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Top 10 Device Magic Blogs from Last Year

Posted by Miranda Cheatham

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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.

We’ve compiled our most read blog posts from the past year and hope they help you continue to find ways to get the most out of mobile forms in the year ahead.

1. The Pros & Cons of a Bring Your Own Device Policy

For just about every industry, the use of a mobile device while on the job is commonplace. In fact, not using a device for work would almost seem odd.

For many organizations, however, mobile devices in the workplace pose a tricky question: who provides the device?

2. How to Run a Pilot Program For Mobile Forms Software

There are many warning signs that a new technology will fail at your company that you should watch out for—but one way to reduce the risk is by testing any new technology with a pilot program.

A pilot program, also called an experimental trial, is a small-scale, short-term experiment that helps an organization learn how a large-scale project might work in practice.

3. What to Include on Your Facilities Preventive Maintenance Checklist

To keep your car in good working condition, you change the oil, get your brakes checked, and make sure there’s enough air in the tires. This routine maintenance hopefully prevents more expensive repairs and helps the car to last longer. The same is true for facilities management preventive maintenance.

4. How to Build More Efficient Inspections Using If-Then Statements

When completing your mobile forms, sometimes you need the ability to trigger a certain Destination only when a specific answer was chosen in a mobile form. A simpler way of describing this would be an “if-then” statement for Destinations. If a person is filling out a mobile form chooses “X,” then send an email to “Y.” You can set this up for your forms with Destination Rules.

5. A Step-by-Step Guide to Running a Successful Pilot Program

When you’re considering implementing a new solution or technology for your business, you want to make sure that it will be beneficial before diving in head first. Running a pilot program lets you test things out on a small scale and keeps you from making a large investment before you know if the technology will actually be a viable option for your team or company.

6. 6 Types of Construction Technology You Will Use in the Future

If it’s not broken don’t fix it, right? Despite technological progress, it’s not uncommon for construction companies to still rely on spreadsheets, manual data entry, and paperwork. Low IT budgets and lack of time for training have contributed to a hesitancy around adopting new methods.

Emerging construction technology isn’t just a fad or a fun new toy. There are real, practical applications and benefits to modernizing your current processes. And if your construction company wants to remain competitive and not be left behind, you’ll need to find ways to integrate new approaches into your strategy and workflows.

7. Top OSHA Violations and How to Avoid Them

Providing a safe work environment for employees should be a priority for your company. When compliance is overlooked and workers aren’t trained properly or act carelessly an accident or injuries can easily occur.

Compliance with safety regulations will help your company to avoid accidents and costly OSHA violations that will stall your project or shut down a work site.

8. How Mobile Technology Boosts Workplace Productivity

Mobile technology is no longer just for personal use. Nowadays, it has become one of the most efficient go-to options for businesses due to its convenience, speedy results, and versatility.

For companies, mobility has been trending with employees’ increased use of smartphones, tablets, and other technology for dealing with, accessing, and managing work-related operations and files.

9. How to Use Mobile Forms to Get the Job Done Even Without a Signal

A challenge that many companies face with data collection is that it needs to happen in a variety of locations and then be accessed by the office team or sent somewhere else. While paperwork slows your business down, a major benefit of mobile forms is that they can be used from anywhere and provide a solution to this data collection problem.

When you use mobile technology, your team can collect data and submit the paperwork they need to, regardless of where they are at the time.

10. Automate Your Workflows Across Departments with Dispatch

Dispatch is a feature in the Device Magic Enterprise plan that allows you to complete two different functions.

  1. Send a partially completed form to a device for final completion.
  2. Setup a workflow to complete a single form with with multiple versions as part of a workflow.

Ready to give mobile forms a try? We’ll help you get started with pricing to fit your business.

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