Staffmate vs Nowsta

Nowsta is a powerful staffing platform alternative to Staffmate.

Hello! Thinking about moving over to Nowsta?

You're probably wondering what the differences are between Staffmate and Nowsta, so we thought we'd give you an overview to make things easier. Below, you'll find what we think are the most significant differences between the two platforms.

1. Nowsta is a complete staff management platform

Staffmate provides a way to schedule your event staff, and... not much else. If you want to track employee time and attendance, you’re stuck with paper timesheets. And don't even think about payroll integration.

With Nowsta, you can schedule and track your employees on one platform. Nowsta’s time and attendance tools make it easy to keep track of your staff’s hours - whether they’re working an event or a regularly scheduled shift.
And when it comes time to run payroll, you can easily export the relevant information and upload it into your payroll provider with just a few clicks - there’s no need to spend hours manually keying in your time and attendance data.

2. Nowsta is fast

Tired of waiting for your staff to check their email and respond to job requests? Want to communicate with your workforce using text messaging and apps? You're in the right place.

Nowsta was built using the latest technologies. Your staff can get job notifications via iPhone or Android apps, or even text messages.

With Staffmate, you’re restricted to emailing your staff. Your staff have to remember to check their email and then must log-in to a website to respond, which means long wait times for you.

On Nowsta, staff can accept or decline a job with just one click. You'll find that response times are 70% quicker, allowing you to spend less time staffing and more time making your clients happy. And your staff will love moving off email.

3. Nowsta is made for busy companies

If you're running a busy catering company, you might have three, four, five, or even more events occurring at the same time.

On Staffmate, you’re locked into looking at just one event at a time. If you want to toggle between multiple events, you have to back out to the main menu, or open each event in separate tabs and flip between them, reloading every time to see if anything has changed.

On Nowsta, you can pull up all of your events at once and drag-and-drop staff between them as needed.

However, if you prefer to focus on one event at a time, Nowsta lets you do that, too.

4. Nowsta has world-class customer service

On Staffmate, once you sign up, you’re on your own. Email and phone support are inconsistent at best.

Onboarding onto Nowsta is incredibly smooth. We pair you with an implementation specialist who will show you the ropes and even upload all of your information for you (staff list, venues, clients, upcoming events, etc).

Nowsta support specialists are available at any time to answer your questions by email, phone and even in-app messaging.

Best of all, there are no fees associated with training or customer support.

5. Nowsta gets better every week

At Nowsta, we take customer feedback seriously. If you have a complaint, we fix it. If you have a great idea, we incorporate it into the platform.

We’re so committed to making Nowsta better that we made our product roadmap public. Anyone can see the features we recently released, as well as what we’re working on now. Nowsta customers can even vote on what we should work on next or submit new ideas.

If you're on Staffmate, you already know that product updates are extremely infrequent. In fact, Staffmate's website has not changed in the last 10 years.

One last thing you should know

Switching to Nowsta is easy. We’ll pair you with a real human to answer your questions and show you how to get the most out of Nowsta. We’ll also set up your account for you and transfer all of your data out of your existing staffing software and into Nowsta. You don’t have to lift a finger.

Want to learn more? Schedule a walkthrough today and see how Nowsta can streamline your staffing process.