3. Deputy

Deputy is one of the best shift scheduling tools available. But if your business needs advanced HR functions, you should look to offerings that are suited for large enterprises.

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  • PROS
    • Friendly user interface.
    • Mobile-first approach.
    • 24/7 support.
    • Ability to customize your company’s dashboard.
    • Offers open shifts and shift swapping.
    • Good price tag.
  • CONS
    • Not robust enough to be a comprehensive human resources (HR) management tool.
    • Website and mobile apps are available in English only.

Deputy (which begins at $2 per user per month) is a strong competitor in the human resources (HR) space. Deputy has a reasonable price tag, but it’s one that still trails its more robust competition. Because of this, when we reviewed Deputy through a “general HR” lens, we gave it a 3.5-star rating, which is good but it’s not excellent as BambooHR’s 4.5-star rating is (our Editors’ Choice in that category). But when we looked at Deputy from an employee scheduling and shift planning solution point of view, it performed much stronger. We gave it a 4.5-star rating and our Editors’ Choice award in the employee scheduling and shift planning category.

Its mobile-first approach, generous customer support, friendly user interface (UI), and its ability to integrate with time and attendance and other HR software through an open application programming interface (API) puts Deputy in the top tier of cloud-based shift scheduling platforms that target small to midsize businesses (SMBs). Similar platforms include Humanity (2.00 Per User Per Month at Humanity) and When I Work.

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