What Soon offers vs. Microsoft Shifts
Soon isn’t just a tool for communicating shifts. It’s a place where time flows between all your teams, tools, customers and partners—wherever and whenever you’re working.
One of the main functions of a schedule is to create a good overview of who is doing what during the day. In Shifts, it can be difficult to see this all in one view. You’ll see that Soon provides a clear overview of the week, what happens during the day and even on a specific shift.
It takes 4 times the number of clicks on average to roll out a schedule Microsoft Shifts versus Soon. On top of that, it’s easy to create scheduling conflicts in Microsoft Shifts. You don’t get any conflict alerts that you do get in Soon. Finally, in Shifts, you have to remove someone from each shift on the schedule when you give time off. Soon does this for you with one click.
Microsoft Shifts is a great place to start when you’ve outgrown your spreadsheet. When you reach the limits of the scheduling in MS Shifts, it’s time to make the switch to Soon. You may need a specific number of people to work based on your forecast. Or if you like to introduce self-scheduling. Or you have a hybrid team working from home and the office.
You cannot talk to anyone at Microsoft if you need help with your schedule in Shifts. There is only a support forum. At Soon, we’re here for you. You can talk with us through in-app chat, send an email, get a shared Slack channel or even have a personal video call.
You may have noticed that Microsoft Shifts doesn’t change. Feature requests on the forum sometimes get answered. The roadmap doesn't seem to move forward. Whereas Soon is in continuous development. We love your feedback and roll out new features on a weekly basis.
While it is possible to access Shifts on your phone. The user interface is not optimised for mobile. That makes it hard to interact with your schedule on the go. Soon lets you do everything you need, no matter which device you use.