riteSOFT “Tees Up” to Support Youth Programs

riteSOFT sponsored and participated in the 9th annual Central Minnesota Manufacturing Association (CMMA) Golf Social at the Wapicada Golf Club in Sauk Rapids on June 8, 2021. The proceeds of this event benefit career awareness and youth manufacturing programs in Central Minnesota.  

riteSOFT on hole 7
CMMA President, Les Engel, and riteSOFT’s, David Henkel, on hole 7.

riteSOFT was proud to participate in this event with other local manufacturing businesses. Due to the generosity of participants and sponsors, this golf social was a “hole-in-one” success.  We are excited to say that the CMMA exceeded its goal and raised over $15,000 yesterday. Since its inception, the CMMA has raised more than $130,000 in support of workforce development and career awareness.   

golfing at the CMMA Golf Social
riteSOFT’s, David Henkel and Ryan Wieneke, enjoying the shade!

As golfers teed off on hole 7, they had the opportunity to learn about riteTIME—riteSOFT’s time tracking solution—and participate in a game with a chance to win a prize. This event is a wonderful way for golfers to network and learn more about local manufacturing businesses.  

playing a game on the golf course
riteSOFT’s CEO, Bruce Hagberg, working hard to win a prize!

Thank you to the CMMA, the sponsors, and the golfers who selflessly participated—despite the 93-degree heat. A bad day of golf is better than a good day in the office. This is especially true when it’s for such a good cause!  

Employee Bonding through Garbage?

Yesterday, the riteSOFT team participated in its 6th annual ditch cleanup through the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Adopt a Highway program. Since 2015, we have adopted a two-mile strip of Highway 23 in Waite Park, Minnesota. To increase the fun, we competed on who could find the most unusual piece of trash. Several masks, bottles, and cigarette packs were collected; however, the most unusual item was a 1934 $5.00 Silver Certificate. Collectively, 14 riteSOFT employees picked up 62 bags of trash from the roadway ditches during a 3-hour period. 

riteSOFT team at ditch cleanup in Waite Park, MN
riteSOFT team ready to clean up the ditch on Highway 23.

riteSOFT originally decided to participate in the Adopt a Highway program six years ago as a way to positively impact the environment. Reducing our ecological footprint in the community is important to us. Our actions not only impact us but also future generations. If we can make a difference and do our part, we hope it will inspire others to do the same. 

Minnesota Adopt a Highway ditch cleanup
Minnesota Adopt a Highway ditch cleanup

In addition to the Adopt a Highway program, riteSOFT provides employees with one hour per month of paid volunteer time off at the non-profit organization of their choice. Some of our employees volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota, Friends of the Library, respite foster care, local churches, and food shelves. We are proud to say that our employees donate hundreds of volunteer hours each year.  

Minnesota Adopt a Highway ditch cleanup
Minnesota Adopt a Highway ditch cleanup
riteSOFT CEO, Bruce Hagberg, with his new pajama find!

While riteSOFT knows that the time and resources spent volunteering in the community are essential, volunteerism also benefits the company. It helps build stronger teams and enhances leadership and problem-solving skills—all of which transcend into the workplace. Team building through ditch clean up? You bet. We picked up trash and became closer as a team. We encourage others to participate in the Adopt a Highway program or other community initiatives to help keep Minnesota beautiful!  

How did Hexagon Mining achieve incredible results through riteTIME?

Last week, riteSOFT hosted a webinar in partnership with Umbrella Consulting. The webinar, titled “Why Track Time, Now,” discussed the disruption created by COVID-19; why manufacturers are embracing digital time tracking; and six steps to help you select your next time tracking solution. Most importantly, the webinar highlighted why Hexagon Mining, selected riteSOFT’s riteTIME as their new time tracking solution and the results they have achieved so far. 

riteTIME’s newest customer, Hexagon Mining, has 16 locations around the globe. They manufacture collision avoidance safety devices designed to prevent accidents in the mining industry. The first site implemented with riteTIME was in Tucson, AZ and other new sites will follow soon. 

Hexagon Mining’s Pain Points

Hexagon started vetting time tracking systems after they became overwhelmed with the daunting amount of time they spent collecting time and production data using multiple systems. In fact, Hexagon had one full-time employee whose sole job was to compile data from complex, inefficient spreadsheets to generate reports and then input it into their ERP system. This meant their production data was always several days behind, and they had no visibility into what was happening in real time. This affected their ability to quickly analyze the status of their capacity and production output. This also meant that their job standards were frequently outdated. Not only that, but COVID-19 hit, and the production manager needed the ability to work remotely.  

Reasons for choosing a time tracking solution

“One Easy-to-Use Software System”

After vetting over 50 time tracking solutions, Hexagon discovered that riteTIME was the best fit for their needs. Right after implementing, Hexagon began to instantly see time and production data in real-time using one system that was easy for their operators to use regardless of where they were working. The results? By implementing riteTIME, Hexagon was able to eliminate one full-time data entry position and allocate that employee to another higher value role!  

riteTIME time tracking testimony

How are you Tracking Time on Jobs?

During this live webinar, we asked attendees how they are tracking time on jobs. We received a variety of responses. The majority are either using a paper process or have a time tracking solution but are exploring a new one. How are you tracking time? Is it giving your business the best results? Could your business be getting results like Hexagon Mining? Be sure to watch the webinar recording to learn more about Hexagon’s incredible results and how you can select your next time tracking solution. 

How are you tracking time on jobs today poll question