This article will inform you of all the new updates to the Celayix platform throughout September 2022.

Celayix: Employee Scheduling Software

Shift reminders in Schedule Xpress

There is a new Shift reminders option within your Schedule Xpress. This new option gives the user control over when employees will receive shift reminders, if required. Previously, only employees had the control to choose whether they wanted to receive shift reminders or not.

One of the key benefits to giving users the control over shift reminders is that it prevents employees from turning them off. This means that users have the power to ensure employees are made aware of every shift, which increases the employees' reliability of being in the right place at the right time.

The shift reminders are located in Settings > Branch features > Shift options.

Shift options in Settings in Schedule Xpress

Once inside, you'll find the option labelled Shift reminders. The Shift reminders option contains two choices:

  1. Employees decide whether to use shift reminders in Team Xpress and the timing of reminders. (default)

  2. Scheduler determines whether shift reminders will be generated, and the timing of reminders.

Shift reminders in Shift options in Settings in Schedule Xpress

If you choose the first option, your employees will continue to be able to decide whether they want to use shift reminders or not. However, if you choose the second option, the Scheduler will be able to determine when the Team Xpress app reminds employee of a shift start and end, prior to them taking place.

Shift reminders in Shift options in Settings in Schedule Xpress

For reminders about upcoming shifts, you have the option to put the following parameters in place.

Shift reminders in Shift options in Settings in Schedule Xpress

For reminders about shift end, you'll be given the following as options.

Shift reminders in Shift options in Settings in Schedule Xpress

Important: In order for these settings to comply with employee's Team Xpress apps, they will need to redownload the latest version of the app that was released September 2022. Click the links below for the latest version:


Time Processing Excel spreadsheets show pay hours in decimal

Due to many clients feeling the benefit of having pay hours as decimals, our developers have made adjustments to make the calculations of hours easier.

Previously, when exporting an Excel report from Time Processing, hours would show in time mode; such as 7 hr 30 mins. Now, the aforementioned will show as 7.5.

See an example below.

New decimals in place for time mode in Time Processing export to Excel in Schedule Xpress

For more information on any of our new updates, please Contact Support now!

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