Adams Bros. Cabinetry is the first company to take advantage of the collaboration between Trakware and Xora. Trakware Systems is a provider of manufacturing and project execution solutions for complex engineer-to-order environments. Xora provides location-based mobile workforce management solutions. Trakware specializes in lean business-critical functions such as estimating, advanced scheduling, job costing, production management and labor as well as material shop floor data collection. Xora applications allow businesses to track and manage field staff via GPS-enabled mobile phones. Workers use mobile phones to record time sheet and job status information, including when they begin and end shifts and jobs. All this information is gathered in real-time by office staff to ensure workers are paid, customers are billed appropriately and labor is sent to where it is needed. All this maximizes productivity and profitability and helps build cabinets for Adams Bros.
Adams has some unique challenges when capturing labor information from the field. “We required a robust and flexible solution that would allow us to capture time for any member of our field installation crews on any supervisor’s phone”, said Jonathan Adams, Systems Administrator for Adams Brothers Cabinetry. “This allows us to be flexible with our scheduling of crew members so that we can exceed our customer’s expectations of man power requirements and service. With TRAKware and Xora, we have the ability to achieve that and more.” Xora’s supervisor application allows any individual to “clock in” from any supervisor’s Sprint phone in the field. TRAKware synchronizes this time with Xora at the press of a button, providing real-time information on what field installation crews are working on. “Simply put, we are able to be flexible with our scheduling while reducing our administrative costs of capturing time in the field.”
Increasing productivity is one way for companies to increase profits without increasing the price it charges a customer. Mobile phone solutions for increacing the productivity of a mobile workforce is sure to continue to be an important aspect of a more mobile world.