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Anaheim, CA, United States, 2008/06/04 - Snap Schedule 2008, software that economically automates shift work patterns and work schedule rotations, last week added a growing number of user-adaptable “Pre-Designed Schedule Plans” and other features that speed setup and help first-time users.
Snap Schedule™ 2008 Version 1.5, released last week by Business Management Systems (BMS) of Anaheim, California, includes many new capabilities and shortcuts that streamline data entry and setting up a wide variety of shift work scheduling strategies. The new version further reduces hours spent on scheduling rotating and other shift work.
BMS built its user-customizable Pre-Designed Schedule Plans to encompass the vast majority of scheduling needs for shift-based organizations such as medical, police/safety, call centers, help/support desks, and manufacturing organizations.
Version 1.5 also adds a Getting Started Wizard, faster import/entry of employee skills and data, and new flexibility in filtering and selecting displays, calendars and reporting.
BMS’s Snap Schedule Learning Center (bmscentral.com) is the only free Web site known to offer shift and rotation patterns, tutorials, videos, examples, tips and techniques, shift community feedback, a knowledge base, and comparisons of different shift scheduling and rota strategies.
Snap Schedule 2008 Version 1.0 was praised for its plentiful feature set, sensible price, reporting power, and modern Microsoft Office® 2007 user interface. Users report slashing the time they spend planning shift patterns and rotations and creating work schedules, compared to Excel staff scheduling templates and less-robust shift shareware.
Snap Schedule is a full-featured staff scheduling solution starting at $450 for a single PC.
A multi-city police agency chose Snap Schedule over shift scheduling programs costing tens of thousands of dollars and over the very low-cost solutions that lack adequate features, flexibility and reporting power. The agency, “will drastically cut the two to three hours a week that watch commanders once took for scheduling.”
A medical center supervisor said, “I cut 55 hours of scheduling down to ten minutes, plus a few seconds per ongoing change. Scheduling is now just drag ‘n drop.”
A machine shop supervisor summarized, “We chose Snap Schedule because it’s very user-friendly, has more features, and does more reports. I learned Snap Schedule by playing with it a couple of hours.”
To learn more about BMS products and capabilities, email sales[.]bmsCentral.com or telephone (800) 450-4230 or (714) 661-5954
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