Updated 2 months ago by Marcus M. Winkler


While the regular calendar daybreak is 00:00, you can configure different daybreaks in Quinyx. You can set three different daybreaks in Quinyx, each serving a different purpose. For more information on which daybreak setting does what, see Configuration at the bottom of this article.

Visualization in the schedule and base schedule view (business daybreak)

Schedule view

The business daybreak will determine at which hour the day starts and ends. In the day view, you can easily see that in the timeline above the schedule view and in the statistics.

In order not to get confused about business daybreak, it's important to understand that the multi-day views (i.e. week, month, and custom view), are also “business daybreak- days”, NOT calendar days

Statistics and employee metrics

The variables in the statistics and employee metrics are also counted based on the business daybreak. In the example below, the employee is scheduled between 05:00-12:00 with business daybreak at 06:00.  

As you can see, one scheduled and worked hour is counted between 05:00-06:00, and six hours are counted between 06:00-12:00 (note that in this example we have added no breaks and enabled "count as scheduled hours" and "count as worked hours" in the shift's advanced settings).

Employee metrics for day one (Monday) in the above example.

Employee metrics for day two (Tuesday) in the above example.

In the statistics and employee metrics in Schedule and Base schedule in Neo, we count the hours when they occur in time, not on the start day of the shift.   

Shifts spanning over business daybreak in the schedule view

When adding a shift in a multi-day view with start time in one business daybreak day and end time in the following business daybreak day, the shift is visualized on the business daybreak day where the shift starts.   

In the example below, the business daybreak is set to 06:00. The user adds a “Friday morning shift”, starting 05:00 to 12:00 by clicking on the Friday in the weekly view. Once saved, the user will notice that the shift “jumps” to Thursday. The reason that is happening is that the calendar start time of the shift (05:00 on Friday) belongs to the business day Thursday.

Note that the user can still see which calendar date the shift "belongs to" by clicking on it. See the image below.

Shifts spanning over business daybreak in the base schedule view

The base schedule view works a bit differently compared to the schedule view. The reason is that each respective day in a base schedule doesn’t correspond to any specific date. A “Thursday” in the base schedule could be any Thursday.

When adding a shift in the base schedule view, it's the selected day and the start time of the shift that will determine which day the shift will be visualized on.

In the example below, the business daybreak is set to 06:00. The user adds a shift on Friday starting 05:00 to 12:00 by clicking on the Friday in the weekly view. Once saved, the user will notice that the shift is visualized on the Friday in the multi day view. This means that 05:00 of a business daybreak day (with business daybreak at 06:00) is the end of the business daybreak Friday, so the user is not scheduling for "Friday morning" but "Saturday morning".

Time card

Currently, the Time card will show data on all business daybreak days where there are schedule items, so if a shift is spanning business daybreak, you can see the shift in the Time card on both day one and day two. Note that the salary outcome is only displayed on day one.

In Time, the same logic applies as above but with regards to the rules for hours-daybreak days and not business daybreak days.

Leave applications and absences

When you have another daybreak than 00:00 on the unit, you need to be aware that when an employee applies for leave in the mobile app or staff portal, and selects "all day", that means that they are applying for all day of the calendar day, not the business daybreak day. Therefore, you need to instruct your employees to always add the same start and the end time of the leave application as the business daybreak, otherwise the leave will be 00:00-00:00.

In the example below, the business daybreak is set to 06:00. The employee applies for one day off by adding a leave starting starting the 9th of December at 06:00 and ending the leave at 10th of December at 06:00.

Staff portal/mobile app
Manager view

Note that the same behavior as described above is also applicable when the manager adds an absence. If you want the absence to be in line with the business daybreak, you need to manually add the start and end time of the absence and not use the "all day" checkbox.

Visualization in the Time view (daybreak) vs transferring to payroll vs generating a salary details report

When you click “Apply” in the Adjust view panel in Time, Quinyx will fetch payroll items whose start time is within the daybreak limits of the selected dates. However, the items will display on the actual calendar date they take place on when you transfer to payroll.

In the below example, the business daybreak is 05:00 whereas the daybreak is 04:30. On the calendar date of December 3, Gregory Payne has 4 shifts, spanning the following times:

  • 04:00 - 04:35
  • 04:40 - 04:50
  • 04:55 - 05:15
  • 05:20 - 06:00

If I fetch items for Gregory for Monday November 30 - Sunday December 6, then all items will display:

Were I to choose to transfer to payroll, I would get the following in the payroll file and in the salary details report respectively:

However, were I to fetch items for December 2 only for Gregory, then I would get the below result instead.

The three screenshots below clearly indicate how the view in Time displays the shift as per its calendar date whereas when transferring to payroll or generating the salary details report the daybreak setting is considered.

Were I to fetch items for December 3 only for Gregory, then this would be the result:


Below is a description of the three different daybreaks in Quinyx, where to configure them, and what they affect.


Where to configure

What it does


(Only in Classic)

Unit settings → Rules for hours → Daybreak

This setting primarily affects visualization of shifts in the Time view, and what shifts are included in the payroll file.

Business daybreak

Unit settings → Misc. → Business daybreak

Determines at what hour the day starts and ends in schedule views, statistics and employee metrics.

Agreement daybreak

  • Unit settings → Rules for hours → Daybreak daily rest
  • Agreement → Rules for working time → Daybreak daily rest

If this setting is configured on the agreement, then that trumps any configuration made in the unit settings.

Used when calculating schedule compliance against time rules, e.g. daily and weekly rest. E.g. if the agreement daybreak is 05:00 in an employee's agreement, when calculating weekly rest, the system will look between Monday 05:00 and the following Monday 05:00.

This will usually be set to be either the same as the business daybreak or calendar daybreak, but it can be set to a different daybreak for e.g. night shift workers.

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