busybusy

Web & mobile time & equipment tracking app for contractors

About busybusy

busybusy is a web and native mobile time tracking app for contractors within construction and mobile companies, providing real time tracking of labor costs, GPS equipment tracking, PTO, project budgets, reports, photos and notes. busybody is comprised of two modules; time tracking and equipment. Designed by contractors, for contractors, the busybusy platform aims to help businesses track their time by automating time and GPS labor tracking, job costing, and documentation.

With the aim of helping businesses to streamline the information flow between remote employees, managers, and supervisors, whilst also ensuring accurate data input, busybusy provides tools to automate data capture and provides a 360 degree view of the jobsite. To aid with time tracking, busybusy provides a tool for workers to clock in and out of locations using GPS functionality, and they are able to select a project and add a description if necessary. The time tracking tool can also be used to document breaks, track inventory usage, and more. Location and time based reminders can be setup to notify an employee to clock in or out based on their schedule or geolocation, and time can also be tracked in areas with no service using the offline mode.

Management users can track their workforce in real time with updates on employee location, labor progress, time spent on each project, and the ability to view all employees in one GPS view. With busybusy time cards can be automatically generated and approved for payroll, and the electronic signature capture tool allows employees to sign their time cards from any mobile device.

busybusy's equipment module facilitates the tracking of heavy offsite equipment, and provides visibility into usage time and activity. busybusy can be integrated with VisionLink or used as a standalone tool on any mobile device to track the exact location of an entire fleet of equipment, view which employee is operating it, analyze labor costs associated with each piece of equipment, track fuel levels, view hourly usage, and more.

Pricing starting from:

US$11,99/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

Key benefits of busybusy

  • Track employee hours, breaks, vacations, days off, and more with the busybusy time tracking features. Employees can clock in and out of projects or locations with just the click of a button.

  • Snap photos at job sites and upload them to the busybusy platform to document project progress or evidence expense receipts. Photos, notes, and documents can be added to a project, shared, and accessed from any device.

  • Monitor employee activity with GPS location tracking which pinpoints every employee on a map with a location stamp when they are clocked in to locations. Management can see in real time who is working on a project, on a break, or clocked out.

  • View live GPS locations of heavy equipment to ensure their whereabouts is known at all times. busybusy can integrate with VisionLink to track locations, remaining fuel levels, total usage, employees using the equipment, and more.

  • Generate visual reports on job site activity, project progress, budgets, labor hours, employee productivity, payroll hours, and more. Data is updated in real time and reports can be accessed from any device.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

    Supported Languages

    English, Spanish

    Pricing starting from:

    US$11,99/month

    • Free Trial
    • Free Version
    • Subscription

    Images

    Equipment can be tracked using GPS technology and busybusy can integrate with VisionLink to access asset data
    Equipment profiles are stored within the database and include important information regarding the asset
    Equipment such as vehicles can be tracked on a GPS map, and fuel levels and usage time can also be reviewed
    The time tracking app allows employees to clock in and out of jobs with the click of a button
    Logged hours can be used for payroll to ensure data is accurate
    All employees can be tracked from one screen with their hours clearly logged in real time
    Photos can be added to projects in order to highlight progress or support written notes
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    busybusy screenshot: Equipment can be tracked using GPS technology and busybusy can integrate with VisionLink to access asset data busybusy screenshot: Equipment profiles are stored within the database and include important information regarding the asset busybusy screenshot: Equipment such as vehicles can be tracked on a GPS map, and fuel levels and usage time can also be reviewed busybusy screenshot: The time tracking app allows employees to clock in and out of jobs with the click of a button busybusy screenshot: Logged hours can be used for payroll to ensure data is accurate busybusy screenshot: All employees can be tracked from one screen with their hours clearly logged in real time busybusy screenshot: Photos can be added to projects in order to highlight progress or support written notes

    Features

    Total features of busybusy: 43

    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Activity Tracking
    • Asset Management
    • Attendance Tracking
    • Budgeting/Forecasting
    • Clock In / Out
    • Data Visualization
    • Electronic Signature
    • Employee Management
    • Employee Scheduling
    • Employee Self Service
    • Equipment Tracking
    • GPS
    • Geolocation
    • Labor Forecasting
    • Location Tracking
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile Workforce Control
    • Monitoring
    • Offline Access
    • Online Punch Card
    • Online Time Clock
    • Overtime Calculation
    • Payroll Management
    • Performance Metrics
    • Productivity Analysis
    • Progress Tracking
    • Project Accounting
    • Projections
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Receipt Management
    • Reminders
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • Salaried Employee Tracking
    • Sick Leave Tracking
    • Summary Reports
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time & Attendance
    • Time Clock
    • Time Off Requests
    • Timesheet Management
    • Vacation/Leave Tracking

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,4 /5
    (316)
    Value for Money
    4,3/5
    Features
    4,2/5
    Ease of Use
    4,5/5
    Customer Support
    4,5/5

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    Necia D.
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    • Industry: Renewables & Environment
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great Reports!

    Reviewed on 2018/10/31

    Pros

    I love the reports this software generates! We have multiple projects going on simultaneously in multiple locations with multiple employees. This software tracks the projects each employee is on, how much time each employee spends at each project and the type of work each employee is performing while at the project site. You can generate reports for such activities as labor activity by date, cost code, equipment, employee or the project itself. The software also tracks the timecard entries for any pay-period or date range, you can print the timecards, employees can verify and sign off on their time.

