Latest innovations on the GigPlaner

Extended time tracking and much more

Dear customers,

in April, some of you already had the opportunity to get a small overview of the upcoming features of the GigPlaner. At the same time, we were given a number of great new ideas by you to make the GigPlaner even better suited to the needs of the event industry.

Therefore I am pleased to present you today the new version of the GigPlaner, which already contains some of your ideas besides the features shown in April. And of course we are still working on optimizing the GigPlaner and adding new ideas and features.

In the following I will introduce you to the most important changes in the system, which will be available to you as usual from tomorrow. Please note that some of the new functions must first be configured in the settings.

I hope you enjoy reading the update info and wish you continued success with the GigPlaner

Sven Schlotthauer

 

Working hours

The recording of working hours is one of the most comprehensive functions in the GigPlaner and is becoming increasingly important for many of our customers. Since the ECJ ruling of 14 May at the latest, it is also foreseeable that digital time recording will become mandatory for all companies, regardless of their size and activity. In this version we therefore also offer some advancements for the time recording.

Time categories

It is now possible to define categories for working times in the settings. In the future, employees will no longer have to stamp only a specific job, but also, for example, working time or travel time. For each category, it is then also possible to define the percentage of working time to be evaluated. For example, it is possible to define that only half of the working time is credited for travel time as a passenger.

Working hours for tasks

With the new version, it is now also possible to record working times to tasks. Among other things, this makes it possible to record activities that are performed in advance independently of the actual job.

New dialog for working hours

In order to make it easier to keep track of the wider range of booking options for working times in the future, we have created a new dialog for managing working times. This dialog can be called up both in Statements and in Time Recording via the "+" symbol above and offers the possibility of shifting or dividing working times to other jobs or tasks.

General working hours

From this version, general working hours (e.g. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) can be defined in the settings. If an employee stamps outside this general working hours, this working hour must be approved by an administrator. Within this general working hours, the working time is automatically considered approved.

Vehicles

In this version, the vehicles only receive a small optimization, but for the next versions even larger extensions are planned, such as a recording of the driven kilometers and much more. From this version on it is already possible to request vehicles like you can already request employees, so that the status of a rental vehicle can be displayed better in the system.

Extension of skill levels

With the new version of GigPlaner you can already set the preferred skill level when you add the categories to your job while planning. In this way, a pre-selection can be made more quickly when employees are to be requested or booked later.

Extensions of tasks

As already announced above, working hours can now be recorded for tasks. In addition, it is now possible to prioritize tasks and get a quicker overview of critical topics.

Optimization of sick notes

In the past, the recording of sick notes caused confusion from time to time, which is why we have already created the possibility with the last version to record sick notes directly via the holiday function (in the form of a separate category). Starting with this version, it is now also possible to store a document for each sick report so that you can also file the official sick note of your employees.

New user rights

As in almost every new version there are some new rights again this time. The calendar views (day view, availability view, holiday view and planning view) can now be assigned individually to the user groups. Also the access to the invoice inserts in the jobs is definable by right. Whether administrators can change the availability of employees was previously only system-wide controllable, from now on this right can also be assigned to individual groups. Finally, there is the option of regulating access to all subjobs of projects for employees who are only allowed to see jobs in which they are requested.

Further optimizations

  • If an employee changes his or her base data (address, telephone, etc.), administrators will receive an e-mail notification.
  • In the settings, you can define which information is to be transferred from a main job to new subjobs.
  • If a job is copied once, the name of the new job can be specified.
  • The request of employees in the main job can be prevented system-wide in the settings. This avoids misunderstandings if this function is not used regularly.
  • Customers, schedulers and contact persons can be clicked on in the job by all employees with the appropriate authorization, so that, for example, they receive the telephone numbers of these persons.
  • Employees can be displayed by category in the weekly view.
  • The abbreviation of the last name for holiday entries in the calendar can be deactivated in settings.
  • The welcome message with the access credentials can be deactivated in the settings.
  • The fields for Outlook and copy e-mail addresses now allow you to enter multiple addresses separated by semicolons.
  • The names of subjobs can be created automatically if desired (also to be activated in the settings).
  • When using freelancers (which are not contained in the database and are inserted directly in the request dialog via the text field), any number of freelancers can now be entered in one request. As soon as a name is typed in, a new field for another name appears below.
  • When checking for overlaps during the request from a main job, only the periods of subjobs are taken into account. However, this only applies if it is activated in the administration that the main job period adapts to the subjobs (otherwise the main job could also be an independent job and the subjobs could be, for example, rehearsals or the like).
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