Monday, August 31, 2015
Friday, May 1, 2015
How does the thought of eliminating all of your billing nightmares sound? What about routing far more efficiently that you currently do? Or what about complying with all of your contractual requirements all in one place? Sounds far too good to be true doesn’t it? However with IndusTrack, you can simply eliminate all of your paperwork and effortlessly turn your snow plowing business into a flawlessly operating business setup.
You can effortlessly save money, significantly lower the material usage, and be far more responsive to your customers through the implementation of our software on your company’s snow plow fleet. All this can be achieved with our in-vehicle hard wired tracking, software, data plan and a mobile app specialized for snow removal in a single software platform from IndusTrack.
Avoid the hassle and stress of billing.
If you business is similar to most popular snow plowing businesses, you may be familiar to using a pricing model that typically includes the likes of a mix of flat-rates, material, time and per event rates. Each of these may even come with different snowfall trigger that can help to determine when you will be required to plow a specific location or property. Billing for so many complications factors is guaranteed to be a time-consuming hassle that you just don’t need.
IndusTrack helps to eliminate the hassles of billing by providing you with the flexibility in order to setup your company’s billing to match your customers or contracts, before billing them accordingly. This is guaranteed to allow you to bill your customers far faster, which means that you can spend your time on other aspects of your business rather than stressing with customer billing complaints or inquires.
Mitigate any possible risks with IndusTrack (Slip and Fall)
With the use of IndusTrack software, your business can significantly decrease the risk of potential litigation for frivolous claims. Can you really count on just paper records alone, when it comes to tracking and records?
IndusTrack software allows to effortlessly track and record what time a specific driver timed into a particular job and what time they finished. This means that you will have a complete and incredibly accurate digital trail that is able to tell you exactly when and which property was cleared and how long the job took. This means if you ever receive an unwanted lawsuit, you already have the important evidence and digital trail of events which are easily accessible and stored securely for you.
Accurately bill for the material.
IndusTrack Mobile snow plow app can tell you exactly how much deicing materials, salt, liquid, or chemicals used on a road. This allows for better planning and far more efficient use of costly materials. Additionally, it will allow you to bill accurately for material used.
Track and bill for different activities (Plow time, Salt time, side walk time)
The Mobile snow plow app allows you to control, manage, monitor, and report on your company’s snow removal operations. You can track time for different activities such as plow time, salting time, and sidewalk shovel time. This makes billing a breeze and will provide accurate estimate for time usage when you are negotiating fix bid contracts.
Improve route efficiently with IndusTrack
Do your trucks efficiently know a specific route efficiently? Do they know the properties that they’re contractually obligated to plow?
You will always be able to efficiently plan, schedule and route your drivers based entirely on your company’s contractual obligations, which means you have the potential to save money by only plowing specific properties or locations that you should be plowing.
Save money with the help of IndusTrack.
The investment that can be made in snow plows is certainly attractive. With the software from IndusTrack, you can rest assured knowing that every snow plow within your fleet is being used to its greatest efficiency with the use of better route planning and more, which means it can help you save far much more money, when you know that your plows are running as efficiently as possible.
Software solutions from IndusTrack can allow you to monitor your fleet of snow plow drivers, even those who may not be part of your full-time fleet. Enjoy the knowledge of being able to effortless monitor and manage the routes taken by your fleet of snow plows, along with the materials and chemicals used and also the speed in which they are travelling at.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Time management has always been one of the crucial parts in business. It is a scarce resource yet it can be the determining factor in the overall business operation. If every single employee understands how to manage work time well, chances are your company always walks on the right track of improvement leading to better profitability.
Now there are many things you can do to improve productivity; based on many scientific studies, the Internet has been one of the greatest tools to achieve that. Internet becomes universal way of communication and therefore companies can do an entire marketing campaign more easily. At workforce level, employees also find that Internet comes as great tool to look for information, news, send emails, etc. The most obvious benefit is that Internet saves time; the advertisement reaches potential customers quickly, and it is easy to do that. There is however, one big drawback called “time management”. In some cases, employees cannot actually focus on working and use their time for working as soon as they fall deep into the vastness of Internet. Inside an office building, probably you will be able to track your employees’ activities, but it gets more difficult when your business heavily involves field services including delivery and trucking.
