Irvine, CA. - June 24, 2008 - PDSI, the developers of TeleStaff, automated scheduling and notification software for Public Safety organizations, is pleased to announce the release of Auctions, the latest product addition to the TeleStaff Enterprise Solution. Building on its 13 plus years of experience in developing Public Safety workforce solutions, PDSI developed Auctions to automate the lengthy and complicated bidding processes required to fill shift assignments and allocate time-off which is common practice within Public Safety organizations.
In its debut, Auctions introduces several ground-breaking features to the industry. These features are designed to eliminate the overwhelming amount of manual effort and resources required by Public Safety organizations to accomplish bidding, and at the same time, help employees balance their work demands with personal life priorities. Bid administrators will be able to manage their auctions within an automated and centralized system where final bid awards will automatically display in TeleStaff. Additionally, employees will be empowered to directly bid on an auction item, i.e., a shift assignment or vacation time, and instantly see who won. Overall, Public Safety organizations that use Auctions will have greater bidding efficiency, less errors and increased employee satisfaction.
Some of the key features and benefits of Auctions for both managers and employees include:
- Seamless integration to TeleStaff
- Reduced time spent on filling shift assignments and allocating time-off
- Elimination of paper bidding
- Enforced fair and equitable scheduling through configured business and bidding rules
- Centralized bidding administration
- Targeted auction types to match the way organizations bid
- Greater flexibility and control over schedules for employees
- Less paper forms and waiting periods for employees
- Faster bidding and awarding - employees can view, choose and 'instantly win'
- Better tracking capabilities during bidding processes
- Secure auction environment
Today's Public Safety organizations are under increasing pressure to maintain full-power staffing, often with less resources and time while still having to balance employee time-off, schedule preferences, bargaining agreements, labor compliance and other organizational rules. The Auctions product is a direct result of PDSI understanding the needs of its clients, thus developing a powerful new workforce scheduling automation tool that will benefit the market tremendously. With Auctions, PDSI has created a new product category, Automated Bidding, and continues to set the standard for Public Safety workforce scheduling.
"We've been listening to our clients about what other types of scheduling problems they encounter within their organizations, and we kept hearing about the need to automate the time-consuming processes related to bidding," said Greg Ekstrom, President of PDSI. "Turning the idea of Auctions into a real solution is a testament to PDSI's technical ingenuity and our deep knowledge of Public Safety scheduling. We are very pleased to be able to offer our clients a solution that will make their work easier to complete."