03.27
2018

Efficient Ways for Your Company to Go Green and Save Money

Helping to conserve the environment and also saving your company money don’t have to be two mutually exclusive things. While both of these separate ideas can seem unrelated at face value, there are many different practices that your business can do to become a green, environmentally-conscious company that witnesses saved funds as a direct result. Unnecessary energy expenditure is often times the common denominator in wasted money for many companies, and this can also pollute the environment over time. Here are three ways to reduce instances of waste from occurring, and in turn make your business a greener, more efficient industry presence.

Optimize company vehicle routes

There’s a fine line between what the quickest route to a destination is, and what the most fuel-efficient route to a destination is. Factors such as speed limits, inclines, and traffic light amounts can all play huge roles in differentiating these two from one another. If your company vehicles are driven to common job sites frequently, acquiring a solution that can help them routinely use as little fuel as possible can help save money and cause your fleet to emit fewer carbon monoxide molecules into the atmosphere over time.

Eliminate paper

Paper is regularly one of a company’s biggest budgeted expenses on an annual basis. Each year, businesses spend thousands of dollars on reams of paper for work orders, expense forms, and other types of documents. When a corporation decides to make all of its forms and documents digital, money that would’ve previously been spent on paper is saved, waste is reduced, and less natural resources are used. The future of business is trending heavily toward the automation of certain processes like form filling, and the benefits of doing this can actually extend even farther beyond just saved money and environment conservation. Wireless forms are also typically able to be processed and sent to a company’s home base quicker than paper forms, adding saved time into the mix of positives from trimming down paper usage.

Use mobile time punches for your employees in the field

Does your business have mobile employees that regularly use company vehicles to come to the office and clock in before starting their work days? If so, you could be missing out on an opportunity to save even more revenue, while also having your vehicles create less fuel emissions over time. If your employees were equipped with a way to punch in remotely and immediately begin traveling to job sites, your business potentially could complete more jobs per day, reduce fuel consumption, and become a greener company all at once.

Actsoft’s digital solutions are designed to pave the way into a greener, more efficient future for businesses of many different sizes and specializations. Wireless Forms, GPS Tracking, and Mobile Timekeeping are just a few features that can enable your company to see improvements in resource management and stand as a leader in keeping our planet clean.

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03.19
2018

3 Must-See National Parks in North America

North America is home to some of the most breathtaking national parks in the entire world. Sculpted mountains, idyllic lakes, and diverse flora span as far as the eye can see, drawing in travelers craving a taste of serenity from all around the globe. At locations such as these, feeling awestruck is a routine occurrence, and becoming truly in touch with nature’s sheer tranquility alters perspectives forever. Here are three of our favorite national parks in the entire continent.

1. Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Rising from the misty, snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park is one of Canada’s most valued natural treasures. The park lies west of Calgary, Alberta, and contains bodies of water such as Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, whose crystal blue shades resemble those of a tropical Caribbean shoreline. Complementing these shimmering pools with a backdrop of mountainous, snowy cliffs and lush alpine foliage, Banff truly is one of the most beautiful destinations to visit in the northern hemisphere.

2. Yosemite National Park, California, United States

Yosemite National Park is nestled within California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. Here, massive slabs of rock and cascading waterfalls dot the horizon, which is home to a diverse range of wildlife such as coyotes, American black bears, Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, and mountain lions. Nearly 90 different mammal species inhabit Yosemite National Park, and some of the park’s premier landmarks include Mount Dana and Cathedral Rocks. Yosemite’s encompassment of a glacier pairing also allows for its rivers and lakes to constantly be fed with fresh water. Respectively named the Lyell Glacier and the Maclure Glacier, they’re the only two that are still left at Yosemite, and both play an essential role in keeping the surrounding ecosystems healthy.

3. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, United States

Grand Canyon National Park is situated in northern Arizona, but the entirety of the canyon technically stretches across six states: California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. This massive geological phenomenon is visited by millions of people every year, with each visitor hoping to get a premier glimpse at some of nature’s finest handiwork. The Colorado River slices through the Grand Canyon’s rust red–colored gorge, crafting spectacular views that leave guests speechless from nearly 8,000 feet up. Being one of the most iconic national parks in the world, Grand Canyon National Park is a must-see destination for seasoned travelers and novice voyagers alike.

Resource Conservation Meets 21st Century Efficiency

As some of the most beautiful places on Earth, it’s crucial that our civilization does everything it can to protect these national parks for future generations to enjoy. At Actsoft, we take pride in doing our part to keep habitats clean by equipping companies with practical solutions designed to help them conserve time, money, and natural resources all at once.

