Buyer's Guide to Mobilizing Business Forms
Organizations have been dealing with a huge bottleneck when it comes to getting "enterprise-grade" mobile forms and business apps out the door. The process has been slow and data shows that apps that do get built and deployed don't meet the needs of end-users or the enterprise.
The exploding requirement to mobilize paper forms has created a shortage of mobile app developers and budget constraints. Enterprises are turning to mobile forms builders and business app builders to get the job done.
This guide offers practical advice on evaluating mobile data collection products, questions to ask vendors and reference customers/users, where to find credible product comparisons, and how to get the best price and a product your team can quickly become proficient with.
Get Your Mobile Business Forms Buyer's Guide:
Part 1: Adopting a New Mindset
While more mobile business apps are slowly getting into the hands of field workers, data shows the results have been disappointing. To effectively mobilize forms and business processes at the speed of business, companies must adopt the right approach.
Part 2: Engaging Your Business Users
Companies will succeed by enabling line of business employees, who are deeply familiar with the business processes and information required to get business done, to build apps. This section of the guide explains how to engage them best in the process without bogging down IT or slowing the development process.
Part 3: Finding the Right Product
This guide will help you determine the key features your mobile forms builder or business apps builder MUST include to ensure your apps are truly "enterprise-grade". You'll get clear advice on what to look for to ensure that the product you select doesn't run out of power as your organization's needs evolve. Practical advice for finding and interviewing vendors' customers to get unbiased and inside info on each product is included..
Part 4: Ensuring Success
When evaluating products, an understanding of the learning/proficiency path for any product you consider is extremely important - especially as you bring business users without development skills into the mix. This section of the guide explains how to effectively evaluating onboarding and training programs from vendors, introduces a new type of "on the spot" learning approach, and offers lists of questions that can help you get the best information from vendors or product users.,
Part 5: Getting the Best Deal for Your Team
If the product you select does not have the right combination of licensing, hosting, services and training at a price you can afford, you could find scaling app development very painful. Part 5 of the guide offers tactics to help ensure you get the best initial price and package for your team, with plenty of room to grow -- within your budget..