With the introduction of its new Time Cards product, Raken targets yet another inefficient workflow and expands its offering in the construction field management space, offering reprieve to an industry still stuck in a paper and pencil era. Raken's Time Cards functionality makes it easier to track hours and cost codes on the jobsite while streamlining payroll in the office, significantly improving the ease and accuracy of a critical construction workflow.
Payroll in the construction industry has been plagued by challenges such as relying on pencil and paper, spreadsheets, or antiquated software not intended for the industry. Payroll administrators in the office receive paper time cards, scanned time cards, Excel reports, and text messages from workers on multiple projects and are expected to compile everything into one system, typically in a single day. These challenges can cause payroll to be delayed or inaccurate which results in unhappy workers, project delays, and potential litigation.
Other recent construction payroll offerings have fallen short of expectations by providing solutions that are expensive or difficult to implement. These providers typically have a "pay-per-worker" model which significantly increases the cost of the solution as the size of the project and number of workers increases. Additionally, they often rely on the workers themselves to submit their manpower reports, introducing a higher probability of error and logistical challenges if reports are missed.
Raken Time Cards allows foremen and superintendents to track crews or individuals and easily split hours and cost codes through Raken's mobile or web app. After the data is collected in the app, payroll administrators will receive all the information from their projects, including worker hours and cost codes, in an Excel spreadsheet, which can be easily imported into the company's payroll system.
"Raken is focused on delivering fast, easy-to-use, mobile solutions for the construction field," said Raken CEO, Kyle Slager. "We're excited to expand our product offering beyond daily reporting and into time cards, another major time intensive, inefficient pain point in the industry. Time cards have been a major request of Raken clients — both subcontractors and self-perform general contractors across the industry – and we’re excited to deliver. Not only will Raken time cards be a big time saver for the field, but the office as well.”
Time Cards is Raken's first foray outside of the daily reporting workflow that they founded their company on over four years ago. During that time, Raken has acquired thousands of customers in over 38 countries and has been voted the #1 Daily Reporting Solution by AGC National. Raken expects that the release of Time Cards will be warmly welcomed by their existing clients, while also significantly increasing the size of the market for new customers. This release marks a new chapter in their goal of becoming the digital toolbox that connects the field to the office.
Raken provides innovative mobile technology to streamline field workflows for construction workers. Raken's "digital toolbox" connects the field to the office with daily reports, time cards, project insights, photo management, and more. Clark Construction, AECOM, Skanska, Whiting-Turner, Hensel Phelps, and thousands of the world’s top construction companies use Raken to solve their field reporting needs. To find out more, visit www.rakenapp.com or call 866-438-0646.