In 2017, WeWork bought Fieldlens, and we just heard that they are shutting down all of Fieldlens, both the web and apps, around the end of 2020.
CrewTracks is a good alternative for Fieldlens since we have some of the same note and photo features, but we also have a whole lot more features to manage every aspect field operations, from document management, plan management, custom fields, equipment tracking, materials, productivity and production, time tracking, daily reports, and so much more.
If you’ve ever taken a moment to review the CrewTracks vision, you’ll see this important part of it:
We balance continual improvement of our features with creating new ones.~ CrewTracks Core Value: We innovate by combining vision with feedback
These two new updates are great examples of this. You’ve been able to report and track injuries in CrewTracks for years. You’ve also been able to view a list of your customers and the jobs associated with them. But both of these features just got a whole lot better. The video below has a quick explanation.
At CrewTracks, one of our guiding principles is “We work hard to keep things simple for the client office staff and even simpler for the field crews.”
The emphasis on field crews is intentional. Our mobile app is our pride and joy, and we spend countless hours brainstorming, diagramming, and revamping our plans to make sure we’re not adding undue complexity to our mobile app.
Maybe that’s why today’s update is so exciting. Because for once, we have an update that is 100% focused on the office staff. Field crews, we love you, but let’s be honest, there are one or two people in your office who hold the entire company together. Every company we work with has these one or two people, and they’re usually very involved in the implementation and administration of CrewTracks. We call them the lynchpins.
Lynchpins, today’s update is for you.
You’ve always been able to report injuries in CrewTracks, and you’ve always had a second set of eyes on each daily report to check for any reported injuries. More recently, you’ve been able to run a report on injuries by date range just to confirm all those “no” responses to the daily “were you injured” question.
But still… what if you missed one?
UPDATE: As of April 9, 2020, this feature has been fully released and we no longer need beta testers. This blog post has been edited accordingly. Enjoy!
The biggest CrewTracks update since the release of document management is here!
It’s huge, and frankly, you probably don’t need to know all that’s possible with this update. You just need to know how to make CrewTracks work for your use case. For that reason, we’ve created the video below, which contains four scenarios. Skip to the 2-minute mark to see these scenarios laid out so you can choose the one that best matches your needs. Then skip to that part of the video and you’ll find the training that is most relevant to your needs. Pretty thoughtful of us, eh? It’s just because we love you guys.
This is one of those times when A LOT is happening behind the scenes, but we can only share a little bit of it right now. Stay tuned for another blog post very soon.
For now, we have some attractive new icons (oooh, aaah) but the really exciting announcement is external document sharing. Check it out:
At CrewTracks, we continue to innovate by combining vision with feedback, but these two features, in particular, are 100% from your feedback.
Require Notes & Photos Per Job
First, we’ve added the ability to indicate whether notes and photos are required on a certain job. Before this update, you could only check a couple of boxes to indicate whether notes & photos were required on the entire schedule.