Improve your project bids with real-time data with the busybusy™ job costing app

Construction bidding is a balancing act, you have to accurately calculate the job cost and timeline, while still maintaining your profit margin. How many times have you been underbid on a job estimate? Miscalculations and guesses lead to inaccurate project bids which can keep you from being competitive.

The busybusy™ job costing app keeps you on track by accurately reporting labor timelines. busybusy™ is especially adept at reporting mobile crew times which helps you more accurately identify your true costs.

Your best guess isn’t good enough

If you aren’t keeping track of your project times, then your estimates are wrong. It’s as simple as that. Most labor estimates go up the chain from the laborer to the shift supervisor to the project supervisor to you. After all those interpretations you will have a time estimate that has been padded, rounded, and inaccurate.

Accurately calculate the time needed to complete a job. The busybusy™ mobile time clock gives employees GPS-based reminders to clock in or out as they move from location to location. Use that data alone to calculate the exact time needed to complete a similar project.

busybusy™ also offers reporting tools that help you analyze data from past and current projects and to compare that project progress against allocated budgets and labor hours. With the busybusy™ job costing app, you eliminate guessing and start using exact job costs to verify calculations for new projects.

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Garbage in Garbage out

Most employees round up their timesheets in fifteen-minute increments, over a project’s lifetime, this can add thousands of dollars of inaccurate data to your project estimate.

Accurately costing a job requires exact data and that’s exactly what you get with busybusy™. The GPS-enabled app tracks and reports when and where employees clock in and out, take breaks, or switch between projects - even when there’s no Wi-Fi. An automatic offline mode tracks time and location stamps then reports that data when the connection is reestablished. Share color-coordinated location-based data with the entire crew, or use the employee detail views to get focused insight. Have employees clock in on their own or give supervisors control of time by letting them clock in and out for the group.

Excess overhead costs money

Gathering payroll can be a day-long process. Running around to job sites, tracking down employees to make changes to their cards, deciphering the handwriting and processing overtime can all add up to wasted time working on overhead. Check out our overhead estimator and see how you are wasting on paper timecards.

screenshot of cloud-based employee time cards on busybusy app

Reduce overhead by automating the process.
The busybusy™ job costing app is a cloud-based solution for gathering time cards and allowing managers to review and approve data in the field, dramatically reducing the time needed to run payroll reports. Verified data can be easily exported from our app into QuickBooks or any other accounting software. What’s more, our app connects employee created notes and photos to their project, streamlining the entire project tracking process.

screenshot from busybusy app of GPS coordinate stamps where employee had clocked in, went on break, and clocked out

Stop wasting time locating data and workers.
In addition to tracking time, busybusy™ helps track workers on the job. Color coordinated pins show you and your crew where each employee is located on a job site - real-time. Every color denotes a different action—green workers are clocked in, yellow are on break and red are clocked out and offline for GPS tracking. Workers can also communicate through the app. Employees can upload photos, documents, job site status updates and other information which can be shared by the project.

Data and images are viewable from all Android and iOS devices or any web browser. For any questions or technical support, you can call the busybusy™ helpline 24/7. Se Habla Español.

Customers Who Love the busybusy™ Job Costing App

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"busybusy helps us see the live labor cost on projects and measure how much we are spending and budgeting on each job. We can set a goal to not exceed 80% of the budget on a job, and incentivise our employees to achieve the goal"

Jerald

Hedgehog Electric

"You guys (collectively) ROCK!!!"

David

Saint Petersburg Co. Marbleguy LLC

Start today with busybusy™ and stop losing project bids

Try busybusy free for 30 days, so you can see how easy we make tracking time, payroll processing and job costing. Don’t worry, you can cancel any time!