Honest Review:
BusyBusy

Robust real-time tracking with seamless integrations marred by an unreliable offline mode.

Written by Asim Qureshi
By Asim Qureshi, CEO Jibble

As a CEO of a time tracking software company, I need to know what my competitors are up to. That means I’m often researching about and/or playing around with their products… you know, it’s part of the job. Here, I share my findings from that research, giving credit to those competitors where credit is due, and being honest about which products I believe you really need to avoid. And so, there you have it, this review. And in it, I try to be honest, fair, and insightful.

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Overview

If construction sites look busy to you, you should see the back office where admins deal with timecards! It’s no secret that paper-based time tracking systems are difficult to deal with, and construction companies are no strangers to this. In fact, construction office staff even have triple the trouble, because instead of just taking care of timekeeping, they also have to deal with project costing and profitability and noting equipment usage. When the need to know the location of every employee and on the clock and reporting on injuries sustained on the job is added to that, you’ve got a headache in the making, and paper-based systems just don’t make sense anymore. 

Enter BusyBusy, a time tracking and project management solution for non-desk employee industries that seeks to replace paper timecards for better-organized job sites and, well, less busy-busy work in the back offices so staff can focus less on managing and making sense of paper timesheets and more on actual revenue-making activities. It was founded in 2010 by Isaac Barlow, a guy with a serious background in construction, after noticing that there was a pressing need to track employee time and job site progress among the projects he was managing. So, right off the bat, I expected that his app was tradie-friendly and really made to measure for construction and field service businesses.

In that regard, BusyBusy does not disappoint: it’s clear that its features are curated with the construction industry in mind, as shown in features that allow tradies to clock in though a variety of ways, including facial recognition to prevent buddy punching. It also offers GPS tracking for both employees and equipment, so management knows who’s working where and with what equipment. 

Scheduling work is made easier with an in-app solution that allows office teams to create schedules with detailed instructions and location pins that can be shared with everyone with just a few clicks. Documenting breaks and their duration and locations is made easier and more streamlined. Requesting time off on BusyBusy can also be done with ease in just a matter of taps on the smartphone, and supervisors can review and approve them anytime and anywhere, making the process super easy and hassle-free. 

Most importantly, businesses can get detailed insights on project progress, costs, and profitability using only one tool and without the headache of manually pulling and calculating data from paper-based sources. BusyBusy also allows them to see real-time reports on progress, costs, budgets, employee hours, and more, something virtually impossible with analog systems. Plus, reporting injuries and non-injury is also a breeze so workers’ comp claims are kept factual and to a minimum.

I really love that BusyBusy is so industry-specific, and is designed in a way that takes the unique circumstances, requirements, and considerations for time tracking and project management in the construction industry into consideration. I guess that’s what you get when a solution is designed and created by someone who knows a lot and is passionate about what they’re making the product for.

But thoughtful design process aside, BusyBusy is far from perfect and comes with a few flaws that I must discuss to make this review truly honest and fair. One of my concerns about it is the reliability of its offline mode and syncing, which sometimes costs employees their worked hours as it fails to record punch-ins and lunches. Construction sites can often have spotty internet connections (or none at all), and this poses a challenge to the accuracy of the app’s time tracking capabilities. Its GPS tracking capabilities can be quite faulty at times especially around bodies of water, thus making it unreliable. Clocking in and out can be quite inconsistent at times, especially when using mobile devices. And worst of all, it has very limited reporting features and flexibility, which I think does not bode well for making highly informed business decisions.

Now, before we make any judgment on BusyBusy, it’s only fitting that we should take a closer look at what it has to offer. So, without further ado, let’s dive right in!

Mobile interface showing projects, budgets and other details

What Do Users Like About BusyBusy?

