Who Uses This Software?

VCS Scheduling and Time & Attendance solutions revolutionize the manner in which the business, healthcare, public safety, retail, manufacturing, and governmental industries manage their employees.


Average Ratings

6 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Visual Computer Solutions
  • www.vcssoftware.com/
  • Founded 1998
  • United States

About VCS Employee Scheduling

VCS software systems compute data prior to shift work, so that the planned hours and positions are properly staffed. Proactive scheduling promotes a productive, compliant, and fiscally responsible workforce.


VCS Employee Scheduling Features

  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Class Scheduling
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Facility Scheduling
  • Group Scheduling
  • Multi-Location
  • Real-time Scheduling
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Room Booking Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • FMLA Tracking
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self Service Portal
  • Time Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Payroll Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Management
  • Schedule Distribution
  • Shift Swapping
  • Time Clock
  • Availability Indicator
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Daily Unit Loading Analysis
  • Dispatch Monitoring
  • Electronic Signature
  • EMS Service Roles Time Clock
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Fleet Management
  • NEMSIS Compliance
  • Patient Database
  • Point-of-Service Data
  • Refusal Statements
  • Shift Management
  • Supply Management
  • Custom Map Views
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Event Calendar
  • Facility Pre-planning Data
  • In-Vehicle Navigation
  • Incident Response Checklists
  • Pictometry Imagery
  • Scheduling
  • Search
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Code Enforcement
  • Compliance Management
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • Inventory Management
  • License Issuance
  • Permit Issuance
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Self Service Portal
  • Taxation & Assessment
  • Utility Billing
  • Work Order Management
  • Booking
  • Cell Maintenance
  • Check In / Out
  • Commissary Management
  • Incarceration Records
  • Inmate Accounting
  • Officer Shift Notes
  • Time Management
  • Case Management
  • Certification Management
  • Court Management Integration
  • Crime Scene Management
  • Criminal Database
  • Dispatching
  • Evidence Management
  • Field Reporting
  • Incident Mapping
  • Internal Affairs Administration
  • Investigation Management
  • Scheduling
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Contractor Management
  • Employee Lifecycle Management
  • Labor Projection
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Recruiting Management
  • Scheduling
  • Skills Tracking
  • Time & Attendance
  • Variable Workforce

VCS Employee Scheduling Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Great Employee Scheduling program

Mar 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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Pros: I love the ability to set up schedules for the various unit as far out as needed. The officers use the web based module to see overtime available, leave requests and approval as far as needed. Supervisor are able to ensure there is adequate staffing and never fall below minimum needs of the department. Every change in the VCS Employee scheduling system is documented which is great for payroll audits of time sheets and leave taken . Finally being able to run real time reports is best that are used to project overtime costs.

Cons: For updates of some screens require a lot more time to update such when you need to transfer an officer or employee to another unit. Or when schedules of the same unit have to be individually created.

Overall: VCS POSS (Police Officer Scheduling System) has been great for RPD. Overtime reporting for budget projections and expenses is a primary use. Additionally, being able to capture detail categories that increase cost by pay period, quarter or annually has been the greatest bonus.

10 year User of VCS (POSS)

Mar 18, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is very customizable and has been very accurate payroll product for our department. We use most features of the software and have been very pleased overall. The continued updates VCS provides are making the product better and better. We love the versatility of product and the various modules that tie into payroll.

Cons: The general customer service options have been responsive. With that said, I found that the follow through has sometimes been lacking. As an example, we have found some inaccurate reporting issues with some reports. Customer service was initially responsive and agreed that there is an issue, but several months and counting, I have not heard any update and the issue has not been resolved.

Overall: We have become much more accurate and have saved a tremendous amount of time processing payroll.

Solid program that could use additional updates

Apr 01, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: The program has a lot of features and it can be customized for many different applications

Cons: When issues are detected they sometimes do not address the issue. If they do address the issue it can take some time. Many things work differently form the Desk top program to the web version which causes trouble.

Overall: Overall good experience and customer support is courteous and works hard to help with any issues, but as I said if a problem in not readily repairable it may never get address some times I do understand why but it can be frustrating

Could be better; could be worse

Mar 15, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Scheduling is easy however a bit cumbersome. Continuous updates are making things easier which is a very good thing.

Cons: Reports. Some reports are perfect others need work. Also exporting to excel can be a nightmare.

Overall: Over VCS has been a great asset to my company. We no longer rely on paper or manual counting of time. Their technical support has improved vastly over the years.

Pure Garbage

Sep 26, 2016
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Cons: Poorly written software, terrible tech support

Overall: Support is minimal at best. Poorly written software. Upgrades are not numbered version-wise; named after the SEASONS! Expect lots of permission reversals after upgrades; Bells and whistles sold don't work. Don't expect to get any support when entire "team" is off at their seminars trying to sell this junk to prospective customers. Our company had to withhold a payment to get their attention to address still un-addressed technical issues.

Recommendations to other buyers: Run, don't walk away.

Vendor Response

by Visual Computer Solutions on March 12, 2019

Thank you for your feedback and we're sorry to hear of your experience. Our support team is available to assist our customers around the clock, with many options available at vcssoftware.com/onboarding. All customers are invited to attend our annual 3-day User Conference where they can gain additional hands-on training from our Product Specialists, however, during that time, Support Technicians are still accessible to customers unable to attend the conference. We're proud to have a 98% customer retention rate and encourage you to reach out to info@vcssoftware.com to discuss how we can be of better service to you and your company.

Cresskill PD review of VCS

Mar 24, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very user friendly. The software is tailored to police work and has cut down on processing time for both scheduling and payroll.

Cons: So far I have found no cons. We were using a very old software system and our new system has really cut down on the time and effort needed to complete the tasks.

Overall: Excellent experience! The staff is very helpful. We built the system using webinars and phone calls. The staff walked us through every step. They are always available for follow up questions.