Whether you’re leading a two-man crew or coordinating teams across several sites, you already know construction is as much about managing people as it is about improving a site. With the busybusy™ mobile time tracking app, you gain real-time insight into your crew’s productivity with accurate time tracking and GPS monitoring so you can get back to focusing on the project at hand.
busybusy™ was created to bring new levels of efficiency to work performed in the field. From any Android or Apple mobile phone or tablet, via app or web browser, you can use the cloud-based solution to accurately track mobile crews’ hours, gain transparency into exactly where your people are in the field, and improve basic business processes so that you’re earning more by doing less.
Maybe you’ve seen jobs become more complex, client expectations grow, and the competition become tougher over the years. But you’re still embracing the same way of getting things done that you always have. Sure, the same old way gets things done. But those old, inefficient processes lead to wasted time—and loss of revenue.
When was the last time you found yourself wishing for a solution to the following challenges:
Inaccurately calculating the time needed for a given job. Not knowing the true time spent on a job makes it difficult to establish accurate bids. Whether you’re bidding too low and undercutting yourself, or bidding too high and losing out on work, you’ll find that your best guess may be eating into your profits.
Swallowed financial loss from human error. Your employees are your biggest asset, but managing employees may be your biggest challenge. It’s human nature to round up time spent on the job or to forget to punch out when traveling from site to site. But over time, adding five minutes to every day adds up to large costs. This time is your money—are you willing to let it go?
Lost time trying to locate workers. Managing teams in the field is all too often an exercise in (misguided) trust. Overtime and idle workers can be some of the biggest cost run-ups on a job, but these are problems that can only be solved if you know where your workers are and what projects they’re completing. Time spent tracking employees down to a specific site, project, or material run is time that could have been better spent on the job.
Wasted time manually tracking employee data. Ever wonder how transporting timesheets from the field to the office suddenly became one of the most complicated parts of your job? Sticking to manual processes, rather than automating simple tasks, means dedicating time and people to recurring tasks such as gathering data for payroll.
Financial loss from working with invalidated data. Can you confirm your crews put in the overtime hours they reported on their timesheets? Or that they really made it back to the job the day you waited at an empty lot? If an employee disputes the hours you’ve paid them, do you have the data to support your claims in a court of law.
Challenges communicating with onsite workers. Without constantly traveling from the office to the jobsite, owners or construction managers may feel blind as to what’s truly getting done onsite. This becomes even more problematic when multiple sites are involved, causing managers to lose time in travel simply to provide oversight.
The solution to these problems is simple and intuitively easy to use. busybusy™ is a GPS mobile time tracking app designed by construction management for construction management. We’ve felt your pain. That’s why we wanted to put the tools already in your hands to work in improving your business processes. Now you can turn your Android or Apple device into an instant solution for improved decision making.
busybusy™ solves some of your most common challenges in the field by:
Improving your job costing with real-time data. The result of real-time data is information that accurately shows the time spent on each project, and thus the true cost of your work. The app also allows you to track your project’s status as it happens, helping you to remain on budget. And by reviewing past project costs, you have all the knowledge you need to better bid your next project.
Eliminating paper timecards and automating your payroll processes. What was once a day-long process of gathering timecards and inputting data to run payroll can now be done in under an hour. Verified data can be easily exported from the mobile time tracking app into your QuickBooks or other accounting software. The result is less time and overhead spent on support processes.
Taking human error out of the equation. Automating time means no more rounding up. In fact, the busybusy™ app eliminates time clock padding, saving companies thousands of dollars every year. Employees simply push a button as they clock in or out, break or move to another job site, or they can leave that task to a supervisor to do for the full crew all at once. Location-based arrival alerts remind workers to clock in or out, so there’s no more last minute guesswork on hours worked last week and no more disputes on hours worked.
Accurately tracking employees’ time on the job. Fully transparent GPS-based tracking means you and your workers know exactly what task the team is tackling. No on-site WiFi connection or cell phone reception? Not to worry. Whether you’re using an Android or Apple device, busybusy™ will save the location and time information and add a location stamp to your employee’s data once the connection is reestablished.
Boost communication between supervisors and crews and add insight into what each worker accomplishes. busybusy™ allows workers to add notes, photos, receipts and other content and connect it to a specific job. Suddenly tracking employees means instant insight into change order requests. Employers can set employee expectations by providing visibility into how on site activities match up against the planned budget. Permission-based visibility allows employers to select who sees what information, making busybusy™ a perfect tool for supporting incentive programs and boosting efficiency.
"Most of the time keeping apps out there have terrible mobile design and the experience is confusing for employees. busybusy is elegant - it’s their core strength."Kyle
"This application has simplified our timekeeping and cut hours off payroll entry."Robbi
busybusy™ is all about providing you with the information you need to make more profitable decisions. That’s why both the Android and Apple apps include a bilingual live chat to help you and your crew get instant help when you need it. A fully Spanish version of the app is also available for those who prefer it. But the best way to understand how these features can solve your daily challenges is to try the app for yourself.