Save Your Hide - The Legal Safety Net of Field Service Management Software
We try not to talk too much about field service management software in this blog (this blog isn't about us, it's about helping you and your business succeed). But occasionally it's justified, especially when I read about contractors getting nailed on legal grounds.
Here's the article I read this morning: Landscape Contractor Ordered to Pay $500,000
Now, it sounds like this company may have had a few other things going on, but check this out:
"The employees... were not paid time-and-a-half for overtime, due in part to failure to provide adequate records of hours worked." (emphasis added)
Adequate records of hours worked. Time tracking. It's amazing how something so basic to hourly labor can cost a company so much money.
We've heard about legal battles, commercial customers refusing to pay, all kinds of things like this where HindSite Contractors were able to defend themselves and keep (or get!) their money, just because they had accurate and reliable records.
And it's not just in legal terms. If you're tracking time accurately, you're able to control your labor cost overall, plus measure productivity. The ability to measure billable vs. non-billable time is critical, especially if you provide your services on a time & material basis (read how this company increase their billable time from 50% to 90%).
HindSite was originally designed around using mobile technology in the field, but we didn't limit ourselves to mobile time tracking. Instead our Solution covers the entire daily workflow: scheduling and contacts in the office, field data collection, and billing integration. All with a single purpose: Eliminate your paperwork, and utilize a management system so you can better control and grow your business.
Ok. Enough. Stepping down from the soapbox now. Thanks!