Mass. Company Releases Scheduling Software

April 29, 2002 ( - New workforce management software could help managers design work schedules for their employees that equalize workers' chance of earning overtime pay and allow them to job swap, a Framingham, Massachusetts company said.

SmartTime Software Inc. said the latest version of SmartStaff allows employees to transact a variety of HR-related functions by themselves.

The company said the new SmartStaff features:

  • job swapping forms with all necessary information presented on one screen,
  • an employee self-service module,
  • an easier way to update reports, and
  • a mass entry screen for making and validating multiple schedule updates

Employees interested in trading jobs can access SmartStaff at a kiosk computer station or via a PC-based browser where they can accomplish the job swap according to pre-defined rules and without a manager being involved, SmartTime Software said.