  • Industry-specific to construction and field service
  • Streamlines office work for better efficiency
  • Ease of use
  • Thoughtfully-curated features
  • Relatively affordable plans
  • Straightforward scheduling
  • Geofencing and GPS clock-in feature
  • Great customer service
  • Ability to track employees and equipment
  • Easy to change punch times and customize cost codes
  • PTO and overtime calculations
  • Liability and compliance features

What Don't Users Like About BusyBusy?

  • Inconsistency of offline mode functionality and syncing issues
  • Not a total project and labor costing and accounting solution
  • GPS tracking feature poses a privacy concern
  • The mobile app is limited, a little clunky to navigate, and heavy on the battery
  • Occasional glitches and crashes
  • Inconsistencies with clocking in and out and processing time cards
  • Limited reporting features and flexibility
  • Lack of customization options
  • Slow performance and loading times
  • Projects and subprojects cannot be dragged, dropped, or relocated
  • Some inconsistency in saving projects
  • GPS tracking may not be reliable in big job sites
  • Inconsistent integrations

What Pricing Plans Does BusyBusy Offer?

BusyBusy offers one free plan and two paid plans plus add-ons to improve the feature arsenal of any selected plan. Like most pricing schemes, users get more features and better functionality with the higher-priced plans.

They also offer a free 14-day trial so prospective account holders can experience the product and see if it fits their workflows and how it will impact their business. 

Let’s take a closer look at what each plan has to offer, shall we?

BusyBusy Free

The BusyBusy Free Plan is free forever for unlimited users. This is suitable for businesses with small operations that don’t need the full arsenal of BusyBusy features for their operations. 

With this BusyBusy plan, users can enjoy time tracking features for employees, projects, and equipment such as clocking in and out on various devices, clock-in and clock-out reminders with GPS tracking, employee breaks, digital timecard signatures, overtime calculations, equipment GPS locations, and offline mode. 

This BusyBusy plan also allows users to use job costing and limited activity reports, along with custom overtime rules, employee breaks, and digital signatures for compliance and liability. Equipment owners can also gain visibility into equipment usage per employee, equipment location, machine hours, equipment list, equipment on active projects, mobile reports, fuel levels, and limited activity reports. 

The reporting suite for this BusyBusy plan allows users to gain insights on who’s working, employee breaks, time off requests, and mobile reports.

While quite limited in its selections, this BusyBusy plan covers most areas of concern for most small construction businesses and allows them to upgrade to paid plans if more power is required. 

BusyBusy Pro

One step up from the Free Plan is BusyBusy Pro. It is their most popular plan, and it costs $9.99 per user per month billed annually, or $11.99 per user per month when billed monthly. It has all of the features of the Free Plan, plus additional features across all suites.

For time tracking, users can enjoy additional features such as custom permissions, enhanced GPS with breadcrumbing and on-site verification, supervisor tools, clock-in with photo verification, kiosk/punch clock, scheduling, safety and time sign-off, photos and notes, universal maps, on-site restrictions, time off approvals, and payroll automation. Users also have to option to get team messaging, checklists and punch lists, and BusyPayroll service as add-ons. 

For supervisor tools, users get to use supervisor tools, budgets, and scheduling, along with the option to get daily project reports, progress tracking, and performance tracking as add-ons. Liability and compliance is enhanced with photos and notes, clock-in questions, clock-in photo verification, kiosk/punch clock, safety sign-off, time accuracy sign-off, and the option to add-on document sharing. Equipment owners get full activity reports and the option to get the progress tracking add-on, and the reporting suite is enhanced with safety reports, advanced reports, and the option to get the BusyPayroll service add-on.

BusyBusy Premium

The BusyBusy Pro Plan is the tier with the best value, and also the most expensive. At $14.99 per user per month when billed annually or $17.99 per user per month when billed monthly, users get all of the features of the previous plans plus a few more upgrades across all suites.

Time tracking is made even more powerful with team messaging, checklists, and punch lists, which are only add-ons for the Pro Plan. Similarly, from being add-ons in the previous plan, the daily project reports, progress tracking, and performance tracking for job costing and profitability, document sharing for liability and compliance, and progress tracking for equipment owners are added as integral features to this plan.

