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R&R product update Aug. 8, 2023

This edition focuses on "new budgets after forecast," new data in R&R Insights, a "knew-you-that," the upcoming launch of the new Job App and bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements.

New budgets after forecast

Last product update(click here for more info) we already talked about it, but in this newsletter we want to highlight how budgets can be changed and when changing no longer works. Basically it is very simple to understand; Budgets can be changed from already set forecasts that are in the future.

Of course, if you want to change the budgets for the current week, no problem. However, budgets can only be changed for the current day and days in the future. Schedules are based on budget and for the days in the past the schedule is based on the budget at that time. So changing a budget in the past has no added value and is therefore not possible.

The moment a budget is changed during the week, it will be shown in the roster and a more appropriate roster can be created with the new budgets. Both the original and new budgets are shown in the roster, making it easy to see the difference.

New data available in R&R Insights

In the past month, we have added another lot of data to R&R Insights. For example, the forecast insight has been expanded to include columns of minimum occupancy as well as operating and opening hours. These columns are shown as of week 31 (July 31). This data is only visible in Insights after the forecast has been established, so should a future forecast be completed before the release, the data for that week will not be available in Insights.

In preparation for the upcoming feature to adjust budgets, we have also already added some new selection options for the current budget. This can now be selected for the columns Revenue, Hours, Payroll, Payroll Percentage, Productivity and Average Cost per Hour. All of these columns will show data as of week 29 (July 17), again this only works for forecasts made as of week 29 or whose budget has been adjusted.

To make things complete, Minimum Occupation has also been made available in advance for the current budget, so this combination is doubly new.

Did you know:

It happens that when the schedule is all set, an employee calls in sick. In fact, this is a daily reality. The moment the employee calls in sick, then his shifts expire.

But did you know that these services don't disappear? They can still be found in the duty roster and offer screen under the 'Expired Services' tab. These roster shifts can easily be offered through this screen and employees will be notified through the job app that there is a new shift they can sign up for!

The new R&R Job App will go live soon!

It has been passed around regularly, but soon it will be here: the completely revamped R&R Job App will be launched soon! You will soon receive a separate newsletter with all the information.

Bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements

Over the past few weeks, our teams have again been busy fixing bugs and making (minor) quality-of-life improvements. These changes are all aimed at making daily interaction with R&R even smoother. Last period we focused on security and performance. As a result, nothing has changed visually, but we keep R&R fast and secure.


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Mark Taling - Product Owner

Mark Taling - product owner R&R
About the author Mark Taling

As a product owner at R&R, I am responsible for the functional development and strategy of our software. My goal is to provide our users with the best possible experience, both in the short term and in the future.

As a former developer and architect within R&R, I have extensive experience with how our products work and the processes they support. I now use this experience not only to keep our products up-to-date, but more importantly to continually innovate for a better user experience!

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