Saskatoon-based restaurant scheduling app gets US$3.5M boost
By Canadian PizzaFeatures Business and Operations Staffing 7shifts
Saskatoon – Software company 7shifts, which makes a platform for scheduling, communication and labour-cost control, has secured US$3.5 million in funding from Tandem Capital and existing investor Relay Ventures.
The funding will be used to create infrastructure in response to increasing demand from restaurateurs that want scheduling solutions that enable them to more effectively manage their staff. The 7shifts platform automates employee scheduling, helping them easily manage their work hours, and through provides operators with a detailed analysis of employee engagement and communication.
The platform replaces last-minute phone calls and shift swaps with a dynamic, mobile-first solution, also accessible via desktop, that requires no training to use, the company said in a news release. In addition to its value to restaurant managers, 7shifts also gives workers more control and visibility into their scheduling and provides them with a digital record akin to a résumé to use for career advancement.
With the majority of its usage coming from mobile, 7shifts has gone from scheduling one million shifts per month six months ago, to now scheduling over two million shifts per month for more than 150,000 restaurant workers across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia, the company said.
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