Features of our digital solutions such as Wireless Forms eliminate any hassles associated with traditional documents like high annual paper costs, risks in losing vital paperwork, and rising amounts of material waste. The average pine tree produces around 80,500 sheets of paper, and if a business has 250 employees who each individually use around five pieces of paper per business day, that can result in the loss of just over four trees on a yearly basis. After multiplying this number of annually used trees by every single 250-person company in the U.S. alone, it’s easy to see how going wireless can slash costs and natural resource consumption drastically. By transitioning your company’s data onto a single electronic system, simplify your information flows, gain enhanced efficiency, and stand as an industry leader in making our planet a cleaner place to live.

GPS Tracking from Actsoft also allows you to better plan your business vehicles’ routes to and from job sites in the field. Strategically routing company vehicles for the most fuel-efficient and money-saving paths to work locations reduces your fleet’s carbon footprint, while also lessening gasoline expenses.

In next Monday’s blog post, we’ll take a more detailed look at how positively contributing to a cleaner world can save your business time and money. In turn, we’ll demonstrate how specific features of Actsoft solutions can greatly assist companies who are looking to achieve all of these things.

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03.02
2018

Ancient Greek Artifacts and Construction Delays

For more than a decade, construction crews have tunneled away in Thessaloniki, an ancient Greek city steeped with history. The painstaking project will eventually yield an expanded, modern metro system to whisk residents and tourists alike throughout a series of underground tunnels. But, with the entire city being a veritable excavation site, this project is an exceptionally massive undertaking, with crews having to tread lightly as myriad archaeological discoveries are made along the way.

To date, more than 300,000 artifacts have surfaced during excavations in the city. The latest came this week, as construction crews worked near the Hagia Sophia, an eighth-century church constructed in the likeness of the Istanbul church of the same nameA headless statue of Aphrodite — the Greek goddess of love and beauty — was unearthed, along with a well-preserved fourth-century floor mosaic.

In a destination like Thessaloniki, a region rife with still-undiscovered ancient goodies waiting to be found, regular construction delays were anticipated from the start — particularly in the wake of sister city Athens’ metro installation ahead of the 2004 Summer Olympics. But knowing that there are likely to be delays and then confronting the actual roadblocks as they arise are two entirely different things.

Because of this, construction work in particular requires an incredible amount of foresight and, more importantly, a heavy dose of flexibility. Crews need to be cognizant of the fact that project timetables are, in effect, well-educated guesses and, when the unexpected arises, they need to be ready and willing to make adjustments and keep pressing forward as quickly, efficiently, and safely as possible.

Actsoft’s solutions are ideal for keeping construction projects — unanticipated changes and all — as on track as possible, so you’re better equipped to make that goal and move on to the next assignment on time.

As unforeseen tasks arise, supervisors can use our software to quickly message individuals or entire groups as needed, to stop or detour work. They can then easily dispatch new work orders to appropriate crew members, determining assignments based on actual real-time availability. Plus, with these additional work orders being drafted digitally, there’s no concern about paperwork being lost in the shuffle. Administrators can see where each assignment is at any given time, thanks to near real-time status changes and mobile connectivity to the cloud.

GPS tracking on equipment pinpoints the location of any vital machinery that may need to be commandeered in order to rectify whatever barricade manifests, with alerts set up to assure that these tools stay within a certain, customizable radius (geofence) as needed, and don’t wind up going missing, resulting in further delays. Once the surprise project is complete, those alerts can be removed and the equipment released to the next most-needed area.

And our newest feature, Form Workflows, streamlines the process of completing tasks that need input from multiple staffers, including supervisor approvals of fulfilled assignments. Available to top-tier members, each Forms page can be set up so that they are assigned to one of a predetermined list of users as the project moves ahead. If something is missing or wasn’t done correctly, a user can reject an assignment and kick it back to the previous person to make adjustments.

So as you wend your way along various avenues to maximize your construction company’s course of actions when confronted with a headless Athena, consider the ways Actsoft can best help you reach your final destination with as few bumps as possible.

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02.27
2018

Form Workflows: The Latest Addition to Wireless Forms

Users of Encore’s Ultimate tier now have access to a powerful new enhancement that can transform the ways in which their employees complete forms from the field. Aptly named Form Workflows, this revolutionary new tool ushers in a new era of user-friendly software that is designed to increase the collective teamwork of a business’ employees, specifically when it comes to form submissions.

