Ongoing tasks

Giving teams more freedom over when to complete longer tasks
Gemma Thomas
 • 
Jul 2021
6 min read
Task management
  • Do you feel restricted by inflexible schedules?
  • Are your teams asking for greater autonomy, but you don’t have the tools to maintain standards?

Then our new Ongoing scheduling is just what you need!

With Ongoing tasks, you will be able to widen the window within which tasks can be completed (over single and multiple days), so tasks won’t be marked as late. And teams will have more control over when they complete tasks.

Scheduling ongoing tasks in Trail app

“What’s new?”, you ask

Ongoing tasks

Now, every task has a start time, and a due time and can run for whole days, weeks and months.

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Weekly deep cleaning tasks schedule

So those cleaning tasks that need to be done throughout the week? You can now schedule them to first appear on a Monday morning and carry through until Friday close, until the task becomes due.

You don’t mind when during the week those cleaning tasks get done, do you? As long as they get done. Ongoing tasks will float throughout the week.

And that hot holding task that gets attended to throughout the day? Schedule it to start in the morning and end in the evening, and it will float throughout the day.

Which brings us to…

Snooze

Our new snooze function lets your teams manage their own time by snoozing a task until they’re ready to work on it.

So, those cleaning tasks the team can’t get to today? All they have to do is hit the snooze button and it will vanish from today’s Trail and appear on tomorrow’s one, instead — ready for them to attend to it.

What customers are saying

"Trail has given us realtime insight into every facility across our estate, so we can react to maintenance issues before they become large."
Scott Vernon
Chief Financial Officer
"We turned our Costa Checks and various compliance forms into regular tasks on Trail, which has contributed to some of the best scores we have had."
Delroy Daniels
Operations Director
"It’s the app I can’t live without in my working day."
Beth Cole
Assistant General Manager
"We rarely provide training to our guys, they just bought into the idea straight away. I love that I have a full visual of everyone's activity in front of me."
Katrin Toots
Compliance Manager
“Probably my favorite system. The uptake on it was so quick, and support has been great.”
Matt Pinchard
HR, Systems & Compliance Manager
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Jay Brown
Operations Chef

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