Rock to Road

News
Smartphone app benefits construction field


May 30, 2013
By Aggregates and Roadbuilding

hcss_mobileMay 30, 2013, Sugar Land, Texas – Construction
software developer HCSS has added a mobile phone time card to its selection of
mobile apps available for smartphones and tablets that lets users enter time and see job production data on-the-go.

With the HeavyJob mobile phone time card app,
foremen and superintendents can enter time for workers and equipment, enter
quantities, and write notes for cost codes, as well as mark work for T&M.
The time card app is ideal for individuals or small crews like truck drivers or
flagging crews who may not be issued a laptop, and also for larger crews who
may prefer a mobile device to laptops.

"We understand that many crews work in remote
locations where cell service may not exist," said Tom Webb, HCSS vice-president
of software development. "The HeavyJob time card app will work in remote areas
and it will store any entered data until the device is back in cellular
coverage or a Wi-Fi network."

The time card app is just one of many mobile
apps offered as supplements to HCSS HeavyJob and HeavyBid. Those include a
photo app, which allows field employees to snap job site photos and send them
immediately to the office; a daily diary entry app, and an estimating app used
to cost estimate, perform markup and pricing, and even collect signatures on
the go.

Advertisment

With the mobile platforms, contractors are not
limited to working on a single device.

"A foreman may begin entering his time card from
a laptop in his truck, add quantities or take photos while standing at the site
from his phone or tablet, while the project manager reviews job information
back at an office desktop," said Webb.

For more information on HCSS mobile apps visit, www.hcss.com.