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Time tracking options

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by Jewell1386, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. Jewell1386

    Jewell1386 Senior Member
    Messages: 138

    I am a fastly growing business and am having issues with tracking who is where for how long. The paper forms I have work but the time to put it all together by customer is killing me. Been at it for around 6 hrs and almost to the point of printing the bills. What are some
    Suggestions for call in or log in time tracking for my employees and sub contractors. I have approx 10 to track.
     
  2. xjoedirt55x

    xjoedirt55x Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    I think it would be nice to have an app for tracking hours.

    I was thinking where you do a shift clock in, then at each account, the driver would "clock in" when they arrive. After the job is complete, they "clock out", then a dialogue box pops up asking the account they were at, if they plowed, salted, shoveled, or whatever else you wanted the app to do. You could clock as many accounts as you wished to do before ending shift. Once a shift is ended, the shift could be exported to an excel file.

    I have no clue about writing apps, but I am thinking about giving it a stab at writing one to do that. Unless there is already one out there.
     
  3. Jewell1386

    Jewell1386 Senior Member
    Messages: 138

    There are a few out there most are much more then just an excel program. I have prices a few most are not to bad but I only use it a couple months a year at the moment.
     
  4. Drakeslayer

    Drakeslayer 2000 Club Member
    from Carver
    Messages: 2,785

    We use Exaktime and it has worked well for us.
     
  5. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,878

    My contractor now uses http://www.golmn.com/
    You can log in while on site and then log off when you leave or you can fill in your info later when you get home
    I like it, only problems I have heard from other associates working for the same contractor is if they haven't filled in the subcontractors information correctly they can't even utilize it.
     
  6. framer1901

    framer1901 Senior Member
    Messages: 813

    Whatever fancy app you use - the information still has to get billed and integrated with your accounting system.

    Most apps are just digital pieces of paper, one step above worthless imo.

    A company here uses Hindsite, we've tried ServiceAutoPilot (to many holes) and just switched to something else.

    Look for something that allows you to clock in and out and mark the job complete, when it's complete, it should sync back to your billing otherwise you are still billing manually. If it's free, it's fancy paper - billing has a value, marketing has an even bigger one.
     
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,905

    I've never done it from a phone and it seems like it would be fairly awkward on one.

    It's ok, definitely needs some tweaking and it could be great.
     
  8. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    My son checked on crew tracker software just the other day. Its really cool and puts everything right into quick books. But its not $25,000. cool, they had other versions but they were still pretty costly.
     
  9. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,702




    I use it from a tablet I carry.....Works Great for me.....Must be You.....:whistling:
     
  10. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,878

    Thumbs Up :D
     
  11. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,905

    Well, aren't you a pile of, never mind.

    What's a tablet?

    And that will work great until you spill a beer on it.
     
  12. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,702




    Have spilled Plenty of Beer on it.......Dam frost heaves....:drinkup:



    Its in a Shock and Spill proof case...:nod:
     
  13. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,905

    I can't afford one.
     
  14. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,702




    This coming from a Guy driving around in a New "Cummings".....:dizzy:
     
  15. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,905

    Trying to keep up with Jdip!