Advanced unveils latest release of its homecare rostering solution

Published 11/08/2015 by Advanced, Editor

Staffplan Roster provides greater financial transparency and enhanced communications

Advanced today announces the launch of Staffplan Roster version 5, the latest version of the software company’s leading homecare rostering solution. The new version includes enhanced features and functionality to assist community care providers to increase financial transparency, improve communication and streamline legislative compliance processes.

Used already by more than 1,000 care organisations, Staffplan Roster enables service users, care workers and suppliers to store comprehensive records within a single, unified system. The solution allows scheduling, training, timesheets and related financial information to be easily shared and reported on to aid management decision making. Interactive wall charts highlight visit schedules for single or multiple bookings and integrated map functionality calculates mileage expenses automatically to reduce inefficient administration.

Staffplan Roster Version 5 offers care providers greater invoicing flexibility to charge funders and pay staff depending on the contract they have with the commissioner or service user. Funders can now be invoiced based on planned visit times or actual visit durations, or a combination of both, with capping and rounding options to match individual contracts. New automated features track staff hours already worked and forecast future scheduling patterns to reduce time and errors when calculating holiday entitlements.

The solution will also enable organisations to streamline the laborious process of submitting operating data for National Minimum Data Set (NMDS). Improved functionality allows a simple export to be done, saving significant amounts of time and increasing productivity. In addition, Staffplan Roster now enhances communication by recording service users’ and care workers’ preferred method of contact (post, email, SMS etc).

Jim Chase, Managing Director of Advanced (Health & Care), comments,

“Developments to Staffplan Roster have been made as a direct result of customer feedback and are designed to meet the evolving needs of the care industry. The improved functionality allows care providers to operate with greater financial transparency by assisting them to ensure they are charging funders and paying their staff accurately at all times.”

To celebrate the launch of the product’s latest version Advanced has partnered with Trees for Cities, an independent charity working with local communities on tree planting projects in urban areas. In support of the environment, the company will plant a tree for the charity on behalf of its existing and new customers who purchase Staffplan Roster version 5.

Chase adds, “Our latest version enables organisations to further eliminate administrative and paper-based processes to improve efficiency. Through our partnership with Trees for Cities we have committed to plant at least 100 trees and are proud to be involved in this initiative to improve the environmental sustainability in the industries we operate in.”