Originally Posted by crosscountry55
In my current job I manage a Navy funeral honors program for about 1/3 of the state of Wisconsin. As we get funeral assignments from our regional headquarters, we then must turn those around and assign them to individual pairs of available Navy reservists, often (as is the nature of funerals) on short notice. Finding people who are available often requires a lot of phone calls. And then we have to send them addresses and directions to cemeteries.
Light bulb went on today. Officials' assigning software programs would work well for managing availability in this type of setup.
Q1: Has anyone ever tried using assigning software for things other than sports?
Q2: Anyone think I could get a 6-month free trial from a company as a proof of concept? Might lead to future business, might not. At the very least the provider would be donating a service to the military, which makes for good public relations.
Q1: No, I have not tried using it for anything other than assigning officials.
Q2: No, I don't think you could get a free trial, but YES I do think this type program would work very well for assigning in the situation you mentioned. It never hurts to try though.