Archive for August, 2015

3 more reasons to have Deputy Scheduling with Xero

Deputy continue to move forward faster than any other scheduling company on the globe. Deputy are moving so fast the gap between Deputy and other products in the market is widening, no competitor is keeping pace.

What about these Xero integration gems….

1. Payslip export

Along with exporting to Xero timesheets, you can now export to Xero Pay Slips directly! This means you can skip the timesheet approval process in Xero and go straight to payroll. It’s perfect for when there are elements of pay that aren’t just “Hours”. Eg. distance travelled, allowances, tips etc. If you want to track wages across tracking categories, we recommend using Timesheet export.

 

2. Auto update

Exactly one year ago Deputy launched Xeroshare. This site allows Xero customers (even those not using Deputy) to utilise industry rates in their Xero account. Deputy can read the rates directly in Xero which allowed configuring overtime and allowances using our bracket notation. There was just one little annoyance, you had to keep syncing the employees in Deputy. Today we’ve introduced a minor update, now you don’t have come to Deputy to update/sync the rates again. Simply setup “Updated Employee” -> “Sync Pay Rates” integration under Location Settings -> Add-Ons -> Xero.

 

drum roll……..and now for the big one….

3. Xero payroll for the UK

After working closely with the Xero Payroll team Deputy are proud to be the first add-on partner to release an integration for Xero Payroll UK. This will enable Deputy customers to streamline business processes and further reduce their administrative burden. Deputy already enriched the payroll process for thousands of Aussie and US businesses. Now Deputy are delighted to do the same for our customers in the UK.

Deputy partners in the UK are notably excited about what this means for their clients, already Deputy are hearing statements such as “This integration helps us to improve the efficiency of businesses across the UK, it’s a real game-changer for business operations today.”

 

The Deputy team are outstanding, have insight beyond the next 20 scheduling companies combined globally. I remember sharing with a partner more than 10 years ago that cloud was the way to go but they insisted on staying with traditional time and attendance. The world has changed, the game has changed and employee scheduling has changed forever thanks to Deputy.

Deputy is now in more than 70 countries around the world.

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Rockpool in Sydney wins Gourmet Traveller’s Restaurant of the Year Award

Posted on: August 20, 2015 | Categories: Time & Attendance

Customer Success Story….

 

NEIL Perry’s flagship Rockpool restaurant in Sydney has been named Gourmet Traveller magazine’s Restaurant of the Year.

The best cooking talent in Australia was recognised this evening at the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards held at Carriageworks in Sydney.
Gourmet Traveller editor Anthea Loucas told news.com.au the awards, which were judged by the magazine’s editorial team, celebrated the “most sublime” dining experiences around the country.

“We always think, ‘What are you promising to the diner?’ and ask ourselves how well the restaurant delivers on that promise.”

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How do you know you have selected the best scheduling software? How about it wins the worlds biggest award….

Posted on: August 18, 2015 | Categories: cloud rostering rostering scheduling Time & Attendance XERO Payroll

This year at Xerocon where all of the industry get together on the back of the accounting giant Xero the annual awards were handed out.

xerocon awards

 

Add-on Partner of the Year The winning Add-on Partner will have demonstrated a high level of customer satisfaction and commercial success. We’ll also look for continuous improvement in areas like customer care, design, quality, functionality and technical innovation

Criteria • Be commercially available (no Beta versions) • Have verifiable users on both Xero and your product (orgs connected) • Technical: design, integration to the API & Xero products • Ease of doing business, customer feedback, customer advocacy. Rating on the Xero Community • Connections with Xero’s partner community • Evidence of customers using the product successfully to improve their operations and demonstrating that they would recommend the product to others.

 

Deputy have thousands of customers around the globe connected to Xero, well done Deputy on making such a hot product.

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Ask Questions to get the most accurate answers when selecting an employee scheduling software for your business

I received this question recently…

I have already evaluated Deputy. According to my staff I am unable to run two rosters (one for Kitchen and one for Floor) in my restaurants without having two ipad time clock kiosks at each site. The alternative was to have the kitchen and floor rostering combined so that I can have just the one ipad kiosk on site. It is a strange restriction that your competitors have managed to avoid.

After speaking with the customer and getting a full understanding of the issue we discovered….That this was simply a misunderstanding as the software is more than capable of handling unlimited departments on a single iPad kiosk.

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The most popular way for employees to sign in & out globally with Deputy scheduling software is to use existing smart devices. Most employees today either have an iPhone or an android phone, each employee can use their own phone, download the Deputy app and start signing in and signing out. Employees can also see their own schedule, apply for leave, or simply build in future availability so that the person completing the schedule is automatically notified of the employee’s intentions.

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Perfect for uni students, casual staff, employees who work in multiple locations. You can even post where you are when you are unavailable as seen below letting your boss know you are a hard worker….

employee unavailability

 

What about the ability to pick up extra shifts when you are available? How easy is this? see an open shift, take an open shift

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Are you still managing staff schedules manually?

Does this sound like your business?

“Before we moved on to Deputy, employee scheduling was a predominantly manual task and incredibly time consuming. Each week, my assistant manager had to lock down 24-hour schedules with the team whose flexibility – particularly the students – was always fluid. Assigning shifts, communicating changes and filling any unassigned shifts was highly manual. And managing around their constantly changing availability meant endless calls and emails to assign and confirm shifts.

frustrated on phone

You can move away from all of these issues with electronic staff scheduling.

Imagine not picking up the telephone to call your casual workforce to ask them what days they can work next week. Imagine that your staff populate their own availability in advance so that when you go to build the weekly schedule the next week you already know who is available and who is not.

Imagine making a  change to your staff schedules and not having to pick up the phone trying to get in contact with all of the staff that the changes have impacted. Imagine that you click a button and the information with all of the changes automatically goes to your employees smart phone.

Imagine having a shift become available not have to sit on the phone calling multiple employees until you found one employee to say yes they could cover the shift. Imagine creating an open shift that would be available for all employees who qualified for the shift to be taken by the first employee to accept the open shift without you making one phone call.

Imagine…….

Start a 30 day trial and see how Deputy scheduling and time and attendance can help you in your business. Got a question? no problem, give us a call on 1300 800 077


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