According to information from the Associated General Contractors of America, there are more than 670,000 construction companies in the United States. As a small business owner, it may at times, seem as though you’re a small fish in a vast pond. You may be left continually wondering what you need to do to stand out from the competition.

If you wish to grow your business, you’re going to have to be innovative. One of the areas in which the construction industry has always lagged is technology. Fortunately, time card apps are now available to small business construction owners. Below, we’ve provided you a list of the four reasons why you need to update your construction software.

Assist Your Employees 

Time card apps make life significantly easier for your employees. No longer will employees have to wait in line to manually write their hours on a time sheet. Time card apps allow your employees to log into a job site remotely from their phone. They also come with location tracking so that managers can verify that each worker was present at their job site when they logged in.

Perhaps more important is the fact that employee time clock apps provide your team with a real-time look at their earnings. If an employee notes a discrepancy in their profits, they can report it to you immediately so that you can correct the situation. Under your current process, employees likely cannot recognize discrepancies until they receive their paycheck.

Mobility Access 

Time clock apps also provide managers with a daily report of all of the projects they are overseeing. Managers can access this report from anywhere on any device, including:

• Cell phones

• Tablets

• Computers

No longer do managers need to wait to receive the day’s timesheets to begin crunching numbers. Employee time clock apps allow managers to instantly track projects based on various tasks, employee productivity, and a variety of other criteria.

Streamline Projects Costs 

Time card apps are also useful because they serve as an all-in-one solution that streamlines projects costs. Too often, managers waste time and money conducting various processes. For instance, managers may have platforms or employees dedicated to individual operations such as:

• Job costs

• Estimating

• Project management

However, time card apps tie all of these features together. They allow managers to make better use of their funds and better allocate project resources.

Eliminate Manual Bidding

Time clock apps provide small business owners with an abundance of information. Managers can analyze how much time and money goes into completing a specific task. They can then take this information and plug it into a potential project bid to receive a precise estimate as to how long it will take and cost. This will not only leave your team happy, but it will leave customers satisfied as well.