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TimberTracks™ is a web-based data collection program that validates and audits data from contractors and aggregate statistics to provide standardized hourly equipment costs and operating conditions that affect productivity. TimberTracks™ produces actionable insights that allow historical performance to be benchmarked to industry norms, performance gaps to be identified, and future scope of costs to be forecasted.
Enter specifc data points into detailed forms to gather information in a systematic fashion
Check for correctness, meaningfulness and security of data that are input into the system
Create intelligent documents that provide actionable insights into your business performance
TimberTracks™ is a web based data collection program that tracks real data from real contractor experiences. Data reflects site specific conditions and regional equipment hourly operating and ownership costs.
After data is collected and entered into TimberTracks™, two-step data validation is done before it is included in the database. This ensures there are no inconsistencies, integrity issues, or missing documentation.
Custom queries of approved data points are created to run a series of reports from the results. Comparison of performance against industry, can isolate exceptional performance and opportunities to improve.
Blocks is the foundation of harvesting productivity data collection. Contractors input the block attributes, their productive ‘Hours by Phase’, and upload source documents.
Input over 20 detailed and specific block attributes based on regional, logistic and economic factors.
Productive hours within the block are organized by falling, yarding, forwarding, hoe chucking, skidding, processing and loading to allow for specific efficiency metrics on each phase of the harvesting process.
All related source files- timber cruises, maps, block contracts, scale reports, hours reports, time sheets- can be stored within Blocks for ease of reference.
Roads is the foundation of road construction productivity data collection. This section tracks essential metrics for all road building projects underway.
Road Building Attributes
Input over 20 detailed and specific road attributes based on regional, logistic and rate factors.
Productive road construction hours are detailed by equipment- drills, excavators, rock trucks, swampers, graders, crawlers and packers- to allow for specific efficiency metrics on each phase of the road building process.
All related source files- maps, engineer reports, geotechnical reports, road contracts, measure ups, hours reports, time sheets- can be stored within Roads for ease of reference.
Equipment is the basis for direct cost considerations and incorporates ownership, operating costs, and wages costs.
Input over 20 detailed and specific equipment attributes based on regional, logistic and economic factors.
Average operating days per year based on operating days per month- January to December-allowing timely audits of equipment efficiencies.
All related source files- payment agreements, financial agreements, maintenance records, maintenance invoices, payroll records, hour meter, sales agreements- can be stored within Equipment for ease of reference.
IT’S YOUR DATA
You own and control your data, and exclusively control who sees it. Data is only presented in aggregate and no other subscribers can view your your individual data.
PRIVATE AND SECURE
We take data security very seriously at TimberTracks™. We use only the highest form of 256-bit SSL technology to make sure your data stays secure and confidential.
TimberTracks™ Time is a daily tool used by contractors to collect worker timecards in an electronic manner for payroll purposes. This stand-alone app communicates flawlessly with TimberTracks™.
Time Card Format
Every day workers fill out an electronic timecard to report appropriate daily information that is sent to a supervisor for approval and then routed to administration for payroll.
Daily, weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly, monthly, and annual hours reports are available by block, phase, worker, or type of hours worked. Reports can be used for payroll purposes or other management purposes.
In addition to using TimberTracks™ Time for payroll purposes, this tool also communicates with Blocks and Roads in TimberTracks™ to automatically collect production hours for productivity.
VERIFIED INDUSTRY DATA
Reports is the high-value portion of TimberTracks™. Using data collected through Blocks, Roads, Equipment, Overhead, and Time, Reports provides subscribers the flexibility to run a query using multiple fields to narrow results to generate reports that are near to the subscriber’s requirements.
Standard Reports are available to compare average productivity, quartile productivity, uptime summaries, regional hourly equipment models, etc.
Productivity Reports allow selection of regional or subscriber’s custom hourly rates to identify phase costs and, if the subscriber has data in the query results, provides a cost impact variance analysis of the subscriber’s performance relative to industry.
Uptime Reports allow comparison of a subscriber’s productive uptime generally and to the industry as a whole based on the data in the query results. Subscribers are also able to compare their individual blocks against their own productive uptime performance. Data is presented on a phase by phase basis.
Payroll Reports allow a subscriber using TimberTracks™ time to run payroll reports that can be used for management purposes or for payroll.