What are the Standout Features of BusyBusy?

1. Time Tracking 

Time tracking is an integral part of managing construction businesses properly for optimum profitability. The usual way of time tracking on construction projects is through using antiquated paper timecards which are the bane of any construction office due to their difficult and time-consuming usage. To solve this problem, BusyBusy offers a host of time tracking features that allow users to do things more efficiently with a digital system compared to more cumbersome and error-prone paper-based systems.

BusyBusy offers users three ways to track time. Employees can use the mobile app to clock in and out of job sites with ease, and more. To do so, they only need to open the app on their device, tap on the clock-in button, select the appropriate project and cost codes, choose the equipment they’re operating if applicable, and go about their day. The app will run a timer as they work until they clock out or go on breaks. If they are unable to do so themselves, the second method allows supervisors to clock them in or out, individually or in bulk. They can also schedule breaks, switch cost codes, assign equipment to individual crew members, and gain visibility into who has signed their time cards at the end of a pay period and who needs reminders to comply. 

Once clocked in, users can easily track breaks by starting and stopping a break timer with the tap of a button for accurate insights on duration and better accountability. Project and cost codes can be switched with the same ease as workers juggle tasks across the day, allowing them to track time against projects accurately and keep orderly records of how their time was spent throughout the day. Managers can do the same if workers are unable to do so for any reason, and even edit time entries post-fact if they forget to do so at the outset. This means that the office can keep better tabs on project costs and time expenditure, so they can craft invoices that more accurately reflect actual project costs down to the minute. Managers can also see who has signed their time cards at the end of a pay period, and who needs reminders to comply.

The GPS tracker also allows supervisors to account for the locations of each and every worker on the clock. BusyBusy shows them who is working on what, and who’s using which equipment. This is very important for safety and accountability and helps a lot in establishing their presence in particular job sites should anything untoward happen.

Speaking of untoward incidents, BusyBusy has a robust system of reporting adverse events and compliance at the end of each work day. As soon as workers tap the clock-out button, the timer stops and the system asks them questions to document any injuries incurred during the workday, and to ascertain if they took required breaks or waived them voluntarily. This end-of-day clock-out questionnaire helps protect businesses against fraudulent worker’s comp claims and ensures that they are in the clear for break compliance to avoid any messy legalities down the road. 

For job sites where a centralized punching system is most advisable, BusyBusy allows businesses to turn any device into a kiosk, which allows teams to clock in with PINs or facial recognition. I particularly love that the facial recognition feature uses AI to recognize matches between the faces of the person clocking in against the picture stored for their account on the system, which helps curb buddy punching by sending reports to admins when a mismatch is detected. This helps companies save money on time theft shenanigans that can drain quite a significant amount of resources if left unchecked.

Overall, BusyBusy is a great way to record attendance and is designed to track and time accurately against the right projects and tasks, which helps lighten the office load immensely. 

But I must say that I find the BusyBusy mobile app to be a bit limited in features compared to the desktop version. It’s also quite clunky to operate, as the buttons can be quite unresponsive at times, and loading times can be quite slow. Clocking in and out can be glitchy at times, such as when the tracker allows someone who’s already clocked in to go through the clock-in process a second time. And while it does have an offline mode that’s supposed to record time accurately even without a reliable internet connection, it doesn’t work exactly as advertised sometimes, and syncing data recorded offline and on various devices can result in loss of worked hours and revenue for workers. 

Aside from that, the mobile app is also heavy on the battery, as it continuously tracks employee location throughout the work day — although it’s quite ironic that BusyBusy would “misplace” workers quite often by showing wrong locations, especially for big operations or job sites near large bodies of water. There are also questions that the GPS tracker might be tracking worker locations even beyond work hours, which is a reasonable privacy concern that some worried users have raised on review sites. Thankfully, BusyBusy reps have confirmed otherwise, so users can breathe easy knowing that the app — and their bosses — aren’t “spying” on their after-work activities and whereabouts. 

