World of Concrete 2020 Celebrity Sightings

World of Concrete 2020 Celebrities WorkMax Booth

World of Concrete 2020 Celebrities WorkMax Booth

World of Concrete 2020 Had The Most Celebrity Sightings 
Biometric Time Card App Identifies Celebrity Matches 
By Jonathan Salas

World of Concrete 2020 may be officially over, but the impact certainly is not. From great new products to amazing demos, it was a week full of excitement, change, and new possibility. This year was different, however, because of all the amazing celebrity appearances! Were you able to meet your favorite star at World of Concrete 2020?

Okay, you probably didn’t, because there weren’t any actual celebrities at World of Concrete 2020, unfortunately. However, to show off our new facial recognition solution in WorkMax at World of Concrete 2020, we held a competition to see who looked the most like your favorite stars. The result was a fun time that showcased amazing solutions to solve a major problem in construction, buddy punching.

Buddy punching is not nearly as fun as it sounds. This occurs when an employee clocks time for their buddy, usually because their buddy is either running later or leaving early. This not only causes a company to overpay an employee, but also means that jobs are getting done less efficiently, and labor is being tracked incorrectly. All of this can be completely eliminated with WorkMax TIME’s facial recognition, because each record with a discrepancy will be flagged, allowing you to easily catch it and put a stop to this time theft.

We wanted to show attendees at World of Concrete 2020 that WorkMax TIME’s facial recognition was easy-to-use and wouldn’t interfere with the clock in/out process. Employees simply take a selfie and it’s compared to their profile image. Advanced metrics like eyes distance, cheek gauntness, and facial structure are then used to give you a match percentage indicating how closely the two images match. This saves you time and money while also preventing buddy punching.

Most employee time tracking solutions only use a face capture method, which is simply taking a picture that must be manually compared to what the employee looks like. It doesn’t provide you any facial analysis or return a photo comparison match percentage. It also can’t alert you of photo mismatches because there’s no photo comparison analysis performed. This is process is not only tedious and repetitive for an employee to manually compare every photo, but it’s also tedious and repetitive. See how frustrating that is?
We decided to hold a competition at World of Concrete 2020 to see who could match closely enough, percentage-wise, to some of the most well-known celebrities. Here are the three winners:

1st Place for Celebrity Photo Match at World of Concrete 2020:
Coming in at first place was Ruben, who matched just over 41% with George Lopez! Congratulations to Reuben for winning our contest, and maybe he can use his prize to kick off his own comedy career.

World of Concrete 2020 WorkMax George Lopez

2nd Place for Celebrity Photo Match at World of Concrete 2020:

We hit it off immediately with Kristina, becoming instant “Friends”. We weren’t able to immediately get her the prize for second place, though, because we were on a break, but she matched a stunning 39% Jennifer Anniston.

World of Concrete 2020 WorkMax jennifer anniston winner

3rd Place for Celebrity Photo Match at World of Concrete 2020:


Someone call the Police, because Paul won third place, matching at 34% with the legendary artist Sting. We sent the prize to Paul, so hopefully, he gets our Message in A Bottle.

 World of Concrete 2020 WorkMax Sting

 

The winners of the World of Concrete 2020 Celebrity Photo Match will be contacted to earn their prizes, and we hope that everyone had as much fun as we did!

To learn more about WorkMax TIME’s face recognitionclick here or schedule a demo now.

International Roofing Expo 2020: Celebrity Sightings

International Roofing Expo 2020 Celebrity Sightings

International Roofing Expo 2020 Celebrity Sightings

International Roofing Expo 2020: Celebrity Sightings & Winners Announced
Biometric Time Clock App Shows Celebrity Match Percentage
Shannon Corgan, Director of Marketing  

We had a great time meeting new roofing contractors at the International Roofing Expo 2020 in Dallas, Texas. We loved talking with roofing contractors and discussing how they’re managing field data collection for their mobile workforce. Managing employee time tracking, field reporting, and asset tracking can be quite a challenge for roofing contractors with so many simultaneous projects with employees, tools, and equipment constantly moving between projects.

This year at the International Roofing Expo 2020, we shared a new WorkMax TIME feature, face recognition, to solve a very common in construction, buddy punching. We designed our face recognition to be easy-to-use for field employees and easily solved buddy punching. Buddy punching happens when co-workers clock in their buddy when they’re not at the job site or clocking them out when they’ve already left the job site.

At the International Roofing Expo 2020, we showed how easy it was to use face recognition on any iOS or Android mobile device with our Celebrity Photo Match Contest. We were on the hunt to find the top three roofing contractors at the International Roofing Expo 2020 with the closest facial match percentage to a celebrity photo. The booth visitors clocked in using WorkMax TIME and took a selfie. After they took their selfie, the face recognition compared the celebrity photo to the booth visitor’s selfie and provided them with a comparison match percentage. The match percentage is based on the visual geometry, including the relationship between the eyes, nose, brow, mouth, and other facial features to provide a match comparison percentage.

