Rotaville Rota Software is a new online webapp for managing workplace rotas, rosters, and ... More
Rotaville Rota Software is a new online webapp for managing workplace rotas, rosters, and employee schedules. Staff and shifts can be easily scheduled by managers with an intuitive drag ‘n’ drop or keyboard driven real-time web user interface.
Many business still rely on pen and paper or they are using an excel spreedsheet that is typically only available on the managers PC. Rotaville puts the schedule online so that it’s available for all staff members to access from any computer. An iPhone or Android mobile version of the website is also available so that staff can check their shift times at anytime from anywhere.
Rotaville weekly schedules can be printed or emailed in an easy-to-read single page PDF format.
Other features include reminder notifications, multiple manager support, employee profiles, and workplace discussion forums.
Last updated 8 Dec 2011
Published 2 Dec 2011
Of the many weekly shift scheduling apps out there this one certainly looks to be up there with them as far as functionality goes with drag and drop features making the operation stress free and fast. If you’re still plotting your staff’s workload on a spreadsheet and then pinning it to the noticeboard you really should take a look at rotaville. You can still print out a copy of the weekly schedule if you like but with a good level of collaboration available on this system there are better ways to notify staff.
Once you have all of your staff details set up creating a schedule is easy. Using the clear main page diary just click on a day and relevant start time box and add names to it. The box can be expanded to cover as many hours as is required by clicking and dragging and also subsequently edited if circumstances change. The ability to clone shifts and scroll way into the future means schedules can be worked out well in advance.
Letting staff in on the fun is also a simple exercise and by inviting them to sign up will generate an email with the instructions. Once they’re on board they can view schedules, mark availability and generally see what’s lined up for them. Any changes to rotas are immediately notified to all staff involved.
The mobile version of the app makes it a really convenient way to keep everyone up to speed even when they’re not at work. All in all it has so many more possibilities than the tatty spreadsheet pinned to the wall!