Real time updates, multiple users with simultaneous access, local or remote visibility, and on any desktop computer, tablet or mobile phone. These are just a few benefits you should be expecting from your scheduling and planning tools.
When managers work with programs like Excel and make scheduling changes, they have to first make the change, save the file and then print out a new copy of the schedule for the employees. In some cases, they then have to email employees, or call those out of the office to let them know of the update. Even worse, the manager now has to go into Outlook, Google Calendar, or some other application, and update the information manually. This is bound to create mistakes.
What if one of those errors is a highly important meeting? What if one of those errors is a highly important deadline that costs your company a client or a contract?
Using a real time calendar syncing system means that changes are made automatically across all platforms; in your scheduling software, and in whatever calendar you use on your smart phone or other mobile device.
This doesn't just help you stay on top of the moving parts of your goals, but can promote a more harmonious work atmosphere by preventing conflict, confusion, and arguments between employees and managers.