Timetastic: A paperless next generation staff leaver planner
Review posted Thu 5 Jul '12
If you are a 'canny' small business person with an app-friendly mentality you will probably have utilized all the amazing free apps that are available for you to help you run your business smoother and more efficiently. If you have a modicum of computer skills (and, I presume you do if you are reading this) you would be crazy not to take advantage of them to give you a leg up over your competitors. Timetastic is another one of those simple yet effective business tools - its an online staff leave planner - that it would be silly to ignore. While you could stick with your messy spread sheets, printed forms and phone calls, why would you when you could let this holiday planner do it for you.
Lets face it, theres little more demoralizing for the small business owner to realize on a Friday that two of your top line staff have days booked off for the following week. They assure you that they both spoke to you about it weeks ago, of course. If only it were on the computer. Timetastic is a simple online staff leave planner that will replace the tired old paper and spreadsheet based system. It's going to be the way way you organize holiday leave and rostered days off at some point in the future so why not get ahead of the pack and get in first. It allows you to request time off work and manage staff leave allowances from the web or from your mobile app. It means you don’t need to pass any paper forms around the office or maintain old fashioned spread-sheets. Requests for time off are made using a simple form on the web or mobile apps. When you request time off an email is sent to your boss who can approve it with a single click. Naturally, everything is tracked and reconciled instantly, so you'll always know how much time you have left and who's taking time off and when. Timetastic is a much nicer and way more efficient and organized way to book time off.
It's getting tougher and tougher to survive in this dog-eat-dog small business world and sometimes I think that only the app-savvy business people will survive. Timetastic is not one of those apps that will change the way business works but it does continue the trend of the 'one app to solve one problem' that makes the small business person's life just a little bit easier. What I most like about it is that it does what it says it is going to do without any fuss and bother and, in a year, you'll be wondering why you didn't use it earlier. If you are a very small business with under three employees the app is completely free.