What is Form Workflows?

If your business has ever experienced difficulties with processing documents in a timely manner due to stalls in transfer between departments, you’ve likely witnessed firsthand how inefficiency can be a detriment to your bottom line. Form Workflows addresses this issue by granting your employees the ability to pass off unfinished electronic forms between the mobile devices of your workers, sharpening information relays and introducing a chain of command structure to your current document processing system.

How can a chain of command benefit my business?

For forms that require approval from supervisors or external departments within a company, chains of command can be established with Form Workflows. This term describes the idea that multiple employees can be lined up in a certain order to each complete a designated portion of a single electronic form.

Within Form Workflows, decision logic can be used to redirect an unfinished form to another department, depending on what information is entered. For example, if a company has built a custom expense report, the form can be programmed to automatically be sent next in the command chain to either a management team or an accounting department for review based on whether or not the calculated total amount exceeds a set threshold.

Setting up a chain of command through Form Workflows can allow your team to streamline its internal processes, speed up document filing, and enhance the accuracy of any information recorded from the field. By increasing company efficiency as a whole using this powerful new feature, your business could experience savings of both time and money in every single form submission it performs.

Brian Baehr, director of product design and development at Actsoft, is one of the primary influences behind the inception of Form Workflows. Baehr firmly believes that the solution can be a breakthrough staple of increased efficiency for businesses located in a multitude of different industries.

“Form Workflows lets users really customize and simplify what they can do,” said Baehr. “The feature takes the guesswork out of an employee’s job.”

Consider streamlining your company’s documents today with Form Workflows on Encore Ultimate, and gain peace of mind when it comes to managing the reception of your business’ valuable information.

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02.06
2018

How Has Communication Evolved?

Communication is one of the most important things to society, and it has continued to transform as time has churned forward. In contemporary times such as these, advances in technology have played huge roles in improving people’s access to one another, as they have simplified the logistics of communicating across far distances significantly. Cell phones and computers allow people to talk to one other nearly instantly even if they are thousands of miles apart, which is a fascinating concept, especially once the broader context of communication’s history is taken into account.

If you could go back in time and talk to a person from the year 1750 in a face-to-face setting, they’d probably look at you like you’re crazy if you tried to explain to them how the iPhone X’s new Animoji feature works. In fact, even if we sped things up two more centuries to the 1950s and conducted the same exercise, you’d still get a bewildered and confused reaction from a person living in that era. Nevertheless, the advances that older societies like these made to the concepts of communication as a whole were instrumental in building what we currently have at our disposal.

The beginnings of communication took the form of cave drawings by some of our earliest ancestors, and later the ancient Phoenicians developed the first universal alphabet in order to trade with multiple cultures. Soon, ancient Egyptians began creating early forms of paper to write on using papyrus, further advancing the known world’s adaptations of communication. Much later, all of these early developments would help culminate in the first computers, but these machines filled up entire buildings and provided only minimal functionality. Now, in terms of processing power, cutting-edge engineering has allowed for machinery that used to take up whole rooms to fit snugly into the size of your pocket. This is a key factor in what allows us to instantly communicate with people on the other side of the globe today.

The present-day business world in particular heavily relies on communication to accomplish work and function on a daily basis. Internal memos, customer interactions, and employee collaboration on projects are just a few examples of where communication is a necessary tool in a corporation-style setting. In fact, communication is so vital to a business that if a company actively puts extra emphasis on improving its internal and external communication, its productivity, clarity, and profits could all experience significant rises.

At Actsoft, equipping businesses with modern mobile resource management (MRM) solutions to effectively communicate is one of our biggest proficiencies. For example, our Wireless Forms feature in many of our solutions grants employees in the field with an easy but intuitive method of completing paperwork and sending it back to the home office via mobile phone or tablet. This can streamline work flow from the field back to company headquarters, saving time, money, and resources. Job Dispatching is another service Actsoft provides that can prove to be a vital asset to a company’s workers in the field. Using this, employees can receive and immediately respond to new work assignments from the tap of a screen while they are out in the field.

For companies located in many different industries, Actsoft’s MRM products will continue to blaze a trail into the future of business communication for years to come. With advancement and user convenience at the forefront of our development priorities, companies who are searching for a new type of communicative solution are in luck.

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01.23
2018

Benefits and Reasons for Travel

Whether scaling the frosty peaks of Aspen, Colorado or becoming immersed in the bustling metropolitan life of Shanghai, China, travel at its most basic form is something that can be immensely beneficial to an individual’s well-being.

