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Remote time keeping applications

  • 1.  Remote time keeping applications

    Posted 18 days ago

    Good Morning all!

     

    My firm has been looking for a time tracking application that can be used by both our 70+ remote field staff as well as our 20+ in office personnel.  Please allow me to clarify that we are not looking for a payroll integration.  We are a job costing contractor who processes payroll in house and the rules for payroll are not exactly the rules for accurate time tracking.  Our goal is to accurately track the time in and time out of employees.  Ideally, some location data would be preferred.

     

    If anyone with a similar workforce would care to offer their experiences I would be grateful.

     

    Susan J. Rose

    Accounting Supervisor

    Notch Mechanical Constructors

    85 Lemay St.

    Chicopee, MA 01013

    P-413-534-3440

    F-413-534-4111

    www.notch.com

     



  • 2.  RE: Remote time keeping applications

    Posted 18 days ago
    We are implementing Zenefits this month.  Time and attendance is part of that.  It is pretty straight forward and has a location tracker.  It is not as robust as some other apps I've seen, but it gets the job done so far.

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    Jill Morrow
    Vice President / Controller
    IntegriBuilt LLC
    Irving TX
    (972) 505-2800
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  • 3.  RE: Remote time keeping applications

    Posted 18 days ago

    Jill,

     

    Thank you for your quick reply.  I will add that to our list and if my HR person has questions may put her directly in touch with you. 

     

    Regards,

     

    Susan J. Rose

    Accounting Supervisor

    Notch Mechanical Constructors

    85 Lemay St.

    Chicopee, MA 01013

    P-413-534-3440

    F-413-534-4111

    www.notch.com

     






  • 4.  RE: Remote time keeping applications

    Posted 17 days ago
    Hello Susan!

    My company uses eForms Mobile and has for over 3 years.  (FYI...I know their site is under construction at the moment.)  You can do time keeping plus whatever else you decide.  You also have the option to integrate at any time.  It's the same subscription price whether you're using 1 form or 500 forms.  Very easy to use and VERY customizable!  Let me know if you have any questions!



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    Rhiannon Thompson
    Chief Operating Officer
    Davidson Excavating
    Russiaville IN
    (765) 437-9589
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  • 5.  RE: Remote time keeping applications

    Posted 13 days ago
    My only advice here would be before you choose anything, make sure that the Field Super, Crew Lead or other Field facing role has bought off on it before you sign a contract with anyone.   I talk to contractors considering, undergoing, or have recently undergone technical change all day long, it's my job.   I have seen contractors both succeed and fail with this type of technology and the number one reason contractors fail with it is the field staff who actually have to use it weren't involved in the selection, feel like it's another time consuming task forced upon them by accounting, get frustrated, and revert to prior methods.

    Also if you're not trying to integrate the collected time back to a job costing system of some type, you literally have hundreds of options to choose from, and don't need to constrain yourself to construction specific solutions.   Best of Luck to you!

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    Dan Conway
    Enterprise Sales
    Viewpoint Construction Software
    Rye NH
    (603) 502-6657
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  • 6.  RE: Remote time keeping applications

    Posted 13 days ago
    About Time is one that we have evaluated in the past and the only reason that we didn't implement was it is a little pricey in my opinion.  It can integrate with an accounting system if desired, but also can run as a stand alone product.  Real easy to use in the field.  It also has the ability to restrict by location as desired.

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    Brett Taft BS,MBA
    CFO
    JT Electric
    Salt Lake City UT
    (385) 249-5555
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  • 7.  RE: Remote time keeping applications

    Posted 13 days ago
    I second Brett Taft's recommendation of About Time.   We have many customers that use it as a complementary part of our ERP Systems of Spectrum and Vista, and I also understand it can stand alone as well, not integrated to a back end ERP system.

    Of the many options out there, they've done a good job with the field user experience, to break down barriers to successful adoption.

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    Dan Conway
    Enterprise Sales
    Viewpoint Construction Software
    Rye NH
    603-502-6657
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