“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.”
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.
Here are some of the ways digital forms collect data anywhere and increase field team productivity:
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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:
And templates can work without an Internet connection.