EVENT is a complete planning and modelling environment, giving you the power to automate, optimise and measure the quality and management of your course delivery. It has been designed in conjunction with real-world users from higher education, further education and training institutions to offer flexible and robust features within a user-friendly scheduling experience.
A flexible, user-friendly interface
EVENT contains fully interactive modelling grids, which show the most relevant and immediately useful information simultaneously. The interface is designed to support decision-making, allowing the user to filter views by staff, students, rooms and events. Dynamic event cells display relevant information quickly and easily, and sub-grids allow users to view further information about selections on the main grid.
Constraint settings that allow you to easily incorporate your preferences
EVENT has the ability to set constraints on both global and local levels, giving users significant control over event scheduling and resource allocation. Global constraints allow users to construct avoid dates, determine clash matrix settings and model room fitting strategies. EVENT's local constraints allow users to specify a set of both simple and complex rules – including declaring staff work patterns and availability, room preferences and travel time, an event's ability to split resources and event timeslot preferences. These can be created as both HARD and SOFT constraints, where the user can pre-determine the penalty for violating rules.
Set, benchmark and measure your institution's timetable quality measures.
EVENT allows you to manage quality by setting and measuring targets for maximum number of hours per day, rest periods, room utilisation, activity spreads and much more. These can be used in the scenario generation process, allowing for continuous improvement.