Deputy Scheduling Alternatives

  • Tired of paying every month regardless of usage?
  • Dislike the idea of a minimum monthly spend?
  • Don’t like getting locked in with contracts?
  • Frustrated with xero integration issues?

If you're reading this, we understand

We have also tried every scheduling software or rostering system on the market and found the Deputy Rostering alternatives still couldn’t efficiently and simply schedule and manage our staff… that’s when RosterElf was born.
So read on and see what is causing businesses on Deputy to make the switch to RosterElf.

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So, you're looking for an alternative to Deputy

If you’re looking for reliable alternatives to Deputy, then you’ve come to the right place. RosterElf is Australia’s leading Magically Simple cloud-based rostering software that easily handles staff rostering tasks for small and large businesses.

We’ve built tools to help you manage everything from staff availability, rostering, shift swaps, timesheets, clock-in and out and seamless payroll integration with platforms like Xero, MYOB, and Sage.

RosterElf has the hands-on experience that helps us understand what our customers need when running a business. Plus, we cherish client feedback because it enables us to build something that our customers will use.

We work hard to deliver the most Magically Simple Staff Rostering software available. Powerful enough for complex scheduling scenarios but simple enough to use with ease.

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RosterElf Advantages Over Deputy Alternatives

Intuitive Daily Rostering View

  • Easy to use slider bars
  • Great visual representation of daily roster
  • Custom colours per position

With RosterElf, you can now make intelligent decisions while building your roster. Our slide bar technology allows you to adjust shifts to meet your labour budget, and your dashboard includes all the information you need in an easy-to-understand format.

weekly roster view
  • Basic


  • Pro


  • Enterprise

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Pay as You Go

  • Flexible pricing model
  • Only pay per employee rostered, not for all active employees
  • No rosters published? No Charges

RosterElf’s flexible pricing model is by far one of the features we are most excited to offer our customers. Especially with how unpredictable business has been through COVID, we make sure that you only pay for employees that you roster, not all employees on your account.

Yes, that means if you don’t schedule any staff, there is no charge to your account. We promise.

A Reliable and Secure Xero Integration

  • Quick and Easy to Connect
  • Simple API Connectivity
  • Xero Highest Authority

Xero is one of the leading accounting and payroll platforms, and we treat it with the highest authority. As a result, our Xero Rostering integration is secure and reliable. With our seamless Xero integration, we match your Xero data with your draft timesheets for approval, so you don’t overwrite anything.

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Seamless Payroll Integration
Approved hours for payroll

Personalised Australian based Customer Service

  • Skilled Australian Support Team
  • Rapid answers to your challenges
  • Add to the development pipeline

Don’t get bounced around customer support teams across the globe. Get in touch and our team of rostering experts based in Australia will get right down to the problem and help find a solution. And if you have a great idea for the platform let us know! We’re always interested to add great features to our development pipeline.

It’s Okay if you say Goodbye

  • No Minimum Monthly Fees
  • No Lock in Contracts
  • No Hidden Costs

We’re confident that you’ll love our product, but it’s okay if you need to say goodbye.

There are no lock-in contracts, no hidden fees, and a great 30-day free trial. We’re confident we’ve got the best staff rostering and scheduling system out there so come and have a try with no risk.

We also don’t have any monthly minimum spends, we believe that you should only pay for what you use and if your business isn’t running neither should the meter!

Seamless Payroll Integration
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Are you an existing Deputy Customer?

We will make the transition all that much easier, offering you free onboarding support and a 30-day free trial with no credit card required so you can make the switch to the most Magically Simple Deputy alternative, RosterElf.

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Key Benefits

Why is RosterElf such a good option when looking for Deputy alternatives?


Save Up To 8 Hours a Week

Save time with updated staff availability, simple roster building, communication updates instantly, approving time-sheets and entering payroll data.


Save 4% on Labour

Set financial business targets, view labor costs in real-time and approve staff hours by reducing time theft through a digital clock in and out.


Employee Accountability

Using the staff roster app, employees are responsible for keeping their availability up to date and are always aware of rostered shifts through clear staff communication.


Reduce Time Theft

Stick to your business budget and save money by reducing theft by tracking attendance and using our digital clock in/out.


Roster By Skillset

RosterElf’s unique ‘Perfect Match’ algorithm will ensure that the most qualified and available employees are rostered on for each shift and shift swaps.


Award Interpretation

With payroll software integration and award interpretation automatically calculated, you can ensure you are staying Fair Work compliant no matter the changes that occur in your roster.


We have the answers.

Do you have a mobile app for iOS and Android?

The RosterElf app is mobile-friendly for both iOS and Android devices. It enables management to change rosters on the go and immediately update staff of any changes via SMS and email notifications.

Staff can use the staff roster apps to clock in / out, manage availability, and swap shifts with ease.

How does RosterElf pricing work?

RosterElf’s transparent pricing structure is a pay per staff you roster on to the schedule, not how many employees have profiles within your RosterElf account. So, for example, if you have 20 staff but only schedule five, you only pay for five.

For a full pricing breakdown click here.

Can you help me set up my RosterElf account?

Our team of roster experts can help you set up your RosterElf account in less than 30-minutes and ensure that you are getting the most out of our rostering software for your business. Best of all we offer free onboarding support to help you get started. Simply start a 30-day free trial and one of our friendly team will be in touch.

Does RosterElf automatically calculate staff awards?

RosterElf’s award interpretation tool enables you to easily set up your award and apply it to staff with pay templates. Then when you roster staff and process payroll, RosterElf’s Award Interpretation engine automatically calculates the correct rates and does the rest of the work.

What if restrictions change and I need to close my business?

If restrictions prevent you from keeping your business operating, our pricing structure ensures that you can continue to keep your staff on RosterElf without having to pay. We believe in charging only for what you use and ensuring we’re always adding value to your business.

How can staff benefit from RosterElf?

Staff can benefit from RosterElf by controlling their availability, shift swaps, leave requests, clocking in and out of shifts and receiving payroll on time. The user-friendly staff roster apps ensure that employees are empowered to manage themselves and their shifts.

Do you have a free trial?

RosterElf offers a 30-day free trial. No credit card is needed. To learn more, click here.

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