Labor Cost Management Software Features

    All the tools and actionable insights you need to control labor costs and minimize unnecessary overtime - in one place and instantly updated.

    manager viewing labor report from tabletCloud-based applications like our Labor Cost Management module are transforming how work is planned and operationalized. We give you the built-in business intelligence and historical information to make better decisions, faster so that your bottom line profitability grows – not your labor costs and overtime expenses.


    Improve Shift Profitablility 

    Our powerful software makes it simple for you to focus on making shifts profitable.



    Eliminate Unnecessary Overtime

    Our software alerts you to all conflicts and overtime; and provides less costly alternatives.



    Get Actionable Insights Fast

    We deliver insights via an integrated scheduling, budgeting, and dashboard solution.


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    Labor Cost Manager

    The Labor Cost Manager module empowers you to take control of your labor costs via an integrated scheduling, budgeting, and reporting dashboard solution.

    Half the challenge of managing labor costs is getting the right schedule, cost, budget, and revenue data compiled in one place with a robust reporting, alerting, and exception tracking dashboard. Our Labor Cost Manager was designed from the bottom-up as an integrated solution so that you can focus on maximizing your margins and minimize unnecessary labor costs.

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    Smart Shift schedules & labor cost budgeting

    Accurate forecasting can go a long way toward effectively managing your labor costs. The Orbital Shift labor cost management solution allows you to optimize labor costs and hours allocated by employee, position, or department in real time – ahead of time.

    Better Together - Scheduling & labor cost management

    Our Smart Scheduler provides detailed visibility into expected labor hours by company, project, location, position, and department for every time and shift. This information can be transformed into a powerful budgeting and decision making tool when combined with payroll cost, revenue, and gross margin data. Integrated scheduling and labor cost management means better financial results!

    Real-time alerts can save your real money

    Planning, budgeting, and scheduling shifts in a fast-paced environment can be perilous when last-second changes are made with incomplete information. Our Labor Cost Manager module gives you the alerts and flags that help prevent changes that will result in conflicts, double-booking, and unnecessary overtime costs.

    Overtime & overstaffing alerts

    Most unnecessary overtime and overstaffing situations can be avoided – we give you instant visibility and alerts to notify you and suggest corrective action when a schedule change will result in unnecessary overtime or overstaffing costs.

    Smarter budgets via seasonality & historical data

    Learning from the past and informing how to improve future operating results becomes automatic with our labor cost management software. Simply put, better information leads to smarter schedules which generate more profitable outcomes.

    Details matter

    Sometimes the differences between a profitable shift and a money loser aren’t obvious. We provide the drill-down details for things like budgeted cost as a percent of budgeted revenue, actual overtime rates applied to actual overtime hours, and employee shadow hours across all shifts, positions, and locations.

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    Labor Cost Manager - System Center & Dashboard

    The Labor Cost Manager - Systems Center & Dashboard provides a complete set of tools and data insights for creating, budgeting, and managing labor costs.

    Managers can plan employee work schedules to achieve the right mix of employees, positions, locations, and shifts to balance capacity and profitability considerations. Last second schedule changes can be made with full visibility into getting the most qualified employees to cover shift replacements at the lowest cost.

    Labor costs & hours at a glance

    Let’s face it, sometimes getting a schedule update out in response to changing conditions can be frantic – you will need to see the precise information on conflicts, over/under hours, and overtime costs in an instant. Our “at a glance” feature does just that – gives you the right information, right when you need it.

    Full visibility into shadow shifts

    Some employees have the experience and training to wear many hats. Often, they are scheduled to work shifts in other departments or locations – or, they are working different positions in different shifts or locations. Our Labor Cost Manager Dashboard displays all shadow position information so that your schedule and budget choices are informed by complete information.

    Actionable insights via Labor Cost Manager Dashboard

    We have designed our Labor Cost Management Dashboard to help you make smarter decisions quickly. By modeling various alternative staff scheduling scenarios you can determine the right combination of people, skills, and costs to ensure profitability and resource effectiveness.

    The power of choice

    While the pace may be fast and decisions must be made quickly, our Dashboard gives you the power of choice. All open shift positions will provide you with all the available, qualified employees along with the data regarding hours scheduled, overtime cost, and shadow schedule information. This contextual information enables you to make the best choice to fill the open shift.

    Data and communication in context

    While full visibility into scheduling and budget information often paints a complete picture, sometimes getting the right people into the right shifts requires a collaborative effort. Our Labor Manager module enables you to communicate shift specific or general information and/or text message or email collaboration with employees affected so that you get the schedule right.

    Better informed performance management

    Preparing and delivering performance reviews for shift workers can be time consuming and stressful if you need to research and document information relevant to a meaningful conversation with each employee. Our Labor Manager Dashboard provides information on hours and number of shifts scheduled, missed shifts, overtime worked, and early/late clock-in. As a result, review discussions are more productive and preparing for them is less time consuming.

    Complex organizations simplified via a powerful Dashboard

    Many companies have large and/or complex organizations with numerous legal entities, locations, departments and divisions. We have you covered! Our Labor Manager Dashboard module makes it easy to see all the relevant information in data views that help inform the best decision. You can configure the system and data views to deliver the right standard and ad hoc information you need.

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