Branch Messenger

Branch Messenger

(122)
4.7 out of 5 stars

Branch is a free private communication network for shift workers.

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Branch Messenger Features

Communication
Status Updates

Post brief status updates or micro blogs

80%
(Based on 12 reviews)
Instant Messaging

Message others 1:1 or within groups

83%
(Based on 13 reviews)
Activity Feed

Ability to filter and customize a live feed of activity on the network

71%
(Based on 13 reviews)
Notifications

Receive real-time notifications about content or groups from within the software or via email

67%
(Based on 13 reviews)
Comments and Voting

Post comments on blogs, microblogs, documents, and other items. Vote on posts or content that others have shared.

69%
(Based on 10 reviews)
Discussions

Share ideas, ask for advice and gather feedback from coworkers

76%
(Based on 12 reviews)
User Directory

Search or browse through a directory of users on the network

73%
(Based on 13 reviews)
Online Status of Coworkers

View the online status of coworkers on the network

58%
(Based on 10 reviews)
Workforce Management Platform Features
Labor Forecasting

Predict the number and types of employees necessary to meet anticipated demand to control labor costs.

71%
(Based on 28 reviews)
Shift Scheduling

Plan employee work shifts according to availability and provide notifications to employees when they are scheduled.

89%
(Based on 34 reviews)
Time & Attendance Tracking

Let employees track the hours they have worked through integrations with time tracking products or built in time tracking features.

76%
(Based on 30 reviews)
Workforce Analytics

Tools designed to help analyze employee data and develop baselines for evaluating and optimizing workforce management.

69%
(Based on 27 reviews)
Absence & Leave Management

Employees can submit paid time off (PTO) or leave of absence requests that managers can approve or deny within the platform.

77%
(Based on 31 reviews)
Skills Management

Organize, sort, and view employees based on skills and qualifications in order to make smarter workforce decisions.

74%
(Based on 28 reviews)
Self-Service Capabilities

Web portals through which employees can view their schedules, submit PTO requests, configure work availability and preferences, and self-schedule from available work times.

79%
(Based on 31 reviews)
Succession Planning

Identify high performing employees with potential to be promoted with minimal development.

73%
(Based on 27 reviews)
Mobile Shift Scheduling

Managers and employees can create or claim available work shifts and receive notifications on their mobile device.

83%
(Based on 31 reviews)
Team Communication

Message other team members or managers through built-in text or emailing functions and communicate scheduling or leave requests.

86%
(Based on 31 reviews)
Employee Engagement Platform Features
Employee Pulse Surveys

Distribute short, customizable culture-focused surveys or polls to employees to measure the various factors of employee engagement, including job, environment, and pay satisfaction.

67%
(Based on 41 reviews)
Survey Customization

Customize various components of surveys, including individual questions, distribution frequency, audience size, and anonymity.

67%
(Based on 40 reviews)
Content Library

Access and use pre-written survey questions to target specific areas for measurement; e.g, Net Promoter Scores (NPS). Questions are frequently written by HR and / or psychology professionals to ensure subject matter expertise.

67%
(Based on 39 reviews)
Employee Segmenting

Segment employees according to factors such as location, demographics, and position. Distribute surveys and filter survey results according to employee segments.

71%
(Based on 40 reviews)
Wellness Assessments

Assess employee health and wellness through pre-built wellness assessments, and use results to create custom wellness initiatives and personalized goals.

71%
(Based on 34 reviews)
Goal and Challenge Creation

Set professional and personal goals with customizable due dates and milestones within the system. Share these goals with other users and track and measure performance using built in tools.

72%
(Based on 37 reviews)
Peer Recognition

Send and receive recognition in the form of digital badges, awards, or messages to colleagues, employees, and managers. Recognition is displayed in real time in the platform on a live activity feed.

76%
(Based on 38 reviews)
Social Feedback Portal

Communicate with team members and managers through a built-in customizable web portal. Users can communicate 1 on 1 with each other, and can ask questions, share frustrations, and make suggestions with varying degrees of anonymity.

73%
(Based on 36 reviews)
Performance Benchmarking

Compare survey results to industry benchmarks to locate key areas for improvement. Evaluate survey results at either a high-level or individual employee level.

71%
(Based on 37 reviews)
Reporting & Dashboards

Survey results can be visualized and reported on in real time, with manager dashboards and automated reporting tools. Reports can be customized and distributed to aid in organizational improvement and employee performance reviews.

77%
(Based on 39 reviews)
Content Management
File Sharing

Upload and share files such as documents, images, and videos

70%
(Based on 9 reviews)
Document Collaboration

Create and edit documents with other users in real-time

65%
(Based on 9 reviews)
Version Control

Review the latest version of a document, track changes, or revert to an older version of a document if needed

63%
(Based on 9 reviews)
Tagging

Tag content to organize and assign to specific departments or categories

63%
(Based on 9 reviews)
Knowledge Base

Ability to build a knowledge base and how-to articles

58%
(Based on 9 reviews)
Surveys

Create polls or surveys to gather opinions on an issue or idea

68%
(Based on 9 reviews)
Productivity Tools
Task Management

Create tasks and organize them by status, priority, or department

75%
(Based on 10 reviews)
Calendar

Add events to your calendar, share events with others, and view a team or company-wide calendar

82%
(Based on 12 reviews)
Search

Search for specific content such as users, documents, tags, or media

65%
(Based on 9 reviews)
Mobile

Allows software to be easily used on multiple mobile devices include phone and tablet devices

73%
(Based on 11 reviews)
Multi-Language Support

Enables users to view and contribute content in multiple languages

58%
(Based on 9 reviews)
Administration
Moderation

Administrators can moderate content to keep the environment appropriate for the workplace

57%
(Based on 8 reviews)
User, Role, and Access Management

Grant access to select data, features, objects, etc. based on the users, user role, groups, etc.

72%
(Based on 10 reviews)
Performance and Reliability

Software is consistently available (uptime) and allows users to complete tasks quickly because they are not waiting for the software to respond to an action they took

69%
(Based on 10 reviews)
Platform
Customization

Allows administrators to customize to accomodate their unique processes. Includes ability to create custom objects, fields, rules, calculations, and views.

74%
(Based on 24 reviews)
Integration APIs

Application Programming Interface - Specification for how the application communicates with other software. API's typically enable integration of data, logic, objects, etc with other software applications.

61%
(Based on 17 reviews)
Internationalization

Enables users to view and transact business with the same content in multiple languages and currencies.

68%
(Based on 19 reviews)
User, Role, and Access Management

Grant access to select data, features, objects, etc. based on the users, user role, groups, etc.

79%
(Based on 26 reviews)
Performance and Reliability

Software is consistently available (uptime) and allows users to complete tasks quickly because they are not waiting for the software to respond to an action they took.

81%
(Based on 26 reviews)
Mobile User Support

80%
(Based on 26 reviews)
Reporting

Enables reporting of all data contained within the system. Typically contains standard reports as well as the ability to create ad-hoc reports.

74%
(Based on 24 reviews)
Dashboards

An easy to read, often single page, real-time user interface, showing a graphical presentation of the current status and historical trends of an organization’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to enable instantaneous and informed decisions to be made at a glance

77%
(Based on 28 reviews)