People’s motives for traveling vary. Some do it to relax or to learn about new things in the form of taking a vacation, while others may need to take trips at certain times for work-related reasons or to see family. Either way, getting tastes of new scenery and being exposed to new cultures by changing your geography can improve aspects of work life and personal life alike. Perhaps the largest benefit of traveling is that it can make you better-rounded as an individual, which can positively reflect workplace diversity and impact the many different relationships you might share with others on a daily basis.

In a business sense, employees and CEOs alike may need to travel for work in vocational fields such as finance or sales, and even different forms of entrepreneurial work may warrant excursions for networking events or other reasons. However, for entrepreneurs, owners of companies, and managers, traveling while still having to manage business back home can be difficult to do if the right resources aren’t being used. Thankfully, Actsoft’s mobile resource management solutions are readily available to help travelers maintain control of their companies while they are away from the office.

Actsoft’s solutions can transition some aspects of your business such as report running to an automated, preset schedule. This makes managing your company an easier task to accomplish. Implementation of scheduled reports ensures that valuable data is automatically sent to the right people in your organization on a daily or a weekly basis, and it can save you time and revenue, especially while traveling.

If the roles are reversed and some of your employees are away on a business trip while you remain back at the office, the wireless forms feature can prove to be incredibly useful. Wireless forms can be used to construct travel expense reports for business trips, giving your employees away from the office the power to document their company-funded spending after every single purchase in real time. The form builder’s Camera feature allows employees to take pictures of receipts, rather than forcing them to manually fill out and calculate each individual purchase onto a handwritten form. This also can keep a clean backup record of all business-paid receipts if some become displaced during the entirety of the employees’ trip.

Traveling can help an individual expand their social, cultural, and geographic horizons, no matter their purpose for doing so. However, for those who travel predominantly for work-related reasons, Actsoft’s wireless forms and scheduled reports technology can combine to make managing business while away from the office as streamlined as possible.

 

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07.10
2017

Big League Fun; 5 Things the Best Theme Parks Share

I’m no amusement park expert, but I’ve been to more than a few parks. Over time, I’ve noticed that the good ones share a few things in common.

Fun Factor

It’s in the title. Amusement parks are pointless if people are bored when they go. Fun means something different for everyone, so a wide range of activities is crucial. From roller coasters to water rides, simulators and games, with concerts, and food and wine festivals sprinkled in between, there’s always a different event to create memorable experiences whenever you visit.

Innovation

Replay value is crucial for amusement parks. The rides generally don’t change too much yearly, so they need to improve upon what they have until new attractions arrive. Park architects get it and they’re staying pretty trendy.

Seaworld’s Kraken Unleashed attraction is a perfect example of parks doing all they can to reinvent themselves with a modern touch. Here, ride designers have incorporated virtual reality into an already adrenaline pumping attraction to create a brand new roller coaster experience.

The parks are about more than the rides though. Amusement parks are littered with geolocation stops from the worldwide phenomenon Pokémon Go in efforts to get people walking and exploring the landmarks they offer. Technology and set design blend to make a sprawling Easter egg hunt people of all ages can enjoy. The tech that’s made Pokémon Go such a huge hit should look familiar. Actsoft employs very similar technology when it comes to GPS tracking and geofences for monitoring personnel, vehicles, and assets.

 Smart Travel Systems

Personally, one of the biggest issues I’ve found stems from traveling between parks. Park developers have caught on to this and they now provide alternatives if walking from park to park just isn’t your thing.

Disney is offering an Express Transportation add-on to their Park Hopper Option. With this service, they’ll take you directly to drop off locations in the theme park of your choosing, with no waiting time when it comes to re-entry. That’s huge, especially if you’re traveling with a large group, or with children. Keep everyone together and let the kids experience as much as possible before they get tired out.

Actsoft could make this process even better! Our GPS tracking feature is a game changer when it comes to predicting arrival and departure times.  By taking the guess work out of arrival times, visitors can plan things out even more effectively and squeeze every bit of fun possible out of their visit.

The same technology works behind the scenes too. Park dispatchers and administrators can follow buses as they travel. If something goes wrong, they’ll see it immediately and send the proper personnel.

Immersion

People go to these parks because of the allure of losing yourself in a fantasyland. Park set designers double as magicians; they take the world around us and mold it with the fantastic backdrops and dazzling visuals we instantly recognize from our favorite stories. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Pandora-The World of Avatar, and Super Nintendo World are some of the heaviest hitters when it comes to losing yourself in a different park’s world.

Food!

