10 Tips for Creating Top-Notch Web Forms

By Joan Honig, DocuWare – Web forms offer a user-friendly way to collect accurate data. You can be sure the data right because you’ve shifted data entry to the information source. A requesting department member, employee, customer or vendor who has the knowledge to enter the correct information completes the web form. Process owners can then receive a notification when a form has been submitted and have visibility into automated workflows that put the data to work and kick off the next step in the process.

Web forms eliminate:

  • Time spent filing and retrieving paper forms
  • Manual data entry
  • The challenge of deciphering handwriting
  • Processes being slowed down by forms being held at an employee’s desk
  • Lack of visibility into business processes
  • Difficulty effectively capturing and sharing information with a mobile/remote workforce

Web forms can validate your data. There is built in intelligence to control actions and direct form completion based on the data a user enters. If you answer “yes” to a question, the form gives you more details. If you answer “no,” the conditional fields do not clutter screen real estate. You can also attach supporting documentation to the form.

Click here to read the rest

Tips & Tricks for DocuWare Administrators VIDEO