    Cons

    Due to the lack of sensitivity of the GPS tracking, occasionally you will need to broaden the circle of your project so that your employees will receive a notice to "clock in" and "clock out," this gives your employees a little slack to clock in when they may not physically be back at the project.

    Response from busybusy

    Wow! Thanks for the nice review! We love our customers and are happy to hear that the reporting is working so well for you.

    Melinda A.
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    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    We use Busybusy both in the field and in the office. We love the flexibility & mobility it...

    Reviewed on 2018/05/23

    Access to real-time data and tracking and the ability for users to provide additional information...

    Access to real-time data and tracking and the ability for users to provide additional information by using descriptive fields.

    Pros

    It can be used anywhere. We have construction crews in the field and it's great that they can use it wherever they are and we can have real-time data without having to wait for the end of the week for paper timecards. It takes a lot of the burden off of our foremen and frees them up for more important work. Plus, their customer service is outstanding!

    Cons

    Limited reporting features. Their canned reports often provide either two little data, or too much data that their canned reports often provide either two little data, or too much data that nut then needs to be manipulated in Excel.

    Response from busybusy

    Hi Melinda,

    Thank you for your review. We are happy your mobile crew can easily capture and send data from the field. It's a bummer to hear our reports are limited. I hope you've been able to submit the reports as feature request. If not, I'd be happy to jump on a shared screen meeting with you to further look at what reports you need.

    Thank you,

    Jairo

    John M.
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    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    Looks great, but features are lacking.

    Reviewed on 2018/05/22

    None unless you want to consider a giant headache a benefit.

    None unless you want to consider a giant headache a benefit.

    Pros

    The reporting is great, lacks a little but is still better than others out there. It's quicker than some others when having to adjust time as well.

    Cons

    1. Must refresh almost constantly because the software doesn't update like it should.
    2. When changing time it must be done from reporting if doing more than one employee. When doing so, if I'm working on someone on the bottom of the list of employees, instead of remembering where I left off, it goes back to the top every time.
    3. App doesn't work most of the time - if you're in a dead area, recording does no good as there's no wifi to connect the device and record the information.
    4. Employees unable to change their time, even when the option is selected for them to do so.
    5. When initial login happens, it NEVER remembers the password and an entire fiasco happens because of it. Not good when you have a lot of employees all doing this at the same time. It certainly takes a lot of time away from the person setting it all up.
    6. No feature to make the signing of time sheets a requirement, only an option, and no one signs the time sheets because they're not required to.
    7. GPS only takes a snapshot of the location where they initially clocked in. It doesn't record locations throughout the day. When accountability is a factor, it's key to get real-time, readable GPS.
    8. More expensive than many others that promise less functionality. BusyBusy promises more functionality, therefore making it one of the top charging companies, but doesn't deliver anything near what you expect.

    We cancelled our subscription and went back to paper. That's how bad it was.

    Response from busybusy

    Hi John,

    thanks for taking the time to leave a review!
    I'm so glad to hear you've found the reports and editing useful and easy!

    Thank you for the detailed feedback, I will reach out to you to discuss each point further. Some of these are feature requests, but for some of them we do have solutions!

    -ZL

    Jorge P.
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    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    it does what you needed for. but it gets stack or freezes without advise

    Reviewed on 2018/05/24

    What I mentioned on top, that it fulfills the DOT Requirements for the use of ELD Devices that...

    What I mentioned on top, that it fulfills the DOT Requirements for the use of ELD Devices that reached a death line where now it is mandatory; I really wish it does the long Driver-logs for on the road too? may be it will be something you are working on and then it will be ideal? as per the price? I don't know how much you charge since i'm not the owner of company I used for .

    Pros

    THat it really does what the new rule of Driver Local will ask for as it applies to me as a Truck Driver Local within the 100 miles radius

    Cons

    it consumes your battery real fast and before you know you are out unless you inhabilitate the location. sometimes, it also don't save your entry as you did? you run the day thinking that it is tracking and at the end you find it that it still hanging on the save screen?

    Response from busybusy

    Thanks for the review. Our location services really only logs when you clock in. If you are not running your location services otherwise you will notice a change in the battery usage. This can be seen in your battery diagnostics within the app. Our recommendation is to disable the location services for other apps.
    -DH

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    Overall a good and simple way for me to track job costs and employee hours. Super easy to use

    Reviewed on 2018/05/25

    Pros

    Clock in/clock out location function allows me to see who started on what job when. It takes no time to show a new employee how to use and work the app, and I can easily see employees hours and cost right when I need to

    Cons

    When I go to enter someone's time manually, as I enter their start time it automatically adjusts their end time and visa-versa. Not a huge issue but gets annoying

    Response from busybusy

    Hi There,

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I'm so glad you have had a good experience with the app!

    Please reach out to us from the support button within the app or reach out to us (855) 287-9287 or email [email protected] we will be happy to help you.

    -MMA

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    busybusy offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$11,99/month
    • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Not Available

    The free busybusy account is free forever with a limit of 100 users. The Pro plan has a limit of 200 users and costs 9.99/user/month when billed annually, or $11.99/user/month when billed monthly. Custom plans are also available for enterprises with over 200 users. Contact busybusy for a custom pricing plan.

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    busybusy has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

    busybusy supports the following languages:

    English, Spanish

    busybusy supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    busybusy integrates with the following applications:

    Procore, QuickBooks Online Advanced

    busybusy offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat

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