Quick and easy scheduling solution recommendation?
May 31, 2010 6:35 AM   Subscribe

Employee scheduling solution? Our in-house staff is big enough to require something better than a manually updated Excel file, but not big enough to warrant the time and expense of a full ERP...

...and we'll roll our own when that time comes anyway. In the meantime, we're looking for a simple to use solution, possibly even something like an Outlook add on. Basically we need to see at a glance, which staff are scheduled to be in, which are on holiday or taking banked time, etc., and to be able to update the schedule easily.
posted by Zinger to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If you're not against an outside-the-walls solution, Tungle.me might suit your needs.
posted by mikel at 7:28 AM on May 31, 2010

At the slightly more complex than excel end.... google calendar?
posted by gregglind at 7:29 AM on May 31, 2010

I'd give google calendar a shot- I use it to schedule and coordinate our Conference Center (15 rooms, 4 AV techs). Being able to 'post' schedules online (shared calendar- read only) is huge, and you can create multiple calendars for vacation, sick time, etc.
posted by tohojo at 8:05 AM on May 31, 2010

I use Google Calendar for this. Just be sure to regularly make backups.
posted by ferdinand.bardamu at 11:23 AM on May 31, 2010

Do you use Exchange at all? Its scheduling abilities are quite good.

(Yeah, yeah, yeah. Evil Microsoft and all, but Small Business Server is pretty cheap for what it does)
posted by schmod at 8:38 AM on June 1, 2010

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