Vacation Mapping - 2021 Year in Review

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Jan 13, 2022

In a previous blog post, we examined the multiple benefits of creating a pro-vacation culture within an organization and strategies for doing so. However, administering vacation processes, particularly complex ones in large organizations, is tedious and highly disruptive. There are an immense amount of resources involved that detract from an organization’s core areas of focus. By intelligently automating the process of vacation mapping, companies can reallocate these resources to more strategic functions that drive bottom-line results and growth.

With 2021 now in the rear-view mirror, it is an interesting time to look back at some of the impressive metrics that Andgo customers were able to achieve, leveraging our Vacation Mapping product module:

Andgo vacation mapping module 2021 customer metricsAndgo’s Vacation Mapping module is highly scalable and ideal for high-volume environments. Our customers love Vacation Mapping for its ease of use and ability to streamline a traditionally manually intensive, cumbersome process.

In our customer’s words:

"Change is hard when you are an old program clerk! I had to learn it and I am SO glad I did. Whoever got this program for us surely loves the Program Clerks."

"...First choice processing was completed for all groups in 2-3 hours. Manually it would take a week."

“Emerg RNs (the largest group) took the manual process from 2 weeks to 1 day for all first choice approvals. Last year approvals had to be assigned to multiple people, as one person couldn't get them done.”

How Andgo Helps

Vacation mapping is a complex process. With Andgo, employees are able to make informed requests with a high likelihood of approval; reducing manual process and maximizing vacation usage.

Andgo vacation mapping module workflow graphicAndgo facilitates the entire vacation process online from end to end with highly configurable round-based vacation bidding that is easy to set up for non-technical users. Andgo automatically accounts for organizational rules/quotas in each round, with employee cohorts defined by configurable unit and occupation groupings.

Employees access a transparent calendar interface to guide informed vacation requests. Employees receive real-time insight into the likelihood of their vacation requests being approved before submitting. This likelihood is calculated based on available vacation banks and quota calculations determined from other employee submissions. Built-in email notifications keep employees apprised of the status of their request(s).

Andgo supports a multi-round, ranked-choice vacation bidding process. Employees submit a ranked list of their preferred dates, ensuring the vacation days awarded fit into their plans. 

Andgo presents intelligent recommendations to assist managers with vacation request approvals and provides the scheduling team with a prioritized dashboard for seamless processing. Approved vacation time can be automatically integrated with the customer’s existing scheduling system to ensure the most up-to-date changes are reflected.

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