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?”
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?
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.