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Benefits of Field Data Collection Form Without Internet Access

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With improvements in technologies carrying out field data processing, there has been an increasing adoption of technology-driven data collection using offline mobile forms & apps over paper forms. Modern software solutions have been able to replace paper-based form with digital data collection form, which are accessible via smartphone app in any working conditions.

Industries like Healthcare, construction, maintenance have already observed a drastic increase in use, efficiency, response rates, feedback, and accuracy of data collection through data capture apps. These data collection apps enable the respective field operators to collect the data faster as well as make constant improvements if need be.

However, majority of these apps need a constant internet connection to carry out work, they fail to perform in remote areas and areas with less connectivity. This impacts the efficacy of your business operations resulting in loss of valuable man-hours and failure to collect critical work-related data.

According to The World in 2011 ICT Facts and Figures, “90% of the world’s population lived in areas with 2G coverage, while 45% lived in areas with 2G and 3G coverage.” And since 2017, more than 90% of the world’s population has access to at least 2G internet connectivity. But still, none of these figures tell you about the real-life struggles related to field work such as data inconsistency and incompleteness, scalability, timeliness, and security–especially in remote areas.

To counter this glitch, allGeo has developed a solution that enables the field data collection to take place even in the absence of internet. allGeo is a cloud-based mobile data collection app helps you capture, store and view your captured data without requiring access to internet.

Benefits Of a Mobile Data Collection Form

Collect data without internet (Remote Areas / Poor Network):

The allGeo app provides the capability to collect field data in various forms, including QR codes, forms, notes, pictures, and signatures, even in the absence of an internet connection. This feature is particularly valuable in remote areas or locations with poor network coverage where traditional data collection methods may fail. With the allGeo app, users can confidently gather data in low-connectivity environments and ensure that it is securely stored for later use.

Offline Mobile Form – Save now, Sync later:

Modern day digital data collection form app allows users to collect attachments and data in the field, even when offline. The collected data is saved locally in the device’s memory until an internet connection is established. Once connectivity is restored, the app automatically synchronizes the saved data with the central server. This offline data collection app and synchronization feature ensures that no data is lost during periods of poor or no network connectivity. It provides a seamless experience for field operators, allowing them to continue collecting data without interruption and ensuring that the information is accurately captured and stored for future use.

Share data with others in real time:

When an internet connection is restored and the collected data is synced with the central server, it becomes accessible to other team members in real time. This feature promotes efficient collaboration and workflow between different teams within the organization. It eliminates delays and enables immediate action to be taken based on the collected data. By sharing data in real time, the allGeo app streamlines communication, saves time, and facilitates swift decision-making processes within the organization.


No coding or servers needed:

Data collection form apps simplify the process of creating and customizing mobile forms by eliminating the need for coding proficiency or dedicated servers. Users can easily build and deploy mobile forms within minutes without any coding knowledge or technical expertise. This empowers businesses to adapt and modify their data collection strategies quickly, responding to evolving requirements and capturing the relevant information in the field. By removing the coding and server requirements, allGeo streamlines the form creation process, making it accessible to a broader range of users and enabling organizations to efficiently collect accurate and meaningful data without unnecessary complexities.

Conclusion

allGeo is a cloud-hosted, carrier grade location and messaging platform that helps SMB and Enterprise businesses better manage their mobile employees by improving productivity and accountability, while reducing payroll and operations costs with solutions such as GPS tracking & time clock, Lone worker safety, Automation of field activity monitoring, Mobile forms & data collection including signature, notes, pictures, barcode/QR code, etc. The allGeo platform enables these solutions across a wide range of industries such as field service management, trade services, emergency responders, sales reps, transportation & logistics and home health care providers.

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