Fords, NJ (PRWEB) October 1, 2004
TimesheetPlus, the Web-based workforce management solution available from Datamatics Management Services, Inc., provides robust scheduling functionality, making it an attractive alternative for companies seeking an application service provider (ASP) instead of an installed software approach.
ÂTimesheetPlus includes several distinct levels of schedule settings,Â explained William Loss, vice president of Datamatics, the New Jersey-based software developer and management consulting company whose specialty is labor management solutions. ÂIt can be used to track any number of employees on a variety of shifts and pay periods, applying the work rules and benefit policies established by company management.Â
Detailed information on TimesheetPlus and instructions on requesting a 30 day free trial subscription are set out on the companyÂs Web-page, http://www.DatamaticsInc.com In addition to online help features, telephone support is also available to new users as they begin implementation.
The daily and weekly schedule edit tabs are the basic building blocks for the system, explained Loss. ÂUsers are amazed at the scheduling depth of TimesheetPlusÂ and how easy it is to input the basic information that makes the product such an effective management tool.Â
The daily schedule is the starting point. Free flow, fixed, and floating schedules can be selected, along with start and end times and rules for lunch breaks. Shift descriptions and holiday work rules are also entered.
Weekly schedules are then configured by indicating the start and end dates for defined work cycles. Each cycle includes a set number of days, week-end work rules, and links to the relevant daily schedules.
Once these are set up, the employee mass edit feature can be used on individual personnel data imported directly from legacy HR files. ÂAdministrators and managers love the mass edit feature,Â Loss pointed out. ÂItÂs a huge time saver.Â
In addition to each employeeÂs name, department, location, and title, the mass edit screen also provides input fields and clickable options for entering pay periods, employee type, salary, and cost center. Two other critical delimiters are also established on this screen: the security level for viewing and altering time records, and the authority for deciding paid time off (PTO) requests.
With this information entered, managers can take advantage of three overview screens to get instant answers to schedule and coverage issues, a real time advantage that results in lower labor costs and more efficient management. The first overview shows schedules plotted on normal calendar sheets. The second shows whoÂs scheduled to work what hours during a selected date range. The third offers a colored bar chart matching scheduled attendance to each quarter-hour of the workday.
ÂTouch of the finger access to updated schedule information puts managers in the know,Â said Loss. ÂTimesheetPlus enables users to maximize opportunities and respond quickly to resolve problems.Â
Datamatics Management Services, Inc., a New Jersey-based software development and management consulting company, has been serving business clients since 1966. DatamaticsÂ TC-1 Labor Management System is a leading software package used in thousands of businesses, including QVC, Jet Blue, and Armed Forces Savings Bank. TC-1 automates employee scheduling, attendance record keeping, benefit accrual tracking, and cost allocation. Datamatics also offers an ASP service, TimesheetPlus, to businesses looking for an outsourced solution to workforce management.
Datamatics provides consulting and training options for a variety of business needs. Our expert services are customized to clientsÂ specific needs, providing management, financial, IT, and personnel solutions, as well as the metrics for measuring results achieved.
To learn more about Datamatics, visit our web page at http://www.DatamaticsInc.com or call us at 800-673-0366.
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