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Saturday, 03 September 2016 14:31

How to Avoid Major Payroll Hassles

Why Processing Frequency Matters for Your Time Tracking

You struggled with paper timecards for years before you finally could see beyond the trees. You had your mobile time tracking system installed, your people trained, and finally, began using this amazing new tool. And you loved it! It made life so much easier, much more so than ever before. 

But then you began to get overconfident and complacent. You started processing payroll at the very last minute. For a while things continued to go smoothly, but your company continued to grow.

As your company grows, so does your labor data. The more employees you have on a crew, the more crews you have in the field, the more records you have to manage.

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Customization brings a wide variety to client roster

From the beginning, mJobTime's primary focus has been on serving the needs of the construction industry. Today, our reach extends far beyond general contractors. Thanks largely to our customizable and configurable software, today you will find mJobTime mobile time tracking software on all types of job sites.

What's even more impressive is that many of our happy clients often refer mJobTimeto their industry partners as a recommended solution for their labor time tracking needs.

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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.

Welcome to the modern age of labor time tracking. No longer are businesses tethered to paper timesheets and punch cards, endless corrections and hours of payroll processing. Now your company can access the time clock anywhere at anytime with mJobTime's mobile time tracking software.

Punch Clocks of Yesterday

With paper timesheets youcertainty is limited and ineffective; accuracy depends in large part to who's clock you're relying upon, and by trusting your team members to consistently manage their efforts. You're taking the focus off the bigger responsibility of producing for your company.Inevitably people will forget to write things down or punch in/out, leaving records incomplete and inaccurate, which leads to much larger challenges when working with billable time and cost tracking analysis.

Additionally, digital punch clockcapabilities are limited by the manufacturer's software and there are no customizations for your specific business needs. Does it work with my accounting software? How often they ever release updates? Who knows?

Since the time that Apple and Google have become dominant players in technology, there has been the argument of which strategy is better – having near total control of your product or taking a “giving the keys to the car” approach.

Steve Jobs, the legendary founder and CEO of Apple was well known for his laser like focus. He first used it on the Apple I personal computer and its subsequent iterations, then on the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Job’s philosophy was that brilliance was achieved through simplicity.  He also believed that his products would be more dependable if he had complete control of their environment. 

We recently talked to a prospective customer who was looking to purchase a mobile time tracking software application. They were looking for many of the same features and functionality that we offer, but there was one big thing that separated them from most of the prospects we talk to – they already had a mobile time clock application.

Flexibility is a very, underrated quality - in just about every facet of life.

Being physically flexible allows us to continue to do our everyday activities. In sports, the better your flexibility, the more control you have over your body and the less susceptible you are to injury. As we age, we generally lose flexibility, which in turn, means we lose the ability to do some of the things we could do when we were younger. That’s why it is so important to retain as much flexibility as possible.  Staying flexible significantly reduces the chance of experiencing occasional and chronic back pain and other injuries. Increased flexibility generally reduces stress and releases tension.

So you’ve warmed to the idea of upgrading your time collection processes. You see the benefits of a mobile time tracking system and are ready to move forward.

So, what’s next? Just how do I get started?

There is definitely a process that should be implemented and followed in order to give the project the best chance to succeed. We have outlined a guideline for such a process.

As discussed in an earlier post, many construction companies are by default, risk averse to purchasing new software. In that post, we discussed the different types of risks these entities can be subject to. But in addition to risk, there are also other significant barriers that stand in the way of contractors looking to purchase a mobile time tracking system.

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