Engineering companies often have complex job scheduling and tracking needs, with multiple projects and tasks occurring simultaneously and a need to keep track of hours worked, mileage driven, and other details. Custom software can be a powerful tool to help engineering companies in Calgary streamline their scheduling and tracking processes, providing a centralized platform for managing all of this information and making it easier to analyze and report on data.
Federated was approached by an engineering firm in Bragg Creek that has been operating since 1995, providing highway engineering, transportation planning, and traffic operations across Alberta. Eagle Engineering had need of a custom, web-based software solution to manage job scheduling and project tracking in a way that conforms with the company's existing project management and accounting practices. This system could allow employees to log their hours worked and mileage driven (from the field on their phones or in the office), as well as track project-level details such as job codes and activity codes, and describe tasks completed.
The system included a calendar view for logging jobs and tasks, as well as a dashboard for supervisors to track progress, summarize time and identify any issues that may arise. In addition, the system provided top-level reports and admin functions to manage project codes and job/role rates.
One of the benefits of a custom software solution like this is that it can be tailored to the specific needs of an engineering company. For example, the system could be designed to handle the unique scheduling requirements of different types of projects, such as construction or consulting. It could also be integrated with other tools and systems that the company uses, such as CAD software, equipment tracking systems, or advanced accounting packages.
Overall, a custom software solution can be a valuable investment for engineering companies in Calgary looking to improve their scheduling and WIP tracking processes. By providing a centralized platform for managing all of this information, customized software can help companies save time and resources, while also improving the accuracy and efficiency of their operations.