OptaPlanner continues as Timefold

Employee Scheduling Automation. Optimize shift planning.

Automate employee shift planning, tailored to your business rules and employee preferences.

  • REST API - JSON in/out

    Harness the power of AI-driven optimization technology by sending your planning problem to our REST API and we return you an optimized solution. Catering to the complexities of planning shifts for thousands of employees.

  • Your preferred way of hosting

    Host Timefold on-premise via a docker image and your preferred hosting solution. Or leverage our technology via the Timefold hosted cloud platform.

  • Designed for full flexibility

    • Adapt in real-time to changes in the environment such as employee availability, extra shift capacity, ...
    • Continuous planning, allowing to plan ahead for days, weeks or even months, while only publishing the short term planning.
    • Remain in control with manual pinning of specific staff members

For shift planners

Automatically plan shifts

Contact us to explore how our efficient employee scheduling optimization can enhance your operational efficiency and reduce labor costs. Our automated planning adapts to your workforce and skill sets, ensuring optimal scheduling results.

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For Employee Scheduling SaaS

Integrate the best solver

Boost your Employee Scheduling SaaS with Timefold's advanced solver scheduling capabilities. Seamlessly integrate Timefold into your platform, allowing you to focus on enhancing your core features.

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Optimized employee scheduling for your business constraints and rules

  • Shift coverage

    Ensure sufficient staff coverage for each shift to meet operational demands, providing a seamless customer experience.

  • Skill

    Assign the right person for the job. Match skills to tasks for efficient assignments.

  • Shift limit

    Limit the number of hours or consecutive shifts an employee can work.

  • Employee Preferences

    Tailor schedules to best align with employees' work-life balance needs.

  • Availability

    Accommodating employees work schemes such as part-time availability or certain days off.

  • Define shift type

    Adjust work guidelines depending on the shift period (morning, afternoon, night).

  • Shift synergy

    Ensure specific team members are always on the same shift

  • Fairness

    Equal distribution of desirable shifts and hours among employees

  • Real-Time Changes

    Make real-time adjustments to schedules in response to changing operational conditions

  • Multi-location

    Coordinate scheduling across multiple locations or branches, ensuring uniformity and efficient resource allocation.

  • Shift Trade & Swaps

    Facilitate employee-initiated shift trades and swaps, empowering workers to manage their schedules collaboratively

  • Custom constraints?

    Your unique business rule can be translated into an actionable constraint.

Master Employee Shift Scheduling with AI: A Technical Guide to Timefold Software

18 years of Planning Optimization

18 years ago I started OptaPlanner as an Open Source project and built a team around it, at Red Hat.

Now we are continuing the project as a dedicated company under the Timefold brand. Improving on our already existing product, building with the co-creators of OptaPlanner.

Geoffrey De Smet - Co-founder & CTO, Timefold
Geoffrey De Smet

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