Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Certain companies state that their employee scheduling software can create schedules for an unlimited number of employees, what do they mean?
A. The majority of sites that we visited mean that their software is manual and not automated. Their software creates a schedule by dragging an employee from a list of employees and dropping it into a selected shift in a table of shifts.
Q. What is Sched4u?
A. A highly sophisticated Automated Employee Scheduling software, capable of creating employees schedule for the week in a click of a button,
taking into consideration employees constraints.
Sched4u is a record breaking worldwide best Automated Employee Scheduling Software.
Q. What does it mean that Sched4u is Automated Employee Scheduling software "creates an employee schedule in a click of a button?"
A. Sched4u asks the user to define schedule requirements and to enter employee constraints, and to push a button. All the rest is done automatically! The created schedule is absolutely compatible with employee's requirements and constraints, in particular there is no need to make any additional manual or any other type of verification related to the correctness of handling constraints!
Q. What is unique in the user interface of Sched4u?
A. The user interface of Sched4u protects you from making mistakes during the process of creating a schedule configuration. For example it prevents an employee from requiring scheduling in a shift where the employee's role is not needed!
Q. What happens when a certain employee sends a requirement to be scheduled in a certain shift?
A. Sched4u inspects the requirements of all the employees and approves when possible, or rejects the employee's request.
Q. What happens when an employee is not available at a certain shift?
A. Using a matrix of 3x7 arrays of buttons, clicking a button informs Sched4u that the employee is not available at the selected shift. Sched4u will not schedule the employee at the specified shift.
Q. What happens when an employee must work at a certain shift?
A. By clicking a button in a matrix of 3x7 array of buttons (preceded by clicking a second external button), it is possible to force scheduling the employee at any selected shift.
Q. How are different scopes of jobs for employees are handled by Sched4u?
A. The scope of job for each employee is defined at the setting phase, when you enter the employee data. Sched4u creates weekly schedules that respect the scope of job of each employee.
Q. How do we configure Sched4u to respect certain organization rules that are related to all employees?
A. This is done at the initial setting. It is possible to define rules - such as: An employee cannot work at any two adjacent shifts, and Sched4u will respect the rule for all the employees.
Q. How do we control the number of employees in shifts for different roles?
A. At the initial setting you can define for any selected shift the number of employees for the different roles.
Q. If an employee is not available for a certain period of time, what can we do?
A. Using the click of a button, an employee can be classified as available or not available for scheduling any time, and Sched4u will respect the classification. Changing a status from available to unavailable and vice versa takes effect immediately. The default value at the configuration phase is available.
Q. What about scheduling On Call (standby) employees?
A. Sched4u has a module for scheduling On Call employees!
Q. Who potentially can use Sched4u?
A. Sched4u is suitable for businesses and organizations of any size, small medium and very large which employs staff having a variety of roles and scopes of job, and which employs shift workers.
Q. Can you indicate few examples of businesses and organizations which need Automated Employee Scheduling Software?
A. Hospitals, Hotels, Marketing Networks, Airports, Police, Call centers, Heavy Industry, Security Forces etc.
Q. What about types of licenses and costs?
A. See the types of Licenses and costs.
Q. How do I download the User Interface?
A. A user interface for the Basic Licenses is available for download from Sched4u website. To do so you need first to register and obtain a password. Enter your password and email, click on "Download Request" and User Interface is automatically installed from the cloud.
Q. Is it possible to download and install the user interface on smart phones and tablets?
A. On smart phones and tablets you can register and get a password, however you can run the user interface only on Microsoft Windows 7 and higher, and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and higher operating systems.