Product Showcase – 28/09/2018

Welcome to our fortnightly showcase, full of release information and early looks at upcoming developments for the fortnight from 17/09 to 28/09!


Leave blackout periods – released

Block staff from applying for leave during set periods

Make sure you have enough staff to cover your busy periods

Flexible self-serve configuration let’s you have company wide blackout periods or set them per store, region, employee group or leave type

Maintain flexibility by allowing some managers the ability to approve by exception


Late clock out notifications – released

Control overtime by knowing when your staff are working late

Maintain visibility of staff working late, even for your mobile or decentralised workforce

Save money on unnecessary overtime

Minimise time theft


Grouped shifts – in development => now released!

Create, edit & delete groups of shifts in the new roster builder

Create & manage shifts for multiple employees at once, for a single shift period

Important shift information including fill status, shift details & compliance alerts flows to the top level


Refreshed UI across the platform – in design

A harmonious experience through interface consistency

Visual updates on earlier pages of Ento, to unify the user experience & improve the clarity of information

Applies to:

  • Timesheets review
  • Rosters
  • Dashboard
  • Employees
  • Leave
  • Unavailability
  • & other listing pages


Creating rosters from demand – in design

Create rosters using forecasted demand

Use your forecasted demand & headcount need to create shifts when creating new rosters to ensure you have the right people at the right time

Combine with Ento’s autofill & optimise engine to create the most efficient roster possible when creating a new roster

Create rosters of unassigned shifts to use as a base to ensure you have the correct amount of people for the job


Other features

Autofill & optimise settings – released

You can now use autofill & optimise without needing to configure each award manually


Roster builder staff & role reordering – released

Customise your roster view in a way that make sense to you with role & staff reordering


Roster vitals bar – in QA

Keep in touch with what is vital to your business while rostering


Roster vitals preferences – in development => now released!

Set what is vital to your business & make it a core part of your rosters


Shift notes for employees – in QA => now released!

Use custom data fields to give employees access to the information they need to do their job. E.g. site address, client bill codes, service notes


Push notifications – in development

Notify employees of any changes to their roster through their device


Single sign-on via Okta – in development

Allow employees to log into Ento using Okta, a single sign-on service. Allows customers to centrally control access and credentials through systems like Active Directory.


Public holidays in NRB – in design

Visualisation for when a public holiday is upcoming in the new roster builder


Timecode popularity – in QA

Shift label suggestions when creating or updating a shift in the new Roster Builder are now affected by popularity



See you next fortnight for another update! Feel free to check out past fortnights here.

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