcements

Trim labor costs by 3% by integrating your POS + Payroll systems to sync sales and labor data and build more efficient schedules

Reduce employee turnover with proactive employee engagement statistics for each location, plus a leaderboard to highlight most- and least-engaged employees

Stay compliant everywhere with compliance features for California, Oregon, Seattle, New York, and more

Take 7shifts ‘to-go’ with free mobile apps for managers and employees to manage availability and time-off requests, chat with your team, track restaurant performance, and more

Trusted by over 300,000 restaurant professionals, 7shifts can be found in restaurants of all sizes—from mom-and-pop shops to national chains like Bareburger, Jamba Juice, and Five Guys. Start your free trial today to start scheduling for success.

Pricing starting from:

US$17.99/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free
  • Subscription

Key benefits of 7shifts

  • Integrate your POS + Payroll systems to build schedules based on projected sales (and weather) forecasts
  • Complete labor compliance solutions for New York, California, San Francisco, Oregon, Seattle, and more to comply with Fair Workweek, Predictive Scheduling, and other regional labor laws
  • Robust employee engagement tools to track location-specific engagement (lates, no-shows, sicks, etc) and easily identify most- and least-engaged employees with an engagement leaderboard
  • Free iOS & android mobile apps for managers and employees. Employees can view shifts, chat with coworkers, submit time-off and availability requests, swap shifts, and provide shift feedback to managers. Managers can approve or deny requests, chat with their team, view real-time sales and labor data, take shift notes, and more.
  • Keep managers in-sync with the customizable Manager Log Book to update with daily shift notes, maintenance issues, event reminders, and more. A daily summary is emailed to owners and managers to review at the end of each day.
  • Use the weekly budget tool to keep your scheduling on track to hit your labor targets—never over- or -under-staffing
  • Integrated time-tracking to better manage time, accountability, and compliance
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    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    United States, Canada

    Supported Languages

    English, French, Spanish

    Pricing starting from:

    US$17.99/month

    • Free Trial
    • Free
    • Subscription

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    Build perfect schedules in just a few clicks
    Take control of your labor costs
    We integrate with the restaurant systems you rely on.
    We integrate with the restaurant systems you rely on.
    Manage time & attendance and reduce compliance risks
    Be in compliance with labor standards
    Actionable staff insights to reduce Turnover
    Quickly approve or decline requests for time off, availability and shift trades
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    Features

    Total features of 7shifts: 67

    • API
    • Absence Management
    • Accounting Integration
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Attendance Management
    • Attendance Tracking
    • Audit Trail
    • Automated Scheduling
    • Automatic Notifications
    • Availability Indicator
    • Availability Management
    • Budgeting
    • Calendar Sync with Google
    • Chat
    • Clock In / Out
    • Compliance Management
    • Cost Tracking
    • Customisable Categories
    • Customisable Templates
    • Data Import
    • Data Import/Export
    • Drag & Drop Interface
    • Email Integration
    • Email Notifications
    • Employee Database
    • Employee Management
    • Employee Portal
    • Employee Self Service
    • Employee Time Tracking
    • Event Calendar
    • Event Management
    • Feedback Management
    • Forecasting
    • GPS
    • Instant Messaging
    • Labor Cost Reporting
    • Labor Management
    • Labor Projection
    • Mobile Alerts
    • Multi-Location
    • Overtime Tracking
    • POS
    • POS Integration
    • Payroll Integration
    • Payroll Management
    • Performance Reports
    • Permission Management
    • Projections
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Real Time Updates
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • SMS Integration
    • Sales Analytics
    • Sales Forecasting
    • Search Functionality
    • Template Management
    • Third Party Integration
    • Time Clock
    • Time Clock Integration
    • Time Off Requests
    • Timesheets

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5
    (686)
    Value for Money
    4.6/5
    Features
    4.6/5
    Ease of Use
    4.7/5
    Customer Support
    4.7/5

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    Leandro U.
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    • Industry: Food & Beverages
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    7 Shifts for restaurant schedule Management

    Reviewed on 5/11/2020

    My managers and employees love it.

    My managers and employees love it.

    Pros

    It is easy to use and anybody with a phone can have easy access to their schedule, send messages using it, and letting anybody know about changes. It is a very practical and professional tool for the schedules that we use in our Restaurant. We have the scheduling available on our P/R processor, but we prefer to pay for this service as it is more agile and practical than our P/R company.

    Cons

    To be honest, I do not have any complaints, but we only use the scheduling module as we have other systems.

    Response from 7shifts

    Thanks for the review Leandro! It's great to hear that even though you have the option, you see so much value in 7shifts that it goes above and beyond what is offered to you in your payroll provide. Know that we will always be looking to increase the value of our services for folks like yourself. Cheers!

    Mahmud U.
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    • Industry: Restaurants
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    All in one

    Reviewed on 12/01/2021

    Great customer service, easy to use

    Great customer service, easy to use

    Pros

    We have been using 7Shifts little over 2 years now and it has been a great experience.

