Richard Daniels

Richard Daniels

Saturday, 03 September 2016 13:20

The mJobTime Difference in Mobile Time Tracking

The other day, a fairly large prospective customer asked one of our sales staff to send them an email with a brief statement as to why the prospect should choose mJobTime. In most cases, it is very hard to state the differences between you and the competition in a brief statement.  There can be many reasons why – some obvious, some not so apparent. I would like to use this post to try to detail the main differences we see between mJobTime and our competitors. 

First, the less obvious.  Call it our company culture if you will, but I think it is our philosophy for managing a software company.

Saturday, 03 September 2016 13:17

Will Baking Soda Save The Environment?

mJobTime will be exhibiting at the World of Concrete 2015 in Las Vegas next month and we thought we would use this opportunity to talk about a promising technology for reducing carbon emissions that just so happens to have its beginnings in the cement industry.

The production of cement requires huge amounts of energy. Making cement requires heating limestone with small quantities of other materials to approximately 2,600 degrees Fahrenheit.  This produces a tremendous amount of CO2. Making one ton of cement results in the emission of roughly one ton of CO2—and in some cases much more. Since current worldwide production of cement is approximately 4 billion tons per year, there are at least 4 billion tons of annual CO2 emissions. This represents about 5% of all man-made CO2 emissions globally of which approximately 50% is from the chemical process and 40% from burning fuel.

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.

mJobTime will hit the exhibit trail once again, this time to Las Vegas, Nevada for World of Concrete 2015 from February 3-6, 2015. WOC is the industry's only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries showcasing leading industry suppliers.

Please visit mJobTime at booth #C4119 to see the latest features and functionality added by our crackerjack development team and to register for a free prize drawing.

Hope to see your there.

Saturday, 03 September 2016 13:05

The Future of Solar Energy – Cloudy or Bright?

Back in 1839 when Alexandre Becquerel discovered the photovoltaic effect, conversations about solar energy began and haven't stopped since. His discovery spawned today's burgeoning solar energy industry, making solar energy a topic of conversation everywhere in the world. It's a discussion we all need to join.

In Las Vegas between October 20th and 23rd, at the Solar Power International '14 (SPI) convention, mJobTime will gather with about 15,000 attendees and exhibitors to discuss integrating solar power into our businesses and our daily lives.

Why Solar?

mJobTime will be exhibiting at the Collaborate 2014 Viewpoint User Conference, September 22-26, 2014, in Portland, Oregon. Viewpoint Construction Software is a global provider of construction-specific software solutions and services for all aspects of construction management. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Viewpoint also has offices in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

Attendees of the Computer Guidance Customer Focus 2014 trade show in Scottsdale, AZ on July 21-22, 2014 will be in for a special treat. mJobTime Corporation, developers of construction's most advanced mobile time tracking software, will unveil an exciting new product designed to eliminate buddy punching in the field. While products currently exist that accomplish this goal, the key difference is that our new solution is completely mobile. There are no cables required or any need for an AC power source. 

Stay tuned for more developments in the near future.

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.

On numerous occasions, the first question posed to us by prospective customers is “how much does your system cost”.  On one hand, we totally understand the question. Cost is a very important factor!

But should it be the first question asked?

The answer in the great majority of cases is an absolute NO!

 

As a rule, a mobile time clock vendor should want to get more information about their prospect to make sure they know what the relevant issues are and can provide an appropriate solution. But to keep things simple, let’s assume that the vendor’s software is a good fit for the prospective customer. As a result, they submit a proposal to the prospect. 

Two posts ago, we began the discussion on how and why flexibility is an important component of a well-designed mobile time tracking system. We continued the discussion in our last post, by going into further detail about adaptable integration with accounting and other applications, and a flexible user interface. In this post will demonstrate the flexibility needed to handle contractors both large and small.

As we mentioned previously, no two businesses have the same processes. Everybody does things a little differently. People want to track different information. What is important to a big heavy highway contractor is probably a lot different than, for example, a smaller plumbing contractor. Let’s compare the likely needs of these two types of contractors.

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