IndusTrack, a Plymouth-based GPS-tracking devices manufacturer, has come out with smart solution to prevent employees’ misuse of working-hours by implementing mobile-friendly time tracking technology. In a nutshell, the application allows employees and employer to stay connected with an application that generates real time reports about anything that relates to productivity for example idling, fuel consumption, route efficiency, vehicle ETA to job site, and so on. If your business has multiple vehicles on the road, time and location tracking become inseparable parts of productivity. It allows you to plan certain routes to save fuel consumption and therefore reduce maintenance cost. Furthermore, continuous tracking is also necessary to ensure employees safety.
GPS-is no longer new since most (if not all) modern smartphones have this feature. However, the default tracking system in smartphone is very basic one which serves simply function only: location report. On the other hand, IndusTrack system has been optimized for field services and commercial vehicles. Even better, the company delivers all features in both mobile-based and web-based applications. The app is compatible with all major smartphone operating systems including iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. It also uses proprietary plug-n-play hardware to be installed on vehicles.
Once the hardware and the app are running, employees can make use of the system’s various reporting forms. The interface has been designed to be comprehensive, allowing employees to easily report their locations, time of arrival, distance from job sites, etc. Employer can also check many things such as real-time location, idling, potential fuel waste due to inefficient routing, and so on. It is also possible to configure alerts for various events that affect productivity. Those are the basic features included, but IndusTrack stands out from the crowd by implementing at least three more useful tools to make everything even better including:
1. Supervisor Approval
Employees can fill out every form on their mobile phones and send the information electronically to the employer or office. It eliminates the waiting time until an employer gets paper report. In fact, it does not involve any paper, meaning it is not necessary to budget another expense for buying papers. Since all data are sent electronically, the information arrives almost instantaneously. Digital form also relieves employer from the hassle of reading handwritten form (which sometimes can be difficult to read, indeed). Everything is integrated within the system, so there is minimal risk of duplicate entry or similar human errors. Thanks to Supervisor Approval feature, all data can be reviewed or edited as necessary. All employees can choose to send timesheets in weekly, monthly, or bi-weekly manner depending on the circumstances. Once again, everything is doable within the time-tracking app.
2. Quickbooks Payroll Sync
This feature can be greatly beneficial to employees. By syncing time spent on the jobs and payroll, it is easy to configure the actual wage you deserve. Employer can setup certain overtime guidelines and pay rates with which employees can be certain that their works are always rewarded. From company’s perspective, this payroll-time synchronization allows for easier labor cost management. Since IndusTrack also provides direct communication, it is possible to add more jobs electronically, so the workers do not have to travel back to office to finish uncompleted the jobs.
3. Office Editing and Accounting
Although all data are sent in real-time reporting, it is still possible to make refinements with Office Editing and Accounting feature. The reports are generated by workers’ mobile phones, so employer has good understanding about how they perform. Office Editing and Accounting allows for post-analysis of routes, mileage, idle times, travel times, and customer visits. Based on this report, a company can improve employee recognition scheme or provide rewards as necessary. Plans about further coaching for employees can be based on the report as well.
IndusTrack does not merely provide tools to monitor employees’ behaviors, but it opens the door for company’s improvement by analyzing manpower efficiency, possible unrealistic workloads, and managing any new projects more confidently. IndusTrack offers a range of packages designed to meet the needs of even small business with affordable prices. All hardware pieces used for GPS-tracking by IndusTrack are plug-n-play for easier installation, and the software is continuously improved based on customers’ feedback for better user interface and features. IndusTrack even provides free training service on how to effectively implement the system so you can improve productivity, reduce unnecessary expense, and increase revenue at the same time.
Monday, March 9, 2015
Taxes can prove to be a burden for many businesses. Regardless of the assertion that you are paying taxes to improve your quality of living through the services that are funded by such, taxation can still undeniably have a negative impact on your financial statements. Fortunately, there are several ways by which taxes can be lowered. These will present opportunities for you to lessen the amount that is paid to the government, and hence, providing the business with more financial resources. One way of doing so will be in the form of tax refund from the fuel that is used in the operations of a power take-off or PTO unit. In spite of being promising, only a very few businesses are using this tax incentive. The main problem is the fact that they cannot accurately measure PTO times, giving them no capability to quantify and report how much exactly they are eligible for a tax credit.
