Manage your News Feed with post and comment permissions

What's new ✨

System Administrators will now have the ability to set custom permissions for News Feed commenting and posting for different employee access levels. This feature will be available for both Premium and Enterprise users, giving you the control you need to create a thriving workplace communication hub.

Why 🤔

Communication is critical to a thriving workplace, and we want to equip you with the tools to foster a healthy and useful communication hub in our News Feed. 

How to use it 🤓

System Administrators of Deputy accounts on Premium, Scheduling and Time and Attendance plan can learn how to configure News Feed posting and commenting permissions in Customise your Deputy account with Business Settings.

For Deputy accounts on the Enterprise plan, you can learn how to configure News Feed posting and commenting permissions in Roles, Access Levels & Permissions - Enterprise

To learn more about the News Feed feature in general, head here to read more.

Got feedback to share? Go to Deputy > Help > Give us feedback

How to get it 🧪

This feature is now available to our BETA customers, and will soon be available for all Deputy customers.

Want to be the first to try this feature? Hit 'Get me in'!


MYOB AccountRight Live is now called MYOB Business 👋

What's new ✨

Our MYOB AccountRight Live integration is now labeled MYOB Business! This change has been made everywhere you might use a MYOB integration, such as the integrations directory, payroll export and people import screens. 

Why 🤔

MYOB have recently changed the name of their popular AccountRight Live payroll software to MYOB Business. Learn more about this change on MYOB’s website here!

Things to note ☝️

  • Nothing has changed with any of our exports. If you were exporting to MYOB AccountRight Live before, there will be no change to your integration (besides needing to click MYOB Business instead of MYOB AccountRight Live!) 

Better business forecasting with open & empty shift costing

What's new ✨

Deputy is introducing the ability to assign a default cost to your open and empty shifts, either across the entire business or separately for each individual location. 

Why 🤔

We know that having accurate wage costing of your schedule is important. In order to get an accurate costing, open and empty shifts need to reflect the value that they'll potentially cost your business in the future. By assigning a default cost to these shifts, Deputy's Business Insights stats panels will provide a smarter and more indicative view of your business' scheduling decisions.

How to use it 🤓

This new feature is rolling out progressively to all Deputy customers on our web app. Click here to read more about how to use it.

Got feedback to share? Go to Deputy > Help > Give us feedback

Table View for Stats Panel - A Quick view of your key metrics

What's new

In early 2020, Deputy refreshed the stats panel graph view to show you key business metrics like Sales, Wages, Hours and Labor percentage.  

We know however that for businesses to run optimally and smart, it’s crucial to deeply understand the key data-points and to keep an eye on what you planned against what actually happened on the day.

So we are excited to announce that Deputy has introduced a new table view into the stats panel , to help you easily understand and digest key metrics when making your scheduling decisions. This view will be launching on the Area-Weekly view & slowly rolling out to the rest in the future.

Now managers can leverage with the new table view for the following benefits:

  • One click to set up your Sales data and Budgets

  • Compare Forecast vs. Actual sales data to better estimate your sales trend


  • Quick view of your Budget vs. Schedule vs. Actual Wages to optimise your labor costs

  • Monitor Budget hours vs. Filled shift hours vs. Required staff hours to schedule enough people to cover your labor needs

  • Understand Scheduled vs. Actual labor % to make informed scheduling decisions.
  • The original graph view is still available & will be the default experience when you initially land on Schedule. You can easily switch between graph view and table view

  • One last thing :) we have also made it easier to enter ‘Business Insights’ by tapping on the “Insights” button.


How to use it

Read more about how the stats panel works here

Got feedback to share? Go to Deputy > Help > Give us feedback

Kiosk apps running on iOS 12 devices will no longer receive updates

What's new ✨

From March 2022, businesses using Apple devices running iOS 12 will no longer be able to download new updates of the Deputy Kiosk app. 

Why 🤔

Apple continuously releases features that make developing apps simpler, quicker, more reliable and secure. Supporting devices that run iOS 13+ means we will have all these benefits as we improve the Kiosk app. 

It will also allow us to release the Shift Pulse (team engagement) feature to the Kiosk app 🙂😐☹️

Things to note ☝️

  • Existing businesses with a device on iOS 12 will still be able to use the current version of the Kiosk app installed & there will be no downtime on the older versions as we go through this transition. However, it will no longer be supported via our help channels. We strongly encourage you to upgrade to iOS 13+ if supported by your device.
  • Users on iOS 13+ will continue to receive new versions of the iOS Kiosk app as we make updates.
  • This does not affect the Android Time Clock app.

