Anyone with a mobile, co-located, or field team will know: it’s not easy to keep track of hours and client jobs when your team is on-the-go.\nWhether you’re running a delivery company, field service team, or simply have team members that frequently visit client sites, knowing where everyone is and how long they are there can be difficult to track.\nWell, it used to be.\nHubstaff introduced a new feature that automates time tracking based on location for better accuracy and reporting: geofenced jfield ob sites.\nThe goal is to streamline time tracking based on location data so there’s no question about where your team is or how much time they’ve been working at a job site.\nWhat are geofences?\nGeofences are virtual barriers around physical locations that trigger an action on a mobile device.\nThe act of geofencing uses GPS location to automate processes, with the goal of making things easier or more accurate. In this case, issuing reminders or automatically starting and stopping your mobile time tracking app.\n\nHow can my business grow with Hubstaff’s new feature?\n\nSave money by keeping your employees accountable as you’ll get detailed and accurate timesheets with location data and routes\nIncrease productivity as you’ll see literal and figurative roadblocks that hold up projects\nReduce payroll costs as you’ll be cutting down on paying for non-working hours\nBetter manage your mobile and remote teams by knowing where everyone is throughout the day with a clear map view\n\nRead more about benefits of using geofences here.\nTry geofences for better trackingSmarter location-based time tracking\nWho should use it?\nIn short, any business that has a mobile team. \nLandscaping businesses with crews that travel from site to site\nAdd recurring job sites so billing is quick and easy.\nConstruction crews and contractors\nCreate geofences around job sites so that your crew is only tracking time while they’re on-site working. You can also set reminders at job sites instead of auto-start so that the timer can track trips for materials and supplies.\nCleaning companies\nAdd your client locations so that cleaning crews can automatically track time while they’re there.\nCompanies with field sales and service teams\nBusinesses with sales teams can track time spent at client offices, which can be used to determine how profitable certain relationships are and which ones are drawing too many resources from your team.\nProperty managers and real estate agencies\nAdd properties to Hubstaff and schedule team members so you’re alerted if shifts are started late or missed. Keep track of who is on-site to help with resident requests or tours at any time.\nHealth care companies, especially home health care\nFor health care teams that travel to patients, time tracking with geofences can take one more thing off their plate so they can focus on care.\nDelivery and dispatch companies\nSee routes as they happen and add repeat job sites so that time is tracked automatically. It’s one less thing for your delivery teams to worry about, and more accurate data for you.\nEvent staff\nMany event companies work with the same venues so GPS time tracking can save you from recurring headaches. Add your geofences for venues so that you can see how much time setup and teardown take, and bill easily to the right client.\nNow that you know all the ways to use geofences to your advantage, here’s how to get started.\n\nHow to create geofences for job site time tracking\nAdding and editing job sites is a snap. When you’re setting up your job sites, you can decide:\n\nWhat the radius around a job site should be\nWhat to do upon arrival and departure, such as:\n\nSend a reminder to start and stop the timer\nAutomatically start and stop the timer\nDo nothing (but track location for reporting)\nLimit time tracking only to job sites\n\n\nWhich team members belong to that site\n\nBeing able to customize this geofence feature gives you a level of automation that is uncommon among other time tracking tools.\nOnce you create your job sites, it gets really fun.\nClick on a job site to get the full details, or click on a member of your team through the map view to see how far they’ve traveled, or how many sites they’ve visited that day.\nHowever, that’s not everything GPS time tracking with geofences can do.\nDig deeper into time and location data\nLog into your Hubstaff dashboard, and you’ll see real-time insight on your team’s work. Know more about how your business operates and find areas for improvement.\n\nView team members\nSee your whole team in one place, sorted by when they last worked. You decide who gets added to each job site, and settings are based on each individual team member.\nBonus: When you click a team member in the map view, you’ll see the route they’ve taken.\n\nView job sites and routes\nIn the map view, you can:\n\nClick on sites\nZoom to a job site\nSee who’s near it at that time\nGet timestamps for each location\n\nSchedule teams\nWhen time tracking automatically starts at a geofenced location, scheduling and attendance get even easier.\nAdd schedules for your team in Hubstaff, and you’ll get alerts if shifts are started late, missed, or abandoned based on whether or not that person has entered or exited the geofence.\nChange your settings so you only get the email notifications you want.\nTry this time-saving feature today\nHubstaff’s location tracking includes a 14-day free trial, so your team can download the apps and try it out right away.\nAfter that, it’s only $10\/user per month to get all of Hubstaff’s time-saving features.\nReady to check it out?