Capacity planning: planning tomorrow’s success today

Long-term, strategic management of resources

Optimum staff capacity planning is a key success factor that contributes to a company’s competitiveness in the long term. Personnel capacity planning confronts planners with the challenge of adapting capacity to requirements in the medium to long term. When planning personnel capacity, the aim is to efficiently harmonize unstable order situations in volatile markets in the face of fluctuating customer and visitor flows. After all: only with the right deployment of resources can companies tap into their full potential in terms of costs, service and sales orientation.

All data in view all the time when planning staff capacity

For optimum resource planning, personnel planners need a solution that makes long-term capacity levels and demand visible and manageable at all times – not just providing the necessary insights at the monthly, weekly or daily level. This is now available with capacity planning from ATOSS. The software takes all factors into account that impact on personnel capacity, providing flexibly definable aggregation levels in terms of time and organizational structure. Capacity planning covers all the important staff data – from general personnel structure such as full-time, part-time and temps through to comp time, vacation, sickness and qualifications.

Use capacity planning to increase productivity

The integration of absentee rates immediately reveals deviations between gross and net capacity as compared to demand. This significantly increases transparency in capacity planning, indicating potential options that give organizations strategic benefits in terms of project management and in relation to specific projects.

For example, long-term planning of departmental or site changes or early commissioning of external service providers can be used to selectively cover shortfall, thereby raising the service level. Annual holiday planning adapted to low-demand phases and shifting of staff hours over a year-long period can be used to increase strategic flexibility in the deployment of resources. Expensive, unproductive working hours are measurably reduced by means of optimum capacity planning. What is more, planning reliability increases staff satisfaction. ATOSS capacity planning allows companies and staff to benefit from optimum resource management. 

Capcity Planning

Effective capacity planning lays the foundation for strategic personnel management.

Benefits and effects of capacity planning for staff and companies:

  • Comprehensive overview of available gross and net capacity
  • Integrated staff absence and sick leave planning
  • Personnel requirements and deviations visible at a glance
  • Support for teams, divisions and the company as a whole
  • Enhanced planning quality due to anticipatory capacity balancing
  • Optimized costs, service and sales based on qualified long-term planning
  • Precise holiday planning based on harmonization with personnel requirements
  • Streamlined and efficient processes due to integrated database
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Jürgen Bucher


Are you looking for a soltion regarding your capacity planning? I would be pleased to help you!

Jürgen Bucher
Senior Sales Operations Manager

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