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. busybusy 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.

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  • Free Trial
  • 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.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

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

    Supported Languages

    English, Spanish

    Pricing starting from:

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    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Features

    Total features of busybusy: 89

    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Accounting Integration
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Attendance Management
    • Attendance Tracking Software
    • Automated Scheduling
    • Automatic Time Capture
    • Budgeting/Forecasting
    • Calendar Management
    • Change Order Management
    • Clock In / Out
    • Compliance Management
    • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
    • Customizable Fields
    • Customizable Reports
    • Data Import/Export
    • Document Management Software
    • Electronic Signature
    • Employee Management
    • Employee Portal
    • Employee Profiles
    • Employee Scheduling Software
    • Employee Self Service
    • Employee Time Tracking
    • Expense Tracking
    • GPS
    • Job Costing Software
    • Job Management
    • Job Scheduling
    • Job Tracking
    • Labor Cost Reporting
    • Labor Forecasting
    • Leave Tracking
    • Mobile Access
    • Mobile App
    • Mobile Time Tracking
    • Monitoring
    • Multiple Billing Rates
    • Multiple Projects
    • Offline Time Tracking
    • Online Punch Card
    • Online Time Clock
    • Online Time Tracking Software
    • Overtime Calculation
    • Payroll Management
    • Percent-Complete Tracking
    • Performance Metrics
    • Progress Reports
    • Progress Tracking
    • Project Billing
    • Project Management Software
    • Project Time Tracking
    • Project Tracking Software
    • Projections
    • QuickBooks Integration
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Real-time Updates
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Resource Allocation & Planning
    • Safety Management Software
    • Salaried Employee Tracking
    • Scheduling Software
    • Self Service Portal
    • Sick Leave Tracking
    • Status Tracking
    • Summary Reports
    • Task Management Software
    • Task Progress Tracking
    • Task Scheduling
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Time & Attendance
    • Time & Expense Tracking
    • Time Off Management
    • Time Off Requests
    • Time Tracking Software
    • Time Tracking by Client
    • Time Tracking by Project
    • Timer
    • Timesheet Management
    • Vacation/Leave Tracking
    • Workflow Management Software
    • Workstation Tracking

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5
    (381)
    Value for Money
    4.4/5
    Features
    4.3/5
    Ease of Use
    4.5/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.6/5

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    Necia
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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.

    Alicia
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Busybusy is amazing!

    Reviewed on 2022-08-15

    It's top notch.

    It's top notch.

    Pros

    It wasn't until we tried to switch away from busybusy when we implemented a new job costing software, that I realized how streamlined and efficient Busybusy is. We switched back immediately! The sync to quickbooks, ease of use, and flexibility to changes are what I like most.

    Cons

    The only con I see is not being able to assign different pay rates per project (like prevailing wage projects).

    Alternatives Considered

    HeavyJob

    Reasons for Choosing busybusy

    HeavyJob time tracking lacks in comparison to all busybusy features.

    Switched From

    HeavyJob

    Reasons for Switching to busybusy

    Heavyjob was inefficient and it's sync with quickbooks was terrible.
    John
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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

    Chelcie
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Combination of benefits for General Contractors and the like -

    Reviewed on 2022-08-23

    I was very hesitant to try Busy Busy (or any sort of time tracking for that matter). It was...

    I was very hesitant to try Busy Busy (or any sort of time tracking for that matter). It was actually at the request of my husband. I really drug my feet. However, while setting it up and working on the integration part of the set up I could not believe how helpful, accessible and knowledgeable the employees were. What could have been a real pain in the you know what actually turned out to be super smooth and easy. And now I get the bonus of quick payrolls and any sort of employee/job reporting I want in a matter of minutes. I'm a huge fan!

    Pros

    The most beneficial being able to do payroll on payday as soon as your employees clock out. I can have payroll done before they even arrive to the office for their paycheck. I can then run a job/time report in QB and bill our customers for the hours, down to the minute, with descriptions of what the employee has done. At the end of the quarter I run a similar report monthly and quarterly which helps me to calculate taxes. There are so many ways to use the imported information. It has saved us so much time and our customers love the detail!

    Cons

    I WISH I could figure out how to get the "Description" information (in "Job Details") to transfer over to QB. It would give our customers just that much more information on exactly what our employees are doing.

    Stephen
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    • Industry: Construction
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Could not possibly operate my business without busybusy!

    Reviewed on 2022-08-05

    Legendary. The team over at busybusy helped get our systems set up and integrated with our...

    Legendary. The team over at busybusy helped get our systems set up and integrated with our accounting software and we were off to the races in a matter of 45 minutes.

    Pros

    Moving from paper time cards to a fully online digital time tracking solution that each of my guys can access from the phones they already have is huge. This saves time, validates hours worked, and allows me to do accurate Job Costing

    Cons

    Very happy with what busybusy is offering at the moment. They have updates and extra features that come out periodically and I've been pleased with how they are keeping things up to date to help me operate my business in an ever changing economic environment.

    Alternatives Considered

    ExakTime and ClockShark
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    busybusy offers the following pricing plans:

    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: 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.

    busybusy has the following typical customers:

    2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

    busybusy supports the following languages:

    English, Spanish

    busybusy supports the following devices:

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

    busybusy integrates with the following applications:

    ComputerEase, Explorer, FOUNDATION, Foundation, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Paychex Flex, Procore, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Quickbooks Online, Quickbooks Pro, Sage 100 Connect, Sage 100 Contractor, Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate, Sage 300 Online, ViewPoint, Viewpoint, ViewpointMobile

    busybusy offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, Chat

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