Main Navigation in NimbleSchedule and Ximble
As opposed to the top navigation bar in NimbleSchedule, the main navigation in Ximble is moved to the left side, which also collapses when you use the system, allowing you to have more available working space with the main part of the system on the right.
On the bottom of the navigation bar on the left, as you can see on the screenshot below, you’ll find ximbleChat and settings icons. ximbleChat is a new feature which allows you to instantly communicate with your staff members.
In the top right corner, you’ll find the icons for Requests, ximbleChat, the help section, and your profile menu. Through the profile menu, you can alter your personal information. You can also visit the company settings section through the My Account link.
In Ximble, 3rd party integrations are relocated to the App Center (see the screenshot below), as opposed to being located in the My Account area in NimbleSchedule.
Shift Creation & Advanced Options
The process of shift creation is simplified through the quick popup; yet there’s more power under the hood in Ximble once you visit the “Advanced Options”.
If the Advanced dialog makes more sense for you to use on a daily basis, you can easily set the system to always display the advanced mode with all the additional options.
Scheduling Power Tools
All the scheduling power tools from NimbleSchedule are still there! You can easily save and apply templates, clear schedule, copy to next week, unpublish and import or export the schedule.
Based on the feedback we received from our clients, these options still work in the same manner, so you do not have to worry.
Whichever tool was your favorite one to save you time from repetitive scheduling tasks, we still have it!
Shift View – Information You’d Like to See
As you already know, in NimbleSchedule, the shift view was restricted to specific fields with no option to hide those that you may not need, or add those that you do need displayed. With Ximble, that’s easily configurable, as you can see on the screenshot.
You can choose which information you’d like to see displayed on all shift blocks and hide the information that may not be so crucial for your scheduling process. This way you can focus on things that matter the most, whether that’s a position, department, or a remote work site, which is a new feature in Ximble.
Filtering the Schedule View
Filtering the schedule view by using different parameters is super important, and we tried to improve it even further in Ximble. As you can see, besides just selecting a specific location, you can also select the “All Locations” options, which provides you with the master view of all your locations and the schedule across those.
By using a master schedule, you can easily stay on top of global projected schedule costs as well as monitor if all of your locations have a schedule for specific days or weeks.
Although Time Tracking in NimbleSchedule was very reliable, it lacked some additional layers in terms of tracking specific tasks or projects within each shift/time clock entry.
With Ximble, besides just being able to clock in/out for a specific position, employees can also select different activities and take breaks.
Employees can even save their reports during their work hours, so they can add a new date incrementally as the shift goes by.
Profile Page – Access All Time-Off Requests
The profile page has a similar layout with some improvements made in Ximble. Besides the UI improvements, in Ximble you can also access all time off requests for your employees through their profiles by using the Time-Off tab on the left. Additionally, the supervisor setting is more meaningful in Ximble, and now it allows supervisors to manage incoming requests for their direct reports.
Report Section with Added Dashboard
The reports section has been slightly overhauled. All of the reports from NimbleSchedule are included in Ximble, and we have also added the reports dashboard, which allows you to easily see specific information at a glance without drilling down deeper into various reports. If you, however, do need to visit a specific report, you can easily access it directly from the reports dashboard, as you can see in the screenshot below.
Integration Settings through the App Center
In order to find available integration partners in NimbleSchedule, you had to navigate to the My Account section, and from there to visit the Application Integrations page. In Ximble, that’s somewhat simplified and you can now easily access your favorite integration settings through the App Center option in the left hand side menu.
On top of just moving this page to the place where it’s more easily accessible, we’ve added additional integration partners, so we invite you to check it out.
Posting Announcements to Everyone and Even Attach Some Files
Posting announcements in NimbleSchedule was a quick and easy process. With Ximble, we’ve pushed things even further and allowed instant messaging through direct messages and channels, which allows you to easily post an announcement to everyone and even attach some photos or other work files.
Pre-Defined User Roles – Add a New Role or Edit an Existing One
NimbleSchedule offers four pre-defined user roles, which have been transferred over to Ximble as well, with the same level of permissions. However, in Ximble you can add additional user roles, or edit any of the existing ones. Once you try to add a new role, or edit an existing one, you’ll get a list of available permissions which you can tweak to match the exact needs for a specific group of users. Once they’re created, you can assign such new user roles to your users in the system. You can further adjust their permissions at any time, through the Settings section.