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5 Missteps For Enterprises to Avoid Using Mobile Forms

By Nick Linsmaye on November 30, 2013
Tags: Data Collection, Productivity, GoCanvas Marketing

We’ve all had those moments. You just spent the past few minutes filling out a form, and right as you’re about to cross the last ‘t’s and dot the last ‘i’s... you mess up, leaving you with two options
a) fill the whole thing out again
or
b) feverishly scratch out the embarrassing error and write microscopically in the margins.

This scenario, while frustrating, is child's play compared to how many unnecessary fumbles paper causes companies each day. Here’s a rundown of 5 of the many ways that mobile forms will help you and your company stay sane and in the game:

1. AVOID: Resubmitting information to customers

Ever have to resend an invoice because the customer couldn’t read it? Not only is this embarrassing, it also wastes time. Worse, this correction conveys a sense of unprofessionalism to your customers.

2. AVOID: The incredibly awkward conversation about being unable to read someone’s writing

Sure, you may engage in healthy banter with your coworker, but do you really want to ask him again what he wrote? With mobile forms, you’ll avoid this awkward moment and save yourself from this embarrassing hassle.

paper, mess, scrawl, forms, frustration, confusion

Err..can you tell me what you wrote here? 

3. AVOID: Spending the afternoon on data entry when you could make a commission

The true cost of entering in data is more than just soul-crushing anguish: it’s the time lost to low-value adding tasks. Free yourself from data entry, costing you hours of irritation and many pretty pennies.

4. AVOID: Lost forms costing you money and a good reputation

Now where did I leave that order form? On my desk? I just saw it in the rental car. Wait...I returned it yesterday. Oh, no…

tired, frustrated, angry, business

Captain Picard is tired of losing forms!

5. AVOID: Costly miscommunications

 “I swear, it said 80 units… Not 30!” Has this happened to you?

Worse than having to clarify with a customer what someone wrote is having to renege on an order because someone misread a badly written form. This costs you not only great opportunities, but also hurts your brand. Mobile forms will sharpen your image, and make sure these miscommunications don’t happen.

So spare yourself and your company from any of this from happening again. Sidestep all of these headaches by going mobile instead.

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