TimeForge schedules are saved automatically when any field is modified – but sometimes it is useful to save a draft of the current employee schedule before making any modifications.
Schedule Snapshots allow you to archive / save a draft of the current employee schedule, along with some quick stats about the number of shifts, and the cost of the schedule. At any point in time, you can easily restore a previously saved work schedule draft. Simply choose which snapshot you’d like to restore, and your employee work schedule will immediately roll back to the previously saved schedule snapshot.
Employee schedule snapshots are available on the Weekly View of the schedule, and are very useful for:
- Integrating newly hired staff members (Identifying which shifts can be moved around to accommodate the new employees)
- Rolling back to a previous version of the current work schedule
- Identifying shifts that can be removed or modified to reduce labor costs
- Viewing the effects of a drastic schedule change or shift swap prior to actually “doing it”
- And other “What If?” scenarios with the employee work schedule and staff members
Create an employee schedule draft.
Review work schedule drafts.
Previous schedule drafts are visible in the “Schedule Snapshots” pop up window.
Listed with each draft is the date and time the snapshot was created, the number of shifts in the schedule, the total number of labor hours scheduled, and the estimated labor cost (schedule cost) for the schedule draft.
1. To restore a draft, simply click on the button next to the desired draft, and then click on “Restore a Snapshot.” After a few seconds, your schedule will be restored to the selected work schedule draft.
2. To create a new draft of the schedule you are working on, click “Create a Snapshot.” You can create as many schedule drafts as you need.