I have to say that when I was initially shown Agendrix, I was feeling pretty good about my little working Excel sheet. But when I actually got to try Agendrix for the first time, I figured everything out really quickly, and the Excel sheet went the way of the dodo because of how easy Agendrix is to use.
Canac is a Quebec region hardware store chain owned by the Laberge family since 1985. Following the acquisition of the Canac-Marquis Grenier company, the Laberge family ensured their company’s growth throughout the years by making new acquisitions and opening some twenty new locations, thus bringing the number of Canac superstores to twenty-five in 2017.
Located mainly in the Quebec region, Canac expanded towards the western part of the province in 2016 and now employs over 3500 people across the province. Open day and night, seven days a week, Canac stores employ full- and part-time personnel of all ages to meet its clientele’s needs.
“Initially, we had planned to develop our own software, but after looking into it, I came across Agendrix, which proposed an affordable and user-friendly platform that already fulfilled all of our needs.
It was important for us to find a software that would be accessible online and across all platforms (Web, Apple, and Android) since many of our directors telecommute. Furthermore, we wanted to sync our workforce hours budgets and employee profiles from our head office’s software and our future scheduling software.
Three choices were then available to us: Agendrix and two of its competitors. Agendrix stood out through its sheer ease of use and the beauty of its interface, but also through the outstanding quality of its customer service. I quickly felt like we’d make a great fit. They even offered to run a pilot test in one of our locations to evaluate the project’s viability. When I saw how simple the pilot test was to set up and how little training our managers would need, I realized just how quickly this new system would be integrated to our twenty-seven locations. Agendrix’s implementation in the Canac network was incredible; it took less than a month, and their customer service was always topnotch.”
“Information centralization. Agendrix allowed us to bring our different locations’ schedules and communications together in one convenient location and uniformized format.”
“Significant time-saving benefits and improved access to personnel information. Agendrix brought with it a great deal of versatility on top of improving employee accountability with regards to their schedule (shift swaps, timely leave requests, availability changes, etc.). It completely changed how our team communicated; everything is much more interactive than it used to. All in all, we’re probably four times as efficient as we were!”
“Most of our employees were rather hesitant at first, but changed their minds quickly after a single try; comments have been very positive so far. They were impressed by the interface’s simplicity and the quality of the available communication tools.”
For the Rock-Forest location only
|Tasks||Old ways||With Agendrix|
|Scheduling||6 h 30 (using Excel)||1 h 30|
|Schedule modifications||2 hours (using Excel)||30 minutes|
|Schedule sharing||30 minutes||Instantaneous|
|TOTAL||9 hours (minimum)||2 hours|