At the International Roofing Expo 2020, we also wanted to show contractors that face recognition with a match percentage is the #1 way to eliminate buddy punching. There is “fake news” out there that face capture is THE best way to eliminate buddy punching and it’s not true at all. Face capture only takes photos of employees on clock in or out. There is NO comparison analysis between the profile photo and clock in/out photo. Face capture gives you NO match percentage. Face capture provides NO mismatch alerts because there’s NO photo comparison happening. This is why WorkMax’s true facial recognition with a match percentage is the #1 way to prevent buddy punching. We made sure it was easy-to-use for field employees and that it doesn’t interfere with the clock in/out process for field employees.

Are you ready to see the winners from the International Roofing Expo 2020 Celebrity Photo Match Contest? Here are our first, second, and third place winners. Thanks to all that participated and hope you had as much fun as we did.

1st Place Winner Match to Matt Damon

International Roofing Expo 2020 1st Place Matt Damon

 

2nd Place Winner Match to Elvis Presley

International Roofing Expo 2020 2nd Place Elvis

 

3rd Place Winner Match to Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow

International Roofing Expo 2020 Johnny Depp

Winners will be contacted by cell phone to receive their prizes and should have their Amazon gift card by next Wednesday. First place will receive a $250 Amazon gift card. Our second-place winner will receive a $150 Amazon Gift Card and our third-place winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card. We hope you had as much fun as we did with this Celebrity Face Recognition Matching Contest.

To learn more about WorkMax TIME’s face recognition, click here or schedule a demo now.

 

Time Clock App Labor Shortage Challenges

Time Clock App Overcomes Labor Shortage Challenges

 Time Clock App Overcomes Labor Shortage Challenges

3 Ways A Time Clock App Overcomes Labor Shortage Challenges

Shannon Corgan, Director of Marketing 

Are you using a time clock app? Labor shortages in the construction industry are a major issue and a top concern for construction business owners. You may be wondering how a time clock app can help you with this problem, especially since, according to the USG + US Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index – 2019 Q4, 83% of general contractors are challenged to meet schedule requirements because of the skilled worker shortages. Changing your current time collection process to a time clock app with real-time entry and allocation may seem small, but I guarantee you will quickly see how it helps you work smarter, not harder when it comes to optimizing construction labor.

Here are 3 Ways a Time Clock App Helps You Overcome Your Labor Shortage Challenges.

1. Gather Accurate Labor Hours

You can’t manage what you don’t measure, and to overcome your labor shortages, it’s imperative to accurately measure your labor hours. You don’t want your employees to overestimate their hours by putting in a standard scheduled of 7 AM to 4 PM daily. When you use a time clock app to track labor in real time, you only pay your employees for the hours they work. A time clock app also eliminates buddy punching so you’re not paying employees when they’re not working. If you have a mobile time clock app, your labor cost accuracy will skyrocket, because employees simply clock in/out on their mobile iOS or Android device. No more paying employees for travel time to the job trailer or to the office to clock in or out. GPS will tell you where the employee is when they clock IN/OUT to reduce overpayment for labor hours. If you start using a time clock app with real-time data collection, it’s likely you’ll find your labor hours for a job are less than what you’ve paid in the past and you can actually complete the job in less time than before.

2. Track Completed Work in Real Time

Once you have accurate labor hours captured in real time with a time clock app, you need insight into what your labor force is doing in the field during their shift. Again, to overcome your labor shortage challenges, you have to measure not only total labor hours, but you also need to know how much work is completed during those work hours on each task to optimize your current staffing levels. When you’re measuring labor hours, tasks, and production in real time, you can make adjustments to keep your project on time and within budget. Find a time clock app that captures completed work as soon as your employees change from task to task with the flexibility to have supervisors enter the crew’s production or allow each employee to enter it. When the employees know they’re being measured in real time and that everyone in the company will have access to how much work they’re completing, you’ll see an uptick in productivity. With a time clock app, you’ll have global visibility across your entire organization and can see the most productive crews. To learn more about why you should be tracking your production in real time in your time clock app, view our video, 4 Reasons to Track Completed Work in Your Time Clock App

3. Identify Most Productive Employees, Crews, and Projects

Now that you’re using a time clock app to track labor hours, tasks/cost codes, and production in real time, there are several labor shortage issues that it can solve for you. Firstly, with a time clock app with real-time data collection, you now can see which crews are completing the most work and compare them to other crews doing the same work with similar labor hours. If one crew is consistently outperforming another crew, you can find out what the high performing crew is doing and share their best practices. You may find that you have enough employees and crews to do the work with your current staffing levels. We’ve had small customers save hundreds of thousands of dollars, up to $1.2 million, by switching to collecting labor in real time. It’s never been this easy to collect project field data in real time and take actionable insights to solve your labor shortage problems by tracking, labor, tasks, and production from a mobile time clock app.

