Device Magic Blog

Device Magic vs. GoFormz: A Mobile Forms Comparison

Posted by Miranda Cheatham on Feb 11, 2019 11:48:52 AM

Interest in business productivity remains high, and companies are increasingly turning to technology as a way to streamline operations and reduce mundane, repetitive tasks, so they can focus on high-value efforts.

A segment of technology called RPA, or robotic process automation, uses business rules, integrations, and smart automation to address operational inefficiencies.

According to McKinsey & Company, RPA technology has a potential ROI of 30 to 200 percent within the first year. Plus, the employee buy-in is significant. “In every case we looked at, people welcomed the technology because they hated the tasks that the machines now do, and it relieved them of the rising pressure of work,” said the report.

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Topics: Comparison, Mobile Forms, Going Paperless

Introducing Device Magic's Newest Feature: Geomapping

Posted by Kirstin Meyerhoeffer on Feb 8, 2019 4:08:59 PM

Device Magic is pleased to announce the release of its newest resource: geomapping. Available on Enterprise plans, this innovative feature allows users to overlay imagery on a map, enabling workers in the field to collect data on various location points. A transformative resource for many industries, enhanced geolocation mapping opens the door to countless possibilities for data collection in the field and on the go.

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Topics: New Features, Mobile Forms

7 Tips for Designing the Best Mobile Forms

Posted by Miranda Cheatham on Jan 8, 2019 1:41:09 PM

Building mobile forms with Device Magic’s drag and drop form builder is easy and straightforward. However, beyond the technical how-to of creating mobile forms, certain design strategies can improve the user experience of the forms you build.

The effect of UX on mobile forms is twofold. It can determine whether your staff embraces the new technology, and it can affect the accuracy of the entered information.

In an example of an enterprise software being used for power plant maintenance, a Deloitte Consulting executive told WSJ, “Only a fraction of total service requests were being tracked in the system because users were reluctant to tangle with [the software] every time they needed to enter a service request. After the company put a new front end on the system to improve the user experience, the number of service requests in the system spiked, and the plant achieved significant user adoption with virtually no training costs.”

After incorporating usability design, Deloitte reports a 300 percent increase in worker productivity, and 55 percent reduction in training time.

You probably already know that mobile forms are a better way to do business digitally. However, using good design can make the effect of the software measurably greater. In the seven design principles below, we’ll review easy ways you can optimize the design of your mobile forms.

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Topics: Mobile Forms, Mobile Technology

Device Magic’s 18 Most-Read Stories of 2018

Posted by Miranda Cheatham on Jan 4, 2019 10:42:28 AM

The Device Magic blog covers the latest on using mobile forms for your business and industry, along with company news and product updates, tutorials and customer stories.

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Topics: Mobile Technology, Going Paperless, Mobile Forms

5 Ways Device Magic Improves Productivity of Desk-Free Staff

Posted by Miranda Cheatham on Jan 2, 2019 8:37:59 AM

When working with staff that isn’t tied to a desk, such as construction workers or housekeepers, your operations aren't limited to lo-fi methods such as clipboards of paperwork. Nor is your business limited to the inefficiencies of adding digital tasks on top of a full workload by sending emails at the end of a long day.

Instead, businesses with on-the-go staff can leverage mobile technology to improve productivity, communicate more efficiently, and automate workflows.

With Device Magic’s mobile forms, field workers can directly input information into your business’ digital app. This data then automatically syncs back to your main office. The productivity gains from this technology exist across the workplace, including helping managers,IT staff, and field crews all work more efficiently.

For desk-free staff, mobile forms provide the perfect combination of mobility and digitization in an easy-to-use app. In fact, field reps using Device Magic’s mobile forms save an average of 11 hours per week!

Consider five key ways that Device Magic can improve the productivity of housekeepers, drivers, construction workers, inspectors and other desk-free employees.

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Topics: Mobile Forms