For Specialty Supply, a traffic control and construction supplier based in Boise, Idaho, paper
timesheets were no longer cutting it. Selling road construction and paving products in the
Northwest, the company frequently encountered errors and issues when initially reading
submitted time cards, then inputing the information in a correct, uniform way.
“Just the fact that we don’t have to wait for employees to turn in time, and that we can actually
read the time that’s come in, that’s huge for our company,” CEO and managing member Tracy
Hopkins comments after ushering in TSheets at Specialty Supply. “Time is automatically done in
real time. TSheets has sped up billing, and has made less work for us.”
On any given work day, Specialty Supply has employees spread out over the entire valley,
each person performing different tasks for different clients, and switching jobs regularly. Since
everyone has a cellphone—and TSheets works across smartphone and cellphone platforms—
time tracking has become as easy as a flexible, well-timed click or text, with a GPS time stamp to up the accuracy ante.
TSheets allows Specialty Supply to go back and get records to resolve issues, concerns or
problems that might drain the company’s bottom line or workforce.
Billing efficiencies are a big factor to Tracy. “If someone turns in a timecard two weeks late, that’s a missed billing opportunity. TSheets tracks in real time, so it’s quicker for us to find mistakes and establish accuracy controls.”
TSheets also allows Specialty Supply to take on more work, even with “paperwork intense” state
projects. Now, the company can automatically fill in paperwork with data coming off of TSheets.
“It’s helped us do a lot,” says Tracy. “It’s easier, more accurate, with quicker billing. There’s
no wait for timecards, so quotes, job contracting, and billing are in real time. We see what’s
happened daily and can get that information out to where it needs to go.”