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πŸ“Œ 2023-09-26


  • Absences in days
  • Bulk action change contract type

πŸš€ Improvements:ο‚·

  • Add new Absence types to policies

πŸ“Œ 2023-09-06


  • Absences in days [BETA]

πŸš€ Improvements:

  • Schedule - Budget and Forecast edit icons have different colours
  • Change bulk balance correction default value from null to zero
  • Shifts page: Adding or editing a shift resets department selection
  • Add variation department selector shows all departments after a refresh
  • Absence in days - Bulk correction to different unit not using the average contract
  • Change the colours of the availability on the schedule
  • Anonymize employee modal | New look
  • Apps - Personio Integration - Timesheets export improvements

πŸ“Œ 2023-08-23

πŸš€ Improvements:

  • Improved the add shift modal for the personal schedule page
  • Make it possible to have letters to our Chargenumber - Datafox
  • Exact Rate limit 

πŸ“Œ 2023-08-22


  • Department variations 

πŸ“Œ 2023-08-09


  • The Organization page within settings is now also available in the free plan

πŸ“Œ 2023-07-19


We are thrilled to announce the introduction of 'Absence Policies' in Shiftbase, which revolutionize the way absences are managed. With absence policies, you now have powerful tools at your disposal to customize your absence setup based on contract type. This includes determining the available absence types and time-off balances for your employees, along with a range of comprehensive absence settings. To learn everything about how to use it, you can read the Help Center article: absence-policies.
We genuinely hope that you share our enthusiasm about these exciting changes, as we believe they will greatly enhance the way you work. We can't wait to witness the positive impact they will have on your organization.Thank you for your continued support.

πŸ“Œ 2023-07-12

πŸš€ Improvements:

  • Add Department Name in Settings Header

πŸ“Œ 2023-06-28

πŸš€ Improvements:

  • When creating a team the locations is shown in the dropdown

πŸ“Œ 2023-06-20

πŸš€ Improvements:

  • Improved Sign-up flow

πŸ“Œ 2023-06-06


  • Add create shifts to Settings

  • Warning for high impact setting change

  • Merge plus minus and time off balance bulk correction

πŸš€ Improvements:

  • Improve department selector in settings

  • Icon on My-hours and my-schedule differ in color

πŸ“Œ 2023-05-17


  • My absence - Mobile page redesign for absence in days

πŸš€ Improvements:

  • Add a department selector in the add shift modal

  • Break Rules Page redesign

  • Make employability work for the new default shift option

πŸ“Œ 2023-05-03


  •  New sign-up page

πŸš€ Improvements:

  • Confirmation modal after setting changes has been added

πŸ“Œ 2023-04-19


  • Move the Kiosk to the Timetracking menu group

  • Add Buddee as app to app-center

  • Mobile app: My schedule - have a clear overview of what an absence is and the relevant data of this absence

πŸš€ Improvements:

  • Absence policy page has new look and feel

πŸ“Œ 2023-04-04


  • Top Chefs as app to app-center

πŸš€ Improvements:

  • Lock header when scrolling within settings

  • Having a save bar within settings

πŸ“Œ 2023-03-22


  • Include CoC in report dashboard - Salary cost percentage

πŸš€ Improvements:

  • Add tool tips within Settings

  • Visual indicator on availability with reason

πŸ“Œ 2023-03-08

🌟 Features:

  • Make labels more user friendly within settings page

  • Adding headers on the settings page

  • Integration with HoorayHR - Employee import

πŸš€ Improvements:

  • Clear overview what a location, department or team is

  • Re-order setting menu items

πŸ“Œ 2023-01-25

🌟 Features:

  • Move team management to settings

  • Create new subscription wizard

πŸš€ Improvements:

  • Confirm plan buttons

  • Personal information - Update Passport to ID/Passport nr

πŸ“Œ 2022-12-29

🌟 Features:

  • Overtime surcharge: New feature to keep track of overtime

πŸ“Œ 2022-12-14

πŸš€ Improvements:

  • Re-order days and date within my plusminus hours (from Monday till Sunday)

πŸ“Œ 2022-12-01

🌟 Features:

  • Apps - Loket - implement CostCenter/CostUnit on Payroll Export

πŸš€ Improvements:

  • In My Schedule show department & team text in the hover below the Shift name and times

  • The View of flex/loaned employees is consistent in Shiftbase 

  • The week and month view for the timesheet will display the red triangle for overlapping registrations

πŸ“Œ 2022-11-16

🌟 Features:

  • Creating new shift template in the β€œadd shift” modal 

πŸ“Œ 2022-11-02

🌟 Features:

