Who is this service for?

Employee scheduling platform that helps businesses of all sizes across various industries streamline workflow processes with shift management, payroll processing, time tracking, scheduling and more.

About Nowsta

It's time to take the stress out of managing hourly staff. Nowsta is a comprehensive workforce management platform that puts scheduling, time tracking, and payroll under one roof. Build your schedule in minutes, send open shifts to staff instantly via mobile app, and watch them respond faster than ever before. Track time and attendance with pinpoint accuracy, get notified of lateness or absences, then import the data to your payroll provider in just a few clicks. Sign up for a demo today!

Average rating 4.9/5

Total score
4.9
“Ease of use
4.9
User support
4.9
Features
4.7

Product details

Starting price:

1usd / per month
more about prices

Desktop & Mobile Platforms:

App - Android

App - IOS

Cloud, SaaS, Internet

Training:

Documentation

Online

Support:

Working hours

Online

Software Developer

Nowsta
https://www.nowsta.com
United States

Features

360 Degree Feedback
Address Book
Alerts/Notifications
Applicant Tracking
Appointment Scheduling
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Time Capture
Banquet Management
Benefits Management
Billable & Non-Billable Hours
Billing & Invoicing
Biometric Recognition
Booking Management
Budgeting/Forecasting
Calendar Management

Calendar Sync
Calendar/Reminder System
Candidate Management
Class Scheduling
Collaboration Tools
Color Codes/Icons
Compensation Management
Contract/License Management
Contractor Management
Cost Management
CRM
Customer Database
Email Management
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Profiles
Employee Scheduling
Event Management
Facility Management
Facility Scheduling
FMLA Administration
Group Scheduling
Interview Management
Inventory Management
Job Posting
Job Requisition
Kitchen / Menu Management
Labor Forecasting
Messaging
Mobile Access
Mobile Time Tracking
Multi-Location
Multiple Billing Rates
Offline Time Tracking
Onboarding
Online Punch Card
Online Time Clock
Order Management
Overtime Calculation
Payroll Management
Performance Management
Performance Metrics
Punch card
Quotes/Estimates
Real-time Scheduling
Recipe Management
Recruitment Management
Reporting/Analytics
Resource Management
Resource Scheduling
Resume Parsing
Room Booking
Salaried Employee Tracking
Schedule Distribution
Scheduling
Self Service Portal
Shift Swapping
Sick Leave Tracking
Skills Tracking
Task Management
Temporary Staffing
Time & Attendance
Time Off Management
Time Tracking
Timesheet Management
Vacation/Leave Tracking
Variable Workforce
Waitstaff Management
Website Integration
Workstation Tracking

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Amanda Z.

«This app has been game changing for how we communicate with staff.»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

I like the ease of use as a Coordinator. My time spent scheduling has shrunk majorly, leaving me more time to focus on recruiting, on-boarding and training. The calendar makes it really easy for me to see what my week looks like. The sorting function help me isolate events to more easily see events. Even the color and font choices used in the apps is pleasing to the eye! The support from the Nowsta team has been amazing. They always respond within minutes through their direct messaging function and not only resolve the issue, but are a blast to work with. It's been a year that we have used the software and there have been endless improvements to functionality. They have expanded the system in many ways, allowing us to change our payroll functions and save money. Many times, we have seen areas for improvement, have sent the Nowsta team suggestions and then seen the tweaks in the app a few weeks later. The team at Nowsta is the ultimate example of continuous improvement. My staff really enjoys using the app and it has actually been a help in hiring as well. I mention it during the interview and I have seen candidates' faces light up with excitement that we schedule with such a convenient form of communication.

Drawbacks:

The timeclock function on the app can be buggy and not record proper times, but I let the Nowsta team know and it's usually fixed right away. It's also an easy fix as a Coordinator, to adjust the times on the desktop.

October 1, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
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Cristin N.

«I LOVE NOWSTA!»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

Nowsta makes it easy for me to schedule and staff my employees. To switch them from events and etc. It's also great that I can interface from Caterease.

Drawbacks:

Nowsta can be VERY slow sometimes. Especially lately, I feel like it takes 5 minutes to load fully and sometimes I can't scroll because it's still loading.

In sum:

AWESOME! Rep is a great help as well. She helps us with anything we need and is very quick with response time. However, our team does wish Nowsta had an on-boarding. It would be amazing if Nowsta could be our all in one.

September 23, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
N
Nathaniel N.

«Finally a Solution»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

Most user friendly admin we have ever seen. Ease of learning Continued product development of new features benefitting both employers and employees Zero database latency

Drawbacks:

We cant think of anything but wishing there were more users to allow them to scale and build all the new features faster.

In sum:

Literally the most robust, easiest to use piece of software we have in our organization.

