What Is Papershift?

Papershift helps you manage & automate employee rota planning, leave management, and staff time tracking on the cloud.

With over 200,000+ users, Papershift is Europe's most loved workforce planning software.

Who Uses Papershift?

Shift planners & HR Teams of small & medium businesses. Especially loved by Retailers like Supermarkets, Restaurant & Food business, Dental Clinics & Health centres, Leisure & clubs, Courier & more

Papershift Details

Papershift

Founded in 2015

Papershift pricing

Starting Price:

€49.00/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

Papershift does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Papershift paid version starts at €49.00/month.

Pricing plans get a free trial

Papershift Details

Papershift

Founded in 2015

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Papershift deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Linux (Desktop)
  • Chromebook (Desktop)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Papershift Features

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Biometric Recognition
  • Biometrics
  • Calendar Management
  • Clock In / Out
  • Compliance Management
  • Customisable Reports
  • Document Management
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • FMLA Administration
  • Leave Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Location
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Scheduling
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Management

View full list of Attendance Tracking

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Address Book
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Management
  • Booking Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Class Scheduling
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Colour Codes/Icons
  • Customer Database
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Email Reminders
  • Employee Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • Facility Scheduling
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Multi-Location
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Room Booking
  • SMS Messaging
  • Scheduling
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Team Calendars
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Timesheet Management
  • Website Integration

View full list of Calendar

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Clock In / Out
  • Compliance Management
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Forecasting
  • GPS
  • Leave Tracking
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Time Clock
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Management
  • Schedule Distribution
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shift Swapping
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Clock
  • Time Off Requests
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking

View full list of Employee Scheduling

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Indicator
  • Availability Management
  • Booking Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Class Scheduling
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Event Scheduling
  • Facility Scheduling
  • Group Scheduling
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Booking
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Scheduling
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Room Booking
  • SMS Messaging
  • Self Service Portal
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Timesheet Management

View full list of Scheduling

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Biometric Recognition
  • Calendar Management
  • Clock In / Out
  • Compliance Management
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • GPS
  • Leave Tracking
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Online Punch Card
  • Online Time Clock
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Projections
  • Punch card
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Salaried Employee Tracking
  • Self Service Portal
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Off Requests
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workstation Tracking

View full list of Time Clock

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Calendar Management
  • Clock In / Out
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Contractor Management
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Labor Forecasting
  • Leave Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Online Time Clock
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shift Swapping
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Skills Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Variable Workforce
  • Workflow Management

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Papershift Reviews

Read all 82 reviews

Average score

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

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Liselot R.
Liselot R.
Web Front-End / UX Development Specialist in Germany
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Lots of features but easy to use

5 8 months ago

Comments: I can log my work, sick days, vacations, and plan my calendar in a few clicks without disrupting my work. The app is very nice!

Pros:

At my company, we work remotely and value our personal work/life balance. One of the features is the "Work Balance": I can quickly see how much time I've been working, the upcoming vacation days and holidays, and now I can plan better my own schedule. The time tracking feature is easy to input, we can note our breaks but we also have the setup that calculates it in case we forget. You can register sick dates and upload files related to it, so we don't have to wait to process it during hard times. Everything is in sync with the calendar, but my favorite feature is the sidebar, as it gives you a glance of the work balance hours and the vacation time. It's super easy to use and I know the HR team has everything organized in easy steps!

Cons:

The only thing I'm missing is the auto-log hours. The feature is available, as one of the customer representatives from Papershift reached out to me once, but I'm not sure how to activate it. I guess I need to talk to the admin about that.

Johannes R.
CEO in Germany
Hospitality, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Good Software for Owner

4 2 years ago

Pros:

The Shiftplan is very food to use. For Position Manager as well. Easy to configure

Cons:

The Usability for Workers. It will be easier if workers can use a app and login without private mail account. Maybe Personal-ID oder personal Keyword. Not in a browser. In a Android or iOS app.

Alternatives Considered: Planday and Staffomatic

Reasons for Switching to Papershift: Good Support from the first day. Is so important to be not alone in the first steps.

