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Mobile Construction Time Tracking Features

time tracking features for construction companiesOne thing we’ve learned about construction companies: most never thought they’d find a time and attendance system that fits their uniquely mobile workforce. If they use any system, it’s usually old-school timesheets, which they already know are far from perfect.

So, when construction employers first hear about mobile time-tracking apps with GPS, most are eager to learn how they work.

In a nutshell, mobile time-tracking apps work by turning smartphones into little virtual time clocks. Workers log on and ‘punch in’ with a few keystrokes, and later, ‘punch out’ the same way. The mobile time tracking system captures the time, date and the device’s GPS location at the time of the punch. Because the mobile tracking system is digital, there’s no rounding, time theft or manual errors that plague paper timesheets.

In a nutshell, mobile time-tracking apps work by turning smartphones into little virtual time clocks. Workers log on and ‘punch in’ with a few keystrokes, and later, ‘punch out’ the same way. The mobile time tracking system captures the time, date and the device’s GPS location at the time of the punch. Because the mobile tracking system is digital, there’s no rounding, time theft or manual errors that plague paper timesheets.

However, there are a number of construction time and attendance systems to choose from, each with various features and advantages making it hard to navigate. Based on conversations with our construction clients and prospects, we’ve compiled a list of features that matter most to employers.


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Top 5 Mobile Time Tracking Software Features for Construction

1. Pay-as-you-go pricing

Chances are, your headcounts rise and fall with each season. If you choose to pay a fixed monthly fee, you’ll be paying for more than you need during off-seasons. For the best value, look for construction employee time and attendance systems that charge on a ‘per person per month’ basis.

2. Real-time alerts

The best mobile time-tracking systems not only register punches in real time, but issue real-time alerts when someone deviates from the schedule. So if someone fails to clock in or tries to clock in from outside approved GPS coordinates (yes, you can set ranges), your managers instantly get a text or email alert. This nips time and attendance problems in the bud and helps keep customer service levels high.

3. Easy to use and implement construction employee job site time tracking

A time and attendance system should make life easier, not harder. Look for a system that’s easy for workers to use (ask to see how employees punch in/out and note how many steps are involved). Find out how long implementation takes and what’s required of you. In addition, make sure the mobile time-tracking system will integrate smoothly with your payroll system, and that your vendor will handle it for you.

4. A “group punch” option for construction site time clocks

Do your employees always work in crews? If so, you might prefer to have them punch in and out as a crew, rather than individually. With the group punch option on the construction mobile time tracking system, your foreman handles punch-in duties for the whole crew.

5. Safe Work Day Questions

Construction work is hardy and can be dangerous at times. In some cases, employees take advantage of these conditions to pay for non-work related injuries. Not only is this a problem financially, it can distort your efforts towards building a safe work site and bring unwanted attention from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Our mobile app, as well as any of our time tracking solutions, offers an optional safety question when employees clock out. Every day employees can be asked “Did you have a safe working day today? Do you have any injuries?” When employees answer “No” an alert is immediately sent out to managers to start a direct audit trail. If an employee answers “Yes”, yet comes back 6 months later with a lawyer claiming to have been injured on site, you have that trail to look back on for your defense.

How is Our Mobile Time Tracking Software a Benefit for Construction?

We specialize in time and attendance solutions for the distributed workforce, and our Mobile PunchTM time tracking system meets all the criteria construction businesses want most to track efficiently on job sites. With integrated geo-tracking and geo-fencing employees will not be able to clock in unless they are on site and automatically clocked out when the leave the site parameters.

We offer real-time alerts to help you manage your business better. It’s easy to use, and we also offer group punch options for work crews. We’re known for our quick implementation and streamlined integration processes. Finally, we partnered with Seyfarth Shaw LLP, the top U.S. labor law firm, to ensure our ACA toolkit will give employers the best help possible in managing Affordable Care Act requirements.

Maintain Compliance with FLSA & DOL/DCAA Standards

With the implementation of construction time and attendance tracking systems, you’ll also be able to maintain compliance with the Department of Labor (DOL), Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). As a result, you can avoid potential audits while complying with government regulations.

Get Other Job Site Time Clocks from EPAY Systems for Time Tracking

In addition to our mobile time app, we also offer other types of durable time clocks for nearly any type of business. Using one of our various mix and match time tracking solutions, you can maintain accurate time for your business, while avoiding the complications that can come with other solutions. Whether you need time tracking for a construction company or another type of business, we can give you what you need today.

Learn more about EPAY’s solutions for the construction industry or schedule a personalized demonstration to see how well we can flex to meet your needs.

One response to “Top 5 Mobile Time Tracking Features for Construction Companies”

  1. With proper time and resources, if a construction manager is skilled in handling multi-million dollar projects, their earnings can reach up to millions as well, depending on the scale of construction and the company hiring them.The complexity and versatility of a construction manager is far beyond compare. They have almost all things set in their shoulders.

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