Build a Great Roster with Tanda’s Weekly Planner

22 September, 2017 Alex Ghiculescu

The perfect schedule isn’t just a random collection of shifts based on who can work. It’s a data-driven process, based on projected sales and the productivity metrics you expect to help. That’s why we’ve been making improvements to costing data throughout Tanda — to make this information more accessible to you when you need it. Here are some changes we’ve made recently.

Projected Revenue in the Weekly Planner

You’ve been able to calculate projected sales while scheduling using Predictive Workforce for a while now. We’ve brought these projections to your dashboard so you can get a quick glance at how the week is going.

If you modify the Growth %, or build your schedule against sales from a specific date, this will automatically update on your dashboard too.

Detail Popover in the Weekly Planner

We’ve added a popover to the weekly planner that compares worked and rostered costs and hours, and displays variances in more detail. On this popover, we extract out the costs of paid leave and manual allowances into a separate section from the cost of rostered and actual shifts. This is because, while it’s still important to keep an eye on your leave and allowance spending, it isn’t that easy to “budget” for them.

You do have control over the worked and rostered costs though, and the variance between them would ideally be $0. If it’s not, you can click the link in the “Actual” row of the planner to jump to shifts for that day and see the same variance on a per-shift basis.

Hours View on the Weekly Planner

For those of you who prefer to analyse how the week is going by the number of hours worked, you can now toggle the weekly planner on your dashboard to hours view. Every row, including variance, will update to show hours rather than costs. If managers are not able to see costs, they will only see this view on their dashboards.

Sales per Man Hour on All Scheduling Views

Sales per man hour is a simple productivity metric you can use to compare your schedules. Just take the sales you expect to make and divide by hours scheduled. The higher the better! Previously, you needed to dive into the day view of a schedule to see your sales per man hour. But now you can see it on any view.

Weekly Sales Are Now a Sum of Daily Sales

Previously the sales box on weekly scheduling views would say $0 for most people, even if you had data on a day-to-day level. This is a bit silly, so we’ve now made it show the sum of your daily views. Of course, you can still override it to whatever you like!

What’s next?

Thanks to Charlie, Declan, and Thomas who worked on these improvements! We’re working on plenty more reporting improvements to the dashboard, so if there are things you’d like to see please add them to our ideas board.

We want Tanda to help your business be more productive, by having the right number of staff working all the time. Most of these improvements should be showing up in your account right away, so let us know if they help! If you need a hand with configuring any of them just get in touch.

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