E-tivity Scheduling

Smart and dynamic scheduling for optimal staffing while minimizing cost

Our E-tivity Workforce Management solution takes the guesswork out of estimating labor costs at the time of scheduling by costing each assigned shift in accordance with the applicable payment conditions. You can then assess the scheduled cost against the budget allocation on a single screen with the E-tivity software showing real-time cost comparisons whenever they modify a shift.

E-tivity Scheduling® simplifies the time consuming and complex task of staff scheduling by using mathematical algorithms to generate the optimum schedule every time, reducing labor costs by up to 10 percent by:

  • Reducing the amount of time being spent on creating staff schedules;
  • Automatically calculating how changes to the employee schedules will affect the budget;
  • Automatically calculating the various work rules for each staff schedule as well as calculating the total employee hours worked and the impact of any late changes;
  • Maximizing sales by optimizing the workforce, by numbers and by skill, to meet business demand; and
  • Automatically assigning staff best suited to shifts, taking into consideration availability, competency and staffing costs

Reduce the Time Spent on Creating Staff Schedules

Our E-tivity Workforce Management solution offers a comprehensive range of scheduling methodologies that complement each other or operate as standalone modules:

  • E-tivity Fixed & Rotational Scheduling caters to companies with the simplest to the most complex rotational scheduling requirements. Fixed Shifts scheduling uses individual and group profiles to improve efficiency.
  • E-tivity Event Scheduling enables business managers to build, maintain and reuse actual shifts and/or staffing requirements for repetitive events. If E-tivity Event Scheduling is combined with E-tivity Schedule Publication, E-tivity Shift Acceptance and E-tivity Employee Self Service a company can publish assigned event shifts to the Web. Employees are then able to login to view their assigned shifts and can reject or accept the shifts.
  • E-tivity Volume Scheduling optimizes schedules based on standard business fluctuations in revenues, transaction volumes, foot traffic, etc, for greater efficiency and productivity. The E-tivity software uses this information and your company specific labor standards to calculate the correct staffing levels for your business. E-tivity Smart Shift Builder works in conjunction with E-tivity Volume Scheduling and automatically builds shifts based on individual staffing needs identified from projected volume.
  • E-tivity Late Changes helps managers make cost effective decisions when dealing with last minute changes to schedules. Once the late changes have been made you can quickly see which employees are available to work the selected shift with the competency required and the cost of the replacement versus the budgeted resource.
  • E-tivity Automatic Staff Assignment assists in making decisions on the assignment of personnel to shifts, based on criteria such as staff availability, cost, competencies and minimum break between shifts etc.
  • E-tivity Volume Forecasting determines future volume projections based on historical trends and expected variables, taking the guess work out of a complex process.
  • E-tivity Budgeting allows different areas of an organization to set budgets for labor and monitor these in real time as schedules change.
  • E-tivity Job Order & Billing assists in the provisioning of staff for current and future jobs, providing advanced notice of any shortfall in resources and ensuring employees are scheduled for work based on their skill set.
  • Combining E-tivity Scheduling with E-tivity Alerts and Audits automates schedule creation without any user interaction, reducing the time spent on scheduling staff.

Flexible system gives you control

E-tivity Scheduling is part of our E-tivity Workforce Management solution which offers the full breadth of functionality needed to optimize the efficiency and productivity of your workforce. This robust, high performance Workforce Management software easily scales to accommodate your current and future business requirements with an extensive range of optional modules.

We focus on being highly responsive and flexible to your organization’s needs and have developed a professional services methodology known as E-tivity Continuum to ensure consistent service delivery of our E-tivity Workforce Management solution, on time and to budget.

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