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?
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.
One of the most common issues in tracking employee time is “buddy punching” where one employee punches the clock for another employee is who late to work, leaves early, or is absent altogether. Buddy punching is relatively easy to accomplish when a company collects its time for field or shop employees using paper timesheets, punch cards, bar code badges, or proximity cards. All that is required is for the “buddy” in attendance to fill out the paper timesheet, or to scan the other buddy’s badge or card.
Have you ever failed in business? You’re not the first, and you definitely won’t be the last. In fact, as you can see, you’re in pretty good company.
As a software company, we constantly receive inquiries from companies who purchased a competitor’s application that, for whatever reason, did not work out. Most of the time these purchase decisions involved thousands of dollars and were intended to solve a very real and pressing need. Not only have these companies spent a significant amount of money, but now they have nothing to show for it. The original problems still exist.
mJobTime Corporation is proud to announce that it has recently become members of the Pelican Chapter and the Southeast Texas Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. The Pelican Chapter is headquartered in Baton Rouge, La with a Southwest Campus in Westlake, La. The Southeast Texas Chapter is located in Beaumont, Tx. mJobTime is equally proud to announce an exclusive offer to ABC members that includes discounts of up to 50% on software licenses and modules.
mJobTime is proud to announce the introduction of a 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee for new customers. Now the risk of purchasing a mobile time tracking application has been virtually eliminated. Try the system for 60 days after an onsite implementation, and if you're not satisfied with your decision, mJobTime will issue a refund.
"After 10 years of developing mJobTime, we're so confident in our product that, beginning this month, every customer who purchases a mJobTime system can qualify for the new guarantee," said Richard Daniels, VP/CFO of mJobTime.
Much has changed since we wrote the original post for this subject back in June, 2011. Smartphone sales are expected to roughly double between 2011 and 2015 as shown in the following diagram courtesy of Statista:
Statista estimates that handset penetration per capita in North America is expected to reach 104% by the end of 2015. What all this really means is that mobile technology is much more ubiquitous. The overwhelming portion of the populace has some kind of mobile device.
Combining this with the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies that have evolved in the last few years and the fact that much of the work force is younger, contractors are taking advantage of these changes to implement mobile technology in construction at a pace not previously seen. Companies that fail to do so will not remain competitive.
Probably the biggest factor in choosing a mobile time tracking application is determining what application meets your most important needs at the lowest possible cost. No system can be the right solution for everybody. Low price systems will save you money, but will they do what you need them to do? High end systems may meet your requirements but can also have many features that you may never use.
Although an in-depth discussion is beyond the scope of this article, here are a few points to consider: