ExakTime’s mobile time tracking software, PocketClock/GPS, extended to Android in January 2011. The software transforms Android Smartphones into a portable GPS time clock and management tool for supervisors in the field. Part of The ExakTime System, an award-winning time and attendance system designed specifically for harsh or outdoor work environments, PocketClock/GPS enables mobile employees or crews – such as contractors, landscapers and snow fighters – to clock in and out at dozens of locations each week.
Using PocketClock/GPS, workers easily clock in or out and record what type of work they are doing. Each time punch includes a GPS fix so the office knows the location of every clock in/out and can quickly view the travel times between locations. Managers can also set a virtual perimeter, or ‘geofence,’ around each jobsite to highlight employees clocking in and out when they are not actually at the jobsite. The system displays a map, pinpointing jobsites and overlaying attendance data onto the map.
“Even in this tough economic environment, our customers are still investing in technology to control their biggest expense – labor,” said ExakTime president John O’Hara. “This has enabled ExakTime to continue to grow and develop new products to meet our customers’ needs.”
The software offers many other powerful tools for foremen and supervisors. For example, a supervisor can clock in an entire crew in one action, saving time and increasing accuracy. PocketClock/GPS for Android adds a completely new set of multimedia supervisor tools. A supervisor can use the Android’s camera to take photos at the work site and can also record audio field notes. Photos and voice recordings can be combined with written field notes typed into the Android and tagged either for the work site, an employee or for a work activity.
Time records and field notes are securely sent to the office computer from nearly any location using the Android’s Internet connection and ExakTime’s JobClock.NET service. After the information is transferred to the company’s office computer, ExakTime’s time tracking software, TimeSummit, lets managers review, edit and export work hours into the company’s accounting or payroll system.
With the addition of Android to the PocketClock set, the software now runs on the most popular mobile platforms of today: Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and PDA’s.