Accu-Bore Directional Drilling, a Vallejo-based company, serves the underground infrastructure industry by solving complex water, wastewater, natural gas, electrical and communication utility issues. Because their business is growing rapidly, they saw the need to create more efficient processes to track resource hours and provide more effective processing for reconciliation and uploading data into their accounting software.
Prior to joining forces with Revolution11, the Accu-Bore time recording process was paper based with no dedicated format for information to be sent to the payroll department, leaving room for input error. In addition, once the data was reconciled it was then manually entered into the accounting system, creating another opportunity for incorrect data entry.
Revolution11 created several easy-to-use FileMaker applications that worked seamlessly on the construction foreman’s iPad so that information could be uploaded from the field and immediately viewable at the main office. One of the main components of the solution was a daily work report that allowed the teams in the field to record equipment, crews, hours, upload photos, and when submitted, the data was immediately in the system for viewing. The timecard and reconciliation process was rolled out next. Revolution11 devised a system where employees in the field could electronically sign their timecards via an iPad, and payroll could immediately start to reconcile the data once the digital signature was captured and submitted. Before this solution was created, the reconciliation process took three days to complete from getting signatures, reconciling, and uploading into the accounting system. Today, that process takes just three hours.
“ Working with Revolution11 has been a real partnership as we have customized a system that allows us to quickly and accurately gather data from individual locations throughout California.”
Mike Robirds – President, Accu-Bore