  • Option to delete a user by Email address by using the API

πŸš€ Improvements:

  • Tooltips on side panel in the dashboard

  • Prevent identical custom field names

πŸ“Œ 2022-10-19

🌟 Features:

  •  Re-order my overtime view week numbers from new to old

πŸš€ Improvements:

  • Similar layout for modals in the mobile app

  • Requested date field for absence requests is added in mobile app

  • Absence detail page improvements in mobile app

  • Enlarge touch boxes for month switcher in date picker in the mobile app

  • Add reports to the BI reports

  • Remove β€œMy” from dashboard side panel items

  • Implement new colour picker

  • For mobile app we increased the number of months ahead in absence date picker to 24 months

  • A drag and dropped shift item has the same style as the regular shift items

  • For mobile app the open shift widget and schedule widget are consistent in visible period scope

πŸ“Œ 2022-10-05


  • New Payroll integration (Payroll export) with BCS Online 

πŸš€ Improvements:

  • Set an error when you do enter a not correct hexadecimal on colour selection

  • Limit the absence percentage column to 2 decimals

  • Add another employee toggle will remain activated to allow adding multiple employees

  • Lighten the disabled colour for the β€œBulk Action button” in Employee list

  • General redesign improvements on colours

  • Tooltip for clock out reminder

  • Add "shift item preview" to modal when editing or creating a shift 

πŸ“Œ 2022-09-21

🌟 Features:

  • Improvements in the redesign shift item/schedule

  • Compact month schedule view

  • New Payroll integration (Employee import) with BCS Online

πŸ“Œ 2022-09-07

🌟 Features:

  • New look and feel of Shiftbase sub-menu
  • New HR integration (Timesheet export) with Personio 
  • Migration of our API documentation to

    πŸš€ Improvements:

    • Absence calculation - Change the default value for new accounts
    • Single select custom field design alignment
    • Aligned colour palette and font for the mobile app 
    • Navigate Upgrade now button in lock modals to Change subscription overlay
    • Automate subscription confirmation
    • Last fixes new look and feel (redesign)

      • Shift Items Opacity

      • Conflict shift item visibility 

      πŸ“Œ 2022-08-24

      🌟 Features:

      • New look and feel of Shiftbase (redesign) 

        • We’ve updated the colours throughout the app, giving it a light, fresh feel. In addition, we’ve removed the icons on the navigation menu at the top.

      • New POS integration (Turnover import) with Twelve

      • Forgot to clock out notification

      • API endpoint to update and get users by email address 

      πŸš€ Improvements:

      • Required Any shift has no short name 

      • No prefill on the absence end date in the mobile app


      πŸ“Œ 2022-08-10

      🌟 Features:

      • Schedule recurring reports
      • New payroll integration (export CSV file) with P&I Loga
      • Redesign - Line charts
      • Refresh data periodically in the mobile app

      πŸš€ Improvements:

      • Subscription page visual improvements

      πŸ“Œ 2022-07-27

      🌟 Features:

      • New HR integration (Employee import) with Personio

      πŸš€ Improvements:

      • Tagline added to the app store listing
      • Open shift multi assign - Empty State 


      πŸ“Œ 2022-07-13

      🌟 Features:

      • Payroll report has a new filter for Contracttype

      • Added Employee Import & Contract Sync for Employes Integration

      • Prefill shift details when there is only one option

      πŸš€ Improvements:

      • Openshifts - Use better defaults for Open shifts assigned filters

      • Loosen Public API Ratelimiter to allow for more requests per second

      • On mobile, display 'External' labels for timesheets in departments you cannot see due to permissions

      • Department selection option "select all" selects only search results when using the search filter

      πŸ“Œ 2022-06-29

      🌟 Features:

      • Open shift with approval now has multi-assign and filters

      πŸš€ Improvements:

      • Redesign flow for requesting absence in the mobile app

      • Redesign β€œmy absence” in the mobile app

      • In β€œmy overtime” the β€œtoday” count has been removed 

      • Redesign in Web App of the Splitbutton, report tables and confirm popup

      • Add confirmation step to integration deactivation

      πŸ“Œ 2022-06-15

      🌟 Features:

      • New filter option in schedule - Show empty teams 

      • New payroll integration (payroll export CSV file) with SD Worx

      • For a free account, locks have been added to the menu items: Timesheet, Diary, and Reports

      πŸš€ Improvements:

      • Redesign Web App of the toast and spinners

      • Polishing of the settings - subscription table

      πŸ“Œ 2022-06-01

      🌟 Features:

