theRota is web-based software for building and distributing staff working schedules.

Anyone with a connection to the internet can use theRota. Workplaces currently enjoying the benefits of this website range in size from 5 to 100+ staff.

We hope you find your visit here useful and informative. Please do contact us if you require any further information or assistance. (Details found on our contact page.)


Designed for...

 Out-of-hours coordinators
 Third party message handling
 Volunteer self-rostering
 On-call duty rotas

 Medical Centres
 Retail chains
 Sporting events
 Concert Venues

Call Centres

Fire Stations
Rescue Services

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It's easy to build your own online rota. Click here to create yours, complete with sample data for you to explore and modify.

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Key Features
European Work Time Directive

Accessibility... Immediacy... Interactivity... Versatility

 Accessibility - You and your staff always have the very latest schedule to hand, viewable on the Internet. If staff need a hard copy printed version, a 'fridge-door friendly' calendar showing their own shifts can be printed. Rota administrators can control the rota from home, or wherever they have access to the Internet.

 Immediacy - When the rota is changed, those details are  immediately available to anyone viewing the rota online. The broadcast module will suggest which staff are affected by the changes and mark them for rebroadcasting, by email or SMS text message.

 Versatility - theRota works for many different types of workplace. Striving to meet the needs of our clients has led to user-customisable features... and that means it's a better fit for the way you work.

 Interactivity - This is the part that really makes the program fly. Your staff can log into a rota via the internet to

  • Print out their upcoming calendar.
  • Make their own private reminder notes on their calendar.
  • Request holidays (for salaried staff),
  • Update availability (contractors and casual staff), 
  • Modify their details and preferences,
  • Participate in your rota's online message board,
  • Swap shifts with other qualified colleagues,
  • Volunteer for unfilled/open shifts.

We recommend that you first  log into our sample rota as a normal staff member to experience the above. To see the complete functionality of theRota as somebody that creates and manages rotas, you can create a free trial rota. (See links.)

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Workplaces within the European Union must ensure the staff schedules comply with the Work Time Directive. (read more...) 

We help our users make compliant rotas every day. Contact us if you need advice.


PC to mobile messaging

Broadcast your staff's working schedules direct to their mobile phones. Send text messages to your staff directly from the website. (read more...)

Case Studies

How theRota helps our customers.

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Trial and Subscription versions

Take a tour of sample screen shots, or take the plunge and create a trial rota of your own.

 Trial version

    Try free of charge and without obligation for 30 days.

 Subscription version

    This gives access to the core features of the program. Billed monthly based on current number of staff. A one-month no-obligation trial is available. (Read more...)

 Time Management version

    A range of tools designed for call centres, and other workplaces where breaks are formally managed.

 Corporate version

    We welcome enquiries from organisations who are interested in running this software on their own domain and hardware (read more...)


 Free version

    In the spirit of internet free stuff, we have our own free version, which naturally comes with a few limitations. (read more...)


It's easy to build an online rota. Click here to create yours now.

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