At CrewTracks, we focus on field management for construction companies. That means our document management is not related so much to pre-job planning as it is to communication with the crew on a job site once work begins. This could mean one-way communication to the job site such as a mobilization map, or it could mean two-way communication including checkboxes, dropdowns, text boxes, and signature fields that will supply the office with needed data.
Check out the video for a quick preview, and continue reading for a bit of advice about construction documents and a bunch of free documents ready for electronic use.
Have you ever been a longtime user of Apple and then switched to Android or vice versa? Yeah, me neither. However, many CrewTracks customers have a mixture of Android and Apple devices at their company, and in an ongoing effort to make their lives easier, we have a few changes to announce in order to make the iPhone and Android apps more identical.
Best Construction Daily Reporting
For construction companies, daily reporting is a balance between information and simplicity. If your daily reports are too simple, they are not very useful. However, if you expect your crew leaders to complete a lengthy report every day, their effectiveness as crew leader suffers. Or, more likely, they simply will not complete the report. Remembering the purpose of the report will help you find the right balance for your company.
Creating daily reports for construction just got even easier with CrewTracks. Today’s new feature announcement is pretty simple in principle, but you might want to watch the video below to learn the details.
Essentially, you can now do the following en masse rather than being limited to doing these things for one individual at a time:
- Clock in and out
- Edit clock in and out times
- Set lunch break duration
- Edit lunch break duration
- Remove shifts (only supervisors & admins can do this)
As CrewTracks has grown over the past several years, we have observed a stereotype that exists in the construction world: the idea that construction workers are old-fashioned and stubborn.
While this may be true among some construction companies that are slow to adopt new technology, it is not true of the companies and people that use CrewTracks. Again and again, we have observed incredible innovation and versatility among those who lead their respective industries by adopting new technology, keeping up with industry advancements, and inventing new processes of their own. Our customers regularly marry old-school concepts and classic craftsmanship with cutting-edge approaches that truly make them industry leaders.
With this in mind, we recently invited our customers to apply to be recognized as Innovative Industry Leaders for their respective industries. We are in the process of selecting one company from each industry, and we are thrilled to introduce the first one.
We recently rolled out a feature that allowed you to move and copy documents throughout CrewTracks, which saved a lot of time in cases where you wanted an identical document to reside in multiple contexts. For example, a JSA attached to every job or an inspection attached to every vehicle.
We’re pleased to announce part 2 of that feature: the ability to select all copies of a document for export. The video below will teach you how to use this feature.
A daily report for construction is never complete without photos. Jobsite photos truly are worth a thousand words, and yet, the notes that accompany those photos are often just as important. Today, we’re excited to announce that the notes and photos section of CrewTracks now includes the ability to draw on a photo as well as add text directly to the photo. The following video will give you the basics about this new feature, and if you’d like to learn a bit more, the second video will get into some of the more advanced features.
You’ve always been able to look up jobs by customer in the web app, but now field crews can view jobs by customer in the mobile apps, too! We have added this functionality everywhere you can add jobs to a daily report in the mobile app, including these areas of the mobile apps: time assignment, jobs, production, equipment, notes & photos, and materials.
This two-minute video will show you what to expect with this update.
Daily reports for construction are easy with CrewTracks, and we’ve always allowed you to add notes and photos to your daily report. Additionally, CrewTracks allows you to view, edit, annotate, and sign digital versions of your own documents, whether it’s a specific document required by your customer or simply a document you want to keep using because it’s familiar.
However, the notes and photos section and the documents feature have always lived completely separately from each other, which presents a problem if a certain document requires a photo as part of the document.
Today we’re thrilled to demonstrate that once again we’ve heard your feedback and produced a new feature to meet your needs. You can now add photos directly to a PDF document in CrewTracks.
The following two videos will show you how this new feature works.