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Pros:

Ease of use, very simple to navigate - changes can be made easily.

Cons:

Can’t think of any dislikes. Just looking to spend more time on the site to take advantage of all of the tools that the program offers.

UniFocus ratings

Average score

Ease of Use
4.1
Customer Service
4.1
Features
4.1
Value for Money
4.3

Likelihood to recommend

7.7/10

UniFocus has an overall rating of 4.4 out 5 stars based on 44 user reviews on Capterra.

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Nikki
Assistant General Manager in US
Hospitality, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Meets all of our needs

5.0 last year

Comments: The system is much easier to use than our previous system. It has better reporting, and easier for employees to understand their time, and see their shifts, corrections, etc.

Pros:

Ease of manager's entering schedules, correcting any employee clock in errors and reporting. The reporting and forecasting tools are an important part of our day to day operations, and allows our managers to easily schedule according to anticipated business levels.

Cons:

Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I wish I didn't have to go in and out of the tabs/screens so often. I wish they would retain all functionality (keep the gear on the screen) so once you correct something, you don't have to go completely out of the tab, and then reopen it in order to export time.

Linda
HR Manager in US
Hospitality, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Overall, a good product

4.0 last year

Comments: Support helps on day to day issues, but not as great on the bigger issues. I'm just a local user and the admin for my property - our Corporate office deals with the issues. Many things to like about Unifocus but not being able to get rid of old employees is an ongoing annoyance. We've given up on trying to fix it.

Pros:

I like the fact that this software can ensure we never pay less than minimum wage for a tipped employee. I like the fact that we set a rule for holiday pay and the software is able to execute that properly. I like the AUDIT tab so we can see who is touching the timecard and the Job Summary tab

Cons:

The reporting feature is less than ideal because the system can't deal with employees having multiple jobs in multiple companies. When we terminate people from the system, mysteriously, they pop back up onto the system. This is the worst problem with Unifocus.

UniFocus Response

last year

Thank you Linda for your response. We would definitely like the opportunity to discuss your comment regarding employees with multiple jobs. This may be easily remedied. Employees should be deactivated through your interface. Again, please contact us at [email protected] as we can get this issue corrected.

Anissia
HR Manager in US
Hospitality, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Needs improvement

2.0 last year

Pros:

Not a fan of the software. The software is not the most intuitive.

Cons:

Not a fan of the software. It is not sync with ADP. The benefit calculations for PTO aren't available. Specialized reports are not easily avail.

Alternatives Considered: ADP Workforce Now

Reasons for Switching to UniFocus: Was not my choice to go with Unifocus.

UniFocus Response

last year

Anissia, thank you for taking the time to respond. We strive to provide the best solutions for our partners. We interface well with other systems and would like to discuss your benefits issue and specialized reports. We have a large library of reports that may accommodate. Please reach out to us at [email protected] and we will be happy to help find a solution for you promptly.

RodNey
Assistant General Manager in US
Hospitality, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Solid platform for time management

4.0 last year

Pros:

Time clocks and labor management synergy

Cons:

Many of the reports are very difficult to use for the purpose we need them to be used for.

UniFocus Response

last year

RodNey, thank you for your review. We would like to review the reports with you. Also, the Labor Dashboard is dynamic and may suit your needs as well. Please contact us at [email protected] and we will review our reporting options with you.

Elizabeth
Director of Security in US
Hospitality, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Easy breezy

5.0 last year

Pros:

I have been doing payroll for a team of 20+ for just about 5 years. The UniFocus program is very easy to use. I use it daily and have never come across any major issues. If I am on the go and quickly need to view something, I use the UniFocus app, which is convenient. It tells me who is on shift and allows to me approve requests for time off.

Cons:

The one thing I don’t like about the UniFocus app is the inability to change the type of time off my employee wants to use. For example, I had an associate input a time off request for 8 hours of personal time, however, they had 0 hours left. On a computer it is easy to swap that to a vacation day or floating holiday, but I cannot complete this function on the app.

Edith
Accounting Manager in US
Restaurants, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Reports are great unsure about our company's effectiveness using it.

4.0 last year

Comments: I don't have any decision making power on this but for us, it seems silly to have ADP and Unifocus instead of just having one.

Pros:

I run reports on hourly vs salary for weekly report. I like being able to switch between platforms with very little easy and/or change a parameter with ease.

Cons:

Does not keep track of PTO anymore through Unifocus. It was never correct.

UniFocus Response

last year

Hello Edith and thank you for your review. Please contact us at [email protected] as we would like to discuss your PTO balances and would also like to discuss your reporting to ensure that information is delivered to assist in your tasks.

Claudia
Director of Human Resources in US
Hospitality, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great labor management tool

5.0 last year

Comments: Very satisfied with the software.

Pros:

I like the labor management tools that are available on a daily basis. It is a very easy program to use and understand. The forecasting and integration with our other systems is seamless.

Cons:

Fixing the issue of UniFocus, Snag and DDHP not being able to communicate properly when an employee is not removed in a timely fashion. If an employee is still scheduled in UF after an employee is termed.

Maria
Director of Front Office in US
Hospitality, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Unifocus

5.0 last year

Comments: Overall I am satisfied with the product, I believe the web base format could be more user friendly

Pros:

Allows us to run reports in order to be cost-efficient with our staffing

Cons:

The Web base option for scheduling can not be used from an iPhone and it needs to run from internet explorer

Garrett
General Manager in US
Hospitality, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Most Things Work Well.....

5.0 last year

Comments: It works well in interfacing with our other programs

Pros:

Ease of use, very simple to navigate - changes can be made easily

Cons:

The app is very poor, very quirky, almost always have to re-enter credentials before proceeding - the whole thing needs to be re-engineered

Jennifer
AGM in US
Hospitality, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Cost Effective

5.0 last year

Comments: Overall it is a very user friendly and not time consuming.

