If you are in the construction business, you are likely juggling hundreds of different tasks. From ensuring timely delivery of materials, and stock, to managing employees, you have your hands full, right?
Well, it is time you got yourself some assistance and save time to focus on other, more important areas.
And no, you don’t need to go about hiring people. Here are some tried and tested apps that have other people in the construction business and will help you too. So let’s jump to it.
Lio is an all-rounder app. From finances, worker timing, to even a list of materials and delivery details, it can help you manage it all. You can use it anywhere, anytime as it is available on both iOS and Android devices.
And if you work more on your laptop, there's a web version as well. Plus, the app is completely free. Download, login, select the construction templates and voila, you are good to go.
Furthermore, Lio automatically backs up all your data. So even if you were to lose your phone, you can retrieve it all by logging in. Lastly, it is available in 10+ languages, making it easy for anyone to use.
Read More on https://lio.io/
If you are looking for an app strictly to help you manage your team better then Connecteam is the way to go. With Connecteam, you can schedule meetings with the team, track their shift timings, process payroll, etc. To make payroll processing easier, you can also integrate it with QuickBooks.
If you are hiring people for a project, Connecteam also helps ease onboarding. It is really smooth and easy to use, so you won’t have to spend a lot of time training your team to use the app.
If you are a small team, the app is free to up to 50 people and works on both Android and iOS devices.
LetsBuild is another app tailor-made for the construction business only. It acts as a guide/support for both you and your team. You can lay down the entire process making it easy for your team to understand the workflow and track the progress.
Furthermore, your team receives all updates in real-time, eliminating the need for you to be present at the site at all times. You can also share documents with the team. And since it has a simple interface, anyone can learn to use it within a few minutes. However, to learn more about the pricing, you’ll have to get in touch with their sales team.
Read more on https://www.letsbuild.com/
Another app for smoother employee management, Raken makes payroll processing hassle-free and allows you to track shifts and working hours more accurately.
Raken comes with Time Cards. You can easily bulk upload all your employee data i.e your employee names, working hours, shift timings, etc. in a matter of seconds. And since it is all editable, you can easily make changes whenever you need to.
It also helps you manage overtime and track progress in real-time. You can also generate reports and share them with the management or team members.
There’s a free trial that requires your credit card and you can use it on iOS and Android smartphones as well as your laptop.
If you like tracking your projects with an eagle eye, then Smartsheets is one to consider. The goal of Smartsheet is to give you a holistic view of each stage of the construction project.
This makes work management easier across various levels and stages of the project. And since you get a complete picture of the project, it allows you to make better decisions when it comes to redundancies, creating work schedules.
Furthermore, the app also integrates with G Suite, Box, Dropbox, DocuSign, Salesforce, etc. There’s a trial period to test out the app and if you like it, the smallest plan costs around $7 per month.
Those are our favorite apps for people in the construction business. You need to manage various aspects in such a business, so you can either go for an all-rounder like Lio (so you don’t have to keep switching between apps) or specialized apps based on your needs.
Another benefit of Lio is that it is free, unlike the other apps on the list.
Have you used any of these apps before? Let us know about them in the comments section and if you find other apps more useful, then we’d love to hear about them as well.