Many businesses get stuck in a place that we like to call “Spreadsheet Purgatory.” This is in regards to being stuck relying on spreadsheets (or worse, paper) to handle your scheduling, payroll, and other factors of workforce management. You know there’s something better out there, something easier, but how are you going to possibly transition from Excel to a cloud-based solution like Scheduling+? Thankfully, many business owners and decision-makers before you have done this successfully. 

One man, in particular, Ben Felner (Senior Vice President of a regional PODS franchise), shared his experience with S+ in a recent Chain Store Age article.

Felner is one of many Scheduling+ clients operating a chain franchise that needed a better solution to manage attendance, time-off, shifts, payroll, and task management than an Excel spreadsheet. 

Felner uses many of the functions of S+ to benefit his business. He says, “The biggest benefit to me is the scheduling screen. It can get very confusing if you have everything on Excel or paper.” The drag-and-drop function of the scheduling screen allows you to see at-a-glance who is scheduled when and what their running total of hours is expected to be. 

This has been majorly beneficial in making sure nobody is working more than 40 hours per week if it isn’t necessary. Even just a few extra hours per employee can add up to significantly high overtime costs. To prevent this, Felner utilizes the overtime alert system in our employee scheduling software that alerts him when someone is within 10 hours of reaching overtime. 

It’s Never Too Late To Make The Switch

Felner, who has experienced great success with our employee management software, was using paper and pencil to create schedules, manage attendance, and track hours as of 2017. If you are still using spreadsheets or paper to manage your business, now is as good of a time as any to make the switch. Our software is user-friendly and makes switching from what you know to something new so easy. It does all of the hard work for you, all you have to do is plug in employees where you want them to be, and that’s about it! With additional features like task assignment, automatic PTO calculation, and the ability to export timesheets to the major payroll providers, it couldn’t get any easier. Best of all, a system like this takes away the stress and human error that comes with doing this by hand, allowing you to scale back on administrative tasks and improve your management. 

Get in touch with S+ today to schedule a free demo of our employee scheduling software. 

To read more about Ben Felner’s experience using our employee scheduling software, click here