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allGeo Enhances Geofencing to Eliminate Employee Error in Job Costing, Time Clocking & Field Data Capture

Palo Alto CA, March 13 2017

Geofence-based Time-Clocking combines enhanced Geofencing with powerful If This Then That (IFTTT) rules and accurate GPS tracking to automate time & attendance at job sites, eliminate employee time punch errors and improve field data collection from any smartphone, tablet or flip phone

 

Abaqus, Inc., an Owler “Hot in the Silicon Valley 2016” award recipient and provider of the allGeo cloud-hosted mobile workforce management and transportation support platform, today announced it has can help companies eliminate employee error and non-compliance by automating their mobile time-clocking system.

It is estimated that most mobile businesses lose an average of 6.1% in payroll “slippage” (inaccurate and fraudulent claims) every year, and while there are many apps in the market that claim to do the job, they all are fundamentally flawed in the way they work and can be easily “spoofed” if they rely upon manual time-punching and simple GPS tracking.

“We had a real problem with time card accuracy, and so we went with an app that promised to help us bring that under control,’ said Mr.xxx of myServiceMax. “To our surprise we found out that employees could easily fool the system. It was easy for them to clock-in from their work site and simply leave, and come back later to clock-out and we had trouble figuring that out since the service couldn’t tell us! We were getting customer complaints, work wasn’t being done and we were losing money on bogus time card claims. allGeo totally eliminated those problems for us.”

“Most services use manual time clocking, maybe they also add some simple GPS tracking, but there’s no intelligence to tell you what the employee’s real location & status is,” said Shailendra Jain, CEO of Abaqus, Inc. “That’s just not good enough. For true log of field activities, a system needs to rely on advanced geofencing, a battery efficient mobile app with indoor / outdoors location tracking, flexible field data capture with forms & other sensor data from the phone, fine-grained privacy controls for the field employees and a flexible backend rules engine that can be customized for any operations workflow. None of this can be intrusive to the field employees’ daily activities and should be as much zero-touch as possible. allGeo brings to this to the market at the right price point for small-mid sized customers”

Geofencing not only helps monitor and validate on-site presence, but also provides some additional powerful functions.

  • Automatic time & attendance – Employees are automatically clocked in/out when they enter and exit a job-site. Employees themselves do not need to manually do anything – it just works automatically with zero-touch experience! A lot of times employees can forget to clock in/out, and automatic time clock helps.
  • Dispatch jobs, send alerts/reminders – Geofences are tied to a specific place and adds context. You can automatically dispatch jobs, send contextual reminders as soon as employees arrive and/or depart from the job-site.
  • IFTTT(if-this-then-that) Rules triggered Workflow automation – you can set up rules and workflow that are specific to your business and automate actions based on real world events tied to people, place & time. Example: If any worker running late, send a notification to the manager (or customer). If an asset overstays at a place send a notification out to the interested parties etc.
  • Accurate GPS “breadcrumb” trail that not only verifies geofence information, but can also record additional stops and mileage for reimbursement needs.

“As a result, our customers report an average of 30min payroll savings and productivity gains per employee,” said Mr. xxxx from Sunshine. “If you have a mobile workforce to manage, don’t just settle for timesheet apps that do (or claim to do) GPS tracking. Use a full-fledged workforce management solution that actually saves you money on payroll.”

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About Abaqus Inc

Abaq.us, Inc., based in Silicon Valley, CA, is a leading provider of cloud-hosted, carrier grade field service automation platform which helps SMB and Enterprise businesses better manage their mobile employees and assets, improving productivity and accountability, while reducing payroll and operations costs. The allGeo platform enables automation solutions across a wide range of industries, from mobile field force companies, trade services companies, emergency responders and healthcare providers, to 3PL, transportation and freight brokering companies seeking driver and load management solutions and USPS contract support -- without any impact on their devices, service plans, or cell phone costs. Visit https://www.allGeo.com for more information.

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