Love construction, hate time entry? hh2 is the answer!
Time tracking methods that waste time
You are a construction professional. Any process that takes away from that, takes away from what you excel at. Time entry for labor and equipment on one of your construction projects shouldn’t take up a lot of your time, but it always seems to be one of the most time-intensive workflows you have to do each day.
Entering time with just pen and paper simplifies some aspects of time entry, but it really takes a chunk of time out of your day and those collecting the time. Deciphering illegible handwriting and memorizing cost codes is time consuming. Add in the process of getting the papers collected and submitted to the payroll manager and the hour can just tick by.
Using excel spreadsheets can help reduce some of the manual tasks and simplify cost code selection, but they come with their own risks. Payroll managers have to work tirelessly to keep them updated. If a new job, employee or cost code is suddenly added to the mix, the excel spreadsheet has to be updated and sent back out to the field. Not to mention the double entry that happens when all the time has been submitted.
What to look for in a solution
Time tracking solutions are a dime a dozen, and they don’t all offer a superior experience. Some solutions require your guys in the field to remotely connect to your server to submit their time. Other solutions offer the ability to collect time from the field, but it is difficult to get the information back to the home office. Not all solutions fit the needs of your company, so what should you look for when investigating a good time entry system?
You need to find a solution that solves your mobility issues while freeing up the time for your construction personnel to do what they do best: build. Some cloud-based solutions offer this experience, but you need to know what to look for when scouring the plethora of solutions on the market today that all claim to take advantage of the mobile and time-saving efforts that true cloud-based services are known for.
Cloud-based time entry
A true cloud-based solution does not run from software installed on your local server. For this reason, cloud-based time entry companies also don’t require a lot of IT support. No need to worry about updates or installs. These features are all handled by the service you are subscribed to.
Cloud-based time entry solutions offer your field employees the ability to input their time anywhere, at any time. They can use whatever device is the easiest for them, whether that be their desktop, tablet or smartphone! This means they can easily cost code the hours they spent on specific jobs while at the job site for the most accurate recording. Your payroll manager will receive the data almost instantly to be able to view and approve the time.
Scalable and cost efficient
Cloud-based services will almost always beat the price of software that is locally installed. In addition, there is no need to have IT staff constantly monitor, update and fix the solution because it all resides in the cloud and is serviced by your solution provider. In addition, having a time entry solution in the cloud gives you scalability, meaning you pay per employee. The cloud works for businesses of any size with a subscription-based model. This means you aren’t paying for services you aren’t using, and there are no contracts or huge start-up costs.
As you start searching for the perfect cloud-based solution for your time entry needs, we would like to encourage you to take a good look at hh2 Cloud Services.
hh2 Remote Payroll was created from the ground up as a cloud-based solution and has been tackling almost every conceivable problem that you could encounter from the field for over 14 years. With multiple ways to enter time, completely customizable approval processes and seamless integration with your accounting system, hh2 is a solution that will free up time for everyone involved in your time entry processes and let them get back to what they do best.
With no signup fees and low monthly costs, what are you waiting for?