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RAKEN

Construction Management Software | Raken App

4.67/5 (169 reviews)

RAKEN overview

What is RAKEN?

Raken is a daily reporting and field management solution for construction companies, designed to streamline and synchronize data and tasks such as project management, reporting, time & production tracking, payroll, and more between the job site and office. The Raken mobile apps for iOS and Android allow field workers to input data on-the-go and ensure that information is synced across devices in real time. Raken aims to reduce the time spent on creating reports, improve efficiency, and protect businesses from litigation by automating data management, storage, and reporting.

Designed specifically for workers within the construction field including foremen, project managers, project engineers, superintendents, payroll admin, subcontractors, and owners, Raken eliminates the pen-and-paper processes for daily reporting, time cards, and project documentation by offering an online app that streamlines the entire workflow from field to office. Raken's features include daily reports, time cards, toolbox talks, jobsite photo management, task management, weekly and monthly project summaries, weather reports, and dashboard insights for analyzing data. Information can be either typed into the Raken interface or entered through ourthe voice-to-text feature for on-the-go input.

Custom branded reports can be created in minutes by subcontractors and superintendents whilst they are at the job site, and reports can be backed up with attached notes, photos, tasks, and other documents. Raken facilitates the verification of reports, and electronic signature capture allows users to submit reports using any mobile device. With Raken's open API, users can integrate other third party software solutions such as Procore, Google Drive, DropBox, Egnyte, Trimble, Box, and more to create a seamless process for collaboration within the firm's tech stack.

Pricing

Starting from
$15/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 other markets, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English, Spanish, Portuguese
RAKEN screenshot: Capture photos and video on the jobsite with the camera inside the Raken app. Raken organizes photos and videos in galleries so that users can easily locate important filesRaken OverviewRAKEN screenshot: Receive weekly and monthly summaries of project progress with actionable data insightsRAKEN screenshot: A Raken daily report example showing date, weather, work logs, site observations, and moreRAKEN screenshot: Raken time cards allow users to input hours, assign cost codes, and even rollover pay for whole crews or individualsRAKEN screenshot: Raken allows users to manage multiple projects all from the palm of their handRAKEN screenshot: Add individual real time, overtime, and double time hours for workers as well as allocate specific cost codes for accurate budget trackingRAKEN screenshot: Add notes to photo attachments by typing or using Raken's voice-to-text featureRAKEN screenshot: Customize daily survey reports to record accidents, delays, or other important events from the day on the jobsiteRAKEN screenshot: Raken automatically sends summary reports with actionable insights to owners, general contractors, and whoever else would like to receive themRAKEN screenshot: Organize, schedule, and deliver toolbox talks within Raken. The toolbox talk feature also allows you to collect signatures or take a photo of a sign in sheet for easy signature capture.

RAKEN user reviews

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Aneisha L.

Do we love Raken? Yes, let me count the ways!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-24
Review Source: Capterra

Just amazing! It doesn't matter if it is billing, recommendations, walking a non-tech employee through logging on, assisting on feature access or training, this company is by far one of the best in customer service and the level of power for field reporting is superior to anything we have had in the past!

Pros
1. Cloud based (no expensive servers, no storage limits) 2. Extremely easy to use 3. Allows Foremen/Superintendents to have very detailed field reports 4. Can share photos, recordings, weather, and reports with a link vs. large emails 5. Can track jobs by crews, employee, and cost codes 6. Easily document weather delays 7. Voice recording allows for a LOT of flexibility and complete detail 8. Phone, ipad, tablets or desktop are part of the accessibility with just a logon 9. All this at an affordable price 10. If you need to go to mediation and/or court, this is quite the electronic storage 11. Allows for employee to sign the time/work performed and no accidents 12. Easily modify your daily field report for different jobs.

Cons
1. We started when it first launched and it didn't have all the features but they were listening and added new things constantly 2. Would like to see more gps functions later for time card validating

Response from RAKEN


Thanks for your time writing this review and feedback, Aneisha! This is very exciting to hear. We have built Raken based on customer feedback and will continue to do so. Thank you!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Joe M.

Super Easy & Effective

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-03-13
Review Source: Capterra

Has been great. Customer support is excellent. They check in to make sure everything is OK frequent on the beginning while you are learning. After that they still occasionally check in & if you message them on the RAKEN site they are quick to respond.

Pros
The ease of tracking what is going on with my jobs & being able to hold others accountable by having record of the quality of work we are doing. We polish concrete so in the past without this program we would polish a floor & other trades would come in & abrade the floor with the grit & grime brought in & not cleaned up because the parking lots are rarely finished until the end. When the job was ready to turn over to the customer of course the shine was not as good & we would get the blame for not polishing well originally. Now we have documented readings of our shine & no issues. The GC's really like this as well as I email to them daily to show our progress & things we need them to do to operate.

Cons
I have no complaints. I do have a suggestion if you could make the workers to where if you made a mistake while inputting their information (name) to be able to edit instead of having to delete & redo. Not a big deal if that is not east to do.

Response from RAKEN


Hey Joe, thank you for the great feedback and review, we love hearing stories of how Raken helps our customers protect their work and communicate easily and effectively. As for editing worker information, we would love to assist in answering this request for you. Please reach out to us at help@rakenapp.com or give us a call at 866-438-0646. Thanks Joe!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Gabrielle H.

Professional Daily Reporting App

Used occasionally for free trial
Reviewed 2019-02-21
Review Source: Capterra

Effective and efficient way to keep track of data and information for construction and contracting companies. This software supports the growing interest in using new technology in the workplace, especially in construction.

