Most basically, electronic or digital forms exist to do exactly what paper or hard-copy forms do – collect data.
However, digital forms also offer distinct advantages over the traditional form. These advantages include (but are certainly not limited to):
- Digital forms simplify the form-filling process.
- Digital forms ensure that information is accurate and complete.
- Digital forms integrate with many business applications.
By incorporating special field elements, digital forms make the the form-filling process exponentially faster and easier. For example, instead of relying on the individual(s) filling out the form(s) to supply information in their own terms, drop-down lists and radio buttons present common answers to questions.
Built-in features like validation and required fields ensure that information is both accurate and complete. This is especially important if the data collected is later extracted for loading into a database or content management system. This sort of integration gives companies greater control of data from the moment it is collected to storage to information management.
eBizDocs offers digital forms designed for organizations that want to improve the way they collect and manage information.