What Is Planday?

At Planday our aim is simple: to make running your shift-based business easier. With our innovative employees scheduling solution, we have saved over 400,000 happy customers 80% in admin time and 5% in staffing costs. Manage employee schedules, time sheets, and payroll all in one place, so you can get back to running your business faster. Book a demo or try it for free to see what Planday can do for you and your business.

Who Uses Planday?

Shift-based businesses such as restaurants, bars, nightclubs, retail stores, security firms, fitness centers, event management companies, and hotels.

Where can Planday be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Planday
  • Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Founded in 2004

Planday support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Austria, Canada, Denmark, Faroe Islands, France and 12 others

Languages

Danish, English, French, German, Italian and 4 others

Planday pricing

Starting Price:

€2.49/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

Planday does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Planday paid version starts at €2.49/month.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • Planday
  • Located in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Founded in 2004

Planday support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Austria, Canada, Denmark, Faroe Islands, France and 12 others

Languages

Danish, English, French, German, Italian and 4 others

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Features of Planday

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Calendar Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling
  • HR Management
  • Labor Forecasting
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Booking
  • Online Punch Card
  • Online Time Clock
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shift Swapping
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Skills Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking

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Reviews of Planday

Average score

Overall
4.3
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Service
4.5
Features
4.2
Value for Money
4.2

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Paul
Paul
Co-founder/Managing Director in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Civic & Social Organization, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Great software

5.0 4 years ago

Pros:

Planday really reduces management time compiling the rota, it is easy for staff to manage holidays and good to help managers stick to weekly staffing budgets. The punch in/out function again reduces admin time for paper timesheets and reduces the possibility of fraud.

Cons:

It would be great to be able to set parameters and then it generate the rota for you, hopefully this will be developed in time!

Erica
Business & Compliance Manager in US
Medical Practice, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

Great Add-On for Practice Mgmt Systems Missing HR Functionality!

4.0 4 years ago

Comments: My office uses a practice management system with next to zero HR functions, a terrible time clock, and no integration with platforms from other vendors. We were looking for a platform that would allow employees to see their schedules, request vacations, switch shifts, etc. we also wanted a time clock that integrated with quickbooks. PlanDay lets us do all of this quickly and easily. We have been able to literally cut our time spent on payroll by over 50%, and reduce scheduling time by at least 1/3.
The other features have also helped us streamline, organize, and centralize our HR activities while “going paperless.”
The app is user friendly and our employees love using it, we’ve even noticed a recognizable boost in employee morale since starting PlanDay

Pros:

Great sales, customer service, training, and tech personnel! Everyone is extremely helpful, knowledgeable, awesome at responding very quickly with easy to understand, concise yet complete answers. No pushy attempts to up sell, wanted to give me only the functionality I actually needed. Looked at several different platforms, PlanDay was by far the most user-friendly and visually appealing. Time clock feature syncs super easily and accurately with QuickBooks for Payroll, and employees love being able to clock in on their smartphones. LOVE the reporting feature that tracks attendance tardiness and other metrics for direct input into performance reviews. App is fantastic and employees love it. Provides pretty much all the functionality we need to go paperless with most of our HR functions - scheduling, shift changes/time off requests, payroll (via quickbooks sync), keeping track of benefits, personnel files, etc.! Has saved us significant time and money spent on HR!

Cons:

I do wish there were some additional things I could do and more parameters/constraints I could add within the scheduling function to make things quicker and catch certain potential errors. For example, I’d love to be able to put in certain legal requirements/constraints and have the scheduler not allow me to break them (e.g. lunch for each employee must be no later than 5.5 hrs after shift start). Not really a huge deal, would just be a convenient accuracy check for me. Also wish I could send invites and more things via SMS for those without smartphones without employee needing to be charged.

Karen
Owner in US
Hospitality, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source
Source: SoftwareAdvice

Employee Scheduling Software

3.0 3 years ago

Comments: I used the software more or less successfully for one year but then realized that not all of my employees were able to manage with it. Unfortunately, I was not able to get everyone on board with using it properly. Also, it wasn't really set up to handle the type of work (tours) I was offering to my employees. It would be much better for strictly shift work where each shift was stand alone. My tours can be multi day which didn't connect too well together.

Pros:

Ease of use, employee set up, interactive communication with employees, visual information that is calendar based, employees can be divided into groups by job skills so that shifts can be offered to the people with the correct skills for the job.

Cons:

A year long contract that you are locked into with no warning that it is up for renewal. Some forms of communication (but not all) with employees is cumbersome and makes more work for the administrators.

Ellie
Retail manager in UK
Leisure, Travel & Tourism, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Using planday

4.0 2 years ago

Comments: Really great experience easy to use app and it’s handy to have the desktop version too

Pros:

Really easy to use, great layout so it’s very clear for staff members to use. The swap shift feature is a great addition.

Cons:

the only downside to this app is that some features can only be done on the desk top website such as requesting holidays

Lonnie Lykke
Verified LinkedIn User
Medical Practice
Used the Software for: Not provided
Reviewer Source
Source: GetApp

From Nokia to iPhone

5.0 7 years ago

Comments: We're a large (25+ personal) dental clinic placed in the center of Copenhagen, Denmark.
We strive to work as productive and efficient as possible, with quality and costumer service as our key words.
As a manager I used to spend several hours a week, both at work and outside work, doing schedules using exel, to make sure every shift was covered.
Usually I would spend my Easter puzzling the schedule for the upcoming summer holiday, ringing and texting assistants to sort out who I could fit in where there was a gap.
Those days are over, and even though we've used Planday for more than a year now, both my assistants, my boss and I'm still pleasantly surprised by how easy Planday is to use.
I would recommend Planday to any business with hourly scheduled staff.
Planday is like when I got my first iPhone!

Pros:

I must admit I was a little suspicious at first, starting something new, but that changed quickly. The introduction we got, the service and help was (is!) worth 5 stars. Planday is very easy to use, very userfriendly. The ability to customize everything is great. Easy to navigate around.

Cons:

I've been thinking about this for a long time now and I simply can't find any cons.

Planday Response

7 years ago

It is very much appreciated that you took the time to write us such a great feedback. We are happy that you are satisfied with the system and the help that you have received during your introduction and in the time after.