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.
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.
These features will be coming to CrewTracks in the next few weeks, and we wanted to give you a heads up:
1. Option to Disable “Add/Remove” Functionality for Jobs, Equipment, Materials
You have always been able to indicate whether you want to be able to add and remove employees from a schedule in our mobile app, but this was not the case for jobs, equipment, or materials. These features always had add/remove functionality, and in some cases, this has caused problems for our customers. So we have added the option to turn off the add/remove functionality for these sections of the app. Just uncheck the boxes indicated below in Organization Settings.