We are looking for software with which we can schedule recurring work visits, assign crews, and track resources so that a guy on crew A cannot be assigned to crew B at the same time.
It should have a great drag-n-drop calendar view and allow recurring events that can be edited individually or as a group - a la Outlook.
The less other stuff, the better. We don't want QuickBooks integrations, we don't want client contact, we don't want field techs to be able to communicate with the system. The ideal solutions would be for inside - office use only.
The gold standard would have a feature where you could create a job to be put into "limbo" so that it could be dragged to a scheduling spot at a later date. It would also have a pool of resources that could be assigned (drag/drop) to each job.
Our office is Windows 7, and we'd prefer to keep everything locally, though browser/cloud based solution would be welcome at this point. It does NOT need to be free, but it should also not be priced in such a way that every person you want to schedule is considered a user, and therefore subject to higher prices based on number of users - I add this because several potential solutions require that all 20 of the people being scheduled are users - requiring fees many times that of what we really need.
I doubt I'll find exactly what we're looking for, but I'm hoping you guys and gals can make some suggestions.