ShiftHound Online Staff Scheduling Software Announces v2.1 with New Graphical Organizational Views

San Diego, CA, September 12, 2011 --( San Diego-based ShiftHound (, the leading Software-as-a-Service provider of Staff Scheduling Software, delivers its version 2.1 unrivaled web-based Open Shift Management (OSM) and Scheduling solution. The new graphical views and enhanced reports are designed to provide more decision-making information to the Executive who is continually trying to increase quality of care, while improving labor cost management by reducing inefficiencies.

ShiftHound already provides unparalleled visibility of scheduled and open shifts, point and click scheduling, PTO, and shift swapping workflows, as well as calculation of labor costs and overtime all through one browser screen. Important broadcasts and scheduling changes are sent via e-mail and/or cell phone text messages to employees, all cost and time saving tools for Managers. Today, ShiftHound launched new Organizational Views in a graphical format that will allow Executives to easily see:

- Over-Time Dollars Spent (Total $s or Percentage)
- Budgeted Labor Spend (Budgeted vs. Scheduled vs. Actual)
- HPPD/$PPD (Over/Under Amount)
- Churn Rate
- Cost of Replacement

“All of the graphs can be drilled down from the Division, Facility, and Department levels by Month/Quarter/Year/YTD/13 Month Trend,” says Doug Bertozzi, Chief Technology Officer for ShiftHound. “These new views will provide trending information that will further assist Executives and Management in better calculating staffing needs or "right sizing" the number of staff in their scheduling decisions - across the entire Organization.”

“Over the course of my career, I have never seen a system have such a significant operational impact in such a short amount of time," stated Dennis Garboden, President of Ridgeline Management Company in Eugene, Oregon. "We dramatically decreased labor costs each month and did so without sacrificing quality of care. In fact, I believe our quality of care has improved because it allows us to schedule care staff with real time correlation to labor dollars and census." Garboden added, "The new organizational graphs will allow my operational team to 'at a glance' view the scheduling/staffing health of our 17 seniors housing properties nationwide."

Some of the New v2.1 ShiftHound Features include:

- Graphical Organizational Views
- Division Reporting and Roll-ups
- Flexible Overtime Calculations
- Enhanced Shifts Scheduled and Time Off Reports
- Administrator Remote Notification of Pending Requests
- More Information for Administrators on Time Off Requests
- Improved Administrative UI
- Changeable Staff Availability
- Enhanced Staff Schedule View
- Many New and Enhanced Reports

ShiftHound is valuable to any business where there is shift-based work including healthcare, hospitality, call centers, retail, transportation, manufacturing, and many others. ShiftHound v2.1 is easy to learn and use for both managers and employees, and thanks to the power of SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), it can be up and running in days—not the months or years required by traditional software. Most scheduling solutions on the market today are expensive, over-built, and difficult to use and maintain. The product's power lies in its ease of use, and the SaaS model allows for one low, monthly charge obviating the need for expensive technical staff and maintenance fees. ShiftHound gives its customers painless, free upgrades and they can turn on functionality and modules as or when they are needed, on demand.

About ShiftHound, Inc.

ShiftHound is the leader in web-based staff scheduling and open shift management software. Healthcare organizations, call centers, manufacturing plants, and companies in many different verticals with shift-based staffing needs use ShiftHound to reduce labor costs by preventing overtime, decreasing employee turn-over, and increasing scheduling efficiency, communication, and compliance to right-staffing ratios/PPD. Using ShiftHound, management and staff gain back valuable time to do what they do best — provide quality service. Customers choose ShiftHound because of its extremely simple to use interface, quick implementation time, and proven ability to deliver immediate ROI and better quality of life for managers and staff.

For more information, please visit or contact Sales at 1.888.SHIFTRX (744.3879) or

ShiftHound, Inc.
Lisa Nappi