Why you need to try a scheduling software solution

by | 27.10.2015
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The difference between good scheduling and bad scheduling is, in more cases than not, the difference between making a profit and making a loss.

If you schedule a workforce of 50 or more people on regular basis then the chances are there are ways to do it better than you’re currently doing it. That’s why you need to try a scheduling software solution. Whether you run a business or look after the scheduling needs, using intelligent workforce management software will change the way you work and once you’ve tried it, you’ll never look back.

Effective scheduling is a balancing act between managers’ time, employees’ wants and the needs of the business. Poor scheduling will see businesses over-staffing on a consistent basis leading to unnecessary, and usually escalating, fixed costs.

Whether it’s in the hospitality industry or in retail, the majority of businesses we work with find their staff costs are running higher than they should be before they change their scheduling solution. Manually creating an effective schedule is labour intensive, carries a significant margin for error and is always likely to be changed after it’s finished.

That’s why more and more companies are using scheduling software to help them save time, to boost their productivity and to, most importantly, save them money.

As we’ve mentioned, a good schedule walks a tightrope between different factions of the business. It encourages harmony between operations, finance and employees themselves, allowing all three elements to perform to a higher level. An effective schedule is the catalyst to a high performing business.

 

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Optimise performance

The best schedules put the right people, in the right place at the right time and make sure they are doing the right job. This is what workforce management software, like Quinyx, does at the click of a button.

Identifying the right people means making sure the staffing levels are correct in order to maximise profit. The best workforce management software is much more than a way to automatically schedule staff; it also provides business intelligence to allow for more accurate budgeting and forecasting. It then knows the optimal number of staff needed at any given time.

Optimisation and automation are key. This is what the software allows a business to do. As well as creating an optimised schedule, it also provides employees with the power and flexibility they need to work the shifts they want to work, to change shifts at the click of a button and to manage their time and attendance. This is becoming increasingly important, as evidence by the Starbucks stance to scheduling we saw last year.

Each day we strive to achieve a better and higher level of performance. Advances in technology help us on this journey, they pave the way for success, reduce the margin for error and risk, and provide us with insight we wouldn’t have previously had that help us perform to a higher level.

At Quinyx, we help supermarkets, coffee shops, gyms, restaurants, hotels, call centres and many businesses in between perform better on a daily basis while at the same time ensuring they have happy employees and happy customers.

 

Let us show you how we do it and how, through something as simple as better scheduling, you can revolutionise your business.

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