Paper forms, if you’re still using them, are a pain to manage. You’re constantly shuffling through each page trying to find the correct one, stacking them up in the trash can, or trying to prevent them from being tossed around in your car. On top of that, writing can often be illegible, and having to complete multiple forms is tedious and time consuming.
We’re seeing more companies making the switch to electronic forms to help address these issues, but with that transition also come a different set of challenges, especially for those working in the field. How do you know you have the most recent version of the form? Are you able to obtain a signature? What do you do once the form is completed? How do you group files so you don’t have numerous individual files?
A forms management tool turns the idea of electronic forms processing into a practical solution. The most recent version of a form is always at your fingertips, and with the help of a tablet, your documents are available no matter where you are. You can even capture electronic signatures and attach photos or other documents to your forms.
Processing forms is something we all deal with, no matter what industry or department you’re in. Whether you’re a nurse or physician in the hospital, you work for a government agency, or you’re an insurance adjuster out in the field, you probably have forms you manage a on a daily basis.
If you think it might be time for your company to rethink the way you process forms, check out how a forms management tool might help you.