Automation Features

Automation Features / Rules
powerful autoscheduling features

Work Schedule Dot Net has very powerful and highly configurable automation features. By creating a set of rules for your account, you can tell Work Schedule Dot Net what logic should be used to determine which employees can work on which shifts (handled by eliminating rules), and which employees are best for which shifts (handled by preference rules). There are several automation features, described below, that all use your rules: Auto-scheduling, Get Best Fit, and Show Conflicts. Also the optional employee swapping and signup features can be set to consider rules when determining whether or not a swap or sign up should be allowed in some cases.

Rules

Eliminating Rules: Availability, Qualifications, Max hours per week / day, Max days in a row, Time separation

Preference Rules: Even out employee hours between tasks, times of day, or in general, Employee day/time preference, Rank / Seniority, Pay rate

You may have special automation needs that go beyond the capabilities of our standard rules. In this case you may need a custom rule, or some custom auto-scheduling logic to handle your employee scheduling situation. That's our specialty! We'd be happy to take a look at your particular situation and propose a custom solution for you, as we have done for so many happy customers before.

Auto-scheduling

The auto-scheduling feature allows you to click once and automatically assign all shifts to the best employee for each. The auto-scheduler will find each open (unassigned shift) and assign it to the best employee who can work the shift based on your rules. You can control the order in which the auto-scheduler assigns shifts to employees, allowing the tasks which are most vital or the most difficult to fill to be assigned before the less essential tasks.

Get Best Fit

The Get Best Fit feature is an auto-assist tool. By simply clicking on a shift, you can see all the employees who are able to do the shift based on your rules. For example if you are trying to find someone to fill in for an employee who is out, you can use Get Best Fit to quickly get a list of who can do the shift according to your rules. Furthermore, the employees who can work the shift without breaking any rules, are sorted in order of best fit in the list for your convenience. Then you can simply click on the employee of your choice, and that employee is instantly assigned.

Show Conflicts

The Show Conflicts feature is a mode you can use to see if there are any rules being broken, one week, or several weeks at a time. For each shift that violates one or more rules, each broken rule will be listed on that shift. This allows you to quickly spot problem areas.

Major Features


Automatically assign the best employees for each shift that needs to be covered.  Add the rules that govern who can work what shifts.
Autoschedule
Automatically assign the best employees for each shift that needs to be covered. Add the rules that govern who can work what shifts.

Schedule change alerts and reminders keep employees and managers on the same page.
Alerts
Schedule change alerts and reminders keep employees and managers on the same page.

Employees can declare their availability to work in their online accounts.  Work Schedule Dot Net schedules around it.
Availability
Employees can declare their availability to work in their online accounts. Work Schedule Dot Net schedules around it.

Employees can swap shifts amongst themselves  and/or sign up for availabile shifts, within your guidelines.
Shift Swap and Signup
Employees can swap shifts amongst themselves and/or sign up for availabile shifts, within your guidelines.

Online time tracking including online time clock and/or time sheet. Export into payroll.
Online Time Clock and Time Tracking
Online time tracking including online time clock and/or time sheet. Export into payroll.

Online employee time off requests and approvals. Reserves the PTO on the schedule.  Tracks the days off allowed.
Time Off Requests
Online employee time off requests and approvals. Reserves the PTO on the schedule. Tracks the days off allowed.