When scheduling you may see a prompt stating, Forecasting and Labor Generation Required. This indicates your location uses Activity Base Forecasting, which in some cases requires a forecast and/or labor to be generated before the schedule can be started.
Identifying when Forecasting and/or Labor Generation is Required
The setting prevents edits to a schedule until one or both of these actions are taken:
- A forecast is generated for the same week on the Forecasting tab
- Labor is generated for the same week on the Forecasting tab
When navigating to a week where these requirements have not been met, these warnings will appear to direct you to the Forecasting tab.
Fig.1 - Forecasting and Labor Generation Required [select image to enlarge]
Edits cannot be saved on a locked schedule until the forecast requirements are met. A similar error message will display if you attempt to assign a shift to an employee on that schedule.
Fig.2 - Warning on shift editor [select image to enlarge]
You can review which schedules have these settings enabled on the Store settings page. See HS Store Settings: Schedules (Add and Edit and Inactivate) for more information about that section.
Fig.3 - Store Settings [select image to enlarge]