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With remote workforces on the rise globally, organisations are facing increasing difficulties in scaling safely, efficiently and economically.
Traditional, old-school methods of operating a remote team such as whiteboards, spreadsheets, text messages and phone calls, are still in widespread use. These methods lead to errors, a lack of business visibility, safety and compliance risks, and an inability to scale.
That’s where Alloc8 comes in.
Alloc8 began when the business owner of one of Australia’s largest Traffic Control businesses need to simplify and automate the management of a complex mobile workforce was unmet by existing products in the market. A problem that ran industry-wide, the opportunity to help more businesses was quickly realised.
“Alloc8 has been designed to solve internal business problems, improve processes and increase efficiency and visibility,” explains George Khreish, co-founder and CEO, Alloc8.
“It empowers management with improved business visibility, helps streamline operations, and provides greater accuracy for finance teams. Crucially - it empowers field workers with more autonomy, clear shift information, and an interface to access everything they need to do their job, stay safe and get paid correctly,” he said.
At its core, Alloc8 has a smart scheduling feature, which uses advanced algorithms to take the guesswork out of rostering people. It can assign workers by skill or proximity to a job and has a built-in lockout system for any workers who have breached the maximum hours allowed in a period, helping to reduce fatigue and keep companies compliant. By allocating workers by proximity, businesses also mitigate some of the risks associated with excessive travel. It also keeps you compliant by matching the right skilled worker to the right job, reducing the risks of sending unqualified workers to a job, protecting them against potential hazards.
Using Alloc8, operations teams can equip workers with the necessary assets and equipment for the job, such as fleet, tools, signage and more. Schedulers can also use Alloc8 to easily share and receive necessary paperwork and procedures like induction forms or safety checklists. Furthermore, it provides reliable communication with their workforce by running all scheduling notifications through a mobile app which allows customisable and automated push notifications.
Alloc8 reaches far beyond just a workforce scheduling tool - offering businesses with a complex mobile workforce a complete end-to-end solution to reduce risk, increase compliance, and keep their workers safe
In the mobile app workers can accept or decline jobs, see who they’re working with, submit timesheets, forms and more.
Alloc8 reaches far beyond just a workforce scheduling tool. It’s a complete end-to-end solution with a focus on risk reduction, compliance, and keeping workers safe. It does this through document management, anti-fatigue lockout systems, built-in custom forms and more.
Additionally, Alloc8 integrates with leading accounting software platforms and can manage complex payroll award interpretation, ensuring your workers are always paid the correct rate. Furthermore, with the ability to build custom rate cards, Alloc8 customers have seen an increased accuracy in invoicing and a reduction in disputes, meaning faster payment on job completion.
“At Alloc8, we are working to help our clients overcome the challenges they face daily by streamlining their common workflows, mitigating risk through algorithms, and building custom rules and features specifically to improve processes,” says Khreish.
Driven by the vision to continually innovate, the company places customers at the forefront of every product decision. It invests heavily in its technology to provide new capabilities and continuously strives to deliver the best-in-class SaaS. With such a customer-centric approach, Alloc8 has garnered an extensive client base since its inception.
One of these clients is a leading traffic management company operating in Australia that partnered with Alloc8 to streamline its operations. Alloc8 helped this client save over $500,000 annually in business inefficiencies and salaries.
The client also reported that they managed to halve the time taken to book a job and noted an improvement in client and worker satisfaction as well as a reduction in worker fatigue. This is just one several success stories Alloc8 are proud to have been a part of so far.
Alloc8 is amid a significant growth phase, expanding into industries such as labour-hire, field services, in-home healthcare, cleaning services, not for profits, events management, security, and construction. They will be introducing several key features in 2020 to continue to enhance business processes, empower workers, and improve visibility for management. Watch this space.