The best mobile business applications help workers do their jobs more efficiently -- faster, better, cheaper. When designing surveys and forms, it's easy to control information quality by guiding people thru fields in a standard way: enforce data formats, require questions, skip logic, and so on.
Yet part of what's cool about mobile devices like iPhones, iPads, & Androids are their ability to automatically collect useful information that had to be manually entered before. Removing the burden of unnecessary data entry from workers saves time, reduces errors, and improves data quality. Some of the ways we see teams use this automatic data collection:
* Time and date stamp - know precisely when data was captured
* Time to complete - useful for audits, quality control, inspections, kiosks, sales visits, service calls, and other operational processes to ensure they do not take too long * People - know which employee the data can be attributed to
* Location - where the information was captured
These are just a few examples of the types of data that can be automatically gathered in the background. The benefits are especially useful when multiplied across several locations or team members. Curious about other types of data? Contact us.