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What Is The State Of The Gender Gap In Construction?

 

The numbers paint a very clear story when it comes to the gender gap in construction: there are very few women to be found in this male-dominant field. 

One of our prospective customers said they very recently saw a webinar from a large ERP provider who proclaimed that their software was better because it is “built-in” and not “bolted on.” This led me to ponder the question “is an integrated time tracking solution always best?”

"It's a great honor to announce mJobTime as one among the 10 companies that are featured in the Mobile & Location Aware Technology special edition." - Laura Davis, Managing Editor of Energy CIO Insights

Construction and energy companies have always played on a different field level than businesses in other industries. Because most of their activity occurs at remote job sites, they have traditionally operated with severe limitations. Information exchange between the “field” and the “office” has typically been on a delayed basis, meaning many decisions were often made on dated information.

Buying software can be a very harrowing experience.  The motivation usually comes from problems your field and/or office users have had to deal with until they reach the breaking point, at which time, they want you to fix the issues, pronto!

So you start doing your due diligence and begin researching the available options. You find out that there are approximately 50,000 potential solutions, or so it seems, and now, you’ve got to narrow your choices down to a few.

At this point, you make a few phone calls, send out a questionnaire, or maybe you even do some cursory demos to get down to smaller list of feasible options. Now you schedule more in-depth demos, gather your people together, and listen to the various presentations.

Do you enjoy buying software?

Not many people do.

Purchasing software is rarely an easy task, even when it is free. When you may have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars, it can get downright terrifying. Companies delay purchase decisions for weeks, months, or in some outlying cases, years.

But why is this?

Do You Know Where Your Time Is Going?

Mobile and cloud-based time tracking systems have come a long way in a short period of time. From very basic beginnings these applications have become increasingly sophisticated, utilizing the latest technology to quickly and accurately track labor time, equipment time, and other jobsite information.These programs have consistently provided significant improvement in worker efficiency and productivity, but they are not free. Any purchase of or subscription to a mobile time and attendance system should come only after a thorough analysis of the return on investment (ROI) on such a program.

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At mJobTime we work to stay on top of mobile technology developments. Then, we share the latest news, details, products, conferences, trends and other updates through our company blog. By subscribing, you'll not only stay in the know on important new industry happennings, you can receive emails as frequently as you choose.

Mobile technology has changed our world and revolutionized the way we do business.  It provides us with instant communication with friends, family, and others, it allows us to learn faster, to better track our health, to be more productive at work, and so much more. In fact, most of us are still trying to figure out just how to best use mobile technology.

This is especially true in the construction world where companies are exploring new ways to increase efficiency, productivity and profits. One of those avenues is the use of mobile time tracking applications.

Mobile time tracking software has enabled construction and other field service businesses to easily and accurately collect labor time and other records in the field and instantly sync those records to the office. With one caveat - mobile applications require an internet connection.

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