Use the GPS feature however it works best for your crew — whether on the road or at the job site.
See who’s on the clock and where they’re located on the map with the "Who's Working" window.
Once employees clock in, the mobile app logs their location and updates it throughout the workday.
Use the Who’s Working window to get real-time insight into who's on the clock, where they're working, and what they're working on.
GPS shows which employee is closest to the next job site, so you can best deploy your workforce for maximum efficiency.
Geofencing technology reminds employees to clock in or out when they enter or leave the job site. More accurate timesheets, fewer timesheet edits.
Research published in 2017 suggests employers in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada are adopting employee GPS tracking apps at a remarkably consistent rate. From a sample of 2,500, 1 in 3 employees in each country said they have been asked to use a GPS tracking app at work. Businesses in Canada appear to have the most GPS app users, where 39% of employees say they have used the technology. Australia is next with 36%, followed by the US with 32%. In the UK, 30% of employees say they have used a GPS tracking app at work.
Employees frequently use GPS apps when they're off the clock, according to a 2017 study by TSheets. A survey of 400 U.S. workers found that more than three-quarters regularly use the technology in personal apps for activities like shopping, exercise, and checking the latest weather report. Just 23% said they always disable locations services. Top reasons for allowing apps to track location include trust in the app, how useful it is, and how many notifications it sends.
It was early morning in small-town Burlington, Kentucky. An employee for a local cleaning company had just changed job codes on his TSheets smartphone app and swiped his badge to enter a building for a routine job. Little did he know, 30 miles away, a crime was being committed by someone who looked just like him.
It's a well-known fact that TSheets helps business owners save hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars each year. But did you know TSheets has also saved an employee from wrongful conviction? Or that it's saved a stolen smartphone from the hands of a thief? It's even saved a stolen vehicle.
As many of our customers know, TSheets is a popular app in the service industry. From plumbing and electrical work to landscaping and construction, it allows employees to work in the field and still keep accurate and organized time records. And with GPS tracking, TSheets can even help recover lost or missing smartphones.
When businesses win government contracts, it's often essential for their timekeeping to be compliant with Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) or Department of Labor (DOL) regulations. These contracts require daily time tracking, precise records with audit trails for all changes, extensive reporting, specific supervisor approvals, and more, in the case of an audit.
Since the TSheets app doesn't run continuously, it only uses a small percentage of your phone's battery power. The amount of battery the app will use depends on several factors, including the type of device you have and frequency and type of use.
For Android users, the TSheets app requires about 30MB of storage space. The TSheets iOS app requires about 15MB. The exact amount of storage used by the TSheets app is affected by your role, the number of people you manage, and your permissions.