5 myths about scheduling software

Do you think a scheduling program isn't the right fit for your business? Perhaps you believe your business is too small, or that the program comes with a hefty price tag. Alternatively, you might have overly high expectations regarding what the program can accomplish. Let's dispel a few myths surrounding scheduling software.

August 1, 2023

It's too expensive

If you schedule 20 users with Timezynk, the cost would be approximately 2,600 SEK per month. Now, let's compare this to your alternative cost of, for example, 300 SEK per hour for manual scheduling. If you spend two hours a week on scheduling, it amounts to 2,400 SEK. Despite the initial learning curve to use the software, opting for a scheduling program can still lead to considerable time and cost savings.

It takes a long time to learn

When you give Timezynk a try, you receive a complimentary web demo. We'll guide you through the program's features via screen sharing, ensuring a perfect fit for your business. Should you need additional assistance, our free support is at your disposal. You can easily reach us within the program through chat, or you can opt for traditional communication by calling or emailing us. For those who prefer self-help and guidance, our comprehensive Help Center is also available. Most users find our guidance particularly valuable during their first month, and rest assured, our team is here to assist you during regular office hours on all weekdays for any inquiries you may have.

An Excel spreadsheet works just as well

Using an Excel spreadsheet is indeed an excellent method for organizing and analyzing data in a tabular format. It's relatively straightforward to get started and can yield visually appealing schedules. However, it's important not to underestimate the added functionality that comes with scheduling software, which includes:

  1. Eliminating the need for many manual tasks;
  2. Providing immediate accessibility to any changes made;
  3. Ensuring the latest schedule is always available through the mobile app;
  4. Simplifying the transfer of time reports for payroll and invoice purposes to your accounting system;
  5. Enabling multiple individuals to collaborate on scheduling without the risk of creating different schedule versions;
  6. Offering automatic alerts for schedule conflicts and unauthorized working hours.

For further insights, you can explore more details in our article titled "7 reasons why scheduling software outperforms Excel".

It's only suitable for larger companies

Scheduling software isn't just for large companies; it's beneficial for businesses of all sizes. Its scalability allows customization for specific needs, whether you have a small or extensive team. For smaller businesses, it streamlines operations, optimizes resources, and saves time, addressing resource constraints. Moreover, cost-effective plans, including free and budget-friendly options, make it accessible to businesses with varying budgets.

Scheduling software generates a schedule automatically

Are you in search of a program that magically generates the perfect schedule? Unfortunately, such a tool doesn't exist. Crafting a good schedule is a skill that requires careful planning. However, a scheduling system can significantly simplify the process. Scheduling software can dramatically reduce the time spent on scheduling, primarily by allowing you to reuse previously created templates and schedules.

For more scheduling insights, check out our article "7 tips to manage scheduling challenges".

And if you're ready to give it a try, you can explore our scheduling program, Timezynk, with a free 14-day trial.

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