When we celebrated the submission of the 1 millionth HeavyJob Mobile time card in September 2014, the company was ecstatic about the rate of adoption and usage of our mobile job tracking application.
As it turns out, that was only the beginning. We received our 2 millionth time card from the mobile field app on May 8.
Javier Velazquez of J.D. Abrams, L.P., submitted the milestone time card while working on Spur 10 in Fort Bend County, Texas, a highway construction job owned by the Texas Department of Transportation.
HCSS first released HeavyJob Mobile in October 2012 and hit the one million time card mark two years later. But adoption continued growing exponentially, taking just eight more months to reach two million.
“In the first month after we released HeavyJob Mobile, we had 2,000 time cards submitted,” HeavyJob Product Manager Adam Black said. “We’re now averaging 50,000 time cards per week, and 200,00 per month.”
Black attributes the growth to the mobile version’s ease of use.
Available for Apple iOS or Android operating systems, HeavyJob Mobile puts HeavyJob Field right in the foreman’s hands.
“It’s fast and easy to use,” Black said. “The data goes automatically to the mobile app. If a manager rejects a time card in HeavyJob Manager, it goes back to the tablets automatically so the foreman has the most up-to-date copy.”
Most customers originally purchased HeavyJob for the digital time card entry and management, only to find out HeavyJob does more than report time.
“It allows a company to accurately track production and stay on budget and on time,” Black said. “It works for every level, from the foreman to the project manager to the owner, to get accurate daily job costing.”
Mobile apps work well for foremen because they make entering data and taking photos easy and fast.
“We have 7,000 different job sites using mobile,” he said. “And we expect mobile to be on 90 percent of our customers’ job sites by the end of 2017.”