Scheduling Shared Equipment
August 5, 2012 6:08 PM Subscribe
SchedulingFilter: We have five widgets and ten people who want to use them. How do we keep track of who's using a widget and which ones are checked out?
posted by 23 to computers & internet (8 answers total)
We don't usually have a shortage of widgets so it's not a problem of making sure everyone gets a fair shake. The main problem is being able to confirm which widgets are currently in use and who's using them; currently we just have one or two people who we coordinate through, but those people have meetings or take vacation or are otherwise busy sometimes. One thing is that people can use more than one widget at a time. There are a lot of potential widget users, not all of whom communicate regularly.
Is there some kind of software for keeping track of this? Our internal calendar system is unsuitable because it assumes a person is only in one place at one time. It would be nice to have page that shows a list of widgets and who has reserved each one at a given time.