(PRWEB) April 15, 2013
Now, with the new EmLogisActivities, companies can not only meet their employees’ expectations with a modern online Shift Scheduling solution, they can also meet their customers’ expectations of prompt, efficient service. Like EmLogisSchedules, companies’ management and employees can access EmLogisActivities interactively from wherever they are by computer, tablet or phone.
Employers are under constant pressure to reduce costs as their industry becomes more and more efficient. Labor is one of the main cost elements of many organizations, yet they often are still doing their shift scheduling by hand or using spreadsheets. Some have moved to scheduling software that merely provides assistance to the supervisor or scheduler in filling out schedules - much like they did by hand. However, these programs do nothing to help the employer save money; they are sometimes nothing more than a web-published spreadsheet. Their likely motivation was to move to staff scheduling software but to first “test the water” by starting with something simple and easy to use.
Easy-to-use is always good, but simple is not always the best answer, especially if one of the goals is to be more efficient and save money. When automobiles came on the scene very few people thought that they were easy to use, so they stuck with horses. Today’s automobile, with its electric starter, automatic transmission and power steering is certainly less simple but far more sophisticated – and quite easy to use. How many people chose now to ride their horse 30 miles into the city to work, either because it would be simpler or easier to use?
EmLogis believes that businesses don’t have to give up sophistication to get easy-to-use with shift scheduling software. It’s not just about simply reducing clicks, it’s about having software that is fully capable of taking into account all of the things that normally go through that supervisor’s mind in order to create a manual schedule that will really work – and then doing it just as well for them - automatically. In fact, taking advantage of the computational power of computers, which somewhat exceeds that of the average supervisor, EmLogis’ can help make all of an organizations supervisors better schedulers than their current best.
In addition to helping supervisors prepare their schedules, letting the supervisor “teach” the software how they want the schedule done and then doing it for them, as well as doing it with a highly sophisticated optimizer that will save them a lot of money, EmLogis makes it a lot easier for the supervisor and their employees through the wonders of a Connected Workforce. EmLogis’ solution is a web-based, hosted, Software as a Service approach that is accessible by both supervisors and employees from anywhere they have a connection to the internet – at home, work and play; with a computer, a tablet, a smart phone or even an ordinary phone; all two-way. Both the supervisor and the employees have their own portal and can initiate a host of requests and responses through Facebook-like feeds and posts via a powerful workflow engine. Part-time and per diem employees can keep their schedule and provide their availability so that the team can have the benefits of self-scheduling software while achieving the savings of an optimized schedule.
With EmLogis, businesses can make employees and customers happy at the same time and they don’t have to settle for simple to get easy-to-use.