The way to my heart is through my stomach, and I know I’m not alone. The food matters! It greatly adds to the immersion experience. Many parks make it possible to sample delicacies from across the globe without leaving the country (assuming you’re in the United States). Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival provides a great way to get lost in the food and culture of places you may have never dreamed of visiting.

As iconic as amusement parks have become, we have to remember there’s a real business aspect to them and to keep them open, they have to generate revenue. Park creators have to pander to the masses and continuously grow to keep up with the times. Otherwise the magic fades, the luster dulls, and eventually, the rides stop.

 

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07.03
2017

White Snow, a Green Thumb, and the World’s End

As people, we ask ourselves a certain set of questions so often that their answers start popping up without much active thought.  What am I going to wear to work today, what’s the weather going to be like, have I revamped my survival plan in the case of a global cataclysmic apocalypse event lately? The usual.

It’s probably crossed your mind at one point or another; what would the world do if, or when the wheels finally fall off? Keep in mind that the level of analysis and actual planning you might do for this scenario varies greatly. That depends on the person and how much free time they have.

Surprisingly enough, many scientists have given some serious thought to scenarios like these.

To learn more we journey north. 1300 kilometers past the Arctic Circle to be precise. Here, at the world’s end, the bitter quiet guides you. Our answers lie in this barren wasteland coated in shimmering, sparkling shades of white. Here, the boundary between sky and Earth fuse with no distinction; there lies no discernable horizon, just space, time, and the hollow void of empty cold.

Ironically, one of the most unforgiving climates this planet can display holds the keys to life, as we know it, and the answers to some of our biggest concerns might be smaller than you might think.

Welcome to your doomsday… vault?

Cheery nickname aside, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is the final destination in our contingency plan for a worldwide crisis. Opened in February of 2008, the vault is a secure seed bank located on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen (about 810 miles from the North Pole). Conservationists, in tandem with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) started the vault in order to safeguard a huge variety of plant seeds in the case of a global crisis.

The specs

  • The vault is buried 120 meters (390 ft.) within a sandstone mountain on Spitsbergen Island.
  • The vault is 130 meters (430 ft.) above sea level to keep the site dry even if the ice caps melt.
  • The facility is managed by the Nordic Genetic Resource Center, but there are no permanent staff on-site.
  • A feasibility study prior to the vault’s construction determined that the vault could preserve most major food crops’ seeds for hundreds of years.

As solid as the structure is, it’s far from indestructible. Recently, the vault’s integrity was compromised and climate change might be to blame as temperatures continue to rise. Much of the surrounding ice and permafrost (soil, rock or sediment that is frozen for more than two consecutive years) has melted and it started barreling into the entrance tunnel.

The vault is now fine and the seeds are safe, but the recent flooding brings into question issues regarding maintenance and longevity. The facility is unmanned, so it’s critical that any status change with the vault is immediately addressed.

Actsoft has the technology to help monitor and ultimately preserve the vault and its precious contents. As the ice continues to melt, a change from unmanned to manned surveillance might need to occur. Actsoft’s Advanced Wireless Forms can account for the seeds in the vault, ensuring everything is where it should be. Wireless Forms can also help researchers document and report the levels of ice and permafrost surrounding the vault’s exterior. Nordic Genetic Research Center employees could take pictures of the site and send them back to research centers to keep everyone aware of the vault’s status.

Preparation is vital as the landscape of our planet changes over time. By leveraging Actsoft’s Wireless Forms technology, we can help ensure some of the world’s most precious commodities are safe and preserved.

 

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06.16
2017

A New Challenger has Arrived! Actsoft, Tons of Data, and E3.

Odds are you’ve played a video game at some point during your life. If not, that’s impressive. Put that on your resume (just kidding, don’t do that).

The major video game industry brands and their content totally span the gambit. Nintendo still has Mario scouring the depths of the universe (yes, he’s still trying to save Princess Peach), while Xbox and PlayStation make their money on the ultra-heightened realism most of their titles expose gamers to.

Solo gaming is immersive and expansive. Role Player Games are still precise and thought provoking, and multiplayer titles have fine-tuned teamwork, communication, and socialization in new and innovative ways. Mobile and PC gaming are heavy weights in the industry as well.

Every niche has its own niche and these days there’s something for gamers of every age, creed, and skill level.

 

We started here:

 


(Pong, Magnavox Odyssey, 1972)

 

And now we’re here:

 


(Anthem, PS4, Xbox One, PC. Slated for 2018 release)

 

The Dollars Just Don’t make Sense!

