The best labor forecast in retail is only as good as the actual hours that get scheduled in each store.
New York, NY and Sterling, VA (PRWEB) January 13, 2014
Natural Insight, a leading provider of cloud based workforce management solutions for the retail industry, announced today at the 103rd National Retail Federation Conference a major upgrade to its workforce management cloud. Featuring a mobile interface that looks beautiful on any smartphone or tablet, the latest version of Natural Insight offers specialty retailers a fully integrated and simple to use solution for staff scheduling, task management and store communications.
“Whether they’re using paper-based processes or overly complicated and expensive software; many specialty retailers struggle to schedule the right amount of staff in stores, assign and monitor tasks, and communicate priorities to stores,” said Natural Insight CEO Stefan Midford. “The newest version of our workforce management cloud is simple, affordable and fully integrated which makes it easy for store managers to do their job, which in turn drives sales and makes retailers more profitable.”
Influenced by ground breaking research from Marshall Fisher at The University of Pennsylvania, and Zeynep Ton at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the latest shift scheduling capabilities from Natural Insight are designed to help retailers increase profits by giving store managers a simple way to schedule the ideal mix of labor so store staff can balance their time between assisting customers and tending to tasks.
“The best labor forecast in retail is only as good as the actual hours that get scheduled in each store,” said Scott Knaul, CEO of SMK Workforce Solutions. “To fully maximize the benefit of any labor forecasting effort, retailers must equip store managers with simple scheduling tools that maximize customer experience, balance between selling and non-selling time, and align with defined labor plans. The latest version of Natural Insight is intriguing and innovative for precisely this capability.”
About Natural Insight: For specialty retailers with constrained IT budgets, Natural Insight is the world's best cloud for workforce management and in-store execution. Visit us at booth #3475 to see why 40,000 professionals in 70,000 stores count on us for integrated scheduling, task management, and store communications. http://www.naturalinsight.com