Pros
Very basic and simple way to keep track of daily reports, time cards, and daily tasks while out on the job site. The app can be used on Apple or Android devices. Weekly and monthly summaries are automatically sent to your email from the app, which is very convenient and cuts time of actually having to enter data manually onto spread sheets. Updates through pictures and videos of projects and job sites from anyone is another great feature of the software. Time cards are automatically updated and can be edited as needed by the company or by the employee without the hassle of having to log into HR.

Cons
The app is meant to make daily tasks easier to keep track of, but that doesn't mean that it will keep track of everything and won't have software issues along the way. Depending on the amount of system update tracking, older devices, especially smartphones, may not be supported at all or for very long. That is important to look into when looking for a safe and efficient app that deals with information that is vital to your company. There also is not a backup guarantee if something with the system crashes so always have another way of tracking your data!

Response from RAKEN


Thanks for the review, Gabrielle! Glad to hear Raken is working out well for you. We have the ability to customize survey questions, which will help you keep track of your information, but if there¿s anything more specific you¿d like to see, please let us know! We¿re constantly working on developing new tools that will help improve you with your daily tasks, so feel free to reach out by email to help@rakenapp.com. Thanks!

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Isauro G.

Raken Review

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-01-10
Review Source: Capterra

We have been using the Raken app now for almost 8 months. We have found that this greatly cuts on paper waste, and improves response time by having uploads available in real time.

Pros
We are a commercial wood framing company. The best feature of this app is the ease of use for all of our foremen. The speak-to-text works great, and uploading pictures are simple. This gives us plenty of real-tie information.

Cons
Once you have multiple projects going, sometimes it is difficult to find a specific log that mentions a key item you are looking for from a month or two ago. A keyword search feature to sort through the daily logs would be nice.

Response from RAKEN


Thanks for the feedback, Isauro! Really glad to hear that Raken has been working out well. In regards to the keyword search, you can actually use the 'Dashboard' tool from the app to search through all your old reports. Once in the 'Dashboard', there's a search icon in the top right, feel free to contact our support if you need any help@rakenapp.com if you need assistance. Thanks again!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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John A. B.

Simple and Comprehensive Field Productivity App

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-01-15
Review Source: Capterra

Our superintendents dreading writing out laborious daily reports. RAKEN makes field reporting far more efficient and allows our guys to spend more time doing what they need to do, to supervise and manage the work in the field.

Pros
It's easy for our supers to keep track of their daily field reports, click of a button, on their iPads. Couldn't be easier. The ability to view the reports in the office on our desktop is key. The email notifications are great.

Cons
none, it accomplishes all that we need it to do.

Response from RAKEN


Hey John, thank you for the awesome feedback! We are glad it works so well for your superintendents. If you ever have questions or are in need of assistance with Raken, please contact us at any time at 866-438-0646 or email us at help@rakenapp.com.

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RAKEN pricing

Starting from
$15/month
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
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Basic: $15 per user/per month billed monthly or $12 per user/per month billed annually

Professional: $37 per user/per month billed monthly or $30 per user/per month billed annually

Performance: $46 per user/per month billed monthly or $37 per user/per month billed annually

RAKEN features

Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Budget Tracking/Job Costing
Collaboration Tools
Commercial
Contractor Management
Document Management
Mobile Access
Project Management
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting/Analytics
Subcontractor Management

Bid Management (88 other apps)
Change Order Management (98 other apps)
Contract/License Management (97 other apps)
Data Import/Export (97 other apps)
Estimating (96 other apps)
Job Costing (85 other apps)
Quotes/Estimates (92 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for RAKEN

Key features of RAKEN

  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity dashboard
  • Activity tracking
  • Assignment management
  • Automatic notifications
  • Billable hours tracking
  • Collaboration tools
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable reporting
  • Daily reporting
  • Dashboard insights
  • Deadline tracking
  • Electronic submission
  • Hourly employee tracking
  • Incident management
  • Incident reporting
  • Jobsite photo management
  • Overtime tracking
  • Payroll management
  • Photo albums
  • Photo management
  • Productivity reporting
  • Project notes
  • Project time tracking
  • Real time analytics
  • Real time construction reporting
  • Real time data
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Scheduled reporting
  • Survey management
  • Task management
  • Third party integration
  • Time card management
  • To-do list
  • Toolbox Talks
  • Weekly & monthly job summaries
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Benefits

Segmented Daily Reports: Daily reports for jobs with multiple foreman, shifts, locations, or phases.

Time Cards: Raken Time Cards enable users to track hours, assign cost codes, and manage manpower in the field while streamlining payroll processing for the office.

Production Tracking: Easily collect timely, accurate, and sufficiently detailed production data straight from the field. document your heavy equipment on the jobsite without manually updating spreadsheets. Automatically calculate its usage, days onsite, and cost—so you can track the overall financial health of the project without needing to manually enter data into spreadsheets.

Toolbox Talks: Organize, schedule, and deliver toolbox talks to your crews while capturing worker signatures all inside of the app. The app comes with 100 pre-loaded talks.

Offline Mode: Utilize Raken without internet connectivity on the jobsite

Dashboards: Raken dashboards turn construction reports into actionable data insights.

Photo Management: Use the camera in the Raken app to capture photos and videos while walking through the jobsite. Photos and videos captured in the app will be automatically organized by project and date, making them easy to find in the future.

Tasks: Assign, customize, and manage tasks and due dates across all users and devices. Tasks will automatically sync throughout teams and devices.

Summaries: Owners and general contractors receive project summaries delivered to their inbox on a weekly and monthly basis. These summaries are sent automatically to whoever needs to see them and feature project stats such as number of workers, hours, safety incidents, delays, missed dailies, and open tasks.