Georgina B.
Office Manager in UK
Photography, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Great product! Easy to use and great customer service

5 2 weeks ago New

Comments: Great experience. From the trial, to now, [SENSITIVE CONTENT] has been great at helping me with any initial questions and always checking in to see if we are still using ok and need any help.

Pros:

How easy it is to use! The simple need for an online calendar which staff and management can see - request holidays and view others in their department is so useful

Cons:

Everything is great, I would say a total number of sick days would be good on the employee profiles rather than having to calculate myself but its very minor

Alternatives Considered: Timely, Timetastic and BambooHR

Reasons for Choosing Papershift: Costs, and overall need, the other system held other things that we really didn't need. And also the simple layout was very important.

Reasons for Switching to Papershift: Overall contact and communication and simplicity plus cost.

Jens K.
Jens K.
Geschäftsführer in Germany
Verified LinkedIn User
Staffing & Recruiting, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Ein unfertiges Tool, das leider nicht weiterentwickelt wird

2 2 months ago New

Comments: Ich weiß nicht, welches Business mit diesem Tool sauber arbeiten soll - "normale Unternehmen" auf jeden Fall nicht. Vielleicht ist es für die Gastro oder für Kneipen brauchbar, aber auf gar keinen Fall für klassische Betriebe/GmbHs

Pros:

Die Zeiterfassung hat grundsätzlich funktioniert, allerdings gab es viel zu viele Bugs und Fehler, die auch diese Grundfunktionalität massiv beeinträchtigen.

Cons:

- Der Preis wurde ohne Rücksprache erhöht, obwohl die Nutzeranzahl verringert wurde, Rückfragen hierzu wurden ignoriert - Grundlegende Funktionen sind nicht fehlerfrei nutzbar. Selbst das Aushängeschild, die Zeiterfassung, hat unfassbar lächerliche Fehler und Lücken in der Logik - Für jede kleinste Standardfunktionalität wird ein Aufpreis berechnet, in anderen Tools ist das nicht so - Fehler werden nicht behoben - Das Produkt wurde in 14 Monaten Nutzung in keinster Art und Weise weiterentwickelt, es tut sich nichts - Urlaube und Krankheiten zu verwalten ist ein absoluter Krampf, hierfür ist das Tool unübersichtlich und nicht zu gebrauchen - Kalenderansicht kann nur auf 3-6-12 Monate angesehen werden...? - Vorgesetzte können fast unmöglich zugewiesen werden, die Zuweisung generell ist absolut chaotisch und unbrauchbar

Alternatives Considered: Timebutler

Reasons for Switching to Papershift: Wir wurden leider von der Werbung und dem Auftreten getäuscht.

Papershift Response

last month

Hallo Jens, danke für Dein Feedback. Wir ändern Preise entweder mit Vorankündigung oder wenn ein neues Paket durch den Self-Service gebucht wird. Nachfragen per E-Mail oder Chat werden innerhalb weniger Stunden beantwortet. Telefonisch sind wir Mo-Fr 9-17 Uhr erreichbar. Ich interpretiere in die Logikfehler, dass wir Deinen Anwendungsfall in Papershift nicht vollständig abbilden konnten. Wenn in Deinem Fall noch zusätzliche Bugs aufgetreten sind, möchten wir uns dafür entschuldigen. Papershift ist eine Platform, die es Organisationen ermöglicht, Personaleinsatzplanung besser zu regeln. Dabei müssen wir Themen priorisieren, die einen Großteil unserer Kunden betreffen. Hier kommt es leider auch vor, dass wir spezielle Anwendungsfälle mit separaten (kostenpflichtigen) Individuallösung ergänzen müssen. Bitte lass uns darüber sprechen, was bei Dir nicht funktioniert hat, wie es aus Deiner Sicht sollte. Du kannst uns gerne unter [email protected] oder 0721 75 40 23 46 kontaktieren.

David B.
Zahnarzt in Germany
Health, Wellness & Fitness, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Mitarbeiter Planung - leicht und unkompliziert

5 3 months ago

Pros:

Die größten Pluspunkte liegen im Eliminieren von Zettelwirtschaft, die Verfügbarkeit von überall und auf jedem Gerät, die Übersichtlichkeit und die Mitarbeiterintegration.

Cons:

muss ich lange überlegen und mir fällt nichts ein