Deputy is one of the best all-around shift schedulers we’ve tested and throws in bonus human resources functionality, which may meet the needs of some small to midsize businesses.



Deputy (which begins at $2.50 per user per month) wins its Editors’ Choice award in the employee scheduling and shift planning category. Here, its strengths include its great user interface (UI), solid mobile support, long list of integrations, wide range of customization options, and 24/7 support. These benefits topped our reviews in this category along with fellow competitors, Humanity and Paycor Scheduling

Deputy also adds enough general human resource (HR) features to make it a viable competitor in that space, too. Once we tested it against the likes of HR Editors’ Choice winners, BambooHR or Zenefits, however, we found its range of features in this category simply weren’t as broad as the leaders in that space. But if you’re a small business that needs both a staff scheduler and a general HR tool, Deputy is well worth a very close look as it may solve both problems for you with a single price tag.


  • Uncluttered and intuitive user interface
  • Great mobile solutions
  • Extensive third-party integration system
  • Offers open shifts and easy shift swapping


  • Not robust enough to be a comprehensive human resources (HR) management tool
  • Website and mobile apps are available in English only