      • Switch shifts in the clock in/out function

      • Rating popup for the mobile app

      πŸš€ Improvements:

      • Pinned widget in the mobile app has been removed

      • Widget titles are added to the dashboard in the mobile app

      • Layout for the billing modal 

      πŸ“Œ 2022-05-18

      🌟 Features:

      • New POS integration (turnover/clock import) with Unitouch
      • New filter option in schedule - Show only violations

      • Department and team information is now available in the schedule, shift hover

      πŸš€ Improvements:

      • Email field validation is added in the forgot password screen in the mobile app

      • Edit success messages are improved for updating the employee and language

      • The system updates can be found in the menu when clicking on your avatar

      πŸ“Œ 2022-05-04

      🌟 Features:

      • New table reservation integration with Guestplan
      • New filter option in schedule - Show only conflicts

      πŸš€ Improvements:

      • Connexie payroll export now splits the worked hours per department and can map the β€œOpdrachtreferentie”
      • Clock in/out option outside of the punch clock widget is now added to the mobile app

       πŸ“Œ 2022-04-20

      🌟 Features:

      • New open shift with approval flow was added. Allowing employees to "request" an open shift from their planner before getting assigned. 

      • New custom field type: Multi-Select was added. Allowing you to pick multiple options from a dropdown list.

      • New payroll integration with (CSV based)

      πŸš€ Improvements:

      • You can now manually order custom fields in the interface. A new field was added to all Custom Fields "order."

      πŸ“Œ 2022-04-06 | Sprint 0

      🌟 Features:

      • Ability to have report favorites 

      • Payment reminder is shown on Log in 10 days before account closure deadline

      πŸš€ Improvements:

      • Customer will now receive an email if we can't connect to Untill for import/export actions

      • Interface improvements for the create user department selector to make it easier to add an employee to more departments

      πŸ“² Mobile:

      • New widget 'My totals' as users were used to from our previous app

      • Start time is now shown in the punch clock widget

      • Absence can now be removed from the app

      • Management tab in notifications is visible again for starter accounts

      • Improvements when requesting an absence

        • Absence type is now clearly required with gray text and a red asterisk

        • Period is no longer preselected

        • After choosing a partial day, you will no longer be sent back

        • Modal closes after saving when not having the permissions to view own absences and/or view absences

      • Improvements in news

        • Comments by others are visible again if you do not have permission to add comments

        • Comments of others visible again if not in same department

        • No more character limit for writing news items

        • When editing a news item, notifications are no longer sent to employees automatically

      • Absence of inactive and anonymized employees is no longer visible

      • You can now select and copy text within the app

      • You can now delete text in one go by clicking on the X in the right hand side of the text field

      • Filters and selected departments are now remembered per screen after closing the app

      • The department selectors adjust to the screen size

      • More space available for long department names

      • Horizontal loading bar indicating that data is being refreshed in the schedule, timesheet, absence etc.

      • Open shift 'instance counter' now also visible in the open shift details

      • Location is requested again immediately after granting access to the Geolocation

      • Fixed strange behavior when switching from day view to week view in the calendar

      • Fixed problem where dates differ by 1 day (Android only)

      • Fixed bug when setting an avatar (Android only)


      πŸ“Œ Updates Q1 2022

      πŸ”Ή Repeat events items: The ability to repeat event items in the schedule.

      πŸ”Ή Visma Nmbrs update: The ability to choose hourly and wage models in the Visma Nmbrs integration has been added to the configuration menu of the integration.

      πŸ”Ή Public testing of the new Shiftbase mobile app: Everyone can now join the public testing of the beta Shiftbase mobile app. Do you want to join the public beta-test? Contact our servicedesk for more information!

      πŸ”Ή New Shiftbase app: The updated Shiftbase app is live for iOS and Android.

      πŸ”Ή Redesigned Report screen: The report overview has been updated, the selection of reports and filters is at the top instead of the left side.

      πŸ“Œ Updates Q4 2021


      πŸ”Ή Ecash link: A new cash register link with Ecash is available as of today.

      πŸ”Ή New synchronization options for Payroll links: From now on it is possible to indicate which employee data should be synchronized.

      πŸ”Ή Piggy link: A new link with Piggy is available as of today.

      πŸ“ŒUpdates Q3 2021

      πŸ”Ή Lightspeed K Series: A new integration with the Lightspeed K series POS systems.

      πŸ”Ή Employee report update: The column MFA has been added to the (in)active Employee report.

