Snap Schedule

Desktop Employee Scheduling Software For Small and Growing Businesses

When you choose Snap Schedule employee scheduling software, you get a complete and easy-to-use software solution that addresses your organization’s employee scheduling challenges and helps you control labor costs. Snap Schedule’s graphical interface, drag-and-drop scheduling, and automatic schedule generation let you easily create optimal shift schedules for your employees. Its innovative multi-view schedule planner gives you multiple vantage points to view and adjust employee schedules.


Snap Schedule is a single-user desktop application that stores its data in a single SQL Server Compact Edition schedule file for convenience. Although the schedule file can be as large as 4GB, only one user can change its contents at a time. If the schedule file is located on a network and there are multiple users trying to access the schedule file, only the user who first opens the file will have total read/write control over the file contents. Other users can only open the file in Read-Only mode and cannot make changes to the file. This behavior is typical in Microsoft Office applications like Excel where a single user will work on a file and pass it on to others to review and edit.

Snap Schedule Premium is an enterprise-level software product, designed for multiple schedulers working concurrently and accessing the same information from anywhere. It has all the features in Snap Schedule and stores its data in a scalable Microsoft SQL Server database that can be located on a computer in your local area network, or hosted on the Web. Snap Schedule Premium also works with in-the-cloud database services like Microsoft SQL Azure™ that allow easy access to a highly reliable and scalable database from anywhere, using just a standard Internet connection. Your schedulers can work from diverse geographical locations and can instantly access and update scheduling data concurrently.

Not at all. You can schedule an unlimited number of employees, shifts, and time-off requests. Snap Schedule lets you create as many schedule databases as you like.

Yes! Snap Schedule keeps track of employee availability, skills, work hour preferences and alerts you to potential scheduling conflicts. Filling an open shift or finding a replacement is easy. Simply specify your criteria and Snap Schedule will present a list of qualified employees for your shift planning purposes.

Yes. The E-mail Schedules wizard lets you e-mail shift assignment schedules to all or selected employees. Each e-mail can contain the employee’s personal schedule or schedule information of all selected employees. You have the option of including an iCalendar formatted file that contains the employee’s personal schedule so your employees can import their schedules into their calendar programs or PDAs.

Yes. You can have as many locations as you like. A location is a work site or a place where the shift is performed. You can authorize your employees to work at certain locations but not others. Snap Schedule will alert you when an employee is scheduled to work at a location where he/she is not authorized to work.

Snap Schedule is licensed on a per-computer basis. Per-computer licensing means a valid license must be obtained for each computer that runs or accesses the software, whether you run the software directly on the computer or through another computer such as a terminal server that allows the software to be accessed remotely. For examples, if you want to install Snap Schedule and run it on three computers, you will need to buy three licenses, one for each computer. If you want to install Snap Schedule on a Citrix or Windows terminal server and access it from three remote computers, you will need to purchase three licenses.

Your cost for a single PC license (one copy of Snap Schedule) is $450. If you plan to run Snap Schedule on multiple computers for your business, you will need multiple licenses. Visit our online store for the latest pricing information. There, you can place an order and pay for it with a credit card. Once we receive your online order, you will receive via e-mail a product key to unlock the 30-day evaluation software you currently have installed on your machine and turn it into a full, permanent license. Volume discounts are available for large volume purchases. Please contact BMS at (800) 450-4230 or (714) 661-5954 for volume pricing.

Snap Schedule is a Windows-based application and on a Mac, you have several options for installing software that allows you to run Windows and Windows applications:

– Use Apple’s Boot Camp to dual-boot between OS X and Windows. This approach provides the most compatibility with Windows software and peripherals but does not allow you to run Windows and Mac OS X applications at the same time.

– Run Windows in a virtual machine within OS X using Parallels DesktopVMware Fusion, or VirtualBox. This method will allow you to run Mac and Windows applications concurrently, though the virtual machine does not support as much Windows functionality as a dual-boot configuration.

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