Sling

Employee scheduling & communication for retail & restaurants

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Sling Overview

What is Sling?

Sling is a web-based staff scheduling and communication software for retailers and restaurants with shift-working employees. The software allows managers to assign shifts and tasks to employees across multiple work sites, using a single shared calendar.

Sling is built around four central features: tasks, shifts, messages and newsfeed, and allows managers to coordinate all of their scheduling tasks on one platform. Managers can create shift schedules, manage shift trade and time-off requests; chat with employees and share photos, links and videos; post information and updates to a company newsfeed; and create and assign tasks to employees.

Shift templates can be saved an reused any number of times, saving time for scheduling managers. Within the template, data can be filtered by date, position or department to find out the total number of employees assigned to a particular task or department. Employees can submit time-off and shift trade requests via the employee portal, where they're sent to the location manager for approval and re-assignment to other staff members where necessary.

Users can create to-do lists and tasks, then assign these to a single employee or a group of employees. Users can set task timelines which generate automatic SMS or email reminders a few days before the deadline. Employees can send messages, work files, photos, videos and links to each other via Sling, as well as search for past conversations using keywords. Retail and restaurant outlets that have used Sling include Subway, Aveda, The UPS Store, Applebee’s and Securitas.

Sling Overview

Cost

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Sling is free to use and available for an unlimited number of employees. Sling also offers custom versions to large corporations.


Sling Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Europe, United States
Supported Languages
English

Screenshots

Sling screenshot: A central dashboard provides information about all employees as well as their respective locations and positions
Sling screenshot: A central dashboard provides information about all employees as well as their respective locations and positions Sling screenshot: Create shifts and assign them directly to employees Sling screenshot: Assign shits to employees Sling screenshot: Employees can setup their own profiles on Sling Sling screenshot: Employees are sent notifications when shifts are assigned to them Sling screenshot: Sling's drag & drop interface enables the easy transfer of shifts to other days and people

Sling Reviews

Sling Reviews

Overall rating
4.5
/
5
Excellent
34

Very good
23

Average
1

Poor
1

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4.6
Features
4.5
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Support
4.6
97% recommended this app
Anthony M.

The best scheduling software I've ever used.

This is has been an eye-opening experience. I didn't know such an awesome scheduling solution existed and is perfect for small or large businesses. Everybody with a team should be using Sling.


John T.

Best scheduling app out there

It truly has been a real asset for our business, I really believe we would be lost without this fantastic software.


Stephen M.

Excellent with limitations...

As a scheduling software great. no need for the extra features.


Rachel L.

Good Experience with Sling

Overall, Sling has been a great app. We have used other apps and this one has been the easiest to use and the most helpful.


Maddie W.

Sling - Multiple Employee Scheduling


Anthony M.
Industry: Retail
Company size: 13-50 Employees

The best scheduling software I've ever used.

Used Daily for Free Trial
Reviewed on 05/05/2020
Review Source: Capterra

This is has been an eye-opening experience. I didn't know such an awesome scheduling solution existed and is perfect for small or large businesses. Everybody with a team should be using Sling.

Pros

It allows for coordination across unlimited business locations and unlimited employees. The ability to offer shifts to employees and allow them to claim or apply for them is incredible. SMS notifications to employees for their shifts, daily email notifications for managers to know who is working where, allowing staff to call out or switch shifts, apply for time off, set availability, and more.

Cons

I don't really have anything negative to say about this software. If I had to find something, it would be that at times, the interface is laid out unusual to our expectations but once you see what it's doing, it makes perfect sense.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

John T.
Industry: Security & Investigations
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Best scheduling app out there

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 28/08/2019
Review Source: Capterra

It truly has been a real asset for our business, I really believe we would be lost without this fantastic software.

Pros

Clocking in works great with SLING, scheduling and the employee interaction with the app is fantastic!

Cons

Getting use to messaging for help, were all used to calling someone. I found it works great and the response time is quick and responsive.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Stephen M.
Industry: Food & Beverages
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Excellent with limitations...

