Why shouldn't I plan in Excel?
Planning can be quite complex because you often have to take a lot of factors into account. First of all, a distinction must be made between team planning and requirement planning. With team planning, the available time is central and plans are made based on this time. With requirement planning, the demand is taken into account. For example: in the catering industry, the demand for staff is higher when the weather is good than when it is bad.
In addition, account must be taken of availability (holidays, days off, etc.), responsibilities and the work schedule within teams.
Because you have to take into account many different factors, planning takes a lot of time. In addition, there is also a high risk of human error.
A software planning tool is a good solution here. Duty rosters can be drawn up quickly and efficiently. Checking whether the planning has been carried out effectively is also possible thanks to a link with time recording. There is also a continuous view of holiday balances for compensation days, holidays or other absences.