Date Added:Mar. 14, 2013
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Track Schedules for multiple employees in one location
Not what I needed.
Thank you for developing this software I'm sure it's great for many people.
Can schedule one employee for multiple locations and multiple shift times on a single day
Couldn't fully test functionality on Free version
I'm not sure what version the CNET editor evaluated, but it was not the same free version I downloaded on 5/29/11. The installer only prompted for job type and employee name. I was unaware the program offered space to save employee information until I re-read the editor's review above. The program opened into a schedule view, not into the Employee Planner; in fact, I could not get into the Employee Planner from the buttons displayed - I had to hunt around for it.The planners were not fully customizable, although they provided more functionality than most other products out there. And the reports that the CNET review says are so great - well, clicking on most of those resulted in a "nag screen" reminding me that I had to purchase the software to unlock the feature. I was unable to get the program to create the type of schedule I need without purchasing it. Since the free version did not perform as advertised, I'm certainly not going to spend almost $200 on the paid version.
Reply by Nancy Berger on June 21, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review DRoster Employee Scheduling Software freeware edition. The Freeware edition of DRoster does not include the same features as DRoster Premium Edition. That's why you got screens telling you this. The freeware edition is a great solution for small businesses that do not require all the extended features of DRoster Premium and our freeware users also get support for free.
If you're interested in trying out the extended features, you can download DRoster Premium and try it out for 45 days along with free support and take your time in deciding whether you want to buy DRoster or not. DRoster Premium is available for free: no registration to download. Just click and download. Please feel free to try it.
I hope I have cleared up this issue and will be glad to help you out . Contact support and you'll get all the help you need to decide if DRoster suits you.
great scheduling program!
none. works just fine
definitely worth getting
very simple, intuitive and good program
did not find yet
DRoster works great and is a highly flexible program. Friendly support too. Recommended.
As the IT manager of a temp agency, we have been very satisfied with DRoster's scheduling capabilities. Makes our rosters easy to manage and update. Integrates with our other apps easily. Great program.
I've been looking for a roster program that can meet my scheduling needs for a long time now (few years in fact) and am very excited about finding DRoster! Setup was a breeze and the interface makes scheduling rather intuitive. I have a library staff to schedule according to desks with various rotas. It was easy to familiarize myself with the modules and get cracking on scheduling my staff and send them their schedules with DRoster reports.
I showed the program to one of my colleagues at another university library and he also downloaded DRoster. Also quite excited about using it.
What I am particularly happy about is that it also includes an engine for rule-based scheduling. Kappix support helped me write a few rules (am not good at scripts) and I was good to go.
All in all, I recommend the DRoster scheduling program to my library managers and administrators...in fact, to anyone who needs a solid manageable scheduling program.
Reply by Frankwrite on January 12, 2015
In August 2006 you gave a very positive review on CNET to the DRoster scheduling program. Do you still like it?
It's pretty to look at. Nice icons
It is very cumbersome to use, and crashed a few times in the first 10 minutes. Version 2?? Felt like an Alpha. Stay away from this program.
Reply by Nancy Berger on August 18, 2006
Dear Barry Jive,
Firstly, thank you for downloading and trying DRoster. I regret that you encountered difficulties and that you did not turn to our support team for assistance.
It is not uncommon for a download to corrupt creating application faults. In fact, I have received similar inquiries from downloaders of DRoster. In all cases, our users were asked to simply download the software again from our website, which then solved the difficulties they experienced.
I'd be happy to assist you personally if you would like to email me at email@example.com.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Kappix Support Team
Nice setup wizard. Very intuitive
Would not allow me to have overlapping shifts. I would like to see the day of the week included in all views.
Reply by JeanLucShatner on May 30, 2013
If you can't spell flexible; how seriously should one consider your opinion about a product?
Reply by Nancy Berger on August 18, 2006
Firstly, thank you for downloading and trying DRoster. I'm pleased that you found our software easy to use.
Regarding the overlapping shifts feature, it is possible to create overlapping shifts in DRoster. I regret that you encountered difficulties and that you did not turn to our support team for assistance.
Kappix has automatic form submission on its website for all inquiries, included features you would like to see in DRoster in the form of a wish list. Have you visited the Kappix website for support?
I'd be happy to assist you personally with the overlapping shifts feature if you would like to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you once more for trying DRoster and I am looking forward to hearing from you.
All the best,
Kappix Support Team
DRoster allows for mulitple modes of scheduling: fixed shifts, rotating shifts, overlapping shifts. Navigating through the program is intuitive, much the same way one schedules manually, only quicker. Its validation system prevents me from making costly and time consuming errors. I've been using it for over two months now and gotten great support and updates.
Am waiting for the next major update, DRoster 2.0, which Kappix says should be released very soon. We'll buy the next release.
I recommend DRoster to anyone who manages schedules and needs to create complex rules, beyond standard scheduling needs.
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|Publisher web site||http://www.kappix.com|
|Release Date||March 14, 2013|
|Date Added||March 14, 2013|
|Subcategory||Calendar & Time Management Software|
|Operating Systems||Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/Server 2003 x86 R2|
|Downloads Last Week||1|