Omnibus helps operators react rapidly

Omnibus software has enabled operators to react quickly and effectively to the rapidly changing situation due to the lockdown restrictions. The transport software specialist’s development team has been working to bring several new initiatives to customers to help them adapt to a new way of working.

The range of new features is designed to address and simplify the requirements necessary to operate under the current conditions, such as managing staff safely while maintaining social distancing. The next generation of CrewPLAN.NET automatic crew scheduling software is designed to give increased constraint flexibility. Its improved algorithm is intended to give operators greater control and delivers even greater efficiencies. It also now accounts for variations in opening and closing times for canteen points, to ensure that canteens are available for other staff at certain times of the day. Also, to assist with the management of social distancing, OmniBASE has a new Mealbreak Graph to show how many duties are on break at any given time.

Users of the OmniDAS module myDAS Touch now have a remote sign-on facility by scanning a QR code at a virtual sign-on point, enabling them to comply with social distancing. Also, additional codes have been set up in order to assist customers with making staff furloughed. These ensure that once staff are required again, they can be made available very quickly.

Peter Crichton, Managing Director, Omnibus, said: “It’s great to be part of such a positive industry which has shown unwavering determination to carry on and overcome all of the obstacles this current situation has brought.

“We’re always working hard to deliver more – and this has never been more important. As we start the phased exit from lockdown, our aim is to give our customers the tools they need to make life easier. We are happy to provide support, advice, assistance and consultancy as the industry works hard to re-establish its services.”

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