Did you know that you can make your life easier by using sales forecasting to build shifts? Sales forecasting can be done within TimeForge in one of three ways:
- First, you can forecast sales by integrating with a POS system. By integrating TimeForge with your POS system, TimeForge will pull data directly from the POS.
- Second, a manager can enter actual figures or manager projections. Do this by going to the Sales tab in TimeForge and then clicking either Actual Figures or Manager Projections.
- Third, by simply letting TimeForge learn over time. TimeForge will take the data that’s entered and learn over time what your sales typically are. Then you’ll be able to use that data to accurately build a shift based on your sales information.
Why use sales to build shifts?
Sales forecasting is essential to businesses because it helps you predict what your likely demand will be. This makes your life easier by helping you build better schedules to accommodate the demand. For instance, if your sales forecasting reports are showing that you’re going to have higher sales on Friday than on Wednesday, you’re probably going to want to schedule more people on Friday, since you’ll be busier. You can even set up shift builder rules that say for every X sales, you have to schedule Y people. As a business owner, I might want to schedule 1 person for every $200.00 in sales. If you use TimeForge’s shift builder rules combined with sales figures, you’ll be able to build a schedule in under a minute!
As you can see, using employee scheduling software, like TimeForge, could help make it easier to build schedules for you or your managers. Scheduling software helps you and your managers save time, by building schedules quickly; save money, by preventing over-staffing based on sales; and headaches, by having all of the information in one central location.