The use of mobile forms in business processes is growing – and growing fast! Enterprises and SMBs are looking to leverage the power of today’s smartphones and tablets, for the purposes of saving company time and money.
A part of the BYOD phenomenon, mobile forms work on multiple operating systems and can significantly improve data collection and communication.
But part of what makes mobile forms so great is how they can connect to a variety of destinations and platforms. Here are 4 connectivity options that mobile forms can connect to:
- Cloud Services – Data collected with mobile forms can be sent with the push of a button to various cloud services, including Dropbox, SharePoint, Amazon Web Services, Google Drive, etc. This allows workers on the go to easily store and share collected data.
- Social Media Platforms – Popular platforms such as Facebook and Twitter can be utilized for the purposes of delivering notifications to colleagues or other team members. This innovative option allows mobile forms to be submitted by users, with an instant notification then delivered via these social media channels
- SMS (Text Messaging) – Similar to the social media notification method, a mobile form submission notification can also be delivered via SMS to a specified telephone number.
- Data Sources – Mobile forms in the field can call up critical information in real time via data sources. Items such as parts lists, client information and pricing
If you are going to mobilize a business process in the field and go paperless, it will certainly pay in the long run to take advantage of these types of connectivity capabilities and maximize the time and cost savings, rather than settling for mobile forms that do not offer multiple connectivity options and features. Simply put – there’s simply too much money and resources at stake.
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