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Tugboat Software

Tugboat Software inc. offers software packages that optimize workforce scheduling and schedule employee vacations.

Who Uses This Software?

SAAS solution that enables you to automate workforce and vacation scheduling with customizable rules to fit your operation. Integrates with HR/ERP packages to drive down operating costs and save time.

  • Large Enterprises (>10,000)
  • Small/Medium Businesses
  • Hospital & Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources
  • Retail
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  • Software as a Service / Cloud
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What is Tugboat Software?

Tugboat’s solution pairs with your HR and ERP systems. Your rules of operation and policies are the foundation for Tugboat’s solutions. If your operation requirements are complex, we offers comprehensive solutions that focus on assigning your workforce to an optimized schedule while managing PTO. The schedule for your entire workforce is generated fast for a staff of hundreds or thousands of employees while improving employee satisfaction, reducing workload and drives down operating costs.

Even within the same enterprise, no two facilities are alike . Your unique operation rules and policies are the foundation for Tugboat Software’s dynamic work scheduling solutions.


Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, put simply, automate processes in supply chain management. Human Resource Management (HRM) systems manage HR functions. Both systems rely on a finite set of resources – people, equipment and parts. There is some overlap between these systems, but neither system focuses on assigning scheduling solutions in an optimal manner to control labor costs.

Overview of Tugboat Software benefits

Managers of production or operation working with any large group of employees in any enterprise – manufacturing, hospitality, public service –  with constantly changing demand for goods or services.  Tugboat Software’s solution assigns every person to the right job at the right time with the push of a button.

Manufacturing, hospitality, government – Any enterprise with any of the following conditions.
Need for Dynamic Scheduling
200 to 2000 or More Employees
Employees with Multiple Skills

Optimization—Through linear regression, optimizes employee assignments with a focus on labor cost control. All within the constraints of your existing labor rules and policies.
Comprehensive—Supports unlimited number of jobs, employees, shifts, departments, lines, work areas, etc.
Rules-based—Applies your site-specific scheduling rules while automatically assigning the right employee to fill your labor demand.
End-to-end—Automates all aspects of crewing: management of skills, on-the-job training, job bidding, events, deadlines, absences, vacations, crew and shift patterns, employee preferences.


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