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5.1.18 Separate Location x Week Location Select

December 7th, 2017 • By: Schedule3W
  • The Location Select for Location by Week is now independent of the Location Select for Location by Day and Employee/Location Scheduling Grids. That simplifies switching between viewing one location for a week and all your locations in Location by Day, ESG or LSG.
  • The [Info] button, when a Location Group is selected, now also shows for each member location: abbreviation and SubType plus, if AutoSched active, Scheduling Priority. The Edit Location Group screen now includes an [Info] button.
  • The [Group] button on the Select Multiple Locations and Employees screens now allows multiple groups to be picked at one time.
  • New Database View Hours worked: time by location report shows summary of time worked by hour of day in selected locations by selected people.
  • Web 4.0.22 simplifies entering Away requests using the menu (added in 5.1.06).

5.1.17 Partial Holiday now Short Workday

November 6th, 2017 • By: Schedule3W
  • New Tools>Shifts>Shorten Day to delete the portion of shifts after a specified time on a specific day (e.g. New Year’s Eve) to reflect that close early days are now kept as workdays rather than holidays. We recommend that any existing part holidays be changed back to a working day.
  • Staffing Levels may now be invoked directly from Edit>Location.
  • Web 4.0.20 new features:
    • Advanced mode is now automatically forced if needed by already saved URLs or by a user’s default display.
    • Location names containing apostrophes (aka single quotes) are now supported.
    • Support for picking a date on a cell phone held vertically has been restored.
    • Shifts in sick/vacation locations now show separately for schedulers even when sick/vacation are normally grouped under a common label in Web View.
  • AutoSched 2.1.13 new features:
    • Edit>Staff now supports new controls per employee for:
      • Minimum time/day to keep open so you can designate that ideally specific people should have blocks of time not auto scheduled.
      • Prefer on-desk hours/day max to spread total on-desk hours around.
    • New [Status] button that displays stats on the run in progress. Suggestion: request a large number of iterations, periodically press [Status] and, when the results stop improving, press [Stop].

5.1.16 AutoSched Splitable Shifts

October 5th, 2017 • By: Schedule3W
  • AutoSched now supports locations being set as Splitable in Edit>Location>AutoSched Tab (i.e. if no one is available for a standard 2 hour shift, it automatically tries to fill two 1 hour shifts).
  • Schedule3W desktop now opens about 20% faster.
  • Expanded considerations reminder now shows for Partially Closed Holidays.

5.1.15 New Empty Shifts List

September 27th, 2017 • By: Schedule3W
  • New Tools>Shifts>Show Empty generates a listing of all periods in which a location’s schedule is below its Staffing Level (for the designated locations/time period).

5.1.13 Web View Simplified Employee & Location lookup

September 25th, 2017 • By: Schedule3W
  • New AutoSched features:
    • The Edit>Location menu for Keep multiple separate now supports a Must setting.
    • The Delete auto scheduled Lunches mode now allows you to designate that only lunches of people working in a specific location should be deleted.
    • New Location AutoSched Priority of 10, 11 & 12 added to allow people to be auto scheduled into locations like Research Time, when possible, without impacting scoring.
    • The Zip file created by Help>Email Support now includes copies of the last AutoSched parameter and results files.
    • The Tools>AutoSched menu for Return best schedule of now supports 10000, 15000 and 20000 choices.
  • Web 4.0.18 now defaults to simplified text box lookup of employees and locations (and/or their groups). Just type a few characters and matching entries show (e.g. B Sm matches Bill Smith and Barb Smart). Tick Advanced mode for the previous multi-tick interface. The version # of the web module is now included in the login welcome message and in the [Help] screen.