    User interface is very simple. It an app that apple would have build. Very basic but yet very powerful. If you are getting this app i highly recommend getting all packages. End of the day it saves you money and head ache. Advil pain killer is expensive and good for your body

    Cons

    I dont have any dislike so far in 2 years

    Susie R.
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    • Industry: Food & Beverages
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

    It’s Okay

    Reviewed on 16/04/2020

    Pros

    When choosing the highest cost package, you will have access to the most basic necessary functions. They do not charge base level employees to use the app

    Cons

    Some functions change without first being informed (although they state that they always inform prior to a change). Their beta testing due diligence leaves something to be desired. If they are unable to duplicate an error even if you can prove it exists, they refuse to fix it saying they are incapable of doing so.

    They make their customers pay for basic functions through the most costly package

    I used to use 7ahifts for over 4 years. I was looking at using them again for a different restaurant. However, the salesperson I encountered was a typical salesperson and never talked to me like they cared about the company Where I’m currently employed. Instead I was told stats about how I wouldn’t find a program cheaper, that they weren’t gouging those who wanted the basic functions I pointed at, and multiple other aspects in which I was wrong. When I pointed that out, he proceeded to raise his voice at me, chuckled and attempted to carry on

    I hung up on him at that point of the conversation

    I would have never signed a contract with this individual. Hopefully other sales reps actually care about potential customers

    Response from 7shifts

    Hi Susie,

    Thanks so much for your comment. We really appreciate your candid feedback so we can make the 7shifts experience better for all users, and we're sorry to hear your experience was less than ideal.

    As a product that is growing and evolving every day, our pricing has changed a lot since you would have first started using 7shifts 4 years ago, but we would like to see what we can do to make 7shifts work for the restaurant you are currently working in. Please drop us a line at [email protected] and we will see what we can do to offer a solution the meets the needs of your business.

    In regards to your interactions with a member of our team, I have flagged this to our management team to ensure that we provide everyone the same high level of service that we ourselves would expect.

    We apologize if your experience was less than ideal and really take that to heart. We hope that in the future we can earn back the trust you have placed in our business.

    Sarah P.
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    • Industry: Restaurants
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Longtime user

    Reviewed on 3/11/2020

    Absolutely great! If you have any issues they help you out right away. Plus they are always...

    Absolutely great! If you have any issues they help you out right away. Plus they are always evolving and take their customers suggestions and implement them.

    Pros

    Very easy to use. Lots of integration options and they are continually adding more. Easy for staff to use!

    Cons

    Not everything you need to do is on the mobile app or sometimes hard to find.

    Response from 7shifts

    Thanks for the kind words Sarah! We are humbled by your feedback, and happy to hear you have found a lot of value in our platform once you made the switch from Hot Schedules. Keep an eye out for even more great functionality being added soon.

    Also, I'm going to have a member of our mobile team reach out to you in order to hear about your ideas for improving our mobile apps to better suit you.

    Christian H.
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    • Industry: Food & Beverages
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    7Shifts Review

    Reviewed on 24/09/2020

    Overall, 7Shifts has been the best restaurant scheduling software that I've personally used. If I'm...

    Overall, 7Shifts has been the best restaurant scheduling software that I've personally used. If I'm being very honest the bar wasn't particularly high, none the less I'm very satisfied. The insight into staff trends such as engagement and enthusiasm is great. As is the forecasting for scheduling.

    Pros

    Both the UX & UI on 7Shifts are lightyears ahead of any other restaurant scheduling software that I've encountered. That's most critical in having hourly employees engage and use the software.

    Cons

    We had some issues with POS integration. Granted we use Aloha which isn't the greatest, but importance of POS makes that a harder thing to change so I'd like to see the scheduling software be the more nimble and adaptive one.

    Announcements and messaging can be clunky to load—especially on mobile.

    Response from 7shifts

    Thanks for the review Christian! We've happy to hear that 7shifts is the best scheduler you have ever used. We also really appreciate the feedback on your POS integration. I have instructed your Success Manager to reach out to you to see if there is anything that can be done to make this better for you. Cheers!

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    7shifts FAQs

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    7shifts offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$17.99/month
    • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    14-day free trial, no credit card required. Comp: free for up to 10 employees and 1 location max. Appetizer: from $17.99/month/location (billed annually) or $19.99/month/location (billed monthly) Entrée: from $39.99/month/location (billed annually) or $43.99/month/location (billed monthly). The Works: from $69.99/month/location (billed annually) or $76.99/month/location (billed monthly). Gourmet: contact 7Shifts for a custom pricing quote for enterprise restaurants and chains. 7shifts also offers volume discounts for franchises, restaurant groups and chains.

    7shifts offers the following features:

    • Advanced reporting
    • Automatic scheduling
    • Chat and group messaging
    • Draft schedules
    • Events management
    • Labor cost forecasts
    • Manager log book
    • Mobile apps for iPhone and Android devices
    • Multi-location support
    • Overtime alerts
    • SMS & email notifications
    • Scheduling templates
    • Shift swapping
    • Shift trading
    • Time-off requests
    • User permissions
    • Weather forecasting

    7shifts has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    7shifts supports the following languages:

    English, French, Spanish

    7shifts supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    7shifts integrates with the following applications:

    CAKE, CAKE Guest Manager, Gusto, HigherMe, Koomi POS, NCR Aloha, Rezku POS, Square for Restaurants, TouchBistro, Upserve POS

    7shifts offers the following support options:

    Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials, FAQs, Forum

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