Ximble offers the ability to calculate the distance between a staff members street address, and the address of where an assigned shift is located. This feature will allow you to determine the amount of miles / kilometers it will take staff members to reach their assigned shifts destination, which will lead to an optimized workforce.
This feature must first be enabled. In order to enable this feature, please navigate the account in this specific order:
- Settings (gear icon).
Next, enable the Calculate the distance between shift locations and employees in __ option, and select the distance type (mi / km). Don't forget to click the Save button so any changes can take effect.
Next, move over to the Settings - Locations section. You can select an existing Location, or create a new Location.
Click the Shift Distance column. You'll be able to enter the Geo Address of the Location you're editing.
You'll want to ensure that each staff member, that are assigned to the Location you're editing, also have a valid Geo Address assigned to their Profile Details page. This can be achieved by following the steps below:
- Navigate to the Staff page.
- Select a staff member.
- Make sure the Profile Details tab is selected.
- Click the Contact Information column.
- Enter a valid Geo Address.
- Click Save.
Finally, when viewing the Schedule page, and you assign a shift to a staff member containing a Geo Address that coincides with a Location Geo Address, the distance between the two will be displayed in the bottom right hand corner of the shift.