      πŸ”Ή Improved anonymisation procedure: When you anonymize an employee you now have to type in the employee's name. This way you can't accidentaly anonymize an employee.

      πŸ”Ή CSV import update: The custom fields are added into the CSV file.

      πŸ”Ή Budget update: You can repeat your added budget in the schedule.

      πŸ”Ή Forecast update: You can repeat your added forecast in the schedule.

      πŸ”Ή Formitable: You can integrate Formitable with Shiftbase for a reservations import.

      πŸ”Ή Various bug fixes πŸ‘Ύ πŸ”«

      πŸ“Œ Updates Q2 2021

      πŸ”Ή Kiosk: It is now possible via the Kiosk website for employees to clock in and out using a pincode.
      πŸ”Ή Forgot to clock in (manager): The manager can receive an update when a employee has not yet clocked in.
      πŸ”Ή Forgot to clock in (employee): The employee can receive an update if the employee has not clocked in yet.
      πŸ”Ή Shift reminder: The employee can receive an update of the upcoming shift.
      πŸ”Ή Skills report: A new report showing what skills an employee has.
      πŸ”Ή Permissions report: A new report showing the employee's permission group(s).
      πŸ”Ή Required shift report: A new report showing you all the required shifts.
      πŸ”Ή POS turnover update: Eveery 5 minutes the turnover is imported from your POS system.
      πŸ”Ή Various bug fixes πŸ‘Ύ πŸ”«

      πŸ“Œ Updates Q1 2021

      πŸ”Ή Drag & drop: It is now also possible to choose between moving or copying a service with drag & drop. Some stability improvements for the feature have also been implemented.

      πŸ”Ή New language: The application is now also available in Romanian.

      πŸ”Ή Custom fields: Custom fields are now also shown in the schedule.

      πŸ”Ή Costs: Cost of absence is now included in the schedule.

      πŸ”Ή Styling: Styling of shift notification updated.

      πŸ”Ή Various performance updates.

      πŸ”Ή Various bug fixes πŸ‘Ύ πŸ”«


      πŸ“Œ Updates Q4 2020

      πŸ”Ή New language: The application is now also available in Swedish.

      πŸ”Ή Various performance updates

      πŸ”Ή Various bug fixes πŸ‘Ύ πŸ”«

      πŸ“Œ Updates Q3 2020

      πŸ”Ή Leave balances: Leave hours can now be split into different leave balances such as statutory and extra statutory hours. As a manager, you can choose which balance the hours will be deducted from!

      πŸ”Ή Absence Policy: It is now possible to create an absence policy when employees can request leave. This makes it possible to limit leave requests or even block days for a certain period of time.

      πŸ”Ή New languages: The application is now also available in Spanish, French and Polish.

      πŸ”Ή Various performance updates

      πŸ”Ή Various bug fixes πŸ‘Ύ πŸ”«

      πŸ“Œ Updates Q2 2020

      πŸ”Ή New integration: With the Unit4 integration, employees can be automatically imported from Unit4 into Shiftbase and you can easily import hours worked into Unit4.

      πŸ”Ή New integration: With the AFAS-Online integration, employees can be automatically imported from AFAS-Online to Shiftbase and you can easily import worked hours into AFAS.

      πŸ”Ή New integration: With the Easylon integration you can generate a customized import file with the push of a button. This allows you to easily and quickly send the hours worked from Shiftbase to Easylon.

      πŸ”Ή Various performance updates

      πŸ”Ή Various bug fixes πŸ‘Ύ πŸ”«

      πŸ“Œ Updates Q1 2020

      πŸ”Ή Custom fields: We have a new extension in Shiftbase! The ability to create custom fields. From now on you can add fields to personal data and schedules & timesheets.

      πŸ”Ή Reports: Our reports have been updated! Once you have selected the report you want to retrieve you will now find the filters on the left side. In addition, the column selection can now also be found on the left side.

      πŸ”Ή New integration: With the Employes integration you can easily import hours worked into Employes.

      πŸ”Ή New integration: With the Growzer integration, Growzer retrieves payroll expenses from Shiftbase, giving you a clear overview of your revenue and expenses.

      πŸ”Ή Update integration: An update in the Nmbrs integration this again fully equipped with contract synchronization, this also eliminates the need to first enter new employees into Shiftbase yourself. Because Nmbrs no longer knows different contract types we can now only make a distinction in the following way:

      • Hourly workers: All employees with a 0 hours contract

      • Permanent employees: All employees with at least 1 contract hour

      πŸ”Ή Various performance updates

      πŸ”Ή Various bug fixes πŸ‘Ύ πŸ”«


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