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About Planday

Simple, affordable cloud-based employee scheduling software.

Planday helps you build an employee schedule faster and easier by helping you keep track of staff vacation, availability, payroll costs, and more. Make running your shift-based schedule a breeze.

Ideal for companies with 20+ employees.

About ActivTrak

ActivTrak is an easy-to-use, easy-to-install cloud-based monitoring software allowing employers of on-site and remote workers to track web and application usage, better-improving performance and workplace control.

ActivTrak works when you install an agent onto one or more workstations (either directly, remotely or via Active Directory). Once installed, you can begin seeing usage data within a matter of minutes.

ActivTrak has a very simple, intuitive dashboard allowing you to easily set alarms for user activity notifications and track multiple user sessions in real time from a single screen. The agent quickly collects title bars, URLs, and screenshots and can easily shut down applications or notify you of flagged usage.

Some features include:

  • Silent/Invisible Agent
  • Easy-to-read dashboard
  • Auto-populated usage reports (7)
  • Screenshots
  • Custom & pre-built Alarms that capture specific activity
  • Real-time Monitoring
  • Website blocking
  • Activity Categorization (both activity type & productivity Value
  • Scheduled Monitoring

ActivTrak is Free to use up to 3 computers. Your free account allows for 3GB of storage space (used for screenshots and logs) and allows for limited screenshots (1 per activity).

Premium plans & pricing are available inside your free account under 'Subscription.'

About Employment Hero

Employment Hero is Australia’s first integrated HR Platform, transforming the way businesses manage HR through the entire employment lifecycle.

Our cloud-based HR platform combines HR software, financial services, scheduling and payroll tools, as well as employee benefits, providing growing companies with an intuitive, affordable way to manage essential employee information and HR processes.

With our payroll add-on, Hero Pay, you can also have access to award interpretation, timesheets and rostering, time and attendance and much more!

Employment Hero’s built-in employee benefits program makes it simple and cost-effective for employers of all sizes to offer and administer a range of employee benefits typically associated with big employers. This includes discounts on groceries, movies, home appliances, health insurance, home loans and much more.

Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • API
  • Application Tracking
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Batch Permissions & Access
  • Budgeting
  • Calendar Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Incentive Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Expense Tracking
  • External Integrations
  • Feedback Management
  • Forecasting
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Timesheets
  • Travel Management
  • Vacation & Absence Calendar
  • Time Management
  • Employee Engagement

Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • API
  • Application Tracking
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Batch Permissions & Access
  • Budgeting
  • Calendar Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Incentive Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Expense Tracking
  • External Integrations
  • Feedback Management
  • Forecasting
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Timesheets
  • Travel Management
  • Vacation & Absence Calendar
  • Time Management
  • Employee Engagement

Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • API
  • Application Tracking
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Batch Permissions & Access
  • Budgeting
  • Calendar Management
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Incentive Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Expense Tracking
  • External Integrations
  • Feedback Management
  • Forecasting
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll
  • Project Management
  • Scheduling
  • Timesheets
  • Travel Management
  • Vacation & Absence Calendar
  • Time Management
  • Employee Engagement

Summary

  • Employees can see published schedules and changes immediately from the app or desktop.

  • Scheduling templates to use for the foundation for your weekly schedule.

  • Track number of hours employees are scheduled for and the salary they will be paid weekly and monthly.

  • Once you approve a vacation request, the system won't allow you to schedule that employee.

  • Set up compliance warnings, the system will warn you when you've scheduled an employee too many hours.

  • Use departments to create independent schedules for multiple locations. Schedule based on employee skills.

  • Send updates to all staff members or individuals, when they clock in, so everyone knows about any changes.

  • Employees can message each other about trading shifts while you maintain control over the schedule.

  • Employees can request days they prefer to work.

Summary

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Pricing

Free

Free
Included in plan:
  • 3 Monitoring Agents
  • 3GB of Storage (used for screenshots & logs)
  • Website Blocking
  • 1 Screenshot per activity (unlimited on Premium Plan)
  • Alarms
  • Real-time Monitoring
  • Auto-populated usage reports
  • Activity categorization (custom and pre-populated)
  • Productivity categorization
  • Create & Assign Work Groups
  • Grant Access to your dashboard (Admin & View-only)

Pricing

Free

Free
Included in plan:
  • Employee Files
  • Independent Contractors
  • Mobile App
  • Employment Contracts
  • HR Documents
  • Knowledge Base
  • VEVO Checks
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employee Engagement Survey

Standard

$3.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Everything from free plus more

Premium

$5.00
1 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • Everything from standard plus more

FAQs

    What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • Payroll systems and POS systems

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Yes

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • All devices with a browser can use Planday.
    Native apps for iOS and Android as well.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Yes. Payroll and POS systems. You can see a complete list on our website.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • This service is generally used for shift based work. It facilitates making shift plans, communication with staff through an inbuilt communication system, financial reports in the schedule so you can see how many hours each employee has worked, payroll costs, revenue, the percentage of revenue paid in salaries, and how that all aligns with your targets.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • This service does offer customer support and an online help center with tutorials.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Yes. Including different access levels and more

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Shift based businesses such as restaurants, bars, nightclubs, retail stores, fitness centers, security firms, event management companies, and hotels.

FAQs

    Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Absolutely. We have an extremely useful online help center with tutorial videos, article and a forum to discuss with other ActivTrak users. Additionally, we provide online chat and live phone support from our office in Dallas, TX.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Yes! Administrators can grant access to their ActivTrak dashboard as either fellow administrators, or users with view-only priveledges. Administrators can see a manipulate anything in ActivTrak, but view-only user can be assign 'Viewable Groups' which limits the data they have access to.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • While anyone can use ActivTrak, our core user groups include HR & IT Managers, general department managers, executives and school administrators.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Currently being created.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Workstation Monitoring for the purpose of accurate billing, productivity optimization, security and internet usage policy enforcement.

FAQs

    What is this service generally used for?
  • People management.

  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
    • Xero
    • MYOB
    • KeyPay
    • JobAdder
  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Yes.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Yes.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Small- to medium-sized businesses.

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Who uses Planday
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
  • Windows
  • Macintosh
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Languages:
Danish, German, English, French, Swedish, Norwegian
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other

Who uses ActivTrak
  • Freelance
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
  • Windows
  • Macintosh
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other

Who uses Employment Hero
  • Startups
  • SMEs
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
  • Windows
  • Macintosh
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
Currently only available in Australia
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