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What is the difference between 'Field Productivity' and 'Resource Management'?

Answer

In Procore, the term icon-external-link.png Field Productivity refers to a Procore product and the term 'Resource Management' represents the Procore product category. 

What is Field Productivity?

In construction accounting, the term field productivity is a measure of onsite execution that enables project teams to track progress against different scopes of work. It is also commonly referred to as the production rate, or the amount of work that can be produced during a given period of time to remain on budget. 

Example

The example below shows you how to calculate the production rate:

  • The output is the amount to be installed on a project. For example, 120 cubic yards of concrete.
  • The estimated amount of time to complete the work. For example, 30 labor hours. 
  • The formula for calculating product rate is Output ÷ Input = Production Rate. 
  • The required production rate to complete the work on budget is: 120 ÷ 30 = 4 cubic yards per hours

How can Procore connect our office and field teams?

Procore's easy-to-use tools are designed to connect your field team's productivity and to work with Procore's Core and Project Financials tools. When enabled in your environment, Procores Field Productivity tools (marked with an asterisk (*) below) can be found under the Resource Management category in Procore's navigation menu. 

Procore Tool How it helps field teams...
Budget Real-Time Labor Productivity and Production Tracking. See Budget.
Crews * Add, edit, and create groups to manage your crews. See Crews.
Directory Stores an unlimited number of contacts and vendors. See Directory.
Documents Manage, check in/out, and archive project documents. See Documents
My Time (Android & iOS) Provides individuals on your field team with the ability to clock-in/out. See My Time (Android) and My Time (iOS).
Reports Generate insights to mitigate risk and make data-driven decisions. See Reports
Tasks Manage project tasks and create to-do lists. See Tasks.
Timesheets * Track employee and crew time on web and mobile. See Timesheets.
T&M Tickets * Document, track, and ensure you get paid for out-of-scope work. See T&M Tickets.

What happened to the 'Field Productivity' category in Procore?

Before 2019, 'Field Productivity' was a product category in Procore's user interface. This was updated to 'Resource Management' in these Procore locations:

  • Navigation Menu: Company Tools
  • Navigation Menu: Project Tools
  • Company Level Admin Tool: Account Information Page
  • Create New Project: Tools Page
  • Project Level Admin Tool: Active Tools Page
  • Project Level Reports Tool: Reports

To learn more about Procore's product categories, see What are the new Procore Product Categories?

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