What is ABF?
ABF, also known as Activity-Based Forecasting, is an add-on for Labor clients that helps customers make well-informed decisions with the help of projected information like sales, guest counts, etc. Administrators & Corporate Leaders can use ABF to set up scheduling thresholds based on things like Projected guest counts & Sales, while scheduling Managers at locations that use ABF will have a clear & exact line of sight into what they need to schedule for a particular time period based on rules designed for, and assigned to, their store.
What Does ABF Solve For?
Without Activity Based Forecasting, many scheduling decisions might be made based on gut checks or incorrect assumptions. Along with that, different store types have different labor needs due to things like their region, location size, and popularity. Activity-Based Forecasting solves for both of these problems. First by allowing users to set up Labor Rules and assign them based on the needs of their business, and by providing Store Level managers with an exact amount of labor that they need to schedule.
How Does It Work?
If you'd like to learn more about Activity Based Forecasting and how it works, you can refer to the articles listed below:
- Labor Rules UI Overview
- Labor Rule Types
- Creating Labor Rules
- Creating Labor Rule Sets
- Configuring & Understanding Labor Rules
More articles can be found here on the Above Store Console Page.
Site Level Functionality:
More articles can be found here on the Forecasting page.