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Why Mobile Forms Are Important


“By 2020, more than 75% of field service organizations with over 50 users will deploy mobile apps that go beyond simplified data collection and add capabilities that help technicians succeed.”

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Field Service Management,”

By 2020, 70% of all access to enterprise systems will be done via mobile devices.
As smartphones and tablets replace PCs and laptops, companies realize huge payoffs when mobile apps replace traditional paper forms.

Mobile forms represent the majority of mobile apps that field workers will use. These digital forms dispatch field teams, track their work, and collect data during site inspections. They can also record or initiate work orders like service repairs.

The need for more mobile forms will only increase as even more companies replace paper processes with smartphones.

How Mobile Forms Solutions Increase Productivity

Here are some of the ways digital forms collect data anywhere and increase field team productivity:

  • Less confusion between dispatchers and techs
  • Better tracking and dispatching of field service staff
  • Increased field team efficiency
  • Instant access to new field data
  • Improved customer experience
  • Access to a full range of smartphone capabilities for better tracking, scheduling, and information gathering 
Mobile Forms for Field Service Productivity | Alpha Software

Who Builds Mobile Forms?

Mobile Forms for Business Process Mobilization | Alpha Software

Gartner, Forrester and IDC have released surveys that reveal companies must mobilize hundreds of processes, yet can't complete the work.

To solve the problem, companies are starting to encourage business users to help digitize and mobilize business processes. They're using drag and drop software. They're turning single-column layout or multi-column forms into custom mobile forms with UI design for business activities.

Read "How to Meet IT Demand for More Mobile Apps"

What Do Digital Forms Need to Do?

Modern fieldwork calls for forms workflows that go beyond basic data collection to streamlining work and next steps in real-time. Some examples of these user friendly capabilities are:

  • Help the worker with form completion, including one-handed data entry with radio buttons 
  • Work offline and run flawlessly on any mobile device, regardless of platform or screen size.
  • Scan bar or QR codes and perform relative look-ups against remote data sources or on-device databases.
  • and more. Read "What is the Difference Between Basic And Enterprise Mobile Forms?"
Mobile forms software can have a dramatic effect on competitive advantage, ROI and productivity impact. They can collect new types of business data not possible with forms. They can provide instant access to field data.

Mobile Data Collection for Today's Business Needs

Mobile Forms for Today's Business Needs | Alpha Software

Forms automation software for field service has an incredible impact on team productivity. One furniture warranty company realized an 80% increase in its field team's productivity after adopting digital forms. Other research indicates that mobile forms for field service have a 50 percent ROI in only two years.

What Do Mobile Forms Cost?

Mobile forms are an iterative effort. Forms need to be maintained and updated. It’s critical to consider how any solution will scale over time. Ask how price and performance will change when you:

  • Add new forms?
  • Add more forms builders or end-users?
  • Add more form submissions?
  • Adapt to new operating system updates?
  • Integrate new mobile device/IoT features?
How Much Do Mobile Forms Cost? | Alpha Software
Most online form builders are sold as SaaS solutions at a cost between $12 - $50 per month for a license.

Alpha TransForm is an affordable, sophisticated form creator with conditional logic. It includes data and workflow integration, offline operation, outstanding user experiences, and more for as low as $5 per user. Full mobile form design capabilities let you craft as many forms as you need for any size mobile screen. Your mobile forms apps will work on small screens, include long forms and feature action buttons.

Learn More on Alpha Transform Pricing

How to Create a Mobile Form

Demo: Turn a Visiting Nurse Paper Form into a Mobile Form in Minutes 

With the technologies available today, building data collection apps can be fast and easy. Alpha Software mobile forms software, Alpha TransForm, includes free app templates for a variety of mobile forms. The templates feature intuitive UX design. They can collect form data for car mileage, home inspection, solar installation, medical intake, and more.

You can turn paper forms into mobile forms within minutes, with capabilities like:

  • The ability to work without a Wi-Fi or cell connection
  • Rapid one-handed data collection
  • GPS and time stamping
  • Audio recording
  • Image capture and annotation
  • Speech-to-text capability
  • Barcode scanning
  • Digital signature capture

And templates can work without an Internet connection.


Build Forms for Mobile Devices in Minutes

Mobile Form Examples...

Mobile Form Example | Alpha Software
Mobile Form Example | Alpha Software
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Mobile Form Example | Alpha Software
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Mobile Form Example | Alpha Software
Mobile Form Example | Alpha Software
Mobile Form Example | Alpha Software


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