RotaBase is an easy-to-use Windows-based system for evaluating rotas selected from a library. With RotaBase you can do the following:

  • Open a RotaBase (a library of rotas). We have a number of RotaBases containing standard shift patterns
  • Select a rota from a library of rotas
  • Print out a full list of rotas contained on the RotaBase
  • Produce individual or team calendars on the screen or as printouts
  • View the rota in a number of ways, over any period of time,  on the screen or as printouts
  • Add your own shift and absence codes with start and finish times, descriptions and hours of work
  • Assign a colour to a shift code
  • Do shift count and hour calculations over any period of time
  • Cut and paste rotas to and from other Windows applications, such as Excel

Customised RotaBases

When you are constructing rotas (rosters, shift patterns) there are usually a number of options available to you. As well as the operational and contractual constraints, there are often "social" constraints relating to, for example:

  • frequency of weekends off
  • maximum working block sizes
  • minimum number of consecutive rest days (eg. no single rest days)
  • minimum number of rest days following nights
  • maximum number of consecutive nights
  • working blocks of the same shift or rotation of shifts within blocks


If you tell us your requirements we can set you up with a RotaBase of options. You will then be able to do what-if analyses and then eventually present the options to your staff for discussion. If you want to use this service, email your requirements to info@rostering.co.uk and we will reply with an estimate of cost.

Upgrade to RotaView

RotaBase not only helps you to find a rota but can be used as a basic planning tool. However, should you need a more sophisticated package you can easily upgrade to our shift planning and administration tool, RotaView.

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For further information about RotaBase, our rota evaluation software system, please Contact Us