Corporation vs. Location Level

TimeForge is a very sophisticated labor management system that works well for both independently owned and operated businesses, as well as chain concepts and franchises with multiple locations. More than just an employee scheduling system, TimeForge has two separate operating levels that can be customized to match your business hierarchy.

The Corporation level is used to manage settings that affect multiple locations (e.g. separate retail stores, hotels, or restaurants), while the Location level is used to manage labor or employee schedules at a specific location.

When operated by a business with more than one location, some of the functionality of TimeForge is moved to the Corporation level to ensure consistent labor reports and pay rules across all business locations.

The TimeForge Corporation level

The Corporation level is used to manage settings that affect multiple business locations, such as company-wide Age Rules, Positions, Departments, and Leave Types. When you’re you have multiple locations in TimeForge and you’re at the Corporation level, you will see the name of your business in the upper right hand corner of your browser window, followed by a “Go to Location Settings” button (shown below). You will only see these features if you have configured multiple (2 or more) locations within TimeForge.

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The TimeForge Location level

The Location level is used to manage labor or employee schedules at a specific location. When operating with multiple locations inside of TimeForge, a drop-down box will appear in the top right hand corner (shown below). This drop-down box allows managers and supervisors to easily switch between locations. To return to the Corporation level, simply click the “Go to Corporation Settings” button.

Locations in need of manager attention will be displayed with an asterisk next to their name, indicating shift swaps or employee requests that are pending.

When more than 10 locations are present, the drop-down box will become a search box (shown below), allowing you to quickly search through tens, hundreds, or thousands of store locations by name, store number, address, or zip code.

The Corporation level “Today” page

At the Corporation level, many of the menus are similar to those of the Location level, including the ability to edit schedules, view availability and requests, and configure sales forecasting.

Additional capabilities include multi-location/multi-store reports and a corporate level dashboard with indicators for labor costs, posted schedules, and shift satisfaction among employees (shown below).

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