From Atlas Business Solutions:
Visual Staff Scheduler Pro (VSS Pro) employee scheduling software can produce daily, weekly, or monthly schedules by employee, shift, department, or location with the click of a button. Plus, VSS Pro helps make sure the right employees are scheduled at the right time and place. VSS Pro is user friendly. It's easy to learn and easy to use, so you will be up and running in no time. VSS Pro is flexible. It allows you to schedule the way you want to. You can define your own shifts, positions, color codes, and enter notes and explanations. VSS Pro is effective. The build-in automation features will significantly reduce the amount of time, resources and overall cost associated with employee scheduling.
It saves so much time. I used to spend hours and hours getting schedules out each month now it takes me no time at all.
I have nothing.
It is easy to generate very detailed reports with the query option. I can easily find the right staff member to fill open shifts. The Copy multiple function is a huge time saver. The coverage totals are a big help to make sure that I always have enough people staffed without over scheduling.
Easy to use. Loads of useful info at my disposal. Highly customizable. Saves me tons of time.
Since it's so highly customizable, there's a bit of set up to do before you can start scheduling. But the payoff for the set up is MORE than worth your time.
I schedule a lot of nurses for a hospital and it was always a pain dealing with paper schedules, overly complex Excel spreadsheets, remembering when people were taking time off, making sure I had correct coverage, etc. This program helps me to do all of the things I was trying to manage before. There was a good bit of set up to do with the software, but after the set up is done it's so nice having all of the information I need right there in front of me.
Also, since I was new to the software, I had to call their Customer Service department and they helped me out. I didn't sit on hold at all which was nice.
- Easy to use - Shows me exactly how many people and how many hours are scheduled. - Reports can break down departments and shifts. - You can email personal schedules - The people at VSS are easy to get a hold of and are very helpful.
I don't use all of the features. There is more here than what I need. Not really a complaint, just an observation.
It sure beats doing everything in Excel by hand. VSS has saved me and my staff a lot of time. My employees like it to because I can easily distribute my schedules to them via email.
I download the demo, try to install it, the installation stopped with an illegal operation, and when I go online and search for answer, it tells me to download an update. Guess what, the update needs a matching serial number, and my serial number that I obtained online never match.
Version 14 includes a new Day Watch View, new Hide Coverage Totals, and new Schedule Notes were added to Visual Staff Scheduler Pro. It also includes improvements to the import function and more highlighter pens.