Smart Roster is a scheduler program best suited for churches, non-profit, commercial organizations. One just needs to set the events and roles, add participants, specify their roles.
Pros: This is a scheduler application which effective enables effectively manage schedule events by Churches, non-profit organization etc. One just needs to define the roles and events and set the periods, then just click the AutoFill button SmartRoster will automatically create the schedule and SmartRoster will select the best possible schedule. One can create the schedule using the drag and drop feature or manual feature. This application ensures that all the members of the schedule get the information through direct email, automated email reminders etc. Reminders and schedules can be set through groups or through roles.
This application keeps total information about the people, their skills, absences, work constraints etc and can create schedule likewise. Keep together preference can be set to place with one with other or not to place one with another. Group can be prepared with people with same type of features thus enhancing the group functionality.
Schedule can be done for day to years without any limitations. Import feature enables user to import contact details of the peoples.
There are enumerable types of reports that can be generated. Export report to tab delimited txt file, .pdf, or MS Word or export in HTML to publish in the web.
Cons: The interface is slightly complicated and the learning curve is correspondingly so. The wizard is based on help file not a proper menu based wizard. For such an application menu based wizard would be really helpful.
Overall: This application is really helpful, has lots of smart ability if used well. It has lots of features which are useful. A fit candidate for a 4 star rating.