Digital Field Solutions has released its new Formworks app for iPads. The app eliminates the need for paper forms and has the potential to halve data-processing times, and enables surveyors, property and facilities managers to easily create and update their own mobile forms.
The Formworks app allows field staff to easily complete a form during a meeting or inspection, capture signature authorisation on the spot and then send it directly to the office system, reducing the burden of paperwork and the potential for data errors, while also enabling orders to be processed quicker. The app also has a facility for users to take pictures and incorporate them into the form.
The app is available with Digital Field Solutions’ Cloud Hub so that managers can track activity in real time via a dashboard, and drill down and view captured data in a range of formats including PDF, Excel and CSV.
Tim Howard, director, Digital Field Solutions, said, “We developed Formworks to give organisations greater control over their remote data capture process in a fraction of the time it takes to use traditional pen and paper.
“We found that many data capture products were fiddly to use and actually made life more difficult for the user. We have therefore sought to design electronic forms, with intuitive handwriting recognition technology, that are even simpler to use and more efficient than paper forms.”
Forms can be personalised with company logos and include the option of typing or writing using the best handwriting recognition technology available. They can also be updated remotely by an administrator so that all field workers are instantly using the correct and most up-to-date forms.
Formworks can be downloaded now from Apple’s App Store.