Smart Employee Scheduling is a tool intended for companies that need a way to manage employee schedules. The application offers multiple view options. Bar view shows the employer shifts in colored bars. The user can see which time slots are covered and dates along with client and employee names related to those shifts. The detailed view removes the bars and adds actual times. The user can also toggle between client and employee views. A built in help feature gives the user instant access to a help search function that displays results on the page without navigating away from the schedule chart. Shifts can be reassigned by dragging and dropping them where they need to be. A duplicate schedule function lets users easily add additional shifts or groups of shifts.
SmartEmployeeScheduling has received little attention anywhere on the web. It was introduced in 2011 by WorkSmart Webware, Inc. Although the service can be helpful to a small business, it hasn’t yet caught on and may have a difficult time considering the modern style and design of some of its competitors. The website contains a list of testimonials from individuals in various industries and fields, including home health care, administration and nursing.
Smartemployeescheduling.com has discontinued its service.
SmartEmployeeScheduling doesn’t introducing anything new or cutting edge. The application is essentially a simple scheduling tool that comes with a handful of viewing options. While these options are helpful, they aren’t really unique and may not be enough to convince a company to switch from an existing service to SmartEmployeeScheduling. The application could stand to add some new, innovative features or a cleaner interface to compete better among other scheduling solutions.
SmartEmployeeSceduling looks much like an Excel spreadsheet with a few improvements. Names and times are listed in columns wit dated headers. A series of tabs at the top of the schedule give the user access to reports and client and employee data. A new user might be a bit overcome by all the information displayed in a relatively tight space. There are no stylish icons or graphics to break up the monotony of the spreadsheet-like design.
A new user can sign up for a free 30 day trial of SmartEmployeeScheduling by clicking the orange “Try It Free” button along the right side of the homepage. A similar blue button is also available for users who are ready to purchase the application. Those who wish to sign up for a trial can provide an email address, password and security question and answer. The second step asks for a first and last name, company name, phone number and industry. The last step requires the date of the company’s next payroll period, maximum scheduled hour limits and current time zone. The user is advised that they must check their inbox for a link that must be accessed to complete registration.
All users are given one pricing option when purchasing a SmartEmployeeScheduling account. The subscription costs $39.99 per month and includes unlimited employees, unlimited clients, all report features, VeriSign security and the ability to cancel at any time. This makes purchasing simple for businesses of all sizes. There are no al la carte options or other customizations offered at this time.
SmartEmployeeScheduling is intended for small to medium size businesses. The application is relatively simple to learn and gives users a number of view options. That being said, there are many alternatives that might be more appealing, especially to companies that prefer a more modern, user friendly interface and unique features. The application can provide users with a way to manage employee schedules however it does so without much flavor.