How do you schedule resources?

Excel? Homegrown system? Whiteboard? Stressed?

Better Scheduling Saves Everyone Time

A Timewatch® resource scheduling system puts you in control.

Multi-resource views brings instant visibility of everyone’s schedules and availability, so schedulers can make the right decisions faster. Better scheduling not only saves schedulers time, it allows schedulers to better utilize the resources you already have†.

It all starts with configurable views that allow schedulers to see the resources they want, over the range of dates they need with the information displayed that perfectly meets their needs.

Then comes speed. Schedulers are busy people. They need multiple views in various formats, and be able to flip between them quickly and easily.

Trust is next. Schedulers need to know that the ‘whitespace’ in a calendar is truly free. It is. As a true multi-user system, as one scheduler books a resource, it is automatically displayed in other schedulers views. And the system can sync with Outlook so that as end users make bookings in Outlook they are displayed to schedulers and vice versa.

There is a lot more to scheduling perfection: conflict management, custom fields, Outlook sync, configurability, security, reporting etc. The key thing is that Timewatch® systems are designed specifically for scheduling and will increase the speed and accuracy of your scheduling processes, decrease stress, and raise the attainable level of utilization of your resources.

† Customers report an increase in utilization between 5-10%, a significant return on investment.

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The MS-Office style ribbon means new users are already familiar with the system. This increases user acceptance and reduces training / learning time.
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Multiple view styles; from the classic diary style (ideal for most scheduling), to the ‘Timeline’ view where time runs left to right (ideal for broadcasting, 24 hour operations and multi month task scheduling), a conflicts view that alerts users to conflicts and helps resolve them, and a spreadsheet style Data View.
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The number of days viewed is configurable. Increase or decrease the number of days as you like.
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View just the resource name, or add a picture, available hours in view and availability over the coming 6 weeks.
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In addition to the usual ‘diary’ style bookings, Timewatch scheduling systems also allow for Task scheduling – items that can run for multiple days that can be a ratio of the time spent. For example 2 hours a day, 100% of time 2 days a week. Ideal for background tasks, project scheduling and what we call realistic scheduling, where not everything in a day can be represented with a start time and an end time, or even a specific day.
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Making a booking is as simple as clicking in free space, but maybe another resource with the same skills and more availability would be a better choice. Our scheduling systems can help schedulers make more ‘nuanced’ decisions where needed.
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The height of the resources in view is configurable, so you increase or decrease the number of resources as required.
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Resources can be people, courses, equipment, vehicles, studios, rooms… anything.

Resource Scheduling Systems

There are three systems with resource scheduling functionality in the Timewatch® product range.

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Whitespace®

Employee and project centric resource scheduling solution. All the features of Wallchart®, with projects, custom fields, availability analysis and advanced reporting tools.

With its employee & project centric scheduling, Whitespace® is ideal for scheduling professional people, especially where they work on projects.

Includes many advanced features to help schedulers find the best, most available resource for a task.

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Time&Space®

Combines the resource scheduling features of Whitespace®, with the time & expenses tracking, billing and financials integration features of Time®&Money.

Time&Space® combines all of the resource scheduling features of Whitespace®,Time®&Money to provide a complete, fully unified professional services automation (PSA) solution.

Time&Space® includes: resource scheduling, time and expenses tracking, project costing, billing and financials integration.

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We can quickly review your requirements, recommend the best resource scheduling solution for your organization, answer any questions you may have and show you the system in action in the configuration you would use.

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