September 19, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
S
Sarah P.

«Smooth Transition and easy to use!»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

This software is so user friendly! We have a VERY wide range of employees that range from savvy to beginner in the tech department. The transition to this app/website was seamless for everyone involved. I love how you can compartmentalize almost every aspect of information on both the administrative side as well as the user side. It takes me less than 1 minute to create an event, and about the same for our employees to choose whether or not they are able to work. It's great from start to finish! I also love that employees can choose how they receive notifications. Very customizable to how they use their phones.

Drawbacks:

The biggest thing I wish this software had was an app from the admin side. Although the browser is esthetically pleasing, I would like to get push notifications as the administrator.

In sum:

From the initial conversation, to the implementation, I have been fully on board! I'm excited to know they are constantly working on how to make the software as useful as possible and I'm not sure how our company went so long with out it!

September 8, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
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Brian H.

«Great product makes my life easier»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

Nowsta cuts my scheduling time at least in half. It also takes me a quarter of the time to do payroll. Easier for employees to punch in and out.

Drawbacks:

Some issues with the app freezing. People with android have had issues using the app. There is no way for staff members to put in extended periods of time off in the app (vacatin or PTO or what not)

In sum:

Doing payroll used to take me anywhere from 1-6 hours depending on how busy we were and how many people were working. After we switched to Nowsta, I usually have payroll done in 30 minutes. We do schedules on a weekly basis and I used to have to do the schedule in Excel, then change it to a PDF and then email it to all the staff along with where they were meeting for events. It took me forever to do. With Nowsta, everything is right in the app and it cuts the time in half. Also, with people being able to punch in from their phones, there is no longer paper needed. All of the staff is very helpful and quick to get back to you if you reach out to them.

September 7, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
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Cameron G.

«A world of difference, leagues beyond the next in line. »

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

The accessibility is so optimized, it takes only two minutes to get someone up to speed on how to use it. The metrics it tracks, and volume of information readily available to both employees and admins is second to none.

Drawbacks:

The live-update features occasionally don't work, and you'll need to reload to see changes. It's not a big issue, it's just that they occasionally do work, so you usually just need to refresh to make sure.

In sum:

The employees can see exactly how lucrative shifts are, and easily sign up for shifts. Requesting staff is so simple, and scheduling them is even simpler. I can't say enough good things about the ease of access.

September 6, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
M
Michael C.

«Game changer»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

The Nowsta software provides such an easy way to communicate with staff. Scheduling offsite events is about communication. Nowsta provides a platform where everyone can speak the same language when scheduling or receiving a schedule.

Drawbacks:

Hard to think about what I don't like. As soon as there is something that seems off the engineers are on it

In sum:

Great! From when we were first introduced to Nowsta through now, it has been a GREAT experience.

September 5, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
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Amanda D.

«Nowsta is a game changer when it comes to Staffing »

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

Nowsta has been a game changer in our staffing over the past year. It is very easy to learn and use and navigate through the different offerings. The staff all really like the app and find it very easy to use as well. Highly recommend.

Drawbacks:

There are a few functions could be implemented or improved which is mainly because we use the software for events that are typically a week in duration and not only one day. I have been in touch with the Nowsta support team (who are incredible and super fast in getting back to you) and some of these functions have already been fixed!

In sum:

Amazing - their customer service is top notch and very much appreciated. They are very quick at getting back and happy to help with any issue or question. Nowsta is easy to learn and execute and also easy for the staff to manage as well. Highly recommend.

September 5, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
K
Katie M.

«Great Customer Service and User Friendly Interface»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

The fact that I can use the app on my phone helps our company so much! There is so much valuable information that we communicate to our teams through Nowsta such as driving directions, what to expect at the event, what they need to know ahead of time, who is working with them on their shift, etc.

Drawbacks:

There aren't any improvements that I can think of!

In sum:

Great company, friendly staff, they've thought of so much to include in their app/user interface that it makes our life so much easier

September 4, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet
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Cristina M.

«Nowsta streamlined our event staffing»

Usability

Support

Features

5

Overall rating

Benefits:

Nowsta streamlined our event staffing through the app and the way we communicate with our crew. It's been a game changer for us.

Drawbacks:

We have been using Nowsta since it launched. The tech support has been wonderful at reviewing our feedback and making changes that really helped the app and our team use it. The software has had issues from time to time but it's always been resolved. The only downside on our end was setting up a direct bank debit weekly versus our original bi-weekly pay system.

In sum:

Nowsta has truly streamlined staffing our events. It's cut back on hours we spent on the front end and really helped our staff easily accept or decline shifts in an app. It was also a huge help to pay staff immediately versus waiting for our 2 week pay system via check. Staff seem to really love this option even with the fee.

August 20, 2021
Feedback source: the Internet