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 25/04/2020
Review Source: Capterra

As a scheduling software great. no need for the extra features.

Pros

Easy access to distribute schedules and messages.

Cons

Private messaging. Users can private message each other within Sling. If these messages take a negative turn. Sexual Harassment or something else. There is no way no monitor these messages. Unless a screen shot was taken there is no proof, because if the either of the user deletes the message it is gone.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Rachel L.
Industry: Veterinary
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Good Experience with Sling

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 11/03/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, Sling has been a great app. We have used other apps and this one has been the easiest to use and the most helpful.

Pros

I like that this software is fairly user friendly. If your shift is pre-programmed, you can go right on the app and clock in (which is helpful). I like that times can be edited as needed if I forgot to clock in, etc. I also love the ease of being able to check other employee's schedules as well as my own (as I am a lead technician).

Cons

This software gives me limited issues. Although, I sometimes forget how to find the time sheet space, etc. One thing I would love to see is what time I clocked out so I know exactly when I need to be clocked in. Or if it could be programmed to remind you to clock in (almost like an alarm).

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Maddie W.
Industry: Real Estate
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

Sling - Multiple Employee Scheduling

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 21/05/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

I like sling because of all the different customization options they give you. You can group people by position and schedule them easily. This is he best scheduling app I have used so far. You can see how many hours you've schedule for each position per day and per week and that is very helpful.

Cons

One thing I do not like about sling is that adding in the shifts each month/week can get pretty tedious. Also, it is very easy to delete all shifts for one person when you only meant to delete one.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
8.7/10
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Sling Pricing

Sling Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Sling is free to use and available for an unlimited number of employees. Sling also offers custom versions to large corporations.

Sling is free to use and available for an unlimited number of employees. Sling also offers custom versions to large corporations.

Value for Money
4.6/5
Based on 59 user ratings
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Sling Features

Sling Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Audit Trail
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.5/5
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Videos and Tutorials

Videos and Tutorials

Additional information for Sling

Additional information for Sling

Key features of Sling

  • Availability management
  • Change tracking
  • Chat functionality
  • Communication management
  • Customizable fields
  • Data filtering
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Employee portal
  • Employee profile
  • File transfer
  • Filtered Views
  • Group forums
  • Group scheduling
  • Instant messaging
  • Mobile alerts
  • RSS feeds
  • Real-time notifications
  • Recurring schedules & tasks
  • Scheduling management
  • Task scheduling
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time planning

Benefits

• Managers can save and copy employee schedules from previous days or weeks, and create recurring shifts, rather than start from scratch with each one.

• Sling's drag and drop interface allows managers to simply drag an employee’s name on to a particular shift to assign it to them.

• Schedules and shift alerts can be pushed to employees' phones as notifications to remind them of upcoming shifts.

• Sling provides managers with an up-to-date view of employee availability and time-off requests helping them to avoid schedule conflicts and double-booking.

• Should a shift-assigned employee back out at the last moment, the software sends a notification alert to all employees in order to find a replacement.

• Sling helps location managers to create schedules that are in line with their defined labor budget, and avoid cost overrun.

Sling FAQs

Sling FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Sling.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Sling offer?

Sling offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Sling is free to use and available for an unlimited number of employees. Sling also offers custom versions to large corporations.

Q. What are the main features of Sling?

Sling offers the following features:

  • Availability management
  • Change tracking
  • Chat functionality
  • Communication management
  • Customizable fields
  • Data filtering
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Employee portal
  • Employee profile
  • File transfer
  • Filtered Views
  • Group forums
  • Group scheduling
  • Instant messaging
  • Mobile alerts
  • RSS feeds
  • Real-time notifications
  • Recurring schedules & tasks
  • Scheduling management
  • Task scheduling
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time planning

Q. Who are the typical users of Sling?

Sling has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does Sling support?

Sling supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Sling offer?

Sling has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Sling support mobile devices?

Sling supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Sling integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations Sling has

Q. What level of support does Sling offer?

Sling offers the following support options:

Online Support, FAQs, Video Tutorials, Knowledge Base