4 ways industries like yours are taking advantage of Custom Fields
- Retail Use Custom Fields for localized teams that need to record the types of tasks they have to do and whether they were injured on the job, in addition to just time tracking. For example, a retail shop tracks individual tasks, like running the register and talking to customers about the merchandise, in addition to tracking an employee’s time in and time out.
- Plumbing These employees are often called to work at a moment’s notice, and they need to track items like mileage, drive time, expenses, equipment, and inventory. A plumbing company may get called out on a job to fix a leaking water heater. In their case, they need to track the tools used to make the repair, the miles driven to the location, and the work done, plus the amount of time spent on the job.
- Construction Project-based jobs that typically take more than a day are found in industries concerned with tracking costs and project management. These industries could use the QuickBooks Time Custom Fields add-on to move projects from phase to phase. A construction company can use this feature to track the resources spent on a particular job—whether employees finished an installation today or if the job is still a work in progress.
- Architects Used Custom Fields to track billing, expenses, and jobs in your professional services business. Architects, for example, can decide whether they incurred expenses during a job. Since this is a task-based job, the architect can use Custom Fields
Use dependencies for even greater detail
Dependencies allow you to view employee hours in even greater detail. Depending on how a field was filled out, you may need additional information. For example, the time card can be configured to ask, “Were you hurt on the job?” Since employers would likely want to know the details of that situation, a “yes” would then reveal another field where the employee could enter more information.