FIELD Super App: Mobile TIMECARD, CREWCARD and PRODUCTION
Timecard / Production ‘SUPER APP’ for Subcontractors
Not having the level of visibility into labour and production that we’ll discuss in this blog is like using a smoke alarm as a timer for when you’re cooking.
If you go into daily time tracking sheets, you’ll notice that it’s a very simple grid-style entry. You pick the job; pick the employee, and you’re done. When you switch from job to job, you’ll notice that the cost codes are different. Similarly, the cost codes will be different when you switch to a different floor. The job drives the app’s configuration, and the foremen don’t have to do a thing. Every effort is taken to reduce cost coding errors. If you have other things that you want to track from the payroll & HR perspective, like absenteeism or reimbursements, that is all done within the app itself too. The app is like a DeLorean; it allows you to go back in time. You can get a complete historical look back because we don’t delete the previous records when you sync.
Suppose you’re tracking crews, no problem. You can complete all crew time cards in one fell swoop. This is hyper-converged with supervisor time verification and approval workflows. They can complete their time verifications and approvals right in the app as well, and this, of course, is hyper-converged with HR and payroll. They’re watching the data come in real-time; data entry is removed from their tasks so they can focus on looking for errors.
Remember, this is a super app, all apps, one spot, no setup. So, the whole workflow completes right back to the labour breakout. It’s a live labour breakout, including pending and approved change orders showing remaining hours and man-days.
The timecard workflows are tightly interwoven with the time-tracking and production tracking workflows, and we have several options for both of those. The foremen either have the option of checking in and checking out employees with a roll call sheet or setting up kiosks for the employees to punch in and punch out using a PIN or facial recognition technology.
When it comes to production tracking, we have three different levels. You can go to the timesheets and enter in production by individual, by crew, or the most popular version is you can go to the progress entry screen and enter in production by quantity or by percentage complete. This is hyper-converged with the cost projection tool, so the cost projections will automatically be updated with the field’s perspective of either quantity complete or percentage complete.