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Submitted by cdp-inc on August 10, 2020 - 11:58am

Article written by Kati Viscaino on the Viewpoint blog

How modern construction software can help make HR processes more efficient and mitigate errors associated with construction timecards

With today’s fast-paced construction business environment, manual, paper-based processes and disconnected software programs aren’t the best ways to collect employee timecards. There are multiple moving parts and often cumbersome steps associated with outdated construction timecard methods. So, organizations are losing large amounts of precious time — at a time when streamlined business continuity is so important.

How Can Disconnected Construction Processes Hold Back Your Organization?

Without digitized, real time workflows that modern construction software provides, it’s easy for mistakes to be made—and when it comes to employee paychecks, that’s not an area any business wants to mess up. Here are just a few reasons why disconnected and manual processes can do more harm than good:

Manually recording work hours can take up unnecessary time and increase risk in payroll error.

An Integrated, Real Time Approach to Construction Timecard Management

To solve the timecard conundrum that contractors have faced over the years, many are modernizing their construction operations, opting to replace multiple systems with an integrated, cloud-based suite of solutions like ViewpointOne. By modernizing with a single integrated system from one vendor, contractors can connect their people, projects and processes in real time, with instantaneous data flows and workflows between the field and office at all times. This makes once-arduous tasks like construction timecard collection and payroll processing seamless and timely.

In the field, workers or supervisors can collect accurate timecards via simple to use web or mobile applications. Once gathered, that information can be synched to the back-office ERP in seconds, where payroll clerks can immediately process directly in the system rather than rekeying data from multiple sources.

This means:

Beyond Streamlining Construction Timecard Collection

The benefits of an integrated, cloud-based software suite doesn’t just end with timecards. Contractors are taking huge burdens off of their human resources teams by digitizing and streamlining HR workflows and processes as well. One key way? Letting employees self-serve their own HR needs.

HR employees have to manage enough in their daily jobs without needing to deal with the hassle that comes with payroll. With technology like ViewpointOne, it’s easier than ever for professionals to self-serve their HR and payroll needs. Providing access from most devices, employees can find portals, tools and other online features available to them whether they are in the office or the field. And, as we continue to work through the current pandemic, the self-service approach will also help to reduce reliance on paper timecards and manual processes.


With ViewpointOne, HR departments are equipped to be able to better serve their company by allowing employees to self-service their own HR needs.