Planday is an employee scheduling solution, which covers processes that include shift swapping, time tracking, absence and leave management, and payroll automation. Planday is a great way to efficiently manage employee schedules, communicate shift changes, track employee log times, automate time sheets, and streamline payroll procedures, all from a single cloud-based platform, which is available from any location at anytime.
Employee Scheduling and Time Tracking
Planday is a great platform to let managers plan and publish schedules; either daily, weekly, or monthly based on up-to-date rotation data that spans different departments. All employees are given their own login credentials that enable them to view their schedules on any device, at any time.
If an employee needs to swop a shift with a fellow employee, it can be requested in a few clicks and they are then notified of any other team members who are looking to swap shifts. Managers are able to review and approve requests to swap shifts without chasing people via email or calling them.
The Planday app is also equipped with a time clock, which employees may use when they arrive at the workplace. a great feature of Planday is the ability to ensure your employees are at work when punching in or out. The system may be configured to only allow logs via certain IP addresses. GPS-based logging can also be established to enable employees to clock-in/out within a specific geographical area. All GPS logging is done via the mobile app, and all logged times are automatically reflected in an employee’s time sheets.
Reporting and Analytics
Planday’s reporting and analytics feature provides detailed statistics on various data, including the number of hours worked per employee, the absence rate, budget forecasts, payroll costs, salary percentages, and turnover. Reports can be generated with data from absence, salary, trade union compliance, revenue performance, and monthly and weekly budgets.
Planday gives you the ability to add hourly wages to your schedules. Defaults can be set for employee groups or individual employees, and custom hourly wages can also be defined for specific shift types. Any approved time sheets may be exported to your payroll system in different formats, such as CSV, Adobe PDF, or Microsoft Excel.
Planday integrates with third-party business apps, such as Adobe Document Cloud and Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
Planday uses a subscription based pricing model, with a plants starting from $2 per month. There is a free trial available with no credit card information required. Planday provides two pricing plans: Starter and Plus. Starter is, as you would expect, priced at the lower end of the scale at $2 per user per month. For this price you receive scheduling, cost tracking, payroll export, Punch Clock time tracking, and free telephone support. The Plus plan is priced at $4 per user per month, and it comes with all the features of Starter, plus HR management, revenue tracking, electronic signatures, and absence and vacation management.
Overall, Planday is a good platform to work from. With tools for employee scheduling, time tracking,cost tracking, payroll, HR management, revenue tracking, and electronic signatures, all from one centralized cloud-based location. It is suited to SMBs from all industries and the learning curve is relatively shallow. With good integration for Adobe Document Cloud and Microsoft Dynamics NAV, it’s no wonder when it comes to employee management, planday is the choice of many.