Update Released Tonight for LMN’s Timetracking Software
Tonight we went live with a small improvement update to LMN Time. Here, we’ve implemented some of the most frequent user suggestions over the last quarter.
New Screen: Job History (Jobs Menu)
If you need a really quick way to view, real time, a history of work done, crew notes, supervisor and more for any of your sites, then check out the new Job History screen under the Jobs menu.
- Search for a specific job, task or by a specific job group
- Select a date range
- Choose the job and task you want to view
- Get date-by-date information of exactly who was there, when they were there, what they did, and what notes they entered
Improvement: Added Ability to Track Qty for Activities, but charge a Fixed Amount
We added a new billing type for job Activities. There are 2 ways to bill a per-application charge.
Per App (Fixed Price): will bill a fixed charge for the activity, no matter what the foremen enters as the quantity. The billing will always be for a fixed amount.
Per App (Variable Price): LMN Time will use the quantity to dictate how much to bill… this way, you can have a per application price, but charge for half an application or 2 applications in one visit.
Improvement: Apply a Custom Sort Order to Job Activities
We had a few users ask to be able to put activities in a specific order for crews (most often used activities first, least often used activities towards the bottom). Now, you can use the up and down arrows to the right of each activity name to set a custom order for the ways a job’s activities will show up on crew timesheets.
New Feature: Deactivate Job Activities
Another popular request was the ability to deactivate activities so that activities that are completed no longer show up on crew timesheets. We’ve added the ability to deactivate activities on jobs. Deactivated activities will no longer show up as available options on timesheets, but will still continue to show up on all reports for tracking, billing, etc.
New Feature: Crew Crew Schedule (Daily Whiteboard)
We just made changes to the Daily Whiteboard far easier with the new Clear Crew button. You’ll find this button in the bottom ‘action’ bar on the Daily Whiteboard screen. Using this button, you can select a specific crew and do any of the following:
- Clear their schedule (this will delete any/all scheduled visits for that day)
- Move their schedule (pick a new date and all scheduled visits will move to the new date)
- Move to unassigned (move a crew’s daily schedule to the Unassigned column for reassignment later)
New Feature: Jobsite History
A live, real-time history of every visit for jobsite tasks, including start time, supervisor who did the work, crew notes, and billable activities performed is now active on the job screen. To view this information, go to Jobs, then click History in the task sidebar. Click the INFO button beside the task activity you wish to view.
Improvement: Job Review Screen – Total Hours
Previously, the job review screen showed a live report of estimated vs. actual hours for each task on a job, but not the job totals. We added total job progress at the top of this report, now showing total estimated vs. actual hours as well.
Improvement: Latest Activity – Own Screen and Added Search Capability
The Latest Activity screen, added in the last update to LMN Time, shows live, real-time clock in and out events as they happen. To make this activity more readable, we created its own screen for it, and we added a search capability so you can filter results by foreman, by job, or by task name. You can find this screen under the Timesheets section and using the Latest Activity tab on the left side.
New Addition: More Reports Added!
Activity Report (Billing Summary)
This new report shows a summarized history of all the billable activities by job, by date. You can use the report options to hide unbillable activities, hide quantities for unbillable activities, or summarize a total number of activities by date. [Shown under the Billing reports]
Job Summary (Tasks and Activities) – Added ability to show total pricing.
Added the ability to show pricing on the Job Summary (Tasks + Activities) report for any date range.
Change Audit Report (by Supervisor)
Run a report showing a complete history of every changed clock in/clock out time for your supervisors. [Found under the Payroll reports, Supervisor Edit – Audit]
New Screen: Unscheduled Work (Schedule Menu)
The Unscheduled Jobs screen gives you an instant view of all:
- Unscheduled Jobs – shows all jobs where no hours have been scheduled for ANY of the job’s tasks
- Unscheduled Tasks – shows a list of any/all jobs and tasks with no work scheduled
Improvement: Added Crew Notes to Payroll Export (Excel)
Several users had requested that the Payroll Export to Excel (detailed version) includes the Crew Notes entered for each task. Now each time record in the Excel export contains the task notes for the crew.
New Feature: Added support for ADP Payroll Export file(Excel)
Some versions of ADP payroll support importing time records from .csv files (import files). LMN can now export time records in a format that’s supported by ADP. Go to the Reports menu, then choose Export and then select the ADP Export option.
Improvement: Performance on Where Are They? screen
We eliminated clocked-out employees from the Where Are They screen to improve page speed and performance.