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ShiftHound Online Staff Scheduling Software Announces v3.0 with New Command Center


San Diego, CA, February 08, 2013 --(PR.com)-- San Diego-based ShiftHound (http://www.shifthound.com), the leading Software-as-a-Service provider of Staff Scheduling Software, delivers its version 3.0 unrivaled web-based Open Shift Management (OSM) and Scheduling solution. New staffing functionality is focused on providing streamlined visibility and improved navigation abilities to see and do more at once. Managers that are short on time but always need to be sure that they have the correct staffing levels and coverage, can now access a single screen to quickly take action on all of their scheduling tasks, improving staffing efficiency and patient care across the organization.

ShiftHound already provides unparalleled visibility of scheduled and open shifts, easy 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.

With this release, ShiftHound launches the new Command Center that will allow Management to easily see Urgent To-Do’s and save time with the ability to approve multiple Staff requests at once from one screen, including Approvals of Coverage Requests, Open Shift Requests and Time Off Requests. It also offers full visibility of both Administrative and Staff Announcements so nothing is missed.

ShiftHound Online Scheduling v3.0 also has an improved interface that includes an Interactive Day View Scheduler. “This provides Dynamic Scheduling capabilities for changes and updates for the day, which can be performed right from this screen with easy drag functionality,” says Doug Bertozzi, Chief Technology Officer for ShiftHound. “Management can easily see Employee Availability and the detailed day can be filtered down by shift and even down to fifteen-minute intervals. Schedule updates will also automatically adjust real-time staffing levels accordingly.”

Doug also noted the new Internet Calendar Subscriptions that will allow users to link ShiftHound’s Calendar with any other calendar that supports iCal (including most versions of Outlook and Google Calendar, to name a few). Any changes made in ShiftHound will automatically update the user’s iCal calendar, making it easier for them to integrate their work schedule into the rest of their life.

Enhanced Reports and Views are also included as access to data is critical to Organizations for effective decision-making. ShiftHound’s graphical Organizational Views provide information to Executives in relation to Over-Time Dollars Spent (Total $s or Percentage), Budgeted Labor Spend (Budgeted vs. Scheduled vs. Actual), HPPD/$PPD (Over/Under Amount), Churn Rate and Cost of Replacement.

“ShiftHound’s data and reporting capabilities made a significant operational impact in such a short amount of time,” stated Karen Graham, Chief Operating Officer of Summit Medical Group, a 300+ physician multispecialty group headquartered in Berkeley Heights, N.J. “We dramatically decreased labor costs, specifically over-time costs, by close to a million dollars within the first year of usage.”

ShiftHound is valuable to any business where there is shift-based work including healthcare, long-term care, nursing, call centers, retail, transportation, hospitality, manufacturing, and many others. ShiftHound v3.0 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 delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS). 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 their employees.

For more information, please visit http://www.shifthound.com or contact Sales at 1.888.SHIFTRX (744.3879) or sales@shifthound.com
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ShiftHound, Inc.
Lisa Nappi
619-309-6740
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