Rotaville

Rotaville

A recent entrant to the field of online rostering, Jason Lee’s Rotaville is based in London. With it’s varied functionality, Rotaville is one of the more versatile sites reviewed here, and includes options for sending rosters via e-mail and to smartphone. Remote access is also available.

Rotaville uses a web-based interface to create and assign shifts, and use of the interface is quick and responsive.

Scalability: for 1>100+ staff, Global

Features: Include, but are not limited to:

* Free for employees and small business
* PDF printout
* Intuitive scheduling interface
* iPhone App and mobile site
* Android also supported
* Employee remote access
* Discussion forums
* Notifications and reminders
* Holiday leave funtionality

Pricing: Free for 1-5 employees. Small Business package: $23 (AUD) / month, Medium package: $31 / month, Big package $47 / month. Discounts for yearly subscription.

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Saviom Software

Saviom

Established in Australia in 1999, Saviom Software Pty Ltd specialises in Project Management, Resource Management and Service Desk products. Saviom products aim to help customers manage and optimise their projects, resources and Service Desk operations. Part of the their time management suite includes Employee Scheduling software with drag-and-drop functionality.

Scalability: for 1>100+ staff, Global

Features: Include, but are not limited to:

*Identify and schedule employees based on skills and roles
*Book employees proportionately
*Allocate employees by a simple drag-and-drop interface
*Easily edit bookings
*capacity vs demand functionality
*Employee and job profile section
*Availability section

Pricing: Contact Saviom in Australia: Ph (0061) (02) 8221 8883 or E-Mail: info@saviom.com

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Snap Schedule (BMS)

Snap-Schedule

Snap Schedule uses an add-on for Microsoft Office, to provide tools for scheduling staff and reporting. It has an easy to use GUI, and allows full control to edit, analyze and distribute scheduling information. Business Management Systems is based in Anaheim, California, USA.

Scalability: 100+ staff

Features: Include, but are not limited to:

Scheduling for call centers, police, fire departments and other organizations
Free trial of product
Microsoft Office Interface
Drag-and-drop scheduling
Multi-view scheduling
Automatic scheduling
Overtime and on-call analysis
Extensive reporting features
Complete Employee Information System
Print and e-mail schedules from the application

Pricing: $450 USD. 30 day free trial also available. Call (800) 450 4230 x 701.

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TNA Lite

TNA-Lite

TNA Lite offers a number of time and attendance management tools, which area easy to use via the powerful TNA 5 interface. Previous clockings for staff can be obtained from existing data, and imported into the system. The company is based in NSW, Australia.

Scalability: for 30-100 staff

Features: Include, but are not limited to:

Complete hardware and software package
Scaled packages for 30, 50, 70, 100 staff
Upgradeable
Backup and restore function
Import timesheet / clocking data
Works with existing payroll packages, such as MYOB
Easy installation and intuitive interface
Flash demonstrations and live chat
Error removal

Pricing: Call 1300 800 077 for time and attendance software pricing.

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Web Work Schedules

WebWorkSchedules

Web Work Schedules
is based in California, and offers a simple web-based scheduling system. The site offers daily/weekly schedules, and allows rules, such as ‘maximum hours per employee’ to be set. Templates are available, to save time during the scheduling process.

Scalability: 100+ staff

Features: Include, but are not limited to:

* Schedule Rules
* Schedule Templates
* Time off can be requested
* Internal E-mail messaging
* Alerts (e-mail and text message)
* Shift Reminders
* Blackout dates (for time off)

Pricing: Basic- $25 USD/ month, Standard- $50 USD/ month, Pro- $75 USD/ month. Contact- sales@webworkschedules.com.

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Workbuddy

WorkBuddy

This company was founded in Sydney in 2003. It’s goal is to deliver significant time savings to it’s customers, through a range of automated workforce management solutions.

Scalability: multiple Users, can be adapted to each industry

Features: Include, but are not limited to:

* Award interpretation
* payroll integration
* time collection
* timesheet management
* employee management
* employee communication

Pricing: Customised per solution. Email: sales@workbuddy.net, Phone: +61 2 9439 1631.

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Findmyshift.com

FindMyShift

Findmyshift is the most easy to use site reviewed here. An example roster can be made on-the-spot, with the completely web-based interface. It includes features for texting rosters to staff, and sending e-mail notifications.

Scalability: for unlimited Users

Features: Include, but are not limited to:

* e-mail support
* Simple roster creation
* Text message broadcasting
* E-mail broadcasting
* Statistics
* Payroll reports
* Web-based interface
* Rostering templates
* Backups available
* Trial roster creation

Pricing: Standard Version- US $ 17.08 / month. 200 text messages for $39.81

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On Schedule

On-Schedule

On Schedule has been developed by Codefish, a web applications company based in England. The system uses an automated scheduling system which allows the scheduler control, or manual control using the drag and drop interface. The system is Web-based, so no installs are required and staff can view schedules anywhere, at anytime.

Scalability: for 1>100+ sites, global

Features: Include, but are not limited to:

* the few click scheduling system, enabling rosters to be setup with a few clicks of the mouse.
* build customised schedules, including automatic schedule generation
* plan schedules with a graphical view
* manage from anywhere
* data input via standard web forms or by using the drag and drop interface
* reports for managers on absence and payroll or budgeting
* exports to your brand of payroll system available upon request
* staff can enter availability and view rotas online
* email and phone support included

Pricing: Web Application Subscription for 25 Employees $15.87 (USD) per month. Additional sets of 25 Employees at $7.95 (USD) each. Contact On Schedule for more information: contact@on-schedule.org

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RosterOn

RosterOn

This product was originally designed in 1994 by Seeley Solutions, for use in the Health sector. It was released in 1998 into public hospitals in Melbourne. Written specifically for Australian working conditions in the Health sector, it was readily adapted to a wider variety of rostering situations leading up to 2000, with continued product enhancement. Modifications were made, to meet market wish-lists also strengthened the product. The company has newly established offices in Sydney and Perth respectively.

Scalability: for 1>100+ sites, global

Features: Include, but are not limited to:

* producing and validating rosters (fair and equitable rostering)
* dynamic Rostering
* additional data and reporting
* Award interpretation
* full labour optimisation using labour optimisation algorithms (back-end)
* comprehensive reporting and trend analysis
* Time and attendance functionality
* highlighting Roster availability
* HR/Payroll interfacing
* better budgeting by projected rostering
* Best Practice tools to improve daily efficiencies
* Graphical User Interface – Windows

Pricing: Contact RosterOn sales department for a quote: sales@hgcgroup.com

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RosterLive

RosterLive

RosterLive is one of the handful of sites offering a completely web-based interface. The site has has ESA status (Endorsed Supplier Arrangement), which pre-qualifies it for use by the Australian Government. The site layout is clean, and easy to navigate.

Scalability: for 1>100+ sites, global

Features: Include, but are not limited to:

* No software or hardware to install- full web-based rostering
* On-demand workforce management solution- SaaS (pay what you use)
* Time and attendance solutions
* Payroll integration functionality
* Manual or automatic roster generation, based on business requirements
* Roster optimization funtionality
* unlimited amount of customisable fields
* Track holidays, leave and exceptions
* Broadcast by Email (SMS)
* Employee self-service (‘Employee Kiosk’)
* Servers include SSL-protected security
* Web-based Biometrics and Smart Card technology
* LDAP (Lotus Directory) architecture
* Remote monitoring via TCP/IP
* Portable terminal option

Pricing: e-mail: vic@RosterLive.com for quote in Victoria, info@RosterLive.com
in NSW and qld@RosterLive.com in QLD.

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