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5 Signs You Need to Dump Paper

5 Signs You Need to Dump Paper

We're going to be blunt—it's time for you to dump paper forms. Breaking up is never fun...but dumping paper can be incredibly easy. Not sure you're ready? We’re sure you are— discover five signs you should dump paper forms. 

Americans Spend 11.4 Billion Hours Filling Out Paper Forms Each Year

The Department of Health and Human Services has more than 5,000 different forms...almost all of them paper. According to the Washington Examiner, a recent study by the American Action Forum shows that Americans collectively spend 11.4 billion hours a year filling out government forms. That averages out to about 35 hours per person a year filling out forms. In all, the federal government interacts with individuals via nearly 23,000 separate forms.

No wonder individuals are pushing back and requesting a more efficient way to fill out forms. GoFormz may not be able to help the government explain why it needs 23,000 separate forms, but it certainly can help modernize the process with mobile forms.  If the government used GoFormz, it would save Americans considerable amounts of time (our mobile forms are several times faster to fill out, and capture far more accurate data than paper forms)!


Switch From Paper to Mobile Forms With GoFormz

Many companies think that converting paper forms to mobile forms is a complicated and costly process, or may be disruptive to existing workflows. But this doesn’t have to be the case, especially when you use the GoFormz solution. You just upload a digital copy (pdf or jpg) of your form to your GoFormz account and use our editor to easily configure the various form fields. Then you just download the GoFormz app and start filling out your new forms. It’s that easy.

Some immediate benefits of using the GoFormz platform:

  1. Your mobile forms look exactly like your paper forms, so there is little to no need for training of your staff.

  2. Save time and never lose a form again, because there is no need to travel to and from the office to turn in forms. Form submissions are fast. Once you are done filling out a form, just press [Save] and the form is immediately synced to the cloud-based platform.

  3. Better, more accurate data is being collected because of the conditional logic and calculated fields within the forms. Save time, and reduce manual errors.

  4. Include new types of data that are readily available on your device such as pictures, GPS, time & date.

  5. Run reports for fast answers and real-time analysis. No more hunting around file cabinets for forms, or opening up scans from a back-office system.

Use GoFormz reporting to run queries on any piece of data across all of your forms. Because the form submission process is instant, you can run reports on the freshest data from the field.

You can also use GoFormz to vastly improve and automate your workflow processes. With the GoFormz API you can integrate GoFormz with your other business systems.


Spotlight Form: The Work Order Form

A work order form is used to gather important customer information, project details, and associated costs for labor, services and materials required to complete a job. Utilizing the mobile version of a work order form will increase the speed at which these forms are completed and provide you other benefits.

Mobile Work Order Features:

  • QuickFill Lookups: Use these fields to include pick lists of recurring form values used by your team such as a list of clients or jobsite materials.
  • Signature Field: Capture electronic signatures onsite for instant approval or authorization.
  • Auto-email Workflow: Setup your work order form to instantly email copies to appropriate personnel like your front office and another copy to your client.
  • Text Fields: Instead of deciphering your teammates' hand writing, use text fields on your form for job descriptions and other details.
  • Automatic Calculations: Never rely on pen and paper calculations again. Use these fields to automatically calculate your totals and ensure accurate number every time.

Use a mobile work order form and start your next project with peace of mind.

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