(Published 21 February 2017)
We’re thrilled to share 10 new Planday updates for web and app, all available to you now! Below, we’ll briefly explain what they do, and how they’ll help you run a smarter operation for your business.
1. Accrued Holiday
One of the most requested features from our UK customers is to better support the cost, vacation and payroll calculations associated with accrued holiday.
In the UK, employees are entitled to a maximum of 5.6 weeks of paid leave per year. For an employee working 5 days a week, this amounts to 28 days of paid leave. But for workers with irregular working patterns, or who start halfway through the year, it can be difficult to keep track of how much holiday they are entitled to.
Now with Planday’s accrued vacation feature, you can monitor the number of vacation days your employees accrue as they work, and the amount to be paid for those days off. Stay tuned for an invite to a webinar about how to get started with accrued holiday. You can also learn more about accrued holiday here.
2. See revenue inside your schedule
Customers who use the Revenue Report have been pushing hard for this, and we’re thrilled to get it into your hands so you can see exactly how much salary you’ll pay each day and week based on your current schedule.
By adding revenue to your schedule, you can see what percent of your revenue will be paid out in salary costs, both on a daily and weekly basis. Interested in more details about how to get started with Revenue Reporting? Check out our Support Centre.
3. Pay employees per shift or by the hour
Employees can now be paid by the hour, or per shift worked. This gives managers greater control over how to pay employees in the various employee groups.
4. Planday is now on iPad!
Check out the fully loaded Planday app for iPad! With an increasing number of companies running their entire business from iPad, the new app now makes it possible to manage employee time clocking and scheduling from an iPad. Download it now to give it a spin!
5. A better overview and faster loading schedule!
From your great feedback, we’re rolling out a series of updates to the Schedule overview so that making changes on the go is quick and easy. Our latest update includes a 3 or 7 day view of the Schedule, which works in both portrait and landscape mode. And your Schedule now loads a whole lot faster! If you have any app inputs or feedback, we’d love for you to send them our way by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. All your company documents, right inside the app
Employees can now access their documents from the Planday app. When you upload your employee handbook or weekly menu, staff members can access them right from their phone or tablet.
7. Switch accounts in one click
Managers and employees who work across several accounts can now save time by quickly switching between their profiles.
8. Request and view availability from the app
Employees can inform their manager when they prefer to work. Employees can edit their availability in real-time, so it’s always up to date. This makes for happier employees and less time spent updating the schedule to accommodate requests.
New Integration Partners
Planday integrates with many of the services you already use! We’re always adding new integrations and partners, and are pleased to announce our latest integrations.
9. Sage 50 Payroll
Are you using Sage 50 for payroll? Now you can quickly generate your payroll files in Planday, structuring all relevant payroll information to match the Sage 50 Payroll format. Easily import the payroll file into Sage 50 for a pain-free payroll process. Import Sage 50 payslips into the Planday system so employees can access their payslips, both on desktop and app.
Planday Integrates with NCR Aloha, Micros 3700, Maitre’D, POSitouch, Dinerware, or InfoGenesis through the Omnivore integration platform. This enables you to automatically import your revenue data into Planday, so your schedule, employee management, revenue, and business costs are all together in one place. By connecting to your POS using the Omnivore integration, now you can compare your payroll costs with your revenue, to help you build a better schedule that supports the financial health of your business.