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New Enhancements: Three small improvements to Snap Schedule

The developers at Snap Schedule never seem to run out ways to improve scheduling software.  But this time, when thinking of new ideas, they looked to the customers for inspiration.  Apparently, some people felt the user experience could be smoother and suggested adding few small tools to the Task View screens. Snap’s developers listened, and created some great new enhancements. Time Option Maybe you’ve already noticed the first new improvement… Read More »New Enhancements: Three small improvements to Snap Schedule

Export to Payroll is Now a Snap

There are few administrative chores that take the wind out of your sails as fast as processing the payroll.  Second only to employee scheduling, payroll is a tedious and time-consuming task.­­ Often times, the simple concept of counting hours, calculating earnings and paying your employees gets bogged down with verifying and reconciling figures.  And that’s before considering the time spent transferring all of this data between software suites. The ability… Read More »Export to Payroll is Now a Snap

Daylight Saving Time, Saving You Time

In the North America, at least, we all lost an hour of sleep this weekend as we started Daylight Saving Time.  Moving those clock hands forward isn’t always the easiest thing to do, and it makes for a difficult Monday morning.  In honor of the lost hour, the development team at Snap Schedule is excited to release a couple of new time-related features in Snap Schedule 365 that are designed… Read More »Daylight Saving Time, Saving You Time

New Year, New Employee Task View

Happy New Year from Snap Schedule!  While everyone else was watching the ball drop in Times Square, the dev team at Snap Schedule was finalizing a new employee feature to celebrate the new year. Employee Remote Access Task View Employees can now see a detailed view of the daily schedule, all the way down to individual tasks.  And this view is not only for their assignments, but for their coworkers… Read More »New Year, New Employee Task View

Fast 12 Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

This is a fast rotating shift pattern that uses 4 teams and two 12-hr shifts to provide 24/7 coverage. Each team works a sequence of 2 day shifts, followed by 2 night shifts, then taking 4 days off in each 8-day period. After 8 days, the same sequence starts over.   Characteristics Plan ID C4TR12-1 Name Fast 12 Plan Applicability 24/7 operations Teams Required 4 Shifts Day (12-hr), Night (12-hr)… Read More »Fast 12 Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

21 Team Fixed 8 Hour 6D Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Covarage

Similar to the 21 Team Fixed 8 5D Plan, this plan is a fixed (no rotation) plan that uses 21 teams and three 8-hr shifts to provide 24/7 coverage. It maximizes the number of consecutive days off while still averaging 40 hours per week. Over a 7 week cycle, each employee has two 3 consecutive days off and is required to work 6 consecutive days on 5 of the 7… Read More »21 Team Fixed 8 Hour 6D Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Covarage

21 Team Fixed 8 Hour 5D Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

This is a fixed (no rotation) plan that uses 21 teams and three 8-hr shifts to provide 24/7 coverage. Each employee is scheduled to work 5 days, 40 hours per week, and take 2 days off. On any given day, 15 teams will be scheduled to work and 6 teams will be off. Each shift will be staffed by 5 teams so the minimum number of employees per shift is… Read More »21 Team Fixed 8 Hour 5D Shift Pattern | 24/7 Shift Coverage

Medical Interns Shift Pattern

This shift schedule supports a combination of 14-hr day shift , 15.5-hr cross-cover shift , and a 14-hr night shift for medical interns. The day shift and the cross-cover shift have the same start time (7:00AM). The night shift starts at around 10:00PM and ends at 12:00PM on the next day. This combination allows a day intern and night intern to be present at the same time in the morning… Read More »Medical Interns Shift Pattern

5/4/9 Compressed Work Pattern

This shift schedule supports the standard 5/4/9 compressed work schedule. Each full-time employee works eight 9-hr days and one 8-hr day for a total of 80 hours in a biweekly pay period. Two teams are required to provide coverage from Monday through Friday.   Characteristics Plan ID N2TF0809-1 Name 5/4/9 Plan Applicability Compressed work schedule Teams Required 2 Shifts Day (9-hr), Day (8-hr) Repeat Cycle 28 days Rotation Fixed plan,… Read More »5/4/9 Compressed Work Pattern