The Apollo labour control tool gives Coen visibility and control of their commercial activities, enabling their distributed workforce to easily access and manage information.
Coen is a fast-growing Birmingham, UK based construction company with a multi-million pound turnover.
Coen built their first generation labour control tool with a different provider. They approached Exploding Phone for help, as the first generation system was creaking at the seams. Over the couple of years it had been live it had become slow, difficult to use and generally unloved.
We were commissioned to build the application again from scratch, architecting the system with scalability and performance in mind, along with optimising the user experience. The new system also includes some enhancements and new functionality.
The system allows Coen to manage projects and activities in the back office. This data is then available to their workforce of employees and subcontractors to record their work using their mobile devices. This work is then checked by a supervisor who uses the application to accept or reject it. Accepted activities feed through to the accounts system where payments for the work are made. Subcontractors can follow the status of their work in the app as it is approved and paid.
The tool takes the form of a responsive web app. This allows the application to be easily used on desktops, tablets and mobile devices of all types.