The Top 20 Most Affordable Employee Scheduling Software Report

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Managers are moving away from paper and spreadsheets to manage their employees schedules due to the sheer amount of time and stress they save with employee scheduling software.

Managers are ditching their spreadsheets and the headaches that follow by switching to employee scheduling software for their scheduling needs.


Not only does communication between managers and employees improve with the use of employee scheduling software, managers also benefit from reducing errors and conflicts within their workforce. Utilizing communication tools with organized information, you can create the ideal schedules to maximize productivity and planning.

With over 100 employee scheduling software options on the market, sifting through each vendor’s website for pricing information might sound next to impossible. Fortunately for you, Capterra is here to help!

We made the Top 20 Most Affordable Employee Scheduling Software report to help you find the employee scheduling solutions that best fits your company’s needs and your budget.


In creating this report, we determined the standard, expected features of Employee Scheduling software and the cost for that set of features, implementation, and usage over the course of two years. We also compiled and evaluated customer feedback in the form of reviews from our website and our sister companies’ sites, GetApp and Software Advice.

The standard, expected features are:

  1. Employee Database
  2. Shift Scheduling
  3. Employee Portal
  4. Timesheets
  5. Calendar Management
  6. Shift Swapping
  7. Time Clock
  8. Vacation/Leave Management
  9. Mobile Access
  10. Shift Reminders/Alerts

To determine the cost over two years, we used the following pricing scenario:

ABC company is looking for employee scheduling software. They have 20 users with full access (18 employees and 2 managers). They are looking to purchase a two year contract and will need as many of the features and implementation, training and support resources as possible (API, mobile responsive, Payroll Integration, training videos and documents, free demo, email/help desk support, FAQ/knowledge base access).

Below is a breakdown of the monthly costs of the Top 20 Most Affordable Employee Scheduling solutions based on our research:


Final thoughts

This list is not all inclusive of the employee scheduling software options available. While our reports are here to help, it’s important to do your own research and find the best solution for your needs. For a full list of software options, check out our Employee Scheduling Software directory. Capterra recommends looking at three to five solutions before making a purchasing decision.

Do you love this report, have feedback, or feel like we’ve missed a solution? Let us know! We update this research annually.

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About the Author

Christina Tsantes

Christina is a Product Report Specialist as part of Capterra’s software lab and a graduate from Christopher Newport University. When she’s not testing software solutions, she spends her time practicing yoga, watching reruns of Friends episodes, and attempting to learn her mother’s cooking skills.


Scheduling system in every single company was different it’s depend on the culture of the company, thanks for your references.

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