The functionality around the budget system in TimeTool's workforce planning has been integrated into Release 9. These are functions that were already used intensively in the 90s and offered added value especially to companies with several sales outlets or branches. The features related to budget-oriented planning are thus now also available in the web client.
The budget system opens up the possibility of defining organization- or workplace-specific target hourly values per week. Effectively available resources are presented in real time based on already planned attendances and absences.
Several distribution keys can be entered in the system as part of budgeting and shift planning. The resources to be scheduled are distributed to the corresponding days of the week by specifying percentage values in the form of a distribution key. With the help of this function, additional factors such as visitor numbers, seasonal conditions, weather forecasts or public transport timetables can be taken into account in resource planning. The use of distribution keys is usually based on the experience of the planners and the current conditions of a location.
During the planning process, the previously defined parameters are now available to the planning managers in the shift planning. For the selected planning period, in addition to the planned absences, the already scheduled resources are also calculated and visualized. For each organizational unit and, if required, for each workstation or team, a defined weekly distribution key can now also be activated. This shows the planning users the hourly budget available for the respective day and points out differences between budget and actual planning.
The budget system is particularly suitable for companies with several external locations, where the scheduling is carried out under adherence to specifications such as number of hours or also an amount in CHF. This includes, for example, franchising companies, hairdressing studios or gas stations. Of course, the functionality can also be used for other applications.
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