The Right People, the Right Place, the Right Time
Labour is one of the two most expensive cost centres for an operator. With our Workforce Management solutions, you can save time in creating schedules and significant costs through better demand planning.
Control Labour Costs
Base staffing decisions on key variables such as current trends, weather, and local events. Know precisely how many team members are needed in every role for each 30-minute period of the day. It’s easy to use and gives you the insight you need to make better decisions.
Create Perfect Rotas
Our easy-to-use workforce scheduling software provides fully costed wage forecasting. It gives you multiple levels of rota approval and snapshot comparisons – and a complete view of employee work patterns across multiple sites.
Predict Demand and Adapt to Change
Transform forecasting from manual to automated and data-driven. See exactly how many staff you need to meet demand – including non-revenue-generating activities, like prep and clean-up. No more over or understaffing!
Maximum Operational Efficiency
The manager workflow tool shows all tasks clearly and logs each task as it is completed. No more dropped balls, just smooth, efficient operation. All daily tasks, from amending and signing off yesterday’s shifts to reviewing today’s sales and labour forecast, are taken care of.
Analyse Your Business End-to-End
Sophisticated exception reporting saves time. Accurate wage reporting and sales forecasting help you stay in control. And with Fourth Analytics, you’ll be able to quickly spot and react to trends.
Make Sense of Your Data
Dynamic, timely dashboard reporting on scheduling activity, how operations are flexing labour and whether deployment levels are too high or low when compared with budget and forecast. Drill down by area, location, daypart and hour.
Offer Mobile Self-Service
The mobile scheduling app makes sure everyone can see the most up-to-date version of the rota. Managers can offer open or split shifts, or emergency shifts if an employee is absent, and approve shift swaps from their mobile device. Employees can use their mobile to volunteer for open shifts, arrange swaps or suggest unavailability.
Time & Attendance
- Add on our integrated Time and Attendance solution so that data is sent automatically to the scheduling tool, enabling managers to easily control pay. No more manual input and reconciliation. Less lateness and absenteeism mean significant savings.
- Choose from a range of time and attendance hardware options, including biometric readers and facial recognition. All options are fully integrated with HR and POS systems to ensure accurate and timely attendance tracking.
Tips & Tronc
Now you can allocate service tips and tronc in complete compliance with tronc distribution policies. Our software manages reserves during quiet periods and keeps all tips secure via controlled access. Transfer tip data from rotas automatically and send it straight to payroll.
CFO, Stonegate Pub Company
“Fourth has enabled the daily examination of the efficiency of rotas versus expected sales, across the 690 sites. By focusing on the exceptions, we can use the ‘best in class’ performance to help the underperformers maximise sales and profit. We saved £4 million in one financial year. Driving efficiency is not about cutting labour, it’s about putting the right people on at the right time, and recognising individual work preferences. Again, here data is key. I like the fact that I can challenge our teams with fact-based data, and I know Fourth is at the forefront of that kind of data analysis.”
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