This article is part of Construction Junkie’s coverage of Groundbreak 2020, Procore’s annual technology conference. GoFormz will be in attendance in the virtual exhibitor hall. More details can be found below.
One thing that many people don’t realize about the construction industry is the large amount of forms we have to fill out, such as inspections, daily logs, checklists, and meeting minutes. Traditionally, all of these forms would be filled out on paper, stored in a binder, scanned into a computer, and eventually sent to the office staff for further filing. These manual resources waste significant time and spend. Thankfully, that doesn’t have to be the case anymore, as companies like GoFormz are making the process digital.
GoFormz users can create digital forms that work online and on mobile devices, like phones and tablets, in an app-like experience. These forms can look exactly like their company’s existing forms or brand new forms built from scratch. There’s no need to know how to code, as the platform provides an online, dynamic drag-and-drop form builder that anyone can use. To get started filling out your mobile forms on your devices simply download the GoFormz mobile app.
There are a variety of field options available to add to your forms, including the standards like text, drop down boxes, numbers, and dates, but they also have some advanced options that could be extremely helpful on the jobsite. Advanced fields include the ability to add images, signatures, sketches, maps and GPS, and even barcode scanning.
Dynamic Form Fields
These aren’t just static, manual input-only forms either, as users can add logic to certain fields to perform instant calculations, make fields change color based upon the data input, or make inputs become required based on previous answers. That kind of control encourages consistency across your organization and makes data analysis much easier for the office staff.
Data Capture, Anywhere
With your forms digitized, your teams in the field can easily capture job site data using mobile devices like phones and tablets. Embedded logic and features, like auto-populated fields, accelerate form completion and improve the accuracy of input data. Once a form has been submitted, it is instantly available for review and processing, eliminating the need for manual form delivery – saving your team significant time and budget.
If your jobsite is in a remote location without a cell signal, mobile forms can be completed offline and uploaded once a signal is regained.
One of the biggest challenges with using paper forms is distribution. Oftentimes, we fill forms out, store them in our personal folders, and they never see the light of day unless a problem arises later. With GoFormz, the workflow of these digital forms can be automated to distribute to certain contacts, dispatched to teams in the field, emailed to customers, and uploaded to a project management system, like Procore. Having all of this information instantly available greatly increases your chances of solving issues before they become emergencies.
GoFormz + Procore
GoFormz users who also utilize Procore can see additional benefits through the integration available within the Procore App Marketplace. With a project already set up within Procore, information from project templates, user directory, and permissions can be automatically applied to your templates within GoFormz to reduce double data entry. Data captured within GoFormz can also be used to update or create corresponding Procore records and instantly upload completed forms to the Procore Documents tool, and more.
Several other workflows can be automated through the integration, as well, including time & materials tracking, budget modification approvals, toolbox talk forms, and incorporating manpower and equipment data from Procore to daily logs within GoFormz.
To test drive the GoFormz platform, sign up here for a free trial or request a demo.
Find GoFormz at Groundbreak 2020
Groundbreak will be held virtually this year on October 27 and 28. For those interested in finding out more about GoFormz, the sponsor showcase hours for the virtual exhibitor hall will be held:
Tuesday, Oct 27 – 11:10am – 12:30pm
Wednesday, Oct 28 – 11:10am – 12:30pm