About 50 staff, Mallorie Brodie says, is the point it becomes extremely tough for operations managers to keep on top of their on-site employees. At that stage, the traditional spreadsheet method for tracking what workers are on what job, who has the right experience to step into a role and what members of the team are over- or under-burdened, starts to break down, the CEO and co-founder of Bridgit Inc. says.
“Could they take on more jobs with their current team size? Did they need to hire more people? Were they putting the best-fit person to the appropriate role?” she asked, breaking down a few of the issues the tech firm set out to solve with its newest product. “It was very difficult and time consuming to track that in Excel.”