One way CrewTracks makes daily reports for construction easy and paperless is by allowing you to view and edit your own, custom PDFs in our mobile app. Today, we have great news: you can now edit PDFs in the web app as well. In other words, your office staff now has access to all the same editing tools as the field crews. In addition, you can now copy and move documents between different contexts in CrewTracks. So, for example, if you want a certain document to appear in every job, you can copy that document to all your jobs rather than uploading it to each job individually.
The video below has all the details, so check it out.
We just released a couple of small updates to CrewTracks and wanted to make sure you are aware.
Okay, full disclosure: we just released a HUGE, very important update to CrewTracks, but most of the changes are invisible. We completely changed the way we store photos, and if we did it right, you didn’t even notice. However, the work we’ve done lays the groundwork for some very exciting features we have planned, and we did sneak in a couple of noticeable updates while we were under the hood.
Construction job tracking software has become an increasingly competitive market in recent years, which is great news. This means we at CrewTracks are working even harder to stay a step ahead. We are innovating by combining vision with feedback and making sure we are the world’s best field management software for construction.
As part of this ongoing innovation, we are pleased to announce two new features: Job Types and Job Templates.
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.