April 03 11:18 PM
QR Code
flag image

Web-based Time Management

Daily Schedule (click for larger version)
The Linear architecture was first designed as an intranet for a group of print publications. One important component was the ability to manage personnel schedules.

Our Web-based schedule system allows personnel to track meetings, calls, todos and reminders. Schedules can be viewed in either a daily, weekly or monthly format. Easy navigation allows the user to jump between formats, move backwards and forward, and link to related data.

Always available "mini-calendars" will jump from to any date accessing whatever data format the user is currently in.

(click for larger version)
When viewing a schedule, the specific information regarding any meeting, call or to do is revealed in the detail window. Simple visual cues let you know the status of work to be done.

Account Example
Used in conjunction with the account management system, a user can schedule a meeting with a client. That meeting will appear on the user's various schedule and also appear in the history/schedule of activities for the account. When viewing the schedule, the user can quickly jump to the account notes.

Multi-user Example
Given proper access authority, a user can request available times for a meeting with departments and/or specific personnel. From the available list of times, the meeting can be scheduled and will appear on all involved schedules. Optionally, the user can issue an email to scheduled participants notifying them of the scheduled event.

Facility/Resources Example
Optionally, your Linear system can be configured to track facilities/resources used in meetings. A user could view the schedule for a the main conference room, a projector or other important resources to determine availability.

viewing all users provides quick visual confirmation of schedules. As the mouse drifts over an event, the specifics are revealed in the detail window. (click for larger version)
All Users Views
Given proper access, a user can view the schedules of all personnel or facilities simultaneously. This is a great feature for a receptionist who needs to know when people will be in and out of the office.

Event Categories
Scheduled meetings, call and to dos can be categorized. Using categories, a manager can track sick days, vacation days and personal days for any user. Each category is color coded so that a quick view of any schedule reveals the nature of the scheduled item.

Department Example
Each user given access to your Linear system can be identified with a particular department. You can view the schedules for a department as a whole - or schedule meetings for departments. Department meetings will appear on all invovled user schedules.

Lock Schedules
By default, your Linear system is configured so that schedule items cannot be changed after the date of occurence. The schedule manager sould can change past information if needed.

Weekly views and monthly views are a click away. (click for larger version)
Recurring Events
Linear's schedule system allows for events to be extended for a specific number of days, for weekly, monthly or annual recurrence. Great for weekly staff meetings and deadlines.

You control the look and features of your Linear calendar system. Defining the start and end times, time-block increments, facilities, departments, event categories and user access are all within your control.

times newspapersWhen we realized we needed to upgrade our Web site, we knew we could not do it alone. Linear Publishing more than answered the call. All the new features we were looking for were already in place at Linear. In addition, if we came up with a feature not yet available, they created it.

We now publish two Web sites a week in less time than it took us to publish one. The free time has opened me up to explore new ideas and features to use on our site. It's a great feeling when you can get an idea and in no time have it up and running online. Thanks to it's ease of use, our Web site is getting better and better every day.

We are always getting compliments from our readers and advertisers. With help from Linear Publishing, we are becoming the e-voice of the community that we were striving for.

Randy Drilingas, Creative Manager
Search the Net
04 - 03 - 20