The Solution – IndusTrack
If you have a business and you would like to consider PTO tax credit as a way of being able to save a huge amount, IndusTrack offers the perfect solution for your needs. The company offers a small device, which consists of a four-wire cable, and can be directly attached to the vehicle. Once installed, it will automatically determine relevant information and made such available in an easy-to-understand format for the tax credit. Aside from the hardware, it also comes with software and a data plan that is very affordable.
How It Can Help
Without a doubt, the biggest benefit of using PTO is to save on tax. Generally speaking, if your business has 10 vehicles with 4 hours of PTO daily, tax savings can be in thousands annually. When you are able to save such amount for a long time, you will have more finances that can be used to sustain your operations.
Aside from the tax credit, PTO can also be beneficial in terms of being able to monitor the productivity of the vehicle. This can provide the management with useful insight on strategies that can be pursued relevant to their vehicles and equipment. PTO will make it easy to determine how the business is able to utilize its vehicles.
The following are some of the specific industries and how they can benefit from PTO beyond tax credit:
· Fuel Delivery Companies: Monitor the time it takes to load and unload fuel in different gas stations.
· Towing Companies: Determine the miles traveled when the tow is engaged.
· Taxi Companies: Monitor if the tax fare meter is turned on and if there is a passenger who is traveling.
· Trailer Companies: Figure out the miles driven when trailer is attached.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
One of the main reasons why some companies suffer from logistical and follow-up nightmares, especially in the landscaping business, is the fact that it is usually hard to monitor tasks or assignments in real time, communicate with the team in record time, or get timely and accurate reports for ongoing or complete tasks. The Industrack system will generally let you dispatch and monitor tracks on phone or computer, get timely reports on work taking place and also track all field team members through GPS tracking. This software works on all mobile platforms (Android, iOS and Windows) so you do not have to worry about the team not having access to it.
The landscaping industry is all about managing any projects that involve nature, gardens and any other work or modification that needs to be done to above-ground nature. This means that any company that does landscaping will need to send team members to the ground for tasks, stay inconstant communication with field teams and finally get reports on work completed or on-going. Each of your field team members can have an individual account that will enable them to place timestamps on work done (clocking in and out of projects), receive messages and tasks for the day from the administrator back at the office.
Industrack has the scheduling feature where the software administrator can put in the scheduled work for the day, inclusive of tasks and other details relevant to the successful completion of the project. Once the tasks are determined and put into the software backend. The administrator is able to assign the tasks to multiple or single team members, attach forms or other relevant documents that the field team needs such as addresses or work forms of the client who requires landscaping services.
The administrator will then be able to monitor any work being handled by the on-ground team, have access to reports from the field and finally create reports and invoices based on the inputted reports. The great thing about Industrack software is its ability to integrate with other popular software such as Quickbooks, especially when it comes to creating of invoices.
When it comes to the field team, they are able to view the Industrack software from a PC or mobile gadget. They will be able to receive their scheduled tasks or assignments from the office no matter where they are. While in the field, the landscaping team could require to add more tasks after conducting their assessment of the client’s project. In addition, the team is able to input real-time reports including additional days needed to complete the landscaping task, pictures, plans and prospective budgets or invoices of the project at hand.
The benefits of the Industrack software for your landscaping business is that you have a central point where you can view projects and monitor them in real-time, stay in touch with the field team, receive reports and job status at any time of the day and even create or update invoices with Industrack. This gets rid of paperwork as well as uncertainty when it comes to the whereabouts or field team members or the status of a given project.
Monday, February 2, 2015
As your business begins to gradually develop and grow larger there are often areas that may inadvertently be left behind. With a growing employee base it can often be difficult to know who is doing what, where, when and for how long. Many companies in the plumbing/heating/cooling industry are managing their field employees using old fashioned practices, disorganized methods or even out of date software; that can often create more problems than solutions. Businesses are still choosing to spend time and money micro-managing their staff using telephone and documented communication, which can cost your company hundreds or even thousands each year.
