About Us …
The name of our company is October ReSolutions Limited, but we are better known in schools by the name of our hugely successful main product: TimeTabler.
We’ve spent the past 40 years dedicating ourselves to supporting school timetablers in the UK and around the world, and we have been supplying timetabling software to schools since 1978 (!) when Keith Johnson first wrote some simple timetabling programs. In the forty years since then, the program has been continuously developed and improved by Keith and Chris Johnson and the TimeTabler Team. No other timetabling software in the world has such a long pedigree.
We are proud of our reputation, our experience and our ability to offer support and solutions to timetablers around the world.
We are also the authors of the standard ‘bible‘ on Timetabling: ‘The Timetabler’s CookBook‘, which has now helped thousands of beginners to learn the Art of Timetabling, and many experienced timetablers to understand the Art in even more depth.
Here’s a little more detail about us, and our work …
— Our aim: Here at TimeTabler, our aim is to help school timetablers through what is often a difficult and stressful experience; creating a school timetable!
We do this by providing 3 software programs that assist the task: TimeTabler, Options and StaffCover … and by offering a wide range of help and support to back-up these programs. We provide this support in 12 different ways.
— How our software is written: TimeTabler has been in continuous development for over 40 years, responding to changing curricular demands. The way we do this is by encouraging our Users to add their suggestions to our Wish-List.
Then every year we use the Wish-List to add new features to the program and create an annual Upgrade. In this way, every feature in TimeTabler has been requested by real timetablers in real schools, to make the job of timetabling easier.
We run similar WishLists for Options and StaffCover … so that all our software is developed by the ideas of real teachers, working in real schools.
— Who are our customers ?: TimeTabler has been bought by over a thousand schools in the UK and in 90 countries across the world. The fact that we are Teachers & Timetablers as well as Programmers means that we provide software that schools want and need.
Our active and daily involvement in timetabling means that TimeTabler remains a state-of-the-art solution to any timetabling problem you may face. We are fortunate in that as well as our own Team, we have a range of Associates who can offer superb support not only for our software, but for all aspects of timetabling … from an introduction to using TimeTabler through to workshops, webinars, and even writing your timetable for you !
— Our History: TimeTabler was the first timetabling program to run on a microcomputer; and has been in continuous development for 40 years, to face the changing challenges of creating a quality school timetable.
Our Team are widely acknowledged as the UK experts on timetabling and we wrote the timetabling ‘bible’ : ‘Timetabling – A Timetabler’s CookBook‘ (ISBN 978-09561161-0-9) which is used by thousands of timetablers around the world.
We’re proud to say that we have more experience of timetabling than anyone else in the UK.
We hope this gives you an idea of who we are, and the support we can offer – but if you have any questions, just let us know.