According to the Entertainment Software Association, in 2015, total revenue for the video game industry in the United States capped $23.5 billion (yes, billion, with a “b”).

So, how do these brands come together and present their product every year? How do they market their new features and get feedback from industry professionals? Well, I’m glad you asked; enter E3.

E Cubed?

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, usually identified as E3, is essentially video game Elysium (probably with less wine and fewer Greek Gods, but you never know who might show up).

Hosted by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the event is a mega tradeshow for all things gaming. This year, the event ran from June 13th to June 17th.

Formerly an industry personnel only event, it’s now open to the public. The event is mutually beneficial; game producers get to see how their clientele react to their products. As for the gamers? They get first crack at highly anticipated offerings from the most heralded geniuses of the industry.

 

Once Upon a Time

Before E3, game publishers went to other trade shows to display new or upcoming products; these include the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). As the game industry exploded during the early 90s, industry professionals felt they no longer belonged in the shadows.

According to Tom Kalinske, CEO of Sega America, “The CES organizers used to put the video games industry way, way in the back. In 1991 they put us in a tent at the back of the venue. That particular year it was pouring rain, and the rain leaked right over our new Genesis system. I was just furious and I felt we were a more important industry than they were giving us credit for.” Sega did not return to the CES the following year. Several companies followed suit.

Room for Improvement

E3 is awesome. E3 is also massive, daunting, and consistently chaotic.

See?

Every brand wants their spot in the sun. Content producers are only a few short feet away from their most bitter competitors. It’s all about the wow factor. Consider the social media effect with vloggers crawling the venue and rest assured that if you flop, everyone will know. It won’t be pretty.

Organizing the Madness

Maybe there’s a way to help game producers sort through the waves of visitors and make sense of their limited time on site. Game producers and personnel could utilize Actsoft’s Wireless Forms feature to easily record how many people visit their demo areas. The information can at least show them whether people were interested enough to stop by and wait in line to try out their newest title. Waiting in line and filling out a form shows that there is a real sense of interest and commitment from the visitor, since there are so many other options at their fingertips.

At the end of the day, the video game industry is a business. Producers need to know whether they potentially have a hit or miss on their hands with the titles they’ve invested millions of dollars of capital into. Game developers and producers need tangible data that they can take home and analyze when it comes to examining how their presentations were received. Actsoft could reset the way data is collected at one of the most electrifying events of the year.
 

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05.26
2017

Tackling Risk Management

Workforce management continues to grow more complex as time marches onward. As technology increases the scope of what comprises a workforce, the risks faced by companies increase as well. These risks are areas in which the companies are susceptible to experiencing losses. Three of the most exposed areas for risk are payroll, records, and safety.

 

Payroll

In the wake of expansion, companies naturally grow in personnel. An increase in personnel, however, exposes businesses to the trappings of inaccurate wage dispensation. Maintaining accurate timekeeping records across a larger business becomes increasingly difficult. Managers often rely on an “honor-system” with employees reporting when they worked, with little-to-no means of verifying the employee’s records.

Records

As a business grows, the demand for recording data grows as well. A Canvas Marketing survey found that the average annual cost of paper was $80.00 per employee. The survey also found that the standard five-drawer filing cabinet comes with the annual price tag of $2,182.62 and 70% of businesses would fail within a three-week period if all of their paper files were lost in an accident.

Safety

With more personnel added to the workforce, companies can experience an increase in hazardous incidents. Limited awareness of employee whereabouts boosts the potential for increased damage and loss of life.

 

Actsoft provides several features that directly alleviate the burden felt by growing companies and their expanding workforce:

Timekeeping enables employees to clock into work from their mobile device, negating the time spent traveling to the office to clock-in then to their job order. Coupled with a GPS location stamp whenever a time is recorded, timekeeping ensures employees are on site when they clock-in. The records are electronic, reducing the opportunity for incorrectly recorded timesheets, and eliminating the need for paper copies.

Wireless Forms converts the recording of data into an electronic interface that can be accessed from a mobile device or tablet. The costs of purchasing and storing paper are immediately negated and the wireless forms can be immediately sent and stored in a virtual database, circumventing the threat posed by losing paper files.

GPS Tracking permits a constant monitoring of worker locations, which is imperative in the event of an emergency. With near real-time information relayed, managers can coordinate their workforce through emergencies with increased efficiency. In the unfortunate event that an employee is unconscious, their device’s continuous transmitting of their location can help rescue services locate them more quickly and administer medical attention if necessary.

 

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