TLDR: Bridgit Bench has released a new self-perform module to streamline labor requests and assignments, consolidate project and field ops in one tool, and keep your team updated with text message assignment notifications. Bridgit Bench for self-perform can be enabled for any Bridgit Bench account. For more information about adding the self-perform module to your account, request a demo.
Are you still using spreadsheets to manage your self-perform team? Is your field manager spending multiple hours each week sending emails and making phone calls regarding labor assignments? Have we got news for you…
Introducing Bridgit Bench for self-perform
Gone are the days of managing project and field resources in separate tools. We’ve expanded our resource planning solution to include self-perform teams. Bridgit Bench for self-perform allows you to consolidate your entire labor force in one place. We’ve standardized labor requests and assignments to help streamline field labor management and provide you with the ability to quickly send text message notifications directly from Bridgit Bench.
Before we dive into how it works, we should outline the new permission groups that will be included with the self-perform module:
Bridgit Bench admins will still have access to the entire resource planning solution. However, they’ll be responsible for assigning team members to the new permission groups, as well as creating any custom fields you’d like to track for your self-perform team.
In most cases, this user will be the superintendent of the project. Once assigned to a project, this user will be able to make labor requests directly from the Bridgit Bench mobile app, and be able to view all of their active labor requests and assignments. This is a mobile-only user.
This permission group will have access to all things self-perform (aside from account settings). They’ll have full access to manage all labor requests, assignments, and self-perform people. Because your Self-perform scheduler will need to add requesters to each project, this user will also have access to your Project List. This is a web-only user with limited access to the rest of your resource plans.
The request/assignment workflow
Once enabled on your Bridgit Bench account, here’s how it’ll work.
1. For self-perform users, our projects now have a self-perform tab. This is where all labor assignments specific to that project will be displayed. The first step, however, is to assign a labor requester to your project.
2. Self-perform requesters, in many cases superintendents, make labor requests using the Bridgit Bench mobile application directly from the job site. These requests will appear in real-time in your Self-perform Schedulers request list. For a step by step walkthrough of requesting labor, visit the Bridgit Help Desk.
3. When you click on a request, Bridgit Bench will surface your self-perform team members with the right skills and availability.
4. You can then send text message assignment notifications to all stakeholders directly from Bridgit Bench. For a step by step walkthrough of sending text notifications, click here.
Customizable self-perform tracking
Bridgit Bench for self-perform also allows you to create and track custom fields for your self-perform team. Track certifications, willingness to travel, or any custom fields that will help streamline decision making.
To learn more about Bridgit Bench for self-perform and see how it can help your company consolidate labor planning and scheduling, check out our self-perform feature page or get a demo from our team. For a full walkthrough of the self-perform module, visit the Bridgit Help Desk.
For more on the announcement of Bridgit Bench for self-perform, check out the press release.