Adam Turner
Technology Journalist

Adam Turner is a Sydney Morning Herald senior technology columnist who has been writing about the challenges facing Australian business for more than a decade

Adam Turner
Technology Journalist

Adam Turner is a Sydney Morning Herald senior technology columnist who has been writing about the challenges facing Australian business for more than a decade

Ramp up your team’s productivity with connected tablets and an app that makes paperwork, scheduling and collaboration intuitive and simple to manage.

Many construction firms are actively investigating new markets they can branch into as the industry experiences a slowdown due to the current economic environment.

“Firms now have the time to objectively look at improving the efficiency of their operations,” says industry executive for mining, utilities, resources and construction at Telstra, Alan Hindes.

“We’re talking with many customers about how they can improve their internal processes and collaboration capabilities to do this.”

two tradesman in work gear work on a tablet at a work site

A new Deputy

Increasingly, construction operators are turning to mobile devices loaded with smart applications to help boost teams’ productivity and make collaboration between local and disparate teams easier.

For instance, Deputy® is a cloud-based people management application that can help streamline scheduling using intelligent rostering capabilities. The result is helping schedule the right person, and easily notify your staff of their shifts electronically.

It also allows you to generate invoices based on hours worked per customer, task or activity straight into a compatible accounting solution, as well as automatically allocate rates, job codes or employees per invoice line.

Keeping accountable

For construction operations with disparate teams, ensuring a level of accountability across multiple job sites or premises can prove difficult. With Deputy, staff and contractors can clock on/off on the go using any compatible device using Deputy’s Mobile geolocation capability or the Deputy Kiosk’s camera features for tablets to verify that your employees are where they should be for each shift.

Business apps like Deputy can also help facilitate communication among staff, providing the facility to share important messages with specific locations or across the entire business. 

The bottom line

At its core, Deputy helps eliminate the need for unnecessary phone calls and emails to get your employees’ hours. Timesheets are created and submitted for approval when employees start and end their shifts.

In summary

  1. Business apps are helping to make significant changes to the way construction businesses operate
  2. Many firms are looking to improve internal processes and increase collaboration to effectively break into new markets
  3. Connected tablets and apps can help boost collaboration between teams
  4. Cloud-based people management apps like Deputy help streamline and automate internal processes to save time and money
Deputy can help you manage your staff and jobs effectively.

Find out how here.

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