At the end of a week, it's amazing how fifteen minutes here and there can add up. For employers using paper timesheets to track field-worker hours, Labor Sync with its namesake app for Android or iOS offers a better, more accurate method.
With Labor Sync, employees use their smartphone to select a job to work on either from a preassigned list or by entering a job manually based on conditions found in the field. They use a simple interface to "clock in," which starts the clock on a job and records their GPS location. Each employee's data is secured with a six-digit PIN.
Job activity information is sent in real time to a cloud-based application at laborsync.com, where employers can access reports. One generated report provides an interactive map that shows the employee's location and total time spent on each separate job.
Labor Sync includes the ability to message field workers, gather notes, configure remote devices and automatically clock out of jobs based on GPS data. The modification feature keeps track of all time adjustments through the adjustment history option.
Labor Sync provides a solid tool for workforce managers. By replacing paper timesheets with digital ones, it enables an efficient and simple way of providing worker accountability and saving time and money. The free app includes a 14-day full-featured trial, after which the cost is $10 per month per employee.
PUBLISHED JULY 11, 2012