On Time with MCS
16 April 2021
Increasingly, mobile technology and apps aren’t only for use on the move or in remote locations. They can also offer a more efficient way of working.
This is the thinking behind a new app from MCS called Timesheet Mobile, which is designed to allow hirers to digitise shift allocation, timesheet creation and submission, and to finalise customer invoicing for actual hours worked.
The hire software specialist says that the move follows demand for a more effective alternative to laborious, paper-based timesheets.
Shifts can be allocated in advance on the app and pushed out to the operator’s devices to accept. And being digital, details can still be amended or edited, even at the last minute, without having to rely on back-and-forth emailing to confirm changes.
Nick Thomson, MCS sales director, said: “Many rental companies are reliant on email to deliver shift patterns to the workforce, which is a lengthy and time-consuming process. For companies that undertake a lot of shiftwork, keeping track of the returned acceptance or rejection confirmations by email can be haphazard and lead to errors, especially when it comes to any last minute amendments.
“With just one click, the operator can either accept or reject the work via the Timesheet Mobile app. This means work schedules are quickly dispatched and worker confirmations are painless and hassle-free.”
Operators can complete timesheets from their phones or hand-held devices rather than using printed forms. They can then digitally sign them or send them to a team leader so they can be passed to the customer for electronic signature before invoicing, which can be more accurate than handwritten paperwork.
And with hirers so busy at the moment, anything that saves time must be a boon.