Is the computer able to do that?
I still love those doubts of customers for
Rule Based Roster Software.
Last week, during
here in the Netherlands, these doubts arose once again.
- Won't our rules be too complex?
- Will the computer be able to cope with hour quantity of rules?
- Will the number of variables not be too much?
- Is a computer really able to create rosters as good as a human planner?
The person who had these doubts knows enough about computers to know their limits.
The doubts are entirely valid for somebody used to conventional systems, with hardcoded rules.
First they can't believe their eyes when they see
the computer generating a roster.
Only when they see how easily the computer plans around the leave requests they have just entered do they get real enthusiastic.
The demo of
rule based roster software
convinces most of them.
Typically IT staff are curious for the underlying
artificial intelligence techniques.
Time & Budget
As soon as technology is not a problem anymore, the next limits emerge:
These limits evaporate when the quotation is on the table.
A customer will notice that
- How long will it take to develop the system?
- How much will it cost?
Will it fit the budget?
The only real limit remaining is creativity.
What do we want?
And even that is not a really limiting factor.
There is plenty of creativity available in this software house.
IT projects should be a pleasure.
Let more of those parties