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Assignar January ’24 Product Release

You’ve been asking for it, and offline mode is finally here! Our newest updates allow you to submit time even when there’s no signal, search for workers and equipment based on availability, and integrate with MYOB Advanced.

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New Features to Fill Out Crew Timesheets in Under a Minute

If you liked our time-tracking updates last quarter, you’ll love what we have in store in this one!

Learn about the revamped Site Diary, which lets you fill out timesheets for a whole crew in under a minute. Plus, we’ve made rescheduling easy and added Sage Intacct to the Integrations Hub!

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Keeping Time: How to Meet California Compliance in Construction

When you started in construction, did you think you’d spend this much time worrying about time?

Tracking. Collecting. Managing. Reporting. Auditing. 

Time tracking in any business is no joke, but doing it in construction in California is doubly difficult. California has the country’s strictest wage and hour laws—and the penalties to match.
Instead, manage subcontractors at scale (and save hundreds of hours) by streamlining your processes with data.

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How to Streamline Subcontracting Operations with Data-Powered Solutions

When managing 40–50 field workers (or even 10), capturing information on paper leads to even more challenges than it solves. It takes longer to enter data. You’re more likely to make errors. And finding that data after it’s been recorded? That could take weeks.

Instead, manage subcontractors at scale (and save hundreds of hours) by streamlining your processes with data.

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Assignar Introduces New Platform Features To Improve Construction Operations
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The Top 3 Most Powerful Integrations in Construction Tech

You can’t take shortcuts on the job, but you can minimize administrative tasks and maximize time in the field with the right tools and technology. To optimize your time, the solutions you use must be able to work well together.

Here are the most powerful integrations to transform your tech stack and improve your operational efficiency.

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How to Survive the Supply Chain Crisis

Supply chain struggles converged during the pandemic. While it seemed like issues like these would be short-lived, we’re still dealing with them three years later.

Prices have notably gone up as well. Between materials shortages, weather-related disruptions, transportation struggles, fuel prices and inflation, you’re fighting against a lot of forces working against you. 

So instead of weathering the problem, let’s look at what you can do to conquer it.

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How to Use Data to Increase Margins 1% at a Time

Construction margins are taking a hit due to the problems we know and the new ones arising. The labor shortage, rising material costs and variable fuel costs make it harder to quote projects. Between the time you bid on your project and when you start work, prices have risen.

This volatility means there’s no room for mistakes. So what’s the answer?

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Cut Costs, Boost Profits: Your Construction Cost Management Guide

While we’re no fortune-tellers, we spoke with Assignar CEO and Co-Founder Sean McCreanor and pulled from the top industry reports to identify what you should expect for 2023. 

The big takeaway? Things are changing. Quickly. Here are the top trends in the construction industry—and some tips on embracing them to prepare for the coming year.

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Three Construction Industry Trends to Watch in 2023

While we’re no fortune-tellers, we spoke with Assignar CEO and Co-Founder Sean McCreanor and pulled from the top industry reports to identify what you should expect for 2023. 

The big takeaway? Things are changing. Quickly. Here are the top trends in the construction industry—and some tips on embracing them to prepare for the coming year.

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The Modern Whiteboard: How Digital Platforms Help You Build More

Yes, whiteboards work. But as the construction industry, and the world, face supply chain hold-ups, retention challenges, and labor shortages—you have less time to waste, smaller margins, and fewer people in the office than before. What if we told you there’s a way to keep the whiteboard workflow while also saving time?

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Closing the Gap: How to Combat the Construction Labor Shortage with Technology

Are you feeling the vacuum effect of labor shortage in the construction industry? You aren’t imagining it, and you’re not alone. This year, 93% of construction firms report they have open positions they’re trying to fill, and 91% of those firms are struggling to fill them, according to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

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3 Ways To Promote A Culture Of Safety
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3 Ways to Promote a Culture of Safety

The construction industry offers extraordinary employment opportunities for a global workforce. As a significant contributor to our nation’s economy, the main concern…

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Covid-19 Managing Risk Of Exposure
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COVID-19: Managing Risk of Exposure

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, new resources, regulations, and recommendations for construction contractors continue to change and stack upon…

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Daily Data Decisions
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Daily data decisions

We use data to make better decisions every day. Let’s look at the daily commute. We know the direct path to get…

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How to reduce your EMR

What is EMR in Construction? EMR (experience modification rate) is a number used by insurance companies to determine your past cost of…

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2019 CICA Regional Meeting

On Friday the 5th of July 2019 the Crane Industry Council of Australia New South Wales branch (CICA NSW) hosted their annual…

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Is Your Equipment In Compliance?

Equipment Compliance – Historical Safety Reflections Without steadfast standards of agreement, the concept of equipment compliance would have to rely on the…

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How to Win More Construction Bids

Fundamental Operational Changes Ensure Winning Construction Bids More proposals. More work. Lower markups. Yet in the end result, your company continues to…

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Work-flow Software for Builders

Workflow software for builders blends the responsibilities of classic project management with the expertise and skills needed to manage construction projects. Building…

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Change Management – Part 3

In part-3 of this 5-part series, we’ve taken a look at the role of communications when implementing change into your construction business.…

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Change Management – Part 2

So you’ve decided to integrate a new software system into your construction business. A system that requires the active participation of both…

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Change Management – Part 1

Change is difficult for most people. It’s a known fact. So when you’re implementing change in your construction business that will affect…

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Assignar in Digital World

Many people have asked why we started to build Assignar, which solves a number of complex problems in the construction industry and…

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