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Digital Dryshack #60, First look: Viewpoint Mobile Field Manager (MFM)

We recently attended a demonstration of Viewpoint's new Mobile Field Manager, its new jobsite data collection software. MFM is an efficient, tablet-based system that captures employees' cost-coded time info, job productivity, and Daily Report data, all in one easy to use platform. Daily and overall project productivity status is displayed conspicuously and effectively, so superintendents have an easy-to-see running account of exactly how their project stacks up against the estimate. It includes an electronic time sheet signature feature to certify time cards, and is also bi-lingual, accommodating the ever-growing Hispanic population on the jobsite. MFM works with Androids, iPads, and Windows machines, offering optimum flexibility. In our experience, superintendents find tablets far friendlier than laptops, so buy-in is easier than with more laborious keyboard entry at the end of a long workday on the site. While optimally linked to the company's server and the Internet, it functions perfectly well disconnected, enabling its use on remote projects. When reconnected to the Internet, the saved daily field info is easily uploaded to Viewpoint Construction Software, as well as virtually any other mainstream construction jobcost and project management system. It uses a SQL back-end database, and contains a built-in report writer as well. We're [...]