Fargo, ND - February 7, 2017 - Atlas Business Solutions, Inc. announced today that Warden Police Department have concluded its implementation of a new officer scheduling application, ScheduleAnywhere. ScheduleAnywhere gives police officers anywhere, anytime access to their shifts and schedules.
In the past, the method the police department used to schedule its officers and staff required each person to view a hard copy of the schedule in the office, which was created as a simple word processing document. There were many challenges that came with this antiquated method of scheduling. For Police Chief, Rick Martin, the mid- and long-range planning were the hardest.
"Since the schedule is busy, the end product became busy and hard to read. I had to print one or two week increments at a time, and updates were difficult to project," said Chief Martin. Now that the police department has implemented ScheduleAnywhere, employees have direct access to the schedule from any browser or mobile device. They're also able to easily submit time off requests or other schedule requests from anywhere. "The visual layout of the schedule makes it easy to adjust the schedule and identify and cover gaps," Chief Martin said.
The officers have more on their schedule besides patrol work, such as subpoenas and training events. The accessibility and flexibility of ScheduleAnywhere makes it easy for the entire team to add, conduct house checks, and include notes directly in the schedule. Looking ahead at the schedule is a top priority. Equally important for the Warden Police Department is looking back and reviewing training events and commitments. This way, the Chief and staff can audit training and get a framework for future budget considerations.
Adoption of the scheduling software was seamless. The employees had an easy time of incorporating the new scheduling app into their regular routine without confusion or complaints from officers and staff.
What is ScheduleAnywhere?
ScheduleAnywhere is online employee scheduling software from Atlas Business Solutions. This Software as a Service (SaaS) works for any business that schedules shifts, including healthcare, public safety, energy, government, retail and business services. The software ensures proper shift coverage, eliminates scheduling conflicts, manages shift rotations, tracks time-off and hours scheduled, handles staff availability and time-off requests, tracks skills and certifications, and estimates payroll costs. ScheduleAnywhere is used by thousands of managers and businesses daily to streamline the employee scheduling process. Free trial accounts are available and pricing is based on the number of employees scheduled. For more information, please visit www.scheduleanywhere.com.
About Warden Police Department
The Warden Police Department provides law enforcement services to the citizens of Warden, Washington. In addition to patrolling the streets, the officers provide requested resources, reports needed, and safety patrols when property owners are absent. To help minimize crime in Warden, Washington, the police department also offers crime prevention programs for citizens, and a Block Watch program to enable community members to become more aware of their neighborhoods. To learn more, visit www.cityofwarden.org.
About Atlas Business Solutions
Atlas Business Solutions, Inc. is a leading developer of easy-to-learn, easy-to-use, and affordable business management software. Founded in 1991, the company is recognized as an industry leader in employee scheduling software and was named as one of Software Magazine's Top 500 Software Companies in 2004 through 2007, and again in 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2016.