Once you have accurate costs and production in real time, you can also bid more aggressively on future projects because you have accurate historical data from your real-time field data collection of similar projects. Once you have real-time insights into labor and completed work on your projects, you can easily identify best practices from your most productive crews and will likely be surprised by how much more productive those crews can be. In fact, you may be far less understaffed than you previously thought. Using real-time labor, tasks, and production data from a time clock app, you’ll optimize the labor you have and reduce your current labor shortages by working smarter, not harder.

To learn more about how WorkMax TIME can provide you with real-time actionable insights into how to optimize your staffing, click here or schedule a demo now

World of Concrete 2020 Must-See Technology

World of Concrete 2020 Must Seee Tech WorkMax TIME

World of Concrete 2020 Must Seee Tech WorkMax TIME

World of Concrete 2020: Must-See Technology Partners 

WorkMax TIME’s Top Integration Partners

Shannon Corgan, Director of Marketing 

As you’re walking around the trade show floor at the World of Concrete 2020, don’t forget to check out the Technology for Construction section in the North Hall to see how you can make it easy for your field employees to give you accurate live job cost data for your job cost reporting. One of the most important decision factors in purchasing a live field data collection solution for controllers and financial managers is whether it integrates with their existing accounting solution. You’re in luck because we have a list of the must-see technology at the World of Concrete 2020, so you can find the right live field data collection app that works with your accounting system. You can also talk with the staff of our accounting solution partners at the World of Concrete 2020 to find out why they love WorkMax and tell you how well it integrates with their accounting software.

1. WorkMax TIME – Booth N1146 at World of Concrete 2020

WorkMax TIME integrates with the top accounting systems used by most contractors attending the World of Concrete 2020. This way you can be certain that only active employees are clocking IN/OUT and only active projects, locations, or cost codes have labor hours and production units assigned to them. WorkMax TIME’s permission profiles mirror your organizational structure and project cost structure to show only the relevant job cost data to your field employees for accurate real-time job costs. Controllers and financial managers don’t have to spend hours doing reallocations or spend weeks creating work-in-progress reports. Below is a list of our ERP and accounting integration partners also attending the World of Concrete 2020.

2. Acumatica – Booth N1463 at the World of Concrete 2020

Acumatica Cloud ERP offers a special Construction Edition to meet the needs of the construction industry. Acumatica Construction Edition allows you to manage construction payroll, contract management, financials, and cost estimates from a single subcontractor. Stop by their booth and find out why WorkMax TIME and Acumatica are a great fit to grow with your business.

3. Viewpoint – Booth N1153 at the World of Concrete 2020

Viewpoint has multiple ERP options for contractors attending the World of Concrete 2020. They offer ProContractor by Viewpoint, Vista by Viewpoint, and Spectrum by Viewpoint. Viewpoint provides integrated software solutions for the construction industry to improve project profitability, enhance productivity, manage risk, and effectively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders. Swing on by their booth to say hi and see why WorkMax TIME and Viewpoint solutions have so many happy mutual customers.

4.  Sage – Booth N1263 at the World of Concrete 2020

Sage helps small and medium businesses perform at their best and manages finances, operations, and people. One of WorkMax’s most common accounting integrations is with Sage 100 Contractor and Sage 300 CRE. It’s one of the top-selling accounting systems for construction, so don’t be shy and stop by the Sage booth at World of Concrete 2020 to find out why the integration works so well for all of our mutual customers.

5. Foundation Software – Booth N1563 at the World of Concrete 202

WorkMax TIME also has a robust integration with Foundation Software. Foundation Software offers construction accounting software for job cost accounting and project management with mobile applications to help construction companies run their businesses. Make sure you stop by their booth and they can tell you why so many of their Foundation Software customers love how well WorkMax and Foundation Software work together.

6. A-Systems Corp – Booth 1650 at the World of Concrete 2020

A-Systems JobView is another top construction accounting system that integrates with WorkMax TIME to provide live job costs. JobView also provides other cost control tools to create daily reports for timely informed decisions. In addition to core accounting features and job cost accounting, A-Systems JobView also manages payroll (certified, union, multi-state), invoicing / AIA billing, importing estimates, change orders, customer management, and more. Check out the case study of our mutual customer, Archer Mechanical, that saved $153,296 in labor costs with WorkMax TIME.

Want to see how easy it is to integrate these top accounting systems? See our full list of integrations and click on their logo to see a video.