Online Scheduler. Scheduling Issues.
Scheduling is not always a very simple thing. there are a lot of rules and contingency's for certain times.
Putting in set time slots does not give you this. it leads to inefficiency in schedules, because we don't just have inspections on those specific time slots. This leads to potential gaps in the inspectors schedule where he has nothing to do.
Solution: A deeper level.
A solution to this is to add a deeper level of rules for scheduling times. Basic IF statements will suffice. or a series of yes no questions. If next appointment is at 2:00 pm and is less than X miles away the open time should start at 10:00 am instead of 9:00 am.
That's just one example.
Liz R commented
I agree with this. I am having issues with larger properties being scheduled online or by my call center in a time slot that won't allow them to get to the next property/time slot. Parameters regarding the # of hours needed for that size home could keep a property from being scheduled when another property is already booked after it.