Timers showing employees working

2. Progress Tracking

To ensure that projects are happening according to plan and within budgets, construction companies need to keep an eye on project progress and constantly compare it to available resources. This way, they can be assured that all the endeavors they embark on remain healthy and profitable, and to catch any signs of trouble before they become too big to fix. Now, doing all of that with paper-based systems is certainly possible. However, it’s difficult, prone to errors and inaccuracies, and the time and effort spent on doing it the way it has been done traditionally comes with a hefty price tag. BusyBusy promises a drastically streamlined and infinitely easier method of tracking project progress with a digital solution that comes at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods.

While BusyBusy allows businesses to know how much time is spent on particular projects with its time tracking capabilities, it shows how much work is done in the recorded hours with its progress tracking features and helps paint a clear picture of whether they’re getting their money’s worth out of the hours worked by crew members. It enables customizable measurements that allow users to accurately measure and accurately track materials in square feet, cubic yards, metric tons, or by the sheet. Workers can submit individual progress and supervisors can do the same for entire crews for efficient and organized progress documentation. This system facilitates easy viewing and monitoring to ensure that goals are achieved in a timely manner and that quality of work is assured for every project. 

The ability to view crew progress allows companies to see which days are most effective, and which crews are more efficient for which type of work so business owners can make better decisions to improve productivity. The in-depth progress reports provide a detailed view of productivity and efficiency against budgets and estimates to help optimize operations, allowing companies to ensure that their projects run as smoothly as possible.

To take full advantage of BusyBusy’s project tracking capabilities, users need to enable the progress tracking feature in the settings. They also need to turn on the cost code tracking and manage progress permission options for all positions for which they need to view and edit progress entries in the settings. 

Next and most critical is to create material cost codes by clicking the cost code option on the menu on the left side of the BusyBusy interface. Users need to click the manage option, and then create. This will result in a pop-up where they can put the name of the material as the cost code, add the description and group classification, and specify the unit of measure. For example, plywood is the material name and cost code, ½ inch thick 4 by 8 feet sheet is the description, wall materials are the group classification, and single board is the unit of measure. The cost codes are where the data for project tracking come from, so it’s pretty crucial to get everything accurate and well-distinguished, especially if businesses are using several variants of one material for a project. 

Once cost codes are established, budgets need to be updated by selecting budgets on the left side menu, selecting the project to which they want to add the material cost code, and clicking the edit budget button. They can then specify the quantity of the material that they expect to use and the progress value which is the total dollar amount that they’re budgeting for it. The progress value can be used to monitor how much businesses spend on their materials, or for invoicing to show how much clients will be charged for a certain material. Users can also combine the cost of material plus employee rates to track their expenses, and they can even add their overhead rate to that to show clients exactly how much it takes to get a particular material installed in their invoices. 

After updating the budgets, users can begin adding progress on BusyBusy by selecting progress from the reports section on the left side menu, clicking the plus button on the top right of the page, selecting the project and material cost code they wish to record progress for, putting in the quantity of material used, verifying the date, adding optional notes, and hitting submit. This will automatically log the progress against budgets that users can view on both desktop and mobile.

Now, while this process is important in ensuring the health of projects, setting up the cost codes and budgets on BusyBusy for the first time may be quite challenging. It’s quite a complex process with multiple variables and users need to be very accurate about the values they’re putting into the system. Other than that, subsequent operations are fairly straightforward and very helpful in ensuring that projects are progressing according to plan.

Progress submission page on mobile app

3. Employee Scheduling

Another important aspect of successfully managing construction projects is reliable scheduling. Creating schedules that ensure adequate coverage is a must for any project to move forward smoothly. The ability to relay those schedules along with any changes and adjustments to crews is also essential.

BusyBusy offers a scheduling feature that allows management to schedule entire workweeks and organize daily workflows with ease using its scheduling feature. The schedules and any changes made to them are then relayed to employees via notifications sent straight to their phones, streamlining the communication process so everyone is updated. 

