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Online Hotel Management System Firm Unveils Partnership to Bring Web-based Workforce Management for Small Hotel and Motel Operators


Online hotel management system firm unveils new partnership to enable hotel and motel operators to easily manage workforce scheduling and payroll.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2012

ONLINE hotel management system company Frontdesk Anywhere has announced it is teaming up with ShiftPlanning to bring a new level of service to its customers. ShiftPlanning is among the leading providers of cloud-based scheduling and payroll planning solutions, having carried out the mammoth task of managing volunteers at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Co-founder of Frontdesk Anywhere Thomas Lyle said the joint venture brings a valuable new service to hotels and property management companies by cutting the hours of time wasted on developing and reviewing rosters. “This is a great product,” he said. “ShiftPlanning looked after the substantial volunteer management project at the 2012 Olympics and if their system is robust enough to do that, we feel it is a strong partner to bring to our customers and we are confident we can do great things together.”

ShiftPlanning is the top choice for franchises, small businesses and large organizations in more than 60 countries. It allows businesses to schedule smarter and know exactly who is working, available, on overtime or vacation. Every hour an employee works is automatically registered and the information added to payroll so there is no need to spend valuable time totting up work hours every month.

ShiftPlanning estimates that managers can cut the time spent on scheduling by up to 90%. The simple software allows employees to handle the bulk of scheduling related functions. The innovative technology is integrated with Facebook and can be installed from the Google Apps marketplace so setup is easy and fast. Like Frontdesk Anywhere, it is also compatible with mobile devices including iPhones and Android systems.

Employees can also look at their schedules quickly and easily, from anywhere, as long as they have access to the Internet. Mr Lyle added: “This is another headache removed for employers, managers and employees. It saves time and it allows our clients to focus more of their efforts on the most vital aspect of their business; the customer.”

Mr Lyle said the partnership brings together the hotel management system expertise of Frontdesk Anywhere with the payroll and scheduling expertise of ShiftPlanning. By combining Frontdesk Anywhere and ShiftPlanning, hotel managers will be able to access a wealth of information and control their business from mobile devices, no matter where they are.

About ShiftPlanning:
ShiftPlanning's proprietary online software tackles the problem of employee scheduling head on by providing a centralized platform to both schedulers and employees. In fact, the company has reduced scheduling-related busy work by up to 80% for it's average client -- allowing managers to focus on growing their business and not on managing it. ShiftPlanning's biggest advantage is that it's available from any web browser and widely used mobile platforms to schedulers and employees alike. The company has created a straightforward solution that provides both managers and employees with the information they need to make better shift-related decisions. ShiftPlanning users benefit from streamlined communication flow and file sharing, open shifts that allow employees to select when they want to work, extensive reporting options, real-time schedule conflict avoidance, 3rd party integration, employee shift swapping, and online time-clocking; and, that's just the start of our useful features.

About Frontdesk Anywhere
Frontdesk Anywhere is a leading provider of innovative hotel management software for independent properties. To date, over 60,000 hotel guests have had their stay managed with Frontdesk Anywhere – from the initial online booking process through arrival, onsite operations and checkout. The company is focused on converging processes traditionally performed by separate systems into a single all-in-one productivity application. All modules are seamlessly integrated within the application and accessible from any computer and most mobile devices. The company is a privately held corporation based in San Francisco, California.

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