Mobile forms have been getting increasingly popular in the past couple of years. A technology that was once reserved for the few businesses that could afford to hire software engineers is now available to anyone.
Snappii, a leader in rapid mobile app development, has produced a platform that is capable of creating a mobile form with zero coding experience. It doesn’t matter if you’re a developer or a carpenter, the Snappii platform is as easy as using a website. Utilize the features that you would like to see in your app as building blocks to create a mobile form that will boost your productivity. Try the online editor out and see for yourself!
In this blog, we’re going to go over 5 ways that using Snappii could help with your business.
There’s nothing more discouraging then walking into your office and not being able to see your desk because of the mounting paperwork. You’ll sit there, pen in hand, working tirelessly to meet deadlines, and at the end of it all it goes straight into a filing cabinet. More likely than not, you’ll never have to open those filings cabinets looking for those documents – unless you’re throwing them away to make room.
This is a common occurrence in most businesses’, start-up or not. Not by fault of the owners – it simply makes sense to print out information you think you might need later. The same behavior can be seen across multiple industries. For construction sites, paper serves as a supervisor of sorts, ensuring that everyone completes the task at hand with the same goal in mind, and up to the standards. For inspection, paper is the backbone that allows the inspector to never miss a beat.
But all of these jobs share the same problem – paper is perishable. It’s un-reliable. It’s expensive. Worst of all, it takes up a massive amount of space.
Mobile forms can help to eliminate the necessity for paper documents, and still retain everything you like about paper. By recreating a paper form into a mobile form you can add additional perks that would otherwise be impossible without the help of technology. features like signatures, pictures, audio recordings – the list goes on and on.
For a full list of possible features, click here.
Filing cabinets are a thing of the past. While it’s inevitable that certain jobs must keep every document, the necessity for keeping a physical copy of the document continues to diminish. Seriously, if you’re office is beginning to look overcrowded because every wall is lined with a filing cabinet housing documents that are years old, it’s time for an upgrade.
And I don’t mean bigger cabinets.
There’s an inherit advantage to keeping everything digital – everything is automatically documented. With Snappii, sending a document via a mobile app will prompt you to save the work you just completed. On top of emailing it to whoever it has to go to, the option to email yourself a copy is always there. With the click of a button, you can have your form sent wherever it needs to be, and to a cloud service as well.
Plus you can laugh at the fact that the best paper-trail actually doesn’t involve paper at all.
There’s two ways Snappii’s mobile forms can help you save time.
The first comes from the field. Aside from the benefit of being able to replace your clipboard with a tool you’ve had in your pocket all along, having mobile forms when working on the field can help your team communicate more efficiently. As I said before, paper is unreliable. Throughout the day, a single sheet can pass through a multitude of people and situations that could render the document useless. By providing the team with a mobile form though, coworkers will be able to instantly send data with the click of a button, without the fear of losing their work in the transit.
The other way it’s going to save you time is in the office. All of those stacks of paper can be reduced, or completely eliminated, when you employ the help of a mobile form to your workflow. Because it’s digital, it’ll be easier to find the documents you need, when you need them. Think about it as if you were looking for a file on your computer. Just type what you need and you’re there.
And of course, let’s not forget that you can take your work with you. That means you’ll have access to your documents regardless if you’re in the office or not. All you need is your smartphone.
Impress your clients
You’ve probably seen it when you go to the Apple store. Employees walking around with their iPhone’s and iPad’s with no registers in sight. If you want to purchase something, they start punching away at their phone, and in a few minutes they have a printed invoice and your new product in hand.
There’s a reason Apple adopted this style of check-out – because it impresses!
The power of a remote check-out system isn’t exclusive to the big companies like Apple though. There’s endless ways the same technology can be applied to jobs and services that are done on the field. For example, a repairman can record what they’re going to need to complete the job, have the customer sign the device and have the invoice printed from a wireless printer. Contractors can use it to identify particular parts of the job that may need extra attention by taking a picture and recording audio notes that will get uploaded directly to their main computer. The list goes on!
Customers that see this might think you have an edge on the competition, or that you paid a lot of money to hire a programmer to create your own custom mobile app. In reality, this functionality can easily be achieved with just Snappii’s form editor.
So what happens when you want to take your mobile form to the next level?
Because Snappii’s platforms are all unified on the back-end, it’s easy to evolve the one mobile form your using for your business, into a full fledged app capable of doing a lot more than recording information. Some of these features include:
- Location capture
- Upload a PDF
- and much more
To see more of what Snappii can do for you and your business, try out our editor today. With the use of templates, it’s easy to find a bare-bone version of the mobile form you’re looking to build. Once it’s in the editor, you can modify it to fit any need for your business. Remember, there’s ZERO coding involved. Click here to start off with a FREE 2-week-trial, or click here if you want a quick-start guide to building your first mobile form.
If you don’t want to use the editor, you can also hire one of our developers to make you a custom app at a fraction of the cost of competitors by clicking here.