November 1st, 2016
Ditching your paper and PDF forms for
online forms is convenient for customers, great for your business and it has
never been easier.
The advantages of online forms are
numerous. In this post I'll bring together and summaries the benefits I've
written about previously. The links here will take you to previous posts that
have focused in more detail on that particular benefit. So dig in!
Getting a complete
form the first time around is the number one advantage of online
forms. It means you aren't wasting time chasing up missing details. Secured
Signing allows you to identify any form field as required, meaning the person
will not be able to sign and submit the form, if that field is not completed. All
our form tools including Form Filler, Smart Tag Forms and Form Direct give you
the option to make a field required or mandatory.
Online forms also ensure the forms you
receive are not only complete, but also correct. Field validation ensures data
is in the correct format, like ensuring a phone number field only contains
numbers and is exactly 10 digits. Lookup validation is an even more powerful
tool to make sure the information in your form is correct. Examples
include looking up BSB data for banking details, or validating addresses. Any Form
Direct solution we build for you, can utilise field validation for top quality
Online forms also allow you to stop wasting
time and effort on data entry. An integrated Form Direct solution will
give you not only a signed form for your records but also update your core
business software with the information it contains; no
data entry required. This saves time, wasted effort and removes the
potential for keying errors to creep into your database.
More than half of the visitors to your
website will be using a mobile device. For these people, downloading and
filling out a PDF
form simply doesn't work. An online form that can be filled directly in the
web browser means everybody can fill and sign your form on any device.
month I mentioned you can now use Smart Tags to build forms that work with
Secured Signing using the software you are familiar and comfortable with. It is
such a simple and powerful way to build forms you can invite your customers to
fill and sign online, using just a web browser.
You know your customers hate filling out
forms so make it as quick and painless as possible for them. Giving them online
forms they can complete on any device at anytime will also give you complete
and correct forms the first time around and the option to completely avoid data
You can have your first online forms being
filled and signed later today. If you don't have a Secured Signing account,
grab a free trial account and try out the Smart Tags and Form Filler options.
Get in touch to discuss a Form Direct solution tailored to your specific
'Til next time