6 Kinds of Employees You Should be Equipping with Software (But Might Not Be)
One place that companies sometimes look to control costs is by rationing their software licenses, but this can negatively affect employees’ abilities to do their job well and make empowered decisions that move the business forward. We’ve put together a list of some of the lesser-known instances where equipping employees in the office, field, and shop with construction software licenses can make a big positive impact.
The best part? If you’re an HCSS customer, you don’t even have to splurge: all of this software is included in our Unlimited User Plan for just 0.2% of revenue (or less).
For the rainmakers
For everyone in your company that’s drumming up new business, we recommend HCSS Preconstruction. Eliminate all the individual spreadsheets or cumbersome paper pre-construction processes and give everyone a single source of project pipeline information, note storage, important links, pictures, internal dates, and more. It will keep your estimators, divisional managers, and executives from stepping on each other’s toes.
For those surfing the waves of change
The one constant in our industry is that everything changes. Keep the whole team apprised of the latest changes with access to HCSS Plans, which you can use for way more than just digital plan sets - use it to ensure that everyone in the field always has the information they need! Give your flaggers instant access to the latest traffic control plans. Keep truck drivers always up-to-date on route plans right on their phone. And of course, make sure everyone working in the field and office are on the same page every day with the latest digital plan sheets.
For the safety-conscious
HCSS Safety licenses are perfect for fleet managers, shop foremen, mechanics, project managers, project engineers, superintendents, foremen--anyone and everyone who is responsible for safety in your organization. With access to templated safety meetings, JHAs, inspections, and reporting, everyone has what they need to operate safely.
For the decision makers
What executives really want is better data so those top-down decisions feel less like throwing pasta at the wall to see what sticks. With HCSS Intelligence, they’ve got instant access to compelling reporting right out of the box that takes the highest value information from across all the HCSS applications and makes it actionable.
For those who go with the flow
While customers usually equip their full-time fuelers with FuelerPlus, there are a lot of mechanics and foremen with fuel tanks on their trucks that they dispense from without ever tracking it. Give them a FuelerPlus license and get back a complete view of your fuel usage.
For everyone on your roster
HCSS myField is the easy-to-use employee engagement and time-tracking tool to put on every employee’s phone. Laborers, operators, drivers, office staff, mechanics, flaggers—everyone in your company can benefit from getting instant communications, recording their hours, equipment usage, meter readings, equipment inspections, and safety observations, all of which integrate seamlessly with the rest of the HCSS platform.
Something for Everyone for 0.2% or Less of Revenue
These are just a few of the tools that can help keep your company humming and improve efficiency. If you want to equip everyone with exactly the tools they need to do their job well, without rationing access to software, we recommend the Unlimited User Plan. For just 0.2% of revenue or less, you can cover the biggest bases -- estimating, project management, fleet management, dispatching, and more -- as well as some of the areas of the business that you’ve never thought to power up with software.
Talk to your sales rep or contact us to find out how you can equip your entire staff with construction software licenses through the Unlimited User Plan today.