In this age of ever-increasing technology, there is no reason why businesses should not adapt and use electronics to make work processes easier and more efficient. Hence the introduction of electronic form applications. These forms can be completed on tablets and smartphones and consist of fields that need to be completed by workers.
Once information is completed the form can easily be submitted for review or records keeping. Below are 4 benefits of using a forms app on electronic devices and ways it will help your company be more efficient.
1. Improved accuracy of data
When using a mobile forms app on your smartphone or tablet, it is far easier to organize your information into procedures. When you follow preset information and guidelines when entering data into your device, you are guaranteed more accuracy because you are limited on what you can enter. It is more likely that your entries will be accurate and the company will get the information that they require.
It is not easy to get completely accurate data when using paper forms. This is due to the inability to read handwriting and missed fields. Using a forms app on your phone or tablet will certainly increase the accuracy of the data you collect because it will be legible and you as the business owner can specify which fields are mandatory and therefore cannot be skipped. If you are a user who is always on the go and you need to acquire the most accurate data, these forms will prove invaluable to you.
2. Saves time & money
Having a forms app on your smartphone or tablet will also reduce the money and time that would be spent if the information is collected using paper forms. You will not have to worry about printing out paper forms and the cost that comes with that.
When data has been collected using a forms app, it is easy and fast for employees to transfer it to headquarters. This saves those in the field from personally transporting their data to an office, saving you fuel costs and time as field workers can transfer their data and move on to another job.
A forms app on your smartphone or tablet will go a long way to save you time if you are in the field. For instance, you will not have to carry and arrange papers and when you are collecting data, you will not have to write but simply follow the form to enter the data that you have collected.
3. Lower cost of operation
Collecting data has always been a costly venture especially with paper forms. This is because of the printing involved which can be expensive especially if you are making forms for a big number of people. You also need to pay administrative staff to collect forms from workers in the field, input them, and change the forms when needed.
Having the forms app installed on your smartphone or tablet will reduce all these operational costs because all you will have to do is have the form made available to all the users that need them. Printing them can be avoided because they can be submitted to a central database or inputted by administrative staff who can read directly from the electronic screen once submitted.
4. Easier access to data
When you use a forms app on your tablet or smartphone, you will find it easier to access and use data that has already been collected. For instance when collecting large amounts of data on hard copy forms, it is very possible that the quantities will become overwhelming and as such you might find it difficult to find particular data.
A forms app will make it easy to find the exact data that you are looking for. If you know the information that you need to retrieve, electronic searches of submitted forms can easily be completed, allowing you to waste little time and access the pertinent information that you need.