New Grouping View
Ability to automatically add shift code for resources
When a resource is assigned to a scheduled task, it is now possible to update the roster automatically with a defined shift code and associated shift times, including pre and post duty times around the task start/end times:
Shortcut to create shifts in the scheduler (Quick create menu).
It is now possible to roster shifts directly from the scheduler rather than going to the roster.
Note that this option will only available when the scheduler view selected is the new ‘Base Department Resource’ view
Schedule validation and Fatigue Management
To limit or control the schedule visibility while it is being built, new feature called ‘Schedule Publishing’ has been added.
Using this feature, it is possible to publish scheduled tasks for a predefined period.
Scheduler publishing can be enabled in the Scheduler Global Settings page.
It is now possible for individuals who have been allocated a task in the scheduler to ‘acknowledge’ and accept the task.
Acknowledgement notifications can be sent out via SMS and/or email. Acknowledgements can be acknowledged by clicking a link in these notifications, or by right clicking on task in the ‘My Schedule’ view and selecting ‘Acknowledge’:
Acknowledgements can be configured per task. It is possible to define when acknowledgement is required (e.g. upon task creation, upon change in details):
Additionally, if the tasks are not acknowledged by the resource(s), it is possible send a reminder before a predefined time of task initiation as an email or/and a SMS to the resource(s).
Reports and graphical representations to indicate if the tasks are acknowledged or not can be found in a new tab in the Scheduler titled ‘Acknowledgement Report’:
Duty Change Report