With BusyBusy, employees can see important details about their shifts right on the schedules such as timeframes, locations, cost codes, and the equipment assigned to them. Supervisors can even add instructions to the schedules to ensure that employees know exactly what to do for the day, which helps reduce the need for back-and-forth so they can focus on doing actual work that positively impacts progress.

To create work schedules on the desktop version, admins can navigate to the scheduling page by selecting the scheduling option from the left side menu. Once on the page, they can click on the schedule work button at the top left and select if they are scheduling for a single day or multiple days. If they’re creating schedules for multiple days, they should indicate the range by selecting the starting and ending dates. After that, they can indicate the start and end times of the shifts and choose the employees that they want to schedule by selecting them individually from the dropdown menu, or by clicking the cross inside a circle icon to assign the schedule to specific groups or to all employees. 

The start and end times do not necessarily restrict employees from clocking in or out outside of the timeframe. However, if the clock-in restriction is turned on in the positions tab, they can only clock in and out within the timeframe specified in the schedule. This helps curb presenteeism and unnecessary overtime which cost businesses a lot of resources that could otherwise be diverted to more productive purposes. 

Double-booking is a common error in paper-based systems that often causes chaos and confusion among crew members and the office. To avoid scheduling conflicts, admins can toggle the checkbox to only allow employees who are not scheduled. After that, they can choose a color for the schedule for better visual compartmentalization, assign it to a project using the dropdown menu, add an optional cost code and piece of equipment,  add an optional message in the instructions textbox, toggle the send a notification checkbox, and finally hit the create button.

Once the schedule is created, all employees who were assigned will receive push notifications from the BusyBusy app on their phones informing them of the new schedule. Anytime admins modify the details of the schedule, they will be notified similarly. This ensures that everyone is kept in the loop, and no one misses out on their shifts. 

Aside from work schedules, BusyBusy can also be used to schedule breaks to conform with federal and state legislation. Breaks are employee rights protected by the law, and states such as California and Colorado are quite strict in implementing them and punishing those who don’t follow the law. Business owners need to research what the law specifies regarding breaks in their area, and they can use BusyBusy to factor in law-compliant breaks in their work schedules.

To schedule work breaks on the web, users need to navigate to the scheduling page like in the previous process, but instead of clicking the schedule work button, they should click schedule break. Like with scheduling work, they should toggle the checkbox for multiple days if they’re scheduling breaks across a date range, and pick out the starting and ending dates. Using the same options for scheduling work, they can either choose employees to schedule breaks for individually, by groups, or for the entire workforce. 

Now, what I love about BusyBusy is that they don’t just restrict scheduling to their desktop program, but also allow managers to accomplish the same actions via mobile. This means that schedules can be made or modified in a pinch, even when they’re outside of the office setting. In a dynamically shifting environment such as construction, having the ability to create and edit schedules whenever and wherever is a definite advantage.

Calendar view of scheduling

4. BusyPayroll and Integrations

With time tracking on point, progress tracking all set, and employee scheduling reliably done, the only thing left to ensure is a conflict-free payroll. Traditionally, finding payroll issues on paper-based systems would require agonizing hours of poring over entries, and office staff won’t usually find them all until someone from the crew comes grumbling in with a complaint. 

BusyBusy offers a smart solution to this problem that drastically decreases the time spent on finding possible payroll issues using BusyPayroll. The BusyPayroll scanner does that in seconds with the click of a button. It checks for time entry conflicts, open time entries, unprocessed time off requests, and missing time card signatures. Once issues are found, admins can easily rectify them right there and then and then run the payroll — a preview, if we will — before submitting it.

