Earlier in 2019 we launched our current suite of apps which received awesome feedback from our customers. But in 2019, the entire development team has been focused on making some massive improvements to our core web platform.
Unlike any of our previous updates, this was a large overhaul of the present version you’re using, something needed due to the sheer size of the new features we wanted to introduce in 2020 and beyond.
Whilst we will notify you early in 2020 after we hit the go-live switch, I wanted to finish the year supplying you with a snapshot of what's coming.
1. Newly designed interface
At RosterElf, we have always believed that simplicity is just as important as functionality.
Our team of User Experience (UX) experts is working round the clock over the last nine months reviewing every a part of the software and looking out at new designs that may make the platform even easier to use.
The goal has been fewer clicks, more intuitive functionality and overall a platform that is faster to navigate, easier to work on, and return to running your business
You will notice a heap of small but important tweaks, all designed to make life easier.
2. Improved leave management
We have added the flexibility for management to approve and decline leave requests via their smartphone and other mobile devices.
This will enable you to easily keep your leave dashboard clean, giving peace of mind that all pending leave requests are actioned.
We are improving the notification process for both managers and employees to know what's happening with approvals.
3.Manual shift swap capabilities
You will notice in V4.0 that managers were given the flexibility to manually select employees as replacements for shift swaps and our popular automatic process.
This will offer you more flexibility to quickly find replacements and approve or decline shift swap requests, especially on tight timeframes.
4.Live time clock
Our new look dashboard has greatly improved time clock reporting.
You will be able to see which of your employees were late, clocked in and out, or on break at a glance.
5. Added the "My Shifts" tab
The “My Shifts” section is where your employees see their schedule and department they are working on.
We have completely redesigned this section as an all in one place, so your staff can view upcoming shifts, request leave and update their availability.
6. Multiple sets of employee availability
This has been the biggest new feature request and that we are glad to be bringing it to you in 2020.
Your employees can now set their availability as they need, particularly for the duration of university breaks as compared to the ordinary term.
7. Colour Coded Positions
We are bringing colour to your roster.
In V4.0, you will add colour coding to positions to assist you in visualising the combination of core roles on the roster.
8. Roster view has a new look
The latest version carries a heap of small however effective tweaks to the rostering view to allow you even more flexibility on how you would like to look at and edit the roster.
You can view all sites both combined or filtered by individual sites, positions or employees.
9. Improved payroll view
Payroll has also had an upgrade to make the process even quicker.
We have added column altogether shift data for "Auto Payroll" which considers the rounding and business rules you have set.
10. Simpler permission levels
Permission levels were re-engineered to form it easier than ever to pick the suitable level of access for every employee.
So there you have got it, lots are coming in early 2020 in V4.0 of RosterElf. The list above is just a tiny low snapshot of what's coming but hopefully gives you a decent overview of what you'll expect in the coming weeks.
Once the new release goes live, I'll walk you through 2020 plans...they are HUGE!
We will reach out when V4.0 is live but if you have got any questions within the meantime please let me know.
CEO & Founder