More than just a timesheet report: Getting the full story from your data

TruQC’s Summaries function has a tendency to be an underused feature for some of our users. Unfortunately, summaries are often run on user data only after something has gone wrong. This is too bad. After all, faithful users of TruQC tend to pour a lot of data into the software, and that data could be helping owners to make smart, empirical decisions based on hard numerical evidence. That’s the thinking behind TruQC’s Summaries feature located in the app’s Admin tab.

Any TruQC users can utilize the Summaries function. It allows users to pull data they inputted into the app that falls within a selected date range for analytics and metrics. But best of all, what data you choose to run summaries on is completely up to your organization. TruQC users can customize their Summaries functionality to run reports on the data that’s most useful to them. If you need to know how many times an employee has been involved in a toolbox talk, timesheet, or pretty much anything else you have data for in TruQC, we can program a summary function for that data.

And here’s where TruQC’s objective reporting controls come in. With built-in methods for preventing data manipulation and entry errors, you can be confident that your data’s story is nonfiction. With device integration and time, date, photo, GPS and signature stamps, reports have to be done right the first time. This ensures that summaries aren’t simply compounding problems from data that’s faulty or readings that have been tampered with.

TruQC’s Summaries feature also comes preprogrammed with some of the reports we’ve found to be the most widely needed. So, keeping in mind that your business is unique, and the stories you may need your data to be telling may be unique too, here are five of the most helpful stories your data could be telling your business.

  • Timesheet summary– Running summaries on timesheet information allows your accounting department to get more than just the hours worked for each employee. Run the summary according to hours spent at each job site and parse the data however it’s most useful to your operation. This helps to cut down on the number of hours spent on payroll considerably.
  • Expenses summary– Expense summaries allow users to combine all of their expense reports for one job against a single credit card statement. This allows for an easy, item-by-item examination of company expenses for any given project.
  • Toolbox summary– In the unfortunate event of a workman’s compensation claim, toolbox talk summaries allow users to quickly run a search of which toolbox talks an employee signed off on, without having to manually locate the relevant talk and signature.
  • Asset summary– Easily check on available inventory, its location and condition with asset summaries. Sort them by job, asset type or take a look at your whole organization.
  • Safety summary– Check out which items are popping up most often during safety checks with a safety summary. This will bring patterns of safety infractions to light and allow your business to work toward operating more safely by focusing training on the areas that need it the most.

As mentioned above, these are just a few of the reports we’ve found to be useful for a wide range of companies, so we’ve preprogrammed them on our software. What reports would you like to follow for your company? It certainly doesn’t need to be on our list, because you’re able to run summaries on any data points you’ve entered into the app. Even summaries that use data from multiple reports.

The data is already there. Why not use it better? To find out what stories your data could be telling, or to talk about customizing the Summaries function of your app, talk to TruQC today.

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