The Right People, the Right Place, the Right Time
Our demand planning software transforms forecasting from clunky and manual into a smooth, easy process. Now you can understand your customers’ behaviour in detail and base your decisions on that. Predictive analytics help you meet customer demand effectively and profitably.
Our labour management software system uses variables such as current trends, weather and local events to work out how many team members you need, in what roles, for each 15-minute period of the day. It’s easy to use and gives you the insight you need to make better decisions.
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. 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.
My Schedule 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 overtime, arrange swaps or suggest unavailability. And once these are approved, everything is updated on the schedule and everyone has instant access to the latest version.
With our workflow solutions, you get maximum operational efficiency everywhere, all the time. All daily tasks, from amending and signing off yesterday’s shifts to reviewing today’s sales and labour forecast, are taken care of. The manager workflow tool shows all tasks clearly and logs each task as it is completed. No more dropped balls, just smooth, efficient operation.
Time and Attendance
We have a range of time and attendance options to meet your specific needs, including biometric readers and facial recognition. All options are fully integrated with HR and POS systems to ensure accurate and timely attendance tracking. Data is sent automatically to the scheduling tool, enabling managers to easily control pay. No more employee form-filling and no more manual input and reconciliation. Less lateness and absenteeism means significant savings and the tool automatically allows for unpaid breaks. With Fourth Analytics, you will also see trends and be able to understand the underlying story.
Tips and 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. Using this tool you are able to transfer tip data from rotas automatically and send it straight to payroll. No misunderstandings, no fuss.
Take Control of One of the Most Costly Areas in Operations
Labour is one of the two most expensive cost centres for an operator. With our Workforce Planning solution, you can save time in creating, changing and communicating the schedule and save significant costs through better demand planning.
Create perfect rotas with super-accurate demand forecasting technology.
Integrating time and attendance with rotas in real time helps create optimised schedules.
Multiple levels of rota approval and snapshot comparisons give you insight into your workforce requirements.
One version of the truth avoids duplication and errors.
Simple interface makes it incredibly easy to use.
Handy tools help you never over- or under-staff again.
Mobile scheduling makes it easier to manage rotas.
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.”