Pros:

It is very user friendly. The way I can upload/export, all the information into our company's database.

Cons:

The reports on forecasting. That is only because I have not been properly trained.

Jean
Chief Steward in Canada
Hospitality, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Bring Back Shift View

4.0 last year

Pros:

Shift view in the past was an awesome time saver which unfortunately has been removed with the new upgrades, bring it back. Make the setup so it fits on one screen please

Cons:

Since the upgrade staff and shift do not fit on one screen. BRING BACK SHIFT VIEW, this is how I set up the week, then fill the shift. The upgrade has somehow managed to make this a longer process then it once was. Bring back the binocular view, so I can set a colleague up for the entire week. Old setup was much faster.

UniFocus Response

last year

Thank you for your review and comments. The binocular view is available in the dropdown when you right click on the employee name. You can also add and drop shifts when you select the open shifts field on the day you want to schedule. Please reach out to this reply and I will be most happy to schedule a session to show you the options as they are built in version 10. -Regards Eddie Hartmann [email protected]

Duane
Assistant Director of Aquatics in US
Hospitality, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Good Scheduling Software

4.0 last year

Comments: Overall, I am very pleased with our experience with Unifocus compared to other scheduling apps. I am happy that we have a scheduling software that works well for what we need it to do, it would just be nice if they could work out to the two things mentioned above.

Pros:

I like that this software makes it easy for businesses with large staffing numbers. It make it much easier to create a schedule that has to be so different across each day.

Cons:

Long loading times and clunky point tracking system make using it some days stressful.

Marie
Athletic Director in US
Health, Wellness & Fitness, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

UniFocus

4.0 last year

Comments: I'm neutral, I have not had the opportunity to try other programs because this is what my employer uses.

Pros:

It is easy to use for logging my employees time and attendance

Cons:

There are many features that are difficult to use, for example, if I am trying to apply schedules for each employee, when you have 25 plus employees with changing schedules , the program tends to be a lot of work to complete.

Stephanie
Spa Director in US
Hospitality, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Easy to use

5.0 last year

Pros:

I like Unifocus overall. It has so many features and they are user friendly, which is important to me.

Cons:

There are so many things available that it can be overwhelming. The training course that I attended recently helped though.

Joe
Golf Ops Manager in US
Hospitality, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Unifocus review

5.0 last year

Comments: Effortless management dealing with scheduling.

Pros:

Easy to view scheduling and time punches.

Cons:

Layout is organized very well. Maybe it could show who was scheduled and has not clocked in for their shift and keep track of who was late/ no shows.

tamas
Executive Sous Chef in US
Hospitality, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Good product in some areas, in some other areas it does not translate well to my field

5.0 last year

Comments: Overall it is a good payroll tracking software in my opinion. I only use it for that feature. I cant really opinionate on the rest of the features.

Pros:

Its easy to use, convenient to track payroll,

Cons:

I wish the mobile version would have full functionality

Malu
HR Manager in US
Hospitality, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

no service

5.0 last year

Comments: no answer on support questions by text, email or phone message

Pros:

the simplicity of it and its easy to use

Cons:

the system its all good, if it works correctly

Michael
Executive Chef in US
Food & Beverages, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

My Opinion

4.0 last year

Comments: going well

Pros:

i can log in from anywhere, can be helpful on a day off

Cons:

hard to correct times at times, would like better reporting to be done

Magdalena
Director of Accounting in Bermuda
Hospitality, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Good product overall

4.0 last year

Pros:

The product is certainly very useful and helps forecast payroll more accurately.

Cons:

The system is not always "intuitional" and at times it can be too complicated. I wish certain functions could be automated, e.g. adding new position to labor structure and then to the budget lines too. Reporting could be improved as well - I really miss ability to create my own reports. Some reports contain a lot of data but you only need part of them. Step-by-step manual could be useful too.

Grant
Executive Chef in US
Food & Beverages, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Grant Baker Unifocus Review

5.0 last year

Comments: Great system. Easy to use.

Pros:

The ability to copy and paste schedules.

Cons:

I wish messaging employees was a little easier.

Zachary
Tower Manager in US
Hospitality, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great Software

5.0 last year

Comments: Great experience

Pros:

I like that this product is easy to use.

Cons:

There is nothing that I do not like about this product.

aja
outlet manager in US
Hospitality, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Everyday Use

5.0 last year

Pros:

It helps with forecasting and recording the punches'

Cons:

There is nothing that I don't like about the software

Greg
General Manager Revue & Garrison in US
Hospitality, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Excellent system

5.0 last year

Comments: When used properly Watson is a huge time saver for department head and assistant managers as it does much of the schedule writing for them.

Pros:

I really appreciate the ease of use and intuitive UI. It really has the flexibility to accomplish whatever you might need to do and has the ability to really understand real world scheduling.

Cons:

The training program is a little dense and could be better tiered out. It's a big system to try to teach in one sitting.

Jodie
Engineering Coordinator in US
Hospitality, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Ease of Use

5.0 last year

Comments: Auto schedule based on availability is awesome

Pros:

Ease of use, easily schedule staff based on entered availability

Cons:

I have not yet found anything that I do not like

June
Paymaster in Canada
Hospitality, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Easy to use and very productive tool/ application.

5.0 last year

Comments: Very helpful experience. It gives the user to forecast and budget as per level of capacity.

Pros:

The application is very important tool for our forecasting and budgeting.

Cons:

Accurate database should be always maintained to the full especially we are using job title as main code. No more number code.