Reducing paperwork for construction companies

PHP
Yii2
Angular
MySQL
Java
Swift
Construction project management software UI design and software development case study
Client & product

24onoff is a platform that helps construction companies with time tracking and project management. They aim to minimize inefficient routines, billing delays, and unnecessary paperwork with a platform tailored for the construction industry.

Challenges

The Client wanted their customers to be able to customize almost every aspect of the report, including being able to filter by material, types of work, vacations, overtime, etc. An old database with some of that data was available, but it needed to be transferred to a new platform and revalidated.

Additionally, the system was meant to have multiple user roles: User, Manager, Company Admin, and Super Admin, each with their own restrictions and abilities. The need to implement flexible billing in terms of company size and time worked was another major point.

Job done

We designed the 24onoff time management platform to be intuitive and include extensive sorting and filtering tools. It has a clean user hierarchy and offers complete workflow control at all levels. We also developed a billing system in accordance with our client’s specifications.

With the web version of the platform, we designed the iOS and Android applications. Since 2016, we’ve been supporting the project codebase and adding new features with every major release.

We set up a monitoring system that covers all endpoints to ensure the stability of HTTP requests. It also tracks server resources like CPU usage, memory consumption, network, etc. to better capacity planning and improve reliability.

Implemented features

Construction project management software UI design and software development case study

Dashboard

The core of 24onoff, the Dashboard provides an overview of the user’s current projects. It presents all of a company’s work in a single intuitive table.

Construction project management mobile app UI design and software development case study

Project management tools

Users can track tasks, deadlines, assigned employees, issues encountered, and other details for each project.

Construction project management software UI design and software development case study

Time tracker

Optional logs include expenses for materials, additional expenses, travel distance, lunch times (logged in a separate field), etc.

Construction project management software UI design and software development case study

Report generator

Users can generate custom reports with many filtering and sorting options and export those reports as XLS, PDF, and CSV files.

Construction project management software UI design and software development case study

Invoice manager

Invoices are generated based on the time tracker and employees’ profiles. Pay is automatically calculated and payment data is exported directly to the payroll system.

Construction project management mobile app UI design and software development case study

Offline mode in mobile apps

Employees can log work hours in mobile apps even without an internet connection. Data is synced once the mobile device reconnects to the internet.

Platform architecture

Modular approach

We divided features into separate modules in order to increase the efficiency of the platform.

Custom components and design

We broke off Angular code into custom components to make building and deploying code faster and more reliable.

Outcomes

With the new time tracking platform, 24onoff was able to capture a unique market niche and attract over 2,900 customers from 45 countries. The company now provides an attractive solution for construction companies that want to:

  • Manage construction specialists and projects
  • Calculate employees’ salaries and invoices
  • Stay on top of the company’s operations

These features give 24onoff customers a definitive advantage when it comes to accounting and doing business. 24onoff is an attractive solution for small businesses, allowing them to spend more time on non-administrative tasks.

Client’s feedback

Ole Jørgen Næss
Co-founder, 24onoff

We had the challenge to find trustworthy outsourcing companies that we could rely on. Previous attempts ended badly and we needed to find a company that had the skills, good communication and was fair on price.

We chose Relevant Software because we felt that they understood our business needs. They are very clear in communication and they execute the projects with the same quality as if it was their own. They also come up with ideas and improvements to make sure that the solution would be as good as it could be. Give them the really challenging tasks, the ones that everyone else is struggling with, and they will get them done.

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