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How custom forms can improve mobile data collection and communication

Mobile data collection is typically a time-consuming, paper-pushing process for construction businesses. Keeping track of this data manually across several departments becomes problematic when the information is not entered quickly or accurately. Trying to figure out a better way to collect data in the field has been a pain point for the construction industry for many years.

GPS tracking technology has long been the answer for construction fleets to make their operations more productive and efficient. To continue being the central resource for productivity and efficiency, GPS tracking businesses developed a solution to the problem of data collection.

Tracking technology has become the solution to simplifying data collection in the field, giving mobile workforces the ability to expedite invoices straight to the billing department, identify crew members on the jobsite for payroll, track inventory and verify deliveries. Construction businesses now have the ability to design any type of custom form through a GPS tracking solution, and then receive that data in real-time at the office to take immediate action.

GPS tracking solutionsGPS tracking solutions with customized forms offer detailed job information.

Deliver Data Instantly

When a driver receives a custom form on their navigation device, they will now have the ability to fill out the form and send the data back to the office in real time. Navigation devices with custom forms give employees the ability to take their device from the cab so they can easily fill out the forms on the job.

Employees are required to submit all types of information to the office after they complete a job. Making it possible to send all of the forms straight from the jobsite will ensure that this data is accurate and handled as soon as possible. The following are some examples of how such technology can improve mobile data collection.

  • Expedite billing—As soon as one of your employees finishes a job, they can send the invoice directly to dispatch through their navigation device. This data can be pushed straight to your billing department, saving time and reducing the number of hands through which the data travels.
  • Identify crew members for payroll—Creating a custom form to identify crew members will ensure that employees get paid adequately for time worked. This form will ensure that you are keeping an accurate payroll and do away with any timesheet disputes.
  • Track inventory—Knowing which materials have been delivered will give you the ability to adjust inventory based on quantities in real time. For example, if your driver delivers a large quantity of crushed stone to a customer’s site and needs to let the office know to restock the material as soon as possible, they can send an exact quantity of how much was delivered so the appropriate amount of material is ordered.
  • Verify deliveries—Custom forms also give your mobile workforce the ability to provide real-time delivery verification.
  • Pre- and post-trip inspections—Employees can inspect the vehicle before and after each use to report any maintenance needed on the vehicle.
Custom formsCustom forms provide dispatch with real-time delivery information.

Take Immediate Action

GPS tracking solutions have the ability to push data collected in the field straight into your back-end systems to view in real time. Field data is gathered via API, reports and CSV file so any department in your construction business can take action right away. By having the ability to analyze this data in real time, fleet management can streamline mobile data collection to create a more efficient process.