As a manager who dispatches and distributes shifts on a day-to-day basis, having the schedule customized, and inserted with all the relevant information is key.

Our layers capability allows you to add additional information layers into users' shifts, giving you the manager, full control and overview of your resources and how they are being allocated.

In this article we will go over:

When Can I use Layers?

Layers can be anything you want them to be, from jobs, positions in the company, resources, tools, and more, having the dispatcher assign shifts according to the company's layers.

  1. A transportation company that needs to keep track of its trucks, can create a layer called trucks, and number all of their designated trucks.

  2. A construction company that needs to keep track of tools, can create layers based on their day-to-day usage of tools.

  3. If you want to keep track of your managers, you can create a layer called "manager" as you can monitor and track the managers.

And so much more!

How To Create and Add Layers

  1. Enter your schedule, and on the top right click on "Jobs"

  2. Press on the "Advanced layers" tab on the top right.

  3. Press on the "Add layer" tab while adding a name and icon to the relevant layer

  4. Decide if you want this layer visible for users on the mobile by enabling the "visible on the mobile app"

  5. Add sub-layers into the created layer by pressing on "Add" ( for example, if the layer you created is called " trucks", this is where you will insert the number or names of your trucks ).

Once the layers are all set up to your satisfaction, add them to the relevant shifts you wish, the layers will appear on the add shift-tab between the Jobs and Users display.

How can you utilize the layers?

You can now use the "View by" tab to view your schedule by the relevant layer.

You can now filter shifts by the relevant layer.

You can get an analysis of how you are delegating your trucks by using the " List view" tab.

And if that's not enough, you can also import shifts to the schedule while including layers, for them to find their way directly into the schedule saving you loads of time! To learn more about Importing Shifts, click here.

Common Use Cases and examples of how to use Layers in your company

Delivery Company

Using layers can help you control and allocate where your resources are spent, if you are a delivery company and you have five trucks, you can schedule your delivery workers according to the number of trucks you have available, making sure you don't book more deliveries than you can handle.

Health Care Company

Using layers can help you control and allocate where your resources are spent, if you have five tablets available in your company you can make sure to only book the same amount of shifts and that every employee has his or her tablet for the shifts.

The Layers can help you allocate any resources that you want to allocate in your company from trucks to tools, and tablets, or even manage where your managers are in each shift and make sure you have enough supervisors for each shift, we got you covered.

*Layers are available from the Operations hub expert plan and above ( 1 on the expert plan and limitless on the Enterprise plan).

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