Deputy: Roster & Shift Planner 4+

Shift Work Calendar in Minutes

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Deputy is the ultimate employee rostering app, shift planner, staff timesheet app, and complete workforce management solution. Get started for free today!
Over 250,000 workplaces in 90+ countries trust Deputy for their employee rostering software, leave management, time & attendance tracking, team task management, staff communication, demand forecasting and performance management.

◆ Easily create balanced, cost-effective rosters in minutes from any device.
◆ Publish personalised shift information to your team via push notification, email, and SMS.
◆ Fill open shifts easily by pushing alerts to your team and letting them pick up available shifts.
◆ Approve leave from your mobile easily so you're never caught off guard.
◆ Quickly approve employee shift swaps and shift changes in seconds straight from a mobile device.
◆ Manage team communication easily in one place: broadcast announcements, assign tasks to specific individuals / shifts, and receive confirmation that your team has seen it.
◆ Get greater insights and control of your business, and keep yourself compliant with inbuilt Award Interpretation and record keeping.
◆ Connect with your existing apps to give you end-to-end visibility. Deputy syncs with over 300+ of the world's most used solutions such as ADP, Square, QuickBooks, Xero, Gusto, Vend, Revel and many more!

◆ Get your roster on your device as soon as it’s published.
◆ View all your upcoming shifts in one place and receive alerts on days when you’re due to work.
◆ Manage your availability and time off easily, see what’s approved, and make it simple for your manager to know when you are and aren’t available.
◆ Clock in and out of work quickly from the app.
◆ See important company updates, manage your tasks and communicate with your team from your mobile device.

Setting up your business? Sign up for a free trial.
No setup fee. Pick the plan to suit your business: monthly, annually or flexi.

Always know that you have the right people rostered: Deputy makes it easy to create balanced, fully costed rosters in minutes, then notify staff when they’re working via SMS, email and push notifications. Deputy will even automatically remind employees of their shifts on the morning that they are due to work.

Manage employees’ leave requests or unavailability from a central location, then integrate with your online rosters so there’s no risk of scheduling someone who is not available.

Need to be smart about staffing levels? Deputy integrates with your POS and payroll information to make sure you’re rostering efficiently, and pulls in real-time weather information so you know if you need extra shifts or not!

Clocking in to work is made simple with our time clock software, including GPS validation, to quickly track time and attendance (or optionally from a tablet Kiosk, using our inbuilt facial detection technology).

Finalising your timesheets and exporting to payroll can be done with one click from your mobile device.

Joining an existing team? It's free - just log in.

“Straightaway, the time and attendance headache disappeared. There’s no need to manually enter data from one system to another. It’s all uploaded effortlessly. And on our tablets or phones, we can sign off timesheets with a swipe."

"Everyone gets alerted to their shifts, which they can check on their smartphones. Everyone knows where they should be, when they should be there and what they should be doing."

"Deputy has been a revelation for our business. We’re saving approximately $30,000 a year in admin costs alone. But even more importantly, we’re now able to optimise all shifts and staffing levels."

Our app is updated regularly to make sure we’re always providing the best and most flexible features to the businesses we work with.
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What’s New

Version 24.20.0

Under-the-hood updates to keep things fast and smooth. Feedback or help? Search for 'deputy help' online.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4K Ratings

4K Ratings

faroutbs ,

Great concept. Some streamlining required.

Time entry on a smart phone, good idea. My feedback:

Make the ‘Submit’ wording on the top right corner a button on the confirmation screen, attached to the bottom of the other stuff on the screen. Spread the button horizontally, the size of the screen. This will mean that submit is front and centre at the end of the scroll down and everything is confirmed, not a dark blue word on a black screen (yes, dark mode but would work on both) that is nowhere near where the users’ eyes are.

Add a feature when the quantity of hours are known, or unknown and able to be set for an unscheduled shift. Say I have a 5 hour shift, have Deputy ask me at the end of the scheduled time if I’m finished my shift. If I say no, keep counting. If I am finished, stop at the time it asked, at the end of the scheduled time of completion, or in this example at 5:00 hours, or if I pick up my phone at the time I am done, lock in the current time. Otherwise, if I do not have my phone at the minute I finish, then it will be wrong.

Bronteemay ,

Business Owner & staff member

I am reviewing from both perspectives as we installed Deputy into our restaurant of 30 staff. What great business efficiency, cost savings, rostering, time recording & payroll even better at LOW cost. BUT it does have one flaw (we have recorded this with Deputy) the system allows staff to manually adjust the break time so this corrupts the integrity of the time recording and can cost businesses money so big error with design. Other than that fabulous particularly as it interfaces so easily and reliably with Xero.
Later after selling business I moved to a job that coincidentally used Deputy and loved it from a staff perspective. I would like to see them enable Unavailability edits eg deletions to be done on a phone (as can be created) rather than having to log on to a PC quiet inconvenient at times.
As a previous admin systems specialist I strongly recommend this App BUT it still has room for improvement, but Deputy very responsive to ideas and helping with problems.

……….no………. ,

It’s ok not perfect

I find inconsistencies sometimes when I have logged off at end of day it’s given me a time 30 minutes after the actual clock off time, other times I have ended a shift then next morning it tells me I have been clocked on for 23 hours , when I have clocked off the day before , the next one is I clock on in the morning and 5 minutes after this it sends me a notification reminder to clock off at end of shift the day has just begun so why I am getting a reminder first thing in morning when it would make more sense to remind me closer to the end of shift then I get emails “ your shifts for the week dated wed 8th may to tues 14th may I click on them and it doesn’t show me anything from the 8th,9th,10th just the 14th onward , other times I have worked 10 hour day clocked off and it’s said I have only worked 8 hours , you have an “ end shift” button and an “x” next to it how about just one button to clock off with , why create confusion when you finish , you finish I don’t see the need of including two end shift buttons when you only need one start shift button .

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