One of the biggest advantages of using web-based Software as a service (SaaS) is that it’s always up to date. New versions can be rolled out without a need to download any new software and of course it’s available any where you have an internet connection and a web browser. With that in mind:
Our developers have been working hard over the last few weeks and I’d like to share with you what they’ve been working on:
We did a dedicated blog on recurring schedules here.
In our continued effort to improve the information available to you on your dashboard we’ve made a few updates:
Birthdays – See which of your employees have a birthday in the next 30 days.
ShiftPlanning News – Displays recent news/updates from our team as well as which posts are new since you last logged in.
Advanced Employee Availability:
Before you only used to be able to set Employee availability in one time block per day. You know have the ability to set hour by hour when you are available/unavailable. We have converted everyone from the old system to the new one. For more details on this functionality and for a full preview of what it looks like click here.
Calendar Color Selector:
We’ve moved the color selection from your calendar from the ‘Manage Schedules’ page and brought it inline right within the calendar. Click on the color block next to any schedule name, and you will be presented with a menu to select a new color. It looks like this:
Multiple Skill Filter:
Need to find which employees Speak Spanish, have computer skills and are also have good customer services skills? You now can! Filtering by multiple skills is easy. Just use Cntrl+click to select more than one filter within your filter box.
Color Reports/Print Preview:
We’re working constantly to improve our reports & print options. We have just rolled out a new version of the Shifts Scheduled report which also affects your Calendar Print previews. The new version adds color, total hours, and shift names. It looks like this:
We’ve improved both the way that we calculate conflicts as well as the way that we report them. Conflicts are now only calculated for dates in the future. This means that over-time hours,etc, from the past will no longer show up when you are scheduling.
Whenever a conflict does appear, for example if an employee is booked on a day that they cannot work, or booked overtime during a certain week we will now take you directly to that employee/time period on the calendar to make fixing the problem easier!
That’s a look at the major updates; there are several other smaller updates that you will see throughout your scheduling app. As always, you’re contribution is greatly appreciated and we’re working hard to continue to accommodate requests and improve our web-based employee scheduler.