Challenge: Improve communica-
tion in a fast-growing company
Solution: 5050Biz, 5050Biz LLC,
Tucson, Arizona, USA
ROI: Increased collaboration
and streamlined communication
As other businesses took a dive, Fast Wrap
was booming. It was a rather enviable position to be in, but it was creating some communication issues for the shrink-wrapping
As the company jumped from five to 40
franchises last year, founder and CEO Mike
Enos found himself struggling. He knew
software could help, but Mr. Enos needed a
platform that even the most technologically
challenged franchisee could use with minimal
training and maintain without an IT
In September, Fast Wrap chose 5050Biz.
The software’s web conferencing, chat and
instant messaging features allow the corporate office to connect with franchisees. At the
same time, franchisees can collaborate on
problem-solving solutions and answer one
The platform also includes digital bulletin
boards to post announcements, product developments, marketing initiatives and policy
changes to a central repository. And that means
the company no longer has to rely on a jumble
of e-mail exchanges to keep everyone up to date.
What a waste of time…
Not only were Vision Technologies
staffers stuck manually entering timesheet
information into the IT service company’s
system, but the payroll department had to
chase down employees to address the
“Vision Technologies is a very project-ori-ented company, and from an accounting and
job-cost standpoint, it is critical that we accurately capture labor and time spent at a detailed
project level,” says Bob Bologna, IT manager.
When it won a large U.S. federal contract
that involved resources spread across 13
states, the company knew it was time to
automate its payroll system.
In July 2009, it turned to Journyx
Timesheet 7. 8. Since then, Vision
Technologies has saved approximately 16
hours per week previously spent tracking
down missing timesheets and correcting
errors, says CFO Mike Quade.
Even after Vision Technologies increased its headcount by 52 percent last
year, the software allowed the company to
avoid hiring additional staff to follow
what would have been an even longer
INC., GLEN BURNIE,
Challenge: Automate time
Solution: Journyx Timesheet 7. 8,
Journyx Inc., Austin, Texas,
ROI: Improved accuracy and
roughly 16 hours of labor saved
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