ClockShark Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing
ClockShark is an employee time-tracking and crew management software especially built for local construction, field service, and franchise businesses. It aims to address paper time card problems and issues that come with it. Automated time tracking provides accurate timesheets and gives the crew a better way to clock their time. Both the office staff and field service crews have a better view of the mobile work force, the location of the next jobs, the quickest routes to take, and the personnel to take the work.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Mobile Time Tracking – ClockShark enables users to clock in and out from a variety of devices. They can clock in or out from the desktop, mobile phone, or a kiosk. Native mobile apps for iOS and Android devices have a clean design built for the unique environments of construction and field service businesses. Accurate time entries allow users to process payroll completely, correctly and quickly. As a web app, it can be downloaded and run with only a web browser. The ClockShark website is accessible from any desktop, laptop, or tablet. The CrewClock feature lets supervisors or foremen in the field clock time for a few or for all their team. The GPS feature provides information to know where exactly the workers are when they are on the clock. Other features include notification and alerts to clock in or out on time, and an offline feature that syncs when connection becomes available.
- Employee Scheduling – The time tracking software also includes an employee scheduling tool important for a mobile workforce. It is easy to use, with drag-and-drop functionality directly into the calendar, and allows employees to see their schedules right from their smartphones. Users do not have to call or text employees about any schedule changes. Clicking the Notify Employees button will send an email or push notification about schedule changes to affected employees. Users can schedule by jobs or by employees. By entering the job address once, employees will see a map with their schedule that provides turn-by-turn navigation.
- Custom Geofence, Time Reporting, Paid Time Off, Integrations, and more – ClockShark allows users to create a customizable geofence on a jobsite. When employees cross the virtual fence, they are notified to clock in or out, or switch jobs. Every time record includes GPS location data. GPSTrak feature sends location updates throughout the day. Time reports include high level summary reports on timesheets, job sites, or tasks. They also include detailed reports of time punches by employee, job, or task. They are also configurable by date range or pay period. Users are able to get accurate job costing, and reports can be segmented by departments and by locations. Other features include creating a PTO plan in a few minutes, request time off using a smartphone, and automatically accrue earned hours. The software integrates with QuickBooks, ADP, Zapier, Xero, and Sage.
ClockShark offers several paid options. The Basic plan includes time and attendance tracking, basic GPS tracking, and job and task tracking for up to 5 people. It is priced at $3 per month per person plus a $15 per month base fee. The Standard plan is at $5 per month per person plus a $25 per month base fee. It includes all Basic plan features, but can exceed more than 5 users. It also includes drag and drop scheduling, advanced GPS tracking, manager roles and approvals, and third-party integrations. The Pro plan is at $8 per month per person plus $45 per month base fee. It includes advanced features such as PTO policies and requests, multi-department/office controls, and advanced job costing controls. Customers get an equivalent 2 months free when they subscribe to annual billing of any of the plans. A free 14-day trial period is also offered.
Social Network Presence
ClockShark is ideal for business of all sizes in the construction and trade, cleaning services, pool and landscaping, franchises and chains, home healthcare, accountants and bookkeepers, real estate management, nonprofits, technology and audio/video, events management and staffing, and others.
Some of their Clients
Clients include Buckingham Electric, First Choice Home Remodeling, Schwartz Electric, Cascadia Painting and Renovations, Build It By Design, Rupp Family Builders, and OwnerSaddle Mountain Construction.
Kimberly Burruss described ClockShark as the best way to track time. She can job cost much more easily, and can see where employees are spending their time.
Angela Wells stated that she started using the time tracking app because she needed a simple app for tracking job site production and labor hours. ClockShark delivered on both, with an easy to learn and use interface.
ClockShark makes it easy and manageable to run a business with a mobile workforce using a fully featured and innovative app built for specific industries. It specifically addresses problems inherent in these businesses, especially rounded and inaccurate time entries that ruin job costing, payroll, and profitability. Recently, it was awarded the best vertical solution for 2019 by ADP. ADP is a global provider of cloud-based HCM solutions. ClockShark was selected in part due to its singular focus on time tracking, scheduling, reporting, and payroll needs of construction business and field service companies.
Clock Shark LLC is a privately held software company with headquarters in Chico, CA, USA. It was founded in 2013 by Cliff Mitchel, CEO; and Joe Mitchell, CTO. When Cliff was running a construction company, he was having problems with paper time cards with rounded-off and inaccurate entries. It was costing the company, so he spent thousands of dollars in hardware and software licenses. However, the over-priced and over-hyped time tracking solutions did not address the issues. So he decided to build something better, and developed ClockShark.