Location based time stamps ensure you know employees’ location in real time. This also provides the basis for reliable customer billing and resource optimization. The NOPSA application uses GPS only when loading the projects or while tracking vehicles.
Before implementing a gps tracking system, there are a few things a business needs to consider. Employees should always be introduced to new ways of working. Depending on the size of the company and its practices, it may be necessary to conduct co-operation negotiations to agree on the implementation of a new positioning system and related issues. It is important to justify the purpose of the system and to find out in a common and transparent way where and how the system will be used. This can be done, for example, by familiarizing the employee with the recording of working time.
There are different levels of GPS tracking in the Nopsa system: instantaneous or continuous positioning. For job tracking, the Nopsa mobile app uses instantaneous positioning, meaning location information is only used when searching for jobs. This will allow the employee to see only nearby work items on the mobile device. In vehicle tracking, a device or mobile application installed in a car makes continuous positioning. This allows the system to display the location of the vehicle and draw a route map, for example, of plowing made.
In order to successfully use GPS positioning for work time recording, a mobile phone must have, as a minimum, support for GPS-based position tracking and Internet access. If a native application for Android, iPhone or Windows Phone is used, tracking is more accurate and faster than in the browser-based app.
Benefits of GPS positioning in time tracking:
- Shorter project list for employees, faster login
- Clocking in and out is possible only at the job site
- Knowledge of real-time occupation of work sites (occupational safety)
- Detailed payroll and billing information