It’s no secret that it can often be incredibly difficult to keep tabs on all the jobs that are being carried out throughout the day while ensuring that no important instructions or details are missed. Paper-based data collection is risky business, especially when it comes to billing and payrolls, but many companies have tried effortlessly in order to resolve these issues in the form of GPS tracking systems. This type of system does not always work and companies are still left managing multiple software systems that can often be confusing, difficult to use or require expensive training in order to use it.
Here at IndusTrack we experienced and solved this problem for you.
At IndusTrack we have fashioned and produced a single software platform that is able to effortlessly combine popular GPS tracking and mobile workforce management software, which is able to seamlessly integrate itself with your company's current CRM or accounting software with no confusing options, difficult programming or costly training. As everything your company needs in order to manage your field staff is all in one place, all you need to do is manage a single piece of software, rather than many. One of the primary reasons as to why companies choose IndusTrack is that their field staff are only required to learn one system, which is guaranteed to reduce errors and save hours, subsequently saving your company money.
What can I expect from IndusTrack?
With IndusTrack you can effortlessly track:
● Fleet - allows to track vehicles with in-vehicle GPS tracking.
● Assets - allows for location tracking and status of high-value assets.
● Time - allows staff to log their time cards accurately.
● Scheduling - allows you to scheduling and dispatch jobs easily.
● Forms - allows staff to fill out and submit custom forms.
With IndusTrack you are also able to monitor the status of each and every single job in real time. For completed jobs and tasks office staff within your company can effortlessly run a job report in order to see a detailed list of all job details, which can then be created into invoices that are able to sync with many types of popular back-office software. And what’s more, is that IndusTrack is available to work on any form of IOS, Android or Windows tablet or smartphone for ultimate flexibility.
IndusTrack is able to provide you with the ability to see how your fleet is being used and if there is any possible room for improvement. Our software is able to provide you with real-time location monitoring by using GPS satellite data, which shows you real-time individual vehicle positions on a clear live data map.
Our technology is able to reduce fuel use, streamline processes, improve productivity and also provide compliance with any necessary legal requirements. Our product can enable favorable terms in the eyes of insurers, while also promoting remote worker safety and reducing your business risk among staff.
Whether your company is new to this form of popular and established software, or perhaps you are looking save more money for your business; our customers can always rely on our unrivalled experience in order to help assess the next steps for their growing business. Be prepared to unlock your company’s full potential with our technology and our ability to provide an extraordinarily return-on-investment.
Call us today to find out how our bespoke technology can help you.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Go digital and forget the paper forms. With IndusTrack’s form product, you can create a exact replicas of your paper forms so the employees are familiar and can easily adopt.
Build and customize your data forms to manage your work orders. You can build an unlimited number of forms using drag and drop interfaces.
Digital forms will help you save time and money. Digital forms will actually streamline your business processes. You can eliminate errors and lost forms plus keep your data captured on your mobile devices even when you are offline.
Digital forms are easy to fill out and update using any tablet or phone. Your forms can be updated by anyone who has a company mobile device, permission or works with the office staff. This type of digital work leaves an audit trail available for ease of budgeting, auditing, and determining workflow and asset assignment.
It does not matter what type of processes you currently utilize to determine your workflow. You can automate that system and turn it into a digital work order. If you are tracking data on paper forms, use a digital form to automate and electronically manage your processes.
With customized forms using your design and your company’s resources, you can create new work orders based on previous orders. Reassign workstations and projects, send emails or data to external sources based on the rules that you have set up for each form.
Analytics are possible by using your own measurable data on your own customized forms. You can have charts created of your data so you can visualize where your business is going and what changes you need to make. Forms will help you format methods that are easy to understand.
Reports are very important to analytics. With mobile forms, you can run reports by form type or by the mobile worker. You also have the ability to view forms that are attached to different jobs. If you need, you can update your historical forms right from your mobile.
Follow your fleets, assets, and make sure you are in compliance with government and industry procedures. This is the beauty of mobile forms and a mobile workforce.
You can customize all forms for your company's smartphones. This makes business easy, efficient, and downtime is at a minimum. Leverage the power of being mobile and don’t let any business plan, order, invoice or workflow pass you by.
There are several companies that can provide a forms solution, what makes Industrack different from others:
- Forms are pre integrated with the Fleet tracking, scheduling, and time tracking packages.
- Exact replica of the paper copy, with the same feel and look
- Attached forms to jobs and edit them in the field and office