ShiftHound is now ABILITY | SMARTFORCE

simple, pain-free scheduling,
credentialing and
time & attendance
for nurses and other staff


it's not hard.   it's just hard to believe it's this easy.

affordable easy to use mobile in the cloud

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Solve every day workforce challenges while driving lower costs and empowering higher performance. ABILITY | SMARTFORCE cloud-based software is the next generation of workforce management solutions, setting a new bar for flexibility, usability, mobility and affordability.

Key Features

Effective Decision Making Instant access to data informs effective decision-making. With visibility into availability, worked hours, OT, costs, skills, credentials, and budget targets, you can eliminate guessing and make safer, cost effective and more informed decisions.
Support Collaboration Inspire active staff engagement through collaborative scheduling. Empower staff to understanding needs; help fill open shifts, swapping shifts and track credentials.
Increase Communications Leverage text messages and email to stay connected. Assure scheduling needs, schedule changes, last minute needs and announcements, like expiring credentials, reach staff.
Save time & money Eliminate hours spent scheduling and calling employees on the phone. Reduce over-time, over-staffing, and premium hours. Managers know right-sized staff counts and exact costs of staffing decisions as they schedule.
Integrate other HR systems Our powerful Integration Engine allows any Time & Attendance or HR system such as Kronos, Lawson, ADP, PeopleSoft, etc. to easily share data with ABILITY | SMARTFORCE.
Track Credentials Store and track credentials, licenses, required training, and certifications. Get automatic notifications when credentials expire, are about to expire, or are missing via text message or email.
Simplify Time & Attendance No punch clock needed. This fully mobile Time & Attendance Module is smart enough to know the location of an individual when punching in and out from a mobile device. Integration with staff scheduling provides visibility into actual vs. scheduled hours.

easy to implement and easy to use = greater adoption and return on investment


Fully mobile keeps you connected wherever you are. iOS or Android phone, tablet or desktop computer, intelligent design optimizes display on all platforms.
Implemented in weeks, not months. No training required for staff, 2 hours for managers. No hardware or software for you to buy, implement, maintain, or upgrade – we do that for you! All the advantages of cloud based technology free to focus on what you do best.
Simple and easy to understand pricing eliminates hidden costs and surprises. No extra costs for training, services or upgrades. You will always know where you stand.
Join Companies using our Work Force Management Solutions
Kaiser Permanente Summit Medical Group ASC RediClinic UHS

Our Customers Are Saying…

"We dramatically decreased labor costs by close to a million dollars within the first year of product usage. ABILITY | SMARTFORCE at Summit Medical Group streamlines staffing, improves communication, contributes to greater efficiency and ultimately, produces more time for patient care."
— Karen Graham, Chief Operating Officer, Summit Medical Group
"ABILITY | SMARTFORCE has been the greatest resource tool to assist with our scheduling and staffing. What used to take me hours each day managing the schedule now takes me minutes. ABILITY | SMARTFORCE is very user friendly and easy to learn. We went from online live to 200 employees fully trained in 1 week."
— Sterling Bronson, Salt Lake Behavioral Health, UHS
"The time our managers spend on scheduling has been reduced from 15-20 hours per week to 3-4 hours per week with ABILITY | SMARTFORCE Scheduler. Reducing the time spent on scheduling tasks by 75-80% gives our managers back a week of time every month to focus on other things that make a difference, like quality of care."
— Mike Easley, CIO, American Senior Communities


ABILITY | SMARTFORCE delivers unrivaled workforce management solutions utilizing the latest Web 2.0 technologies.

•Mobile App for iOS and Android - Developed specifically for both Android™ and iOS® (iPhone®, iPad® and iPod Touch®) Staff can view and interact with their schedules in real-time to request open shifts, swap shifts, submit PTO, and set work availability and communication preferences.
•All screens optimized for any device - Whether using a cell phone, tablet, or computer web-browser, all ABILITY | SMARTFORCE screens work intelligently, through responsive design, to optimize readability and information display.
• Easy Point and Click Scheduling - Create and update schedule with simple point and click feature for all employee types (full time, part-time, per-diem, agency, float, etc).
• Command Center - Perform ALL scheduling tasks from one page with a few easy clicks. Perfect for Tablet use.
• Enterprise Wide Scalability - Handles multiple Departments, Divisions and Facilities. Supports sharing employees across settings.
• Manage Over-time - OT Avoidance List displays all future scheduled OT, allowing you to find alternatives.
• Staffing Ratio Alerts - Get alerts when staffing falls under or over predefined levels.
•Manage to budget - View total costs of each shift while creating schedule. Calculates staffing to Hours per Patient Day (HPPD) in real-time.
• Day View - Enables staffing needs at 15 minute increments, visibility to the entire day's schedule by shift with easy shift slide adjustments.
•Multiple Job Types - Handles multiple job types (positions, skills, groups, crews, etc). Only staff qualified to work a shift can see it, swap for it, or fill it.
•Schedule Automation and Rotations - Handles multiple templates for scheduling automation and complex rotations.
• Open Shift Management (OSM) - Efficiently fill open shifts with instant text and email communications. Staff can respond to needs requests from where very they are. Managers simply click to approve/deny and notification is sent instantly by email or text message.
•Last Minute Needs - See who is available to work for last minute needs and instantly communicate via email and/or cell phone text message.
•Role based security - What is viewed and what functionality can be used is completely configurable for each manager and employee or job type.
•Multiple scheduling views - View schedules by Department, by Employee, by Ratio/Hours per Patient Day, by Day, Week, Month.
•iCal export - Export your schedule from ABILITY | SMARTFORCE using iCal export to transfer your work schedule to your master calendar system.


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