Introducing a new Home on Mobile! 🏡

What’s New ✨

  • The ‘Me’ and ‘Dashboard’ tabs have merged to become the new ‘Home’ for both managers and employees, with information about shifts and business all under one roof.
  • Surfacing the right information at the right time and streamlining the experience to get to what matters:

    • Your next shift and available shifts
    • Items that require your action or approval
  • A brand new clock-in experience helps speed up the process of clocking in and clocking out



  • The new head-burger, designed as an avatar on the top left corner of the Home screen can be used to edit your profile, switch businesses, get help, and do much more.

Why? 🤔

The ‘Dashboard’ and ‘Me’ tab used to house similar information – items that require action or attention. Previously, users had to shuttle between the two to understand the business needs fully, and this merge will help streamline the overall mobile app experience for both managers and employees whilst introducing a brand-new ‘Timesheets’ tab.


How to use it

This improvement is now progressively rolling out on both the Deputy iOS and Android apps. Make sure you're always updating your Deputy app to the latest version.

Got feedback to share? Go to Deputy > Help > Give us feedback

An improved Timesheets experience on mobile 🕰️

What’s New ✨

  • Timesheets now have their own tab on the mobile app, making it easier for managers to approve and for your team to view and submit timesheets!
  • Managers can now view all key information needed for approval, including warnings for time and break variances from what was scheduled, when clock in was too far from locations and shift photos not matching your team’s profile, to name a few.
  • Tapping the date or profile photos means you can also approve timesheets in bulk
  • For team members, the Timesheets tab will show their own timesheets.

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Bulk Approval


Team member view


Why? 🤔

Timesheet approval is one of the most used features by managers on the mobile app, yet it wasn’t easy to find. By merging the Dashboard & Me tabs and introducing a dedicated Timesheets tab, you’re in for an easy, on-the-go timesheet approval experience.


How to use it

This improvement is now rolling out progressively on both the Deputy iOS and Android apps. Make sure you're always updating your Deputy app to the latest version.

Got feedback to share? Go to Deputy > Help > Give us feedback

Labor Model support for Tasks

What's new

In early 2020, we released the feature to set up Labor Model rules that take into account demand drivers (e.g sales, transactions) when generating your required staff.

We understand however that for businesses to run optimally, staffing is also necessary to carry out tasks throughout the day regardless of variable demand drivers (sales, transactions etc.). 

So we are excited to announce that Deputy can now incorporate Tasks into the Labor Model, to give you a holistic view of your required staff.

  • Create a task & sub tasks for a specific area & add them to your labor model rules.
  • Allocate how long it may take for staff to carry out each task.
  • Set up the time period for when this task needs to be completed
  • Run the labor model to generate how much staff it needs to provide a world-class service to your customers and now also determine how much staff your require to carry out important operational tasks like unloading and sorting inventory or cleaning or conducting a stocktake.
  • Automatically create the shifts to meet your required staffing needs with Deputy’s Auto Build & Auto-fill or simply manually create them.
  • Employees will see those tasks details in Mobile Apps or Kiosk when they start their shift on that day.

The beta roll out of this feature has been completed and we are rolling it out to all customers from now on.

How to use it

Read more about how the labor model works here

Got feedback to share? Go to Deputy > Help > Give us feedback or simply book a 30 mins meeting with us

New BambooHR Integration Now Available

What's new

Deputy has released a new version of the BambooHR integration that allows you to:

  • Automatically add and update employees from BambooHR to Deputy 
  • Automatically pull employee leave balances from BambooHR to Deputy
  • Automatically send approved leave requests from Deputy to BambooHR

Why

We have heard from many of our BambooHR users that our integration is constantly unreliable and unpredictable.

With this new integration, we make the setup easier by allowing you to:

  • Easily map your BambooHR locations, departments and divisions to equivalent Deputy locations - previously you had set up the list of custom fields for Deputy locations in your BambooHR account, you no longer need to do this.
  • Easily map all of your BambooHR time off types to Deputy leave rules - previously you had to name it correctly to get it to work, you no longer need to do this.

How to use it

Make sure you delete your old BambooHR integration first:

  • If you are a Premium, Timesheet only, Schedule only customer, you can go to Integrations under "Hello, Jack" in the top right
  • If you are an Enterprise customer, you can delete the integration by going to Location Settings 

The new integration can be accessed on the People tab

Need help? Read more about how the integration works here

Got feedback to share? Go to Deputy > Help > Give us feedback



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