Preferred Materials is a regional supplier of building materials and paving services and has 1,875 employees.
Field employees without company email addresses experienced difficulty in obtaining personnel and benefits information from HR due to limited calling hours. Only 20 percent of their employees were office-based and had a company email address or access to this information. The HR department was also challenged by time spent fielding employee calls. Preferred Materials wanted a cost-effective way to consolidate important information into one single interface through a mobile app.
The BuildFire solution provides a 24/7 information hub for employees at the touch of their phone. Push notifications from the Preferred Materials mobile app help the company to expedite sending information to their employees. As noted by Deborah Vega-Hofmann, the Senior Director of Marketing and Communication for the company, “HR has been able to get their time back. And we get fantastic information from the analytics.”