FDM Software Releases FDM Roster Personnel Scheduling Software

North Vancouver, BC – FDM Software is pleased to announce the release of our Next Generation FDM Roster, a customizable, integrated application for managing personnel scheduling and staffing assignments. Roster is a comprehensive tool that can be used by all members of the department for day-to-day staffing functions. FDM Roster provides a graphical representation of a department’s operational requirements, available human resources and current staffing schedules.

The power of FDM Roster is that it is entirely customizable. Departments can build specific business logic to meet local staffing requirements. In short, the system automates unique, complex business processes and reduces the amount of time and effort required, so departments can allocate resources efficiently. In addition to the cost savings resulting from automation and reduced paperwork, FDM Roster’s accurate information can be used for payroll and business analysis.

FDM makes it a priority to meet current client needs and anticipate evolving industry requirements. With that in mind, client feedback plays a major role in our development. FDM worked closely with clients to ensure that FDM Roster met their scheduling needs. “What impresses me most about Roster is how easy it is to collect data for work history,” says Vincent Capelle, Battalion Chief, Compton Fire Department, California. “The data is there and it is easy to find. Roster is a huge timesaver for us.”

Soon after its release, Nanaimo Fire Rescue, British Columbia, one of FDM’s first Records Management System (RMS) clients, implemented FDM Roster. By integrating Roster with other FDM RMS modules, the need to enter duplicate data such as Personnel, Stations and Apparatus into third party scheduling applications is eliminated. FDM Roster is also fully integrated with FDM Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD).

FDM Roster simplifies scheduling by using agency business rules to recommend Roster members who are capable and qualified to fill vacancies. “We know once we fully implement FDM Roster, we will benefit from its efficient scheduling capabilities,” says Captain Dean Ford, Infomatics and Preplan, Nanaimo Fire Department. “With Roster, our Administration staff will be able to quickly see the daily qualified members for positions that open up due to illness and training as well as easily track employee work history. The option of paperless timesheets will make payroll easier and staff can also see their long term schedules and put their leave requests right into the Roster Calendar,” concludes Ford.

FDM’s powerful and flexible reporting allows departments to create and print standard or customized reports making it easy to summarize fire/staffing particulars and advise or make recommendations on any fire/staff related activity.

About Nanaimo Fire Department
Nanaimo Fire Rescue Department's service to the public consists of more than just fighting fires and responding to emergency calls. We are made up of 5 divisions: Operations (responsible for emergency medical services, fire suppression, mitigation of disasters and rescue activities); Fire & Loss Prevention (responsible for fire investigations, fire inspections, fire plans checking and public education); Infomatics and Communication (receives and dispatches 911 calls for assistance to Nanaimo Fire Rescue as well as 26 other fire departments within the Central Island Region); Nanaimo Emergency Management (Guides emergency management actions in the City of Nanaimo by reducing the likelihood and impact of major emergencies and disasters); and Administration (helps keep responders ready for action).

About FDM Software Ltd.
With over 20 years experience and 120 installations serving hundreds of jurisdictions throughout North America, FDM Software is a market leader in Fire/EMS enterprise solutions. The company provides powerful and flexible Records Management (RMS) and Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) solutions that help save lives and protect property across the continent.

FDM is focused on providing the best public safety product in the industry backed by exceptional 24x7 customer service. Based in North Vancouver, BC, FDM also has offices in Ontario, Canada and Missouri, Utah and Washington State, USA.

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