New iPad Forms App Converts Handwriting to Text

By Jessica Binns, Contributing Editor — July 06, 2012

Digital Field Solutions has developed an iPad app that lets companies create and update their own electronic forms that can capture handwriting and convert it to text. Creating forms with the Formworks app is as simple as using pen and paper but has the potential to cut data processing time in half, reduce errors and free up field staff to focus on their core tasks.

Formworks gives organizations greater control over their data capture process in a fraction of the time it takes to use traditional pen and paper, making it easier for sales and field staff to record information and have it authorized on the spot. It reduces the potential for errors and allows everything from estimates and quotes to orders and claims to be processed quicker.

Forms can be personalized with the company logo and include the option of typing or writing using the best handwriting recognition technology available. They can also be updated remotely by an administrator to ensure everyone can instantly use the correct and up-to-date form, even while on the go.

Formworks can be used by anyone who collects and records important information remotely and securely, including sales reps, surveyors, health professionals, social workers, claims handlers and site inspectors to name but a few.

In most cases Formworks can completely eliminate the need for paper forms as it allows users to upload text, photographs, drawings and handwritten signatures straight into their office system. It is secure, too: information captured via the Formworks app is processed on the Digital Field Solutions server and immediately transmitted to the client. The forms are password protected and all information is automatically deleted from the iPad once it has been sent to the office. In addition, administrators can remove users remotely and block their access to the system at any time. Updating electronic forms is also much quicker than updating paper forms, as field staff can automatically receive updates from head office direct to their iPads while on the move.

Formworks can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and is currently available for a 30-day free trial. Following the free trial, Formworks is available for a monthly license with bespoke options for large organizations with specific needs.

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