Now, running the payroll means calculating taxes, benefits, deductions, and all the numbers that make life hard for the office staff (yay!) normally takes hours to accomplish. But BusyPayroll does all of that once the run payroll button is hit, getting everything ready for submission in just a few minutes. Best of all, users don’t need to leave the BusyBusy app to process payroll as it automatically syncs with Gusto, which provides a summary that can be reviewed and modified according to unique business needs.

For further processing, BusyBusy also integrates with various accounting and payroll software such as Sage 300, ADP, Paychex, and QuickBooks Online. Aside from that, Zapier also expands integration possibilities and allows BusyBusy to connect with a host of other productivity tools. 

However, sometimes these integrations don’t work as smoothly as they should. While a bit annoying, it’s just a minor inconvenience that doesn’t happen very often.

Popup saying sign payroll adjustment

Selected Positive User Feedback: 

  • “It is a great tool to keep up with time spent on each project. Actual working time, driving time, break time, etc. is easy to separate from a day’s work.” – Gary J. (Source G2)
  • It takes much burden off our foremen and frees them up for more important work. Plus, their customer service is outstanding!” – Melinda (Source Software Advice)
  • “BusyBusy provided me with great assistance in fulfilling my tasks. It is easy to use as well. The product dashboard is created very well for those who are not tech savvy like myself.” Anonymous (Source GetApp)
  • “I love that I can clock in and out from anywhere, and it helps me keep better track of my order and what is used on the job with descriptions and photos.” – Deshon B. (Source GetApp)
  • I like the field budgeting options that can use both times tracked (hours) or labor burden (dollars) to track the progress of each project – Matt (Source Software Advice)
  • The geofencing is a good feature. I like the GPS clock in locations and the ability to have descriptions of what the guys were doing.” – Aron F. (Source GetApp)
  • We can track hours by project, cost code, or by the employee. They post pictures and descriptions so we can see what they have worked on. Great tool for job costing! – Rachel G. (Source G2)
  • “Love that the app calculates how long someone spent at each job site within their 8-hour day especially when they work at more than one location in any given day.” – Anonymous (Source Software Advice)
  • “I like that changing the punch times is easy and can be done on my phone through the app.“ – Felipe G. (Source G2)
  • Don’t have to go into the office to clock in or out; I can do it on my way home or on my way to work – Dean S. (Source G2)

Selected Negative User Feedback:

  • BusyBusy is very connection-dependent, meaning that it does not work well without WIFI, and it seems that tracking is not possible when there is no internet connection as claimed.” – Anonymous (Source GetApp)
  • The phone app does not sync well with the computer program, so a lot of missed punches with lunches and time in & out. – Felipe G. (Source G2)
  • “I hate how when I clock out, it still keeps me clocking in sometimes, and I don’t realize until the next day. Geofencing feature tracks 24/7.“ – Jake A. (Source GetApp)
  • Lack of searchability of details in the project. I can’t search for a project # as that field is not searchable as of May 2018.” – Anonymous (Source Software Advice)
  • “Does not work well with Firefox. Using the phone app with firefox caused wonky time discrepancies.” – Anonymous (Source Software Advice)
  • You can only sign your pay period on Sunday, not at the end of your work week. It also can take a very long time to log in, which can be a bummer because I can’t start my day.” – Anonymous (Source Software Advice)
  • Limited reporting features. Their canned reports often provide either too little data or too much data – Melinda (Source Software Advice)
  • “I had turned on geo reporting, but I turned it off due to privacy concerns. BusyBusy was tracking my guys 24/7. Their location was recorded on the weekends, at night, etc., and it was invasive.” – Steven S. (Source G2)
  • Report has limited functions. Employees wish it didn’t take up so much battery. Offline mode had syncing issues.“ – Ellen (Source Software Advice)
  • I do find there to be some bugs with the app– especially with android users. – Anonymous (Source Software Advice)

      What are BusyBusy's Review Ratings from Review Sites?

      (As of 29/11/2023)

      • Software Advice: 4.5/5
      • G2: 4.7/5
      • Capterra: 4.6/5
      • GetApp: 4.5/5
      • App Store: 4.2/5 
      • Play Store: 4.2/5 

      What's My Final Verdict on BusyBusy?

