It's a wrap, both for summer and for the months of July and August.

Harvest season begins with some cool new features from Planday:

Web:

  • New Schedule statistic reports page

  • Improvement in Absence account templates

  • Updates in the new Edit employee form

  • Additional language support: Thai and Chinese simplified

  • Coming soon: Improved Birthday widget on the Home Dashboard

Planday app:

  • Additional language support: Thai and Chinese simplified

  • A new app version (7.14.0) is available for both Android and iOS with minor bug fixes


Web:

New Schedule statistic reports page

A new and improved Schedule statistic reports page is available from the Reports menu. From this page, you can download Excel reports with schedule data based on Hours per employee or Shifts per employee.

Read more about how to download Schedule statistics reports.

The new Schedule statistic reports page is available for the Plus plan and above.

Improvement in Absence account templates

From Settings > Absence (Leave), Overtime, Vacation > Account templates, you can manage your templates for Absence accounts.

As an improvement to these Account templates, we have added the option to select a default Shift type for overlapping shifts for each Account template.

This will ensure that the selected default Shift type will be pre-filled as the Shift type that should apply to any shifts occurring during the period your employees request absence. You can still edit the Shift type for overlapping shifts in each Absence request if needed.

You can set a Default Shift type for overlapping shifts for your Account templates in the Advanced details in step 3 when you create an Account template, or at the bottom of the page when editing an existing one.

Read more about customizing your Absence account details.

Updates in the new Edit employee form

We've made a few changes in the new Edit employee form, to improve the experience.

  • You can now select dual columns view that will display the sections in two columns when your browser window is wide enough for it.
    This works for both the Personal details and Employment tab. You can switch to dual columns using the icons at the top right corner.

  • Employee type and Edit salary have been moved to the Employment tab

  • Renaming in the Edit salary setup

    • As mentioned in a previous edition of our Release notes, we were going to rename Monthly salary to Salary soon. This update is now done along with a few extra small updates (text only):

      • Monthly salary has been renamed Salary.

        • Salary is used to set a fixed amount of money paid to the employee (default period: month)

      • The Contracted hours field is now called Working hours.

        • The field is used to calculate the expected cost shown in the Schedule.

      • The Salary field is now called Salary amount.

These updates brought no changes to the functionality, it's only the text that has been updated. The default period for the Salary is still monthly, so nothing has changed in your current setup.

The new Edit employee form is being updated gradually for Planday platforms in all countries, so if you don't see the new design yet, you can look forward to exploring it soon.

Read more about the new Edit employee form.

Additional language support: Thai and Chinese simplified

You can now select Thai or Chinese simplified as your preferred language in Planday. To change the language for your profile on the web, hover over the Profile menu point in the top right corner > Edit > Language > choose your preferred language.

Coming soon: Improved Birthdays widget on the Home Dashboard

You will soon see a new and improved Birthdays widget on your Home Dashboard.

In the Birthdays widget, you will be able to see the birthdays of users who are in the same Department(s) as yourself (including Departments you are managing).

From Edit dashboard you will be able to select the Birthdays widgets along with the other widgets you would like to display in your own personal dashboard.

Planday app:

Additional language support: Thai and Chinese simplified

Tap on your profile icon from the homepage to enter your profile section. Here you can now select Thai and Chinese simplified as your preferred language in the Planday app.

Available from version 7.13.0 and newer for both Android and iOS.

Please note: The screenshot is from the Android app as an example, you may notice minor differences between the iOS and Android apps, but the functionality is the same.

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