Latest innovations on the GigPlaner
Various extensions and a new language
the year is drawing to a close and I would like to introduce you to a last new GigPlaner version for this year. At the same time, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the many suggestions and feedback. In the past year, we have continued to develop the GigPlaner and have added many new and useful features, and of course we want to continue doing so in the coming year.
The GigPlaner is growing steadily and is now gaining more and more popularity across Europe and beyond. In order to take this internationalization into account, we will be offering the GigPlaner in addition to German and English in French. The new language can already be selected in the system under My Account and soon our website will also be available in French.
Of course, this last version for this year contains not only the new language, but also a variety of optimizations, which I would like to introduce you to in the following. The new version will be available to you as usual from tomorrow.
I hope you enjoy reading the update info and wish you a quiet and contemplative pre-Christmas time
Also in this version, the larger adjustments in the statement & time recording feature continue. After we implemented extensions to the flex-time capping and the payment method of surcharges in the last month, there are some new surcharge variants with this version. In future, surcharges for additional work or certain categories are possible. In addition, there are some minor optimizations, which should also be mentioned at this point.
For all employees with statements or time recording, it is possible from this version to calculate surcharges for overtime work. If an employee works more than a certain number of hours, he can automatically receive a percentage surcharge.
For employees with statements it has long been possible to deposit different hourly or daily rates for different categories. From this version, this will also be possible in the form of surcharges for employees with time recording. It is now possible to define that an employee receives a percentage surcharge for a certain category - in addition, it can be defined whether this surcharge should be paid in addition to other surcharges or whether in this case only this surcharge should apply.
For employees with hourly wages, it is now possible to define for each category whether or not there is a minimum number of hours to be paid in each case, regardless of the hours worked. From this version on it is also possible to depict contractual arrangements with a minimum payout per event.
If the working hours are to be automatically rounded, this can be set in the settings under the point statements for a long time already. So far, however, it was only possible to round the working hours to quarter hours, from now on it is also possible here to round the working hours to half an hour.
Within a job, working hours can also be copied from other employees. This way you can save a lot of typing, especially when using target times. New from this version is that while copying the times you can overwrite already existing times. This way - even after a job - the working hours can be easily adapted for all employees. It is also possible to activate the function "Take over working times" by user group right also for employees who do not have edit rights for jobs.
The filter options in the calendar, the statistics or in the availability view are already in active use. However, the filters must be re-selected after each login, which requires unnecessary additional time. From now on it is therefore possible to save the filters in the form of filter favorites. These can then be quickly and easily selected and deselected via buttons in the calendar. Of course, the filters can also be changed later or new filters can be created from existing ones.
In addition to the option of choosing the client for a job, a contact person for the client can be chosen from this version onwards. This is displayed to those employees who are allowed to see the client and contact in the job (controlled by a corresponding right in the user group). In this way, employees can quickly and easily contact the client's contact person.