      Despite its cheesy name, BusyBusy delivers quite a powerful punch with its arsenal of features that are specifically targeted at the construction industry. It is a game-changer for office staff who are regularly swamped with chaotic timecards and all of the other (in)glorious perks of working with paper-based systems. Whether they’re working with a crew of a dozen for one project or five hundred across several sites, BusyBusy allows businesses to streamline the way they track time and progress for anything and everything. 

      Probably because it is designed by a former tradie, BusyBusy is specifically tailored to address the ins and outs of construction work. I really love the way it covers almost every paint point experienced by crews and construction office folks, from time and progress tracking and scheduling to injury reporting and payroll. It’s an (almost) all-in-one solution for the modern construction business that eliminates most admin headaches and streamlines busywork to allow staff to work on more important things. 

      Time tracking is an important aspect of any business, and BusyBusy excels in this area. Its various methods of clocking in and out using the web, mobile devices, and on-site kiosks is admirable in its versatility. I really like the facial recognition feature that alerts the office to any mismatches because buddy punching and other time theft shenanigans is rife in the construction industry and is a significant source of losses for businesses year after year. This simple but smart solution helps put a stop to that, and the geofencing feature works to that end as well. 

      Aside from tracking time, BusyBusy also tracks equipment, helping business owners know where their valuable machinery are, who’s working them at any given time, and for how many hours. While most businesses don’t have a need for this kind of tracking, it’s an absolute must for construction businesses, and BusyBusy caters to that quite well.

      My only qualm with BusyBusy’s time tracking capabilities is that it doesn’t seem to work reliably when offline or without a stable internet connection, which is contrary to what’s claimed on their website. Syncing data gathered offline from mobile devices to desktops can also prove to be a little complicated and unreliable, and there have been instances when users have lost worked hours when doing so. This is quite a serious flaw that users should be aware of before deciding on getting BusyBusy for their business. 

      I must say that I do love the feature that allows supervisors to see who’s working, with what equipment, and where in real-time,  but BusyBusy’s geolocation also has its own set of problems, such as diminished sensitivity when near huge bodies of water and occasionally “misplacing” employees. While not really a major flaw, it’s quite annoying and reduces admin insight. 

      Another thing that I’d like to note is the lack of power and customizability in BusyBusy’s reporting capabilities. The canned reports leave much to be desired, either lacking important data or having superfluous details that make evidence-based decision-making a hit-and-miss.

      But on to the better things. Progress tracking is another area where BusyBusy shines. It allows crew members and supervisors to note and submit progress in concrete and customizable measurements, which allows for better costing and profitability. It allows team members to note quantities in bags, sheets, cubic meters, and other units of measure that are actively used on the ground so there’s less room for miscommunication and better tracking of actual progress.

      The scheduling feature is another impressive BusyBusy feature. It allows managers to create clear-cut schedules with matching locations, equipment assignments, and instructions that are easily relayed through push notifications. Any changes made to original schedules are promptly communicated as well, ensuring that everyone is kept in the loop and everything is smoothly coordinated.

      But what really caught my eye is the BusyPayroll feature. Trudging through hundreds of entries for any mistakes or inconsistencies is no easy feat, and payroll preparation is the bane of all office staff. BusyBusy streamlines the process and does all the heavy lifting for its users at the click of a button — yes, even taxes, benefits, and deductions! It’s a powerful tool that takes a truckload of pressure off of the backs of office staff so they can spend their time on more productive things, such as getting more projects for the company to work on. And while that is sufficient for most needs, BusyBusy also integrates with other productivity and payroll tools if further processing is needed.

      If you’re in the construction business and you’re looking for time tracking and project management software that’s tailored specifically for the industry, BusyBusy is something to consider. Give their 14-day free trial a whirl to see if the benefits of this solution outweigh its cons, and you might just find a good match for your needs.