I am a project manager for a small electrical company and I have been searching for an online platform program to assist me in organizing my day to day tasks as well as keeping my larger projects moving smoothly over longer durations......I wont be looking any longer..I found it! Trade Traks has numerous helpful functions such as your GPS clock in/clock out functions letting me know when my guys arrive and where they when they do, this alone saves me hundreds of dollars per month so its like Trade Traks is paying me. Along with this I really enjoy having all of our daily safety forms being filled out on in the platform which gives me the ability to ensure they are being done and not having to deal with all that pesky paper, uploading drawings, permits and and other crucial documents that I need to get to my team in the field has never been easier or more stream lined. With the "messages" function I am able to set up specific topic chats with everyone that is involved with the project we are working on, it gives myself a direct line of communication without the hassle of digging through a whole mess of emails that lets be honest, sometimes easy to get lost in the mix.
As a small business owner I am always looking for ways to cut costs and be more efficient to stay on track. I now know the answer....TRADETRAKS
We can see how this program is going to help our company find the efficiencies we could otherwise not capture.
In a short time, we can see how Tradetraks is improving the way we operate. It has taken the work of multiple programs and combined them all on one platform on the cloud.
TradeTraks is an easy to use construction monitoring tool. Since using TradeTraks, we have been able to ensure on-site labour is kept within the estimated time carried. Using TradeTraks has provided us with the insight we need to ensure all projects are performed under budget. The onboard messaging is a great feature which allows any users to communicate in one local spot, this is great for next day instructions prior to arriving on the job site.
Some of the key features TradeTraks has to offer that I like are the following: real time labour tracking with GPS clock-in/clock-out, costing report, contact manager for customers & employees, electronic tailboard and equipment circle checks.
Tradetraks time logs is a game changer! Being able to compare hours submitted versus actual hours clocked in and out, has removed any doubt when reviewing time sheets. I can see what project they’re working on, if the employee clocked in/out on site via the geofence and how long they worked for. They can also include notes and select predetermined reasons why they may be off site, such as “en route” or “working from home”. Its so easy to use and helps both the employee and the employer ensure that there is no confusion come pay day!
With Tradetraks you can upload files to any project and tag them accordingly. Now the employees on site can have instant access to information whenever needed. You can also set permissions, so only the people that need to see certain files can. In meetings, on site, out of office, I have all project related documents accessible on my phone or tablet. Its great for organizing close out documents as well. At the end of a project all my files are already organized and prepared to be sent off. Very helpful!
TradeTraks is a wonderful resource to track employee hours spent on jobs. When needing to provide both weekly and monthly time summaries to a general contractor, the filtering options really help pinpoint the specific time frames you need, breaking down time by regular, time and a half and double time, with overall running totals included.
TradeTraks is a convenient way to keep in contact with all employees, both in the field and in the office. The messaging features allow you to select or de-select employees as necessary, add pictures, and shows which individuals have read your message. Furthermore, once a message has been sent, message notifications pop up as friendly reminders on screen.
Tradetraks has solved a lot of communication issues within our company. It has helped us to become more efficient and to work better as a team. For me, personally it has helped me cut out duplication (before, we were working in three different systems), which means less errors. It also allows a high level of visibility into our business operations which means less confusion for everyone. It's mobile, which means team members in the field can access the information they need to without having to be in front of a computer. This is ideal within our industry. Data is easily managed within the software and can be exported if needed. All-in-all, we're very pleased with Tradetraks.
Pros: The support staff is, bar none, the best I've ever worked with: they respond quickly, they're efficient, and they really want to help you find a solution for whatever questions you may have. The software is easy to use and is extremely linear, which has been a great fit for my team. Tradetraks is always updating and improving it's features to fit the needs of it's customers.
Cons: Because it is so linear, there are times where you cannot easily "undo" certain actions you've performed. You need to do things right the first time, and consistently, if you want your data to be clean. While this is sometimes difficult, it has been a good thing for my team--who have had to develop repeatable, efficient processes; something they have not had to do in the past. In short, it has forced us to become more detail-oriented and accurate which, again, is sometimes frustrating while first learning the software.