Discover how your organization can use mobile technology to boost the effectiveness of your data collection methods in 2020.
As we enter a new year and a new decade, now is the ideal time to upgrade your organization’s data collection methods. Due to the evolution of mobile data collection technologies, there has never been a better range of solutions to choose from.
Switching from the Old to the New
Traditional data collection methods are still widely used. This method involves gathering information in person with a clipboard, pen, and paper and then manually entering data into a spreadsheet. The main drawbacks of the traditional method are that it tends to be quite time-consuming, resource-heavy and labor-intensive. As such, it’s not surprising that so many organizations are now making the switch to newer technologies such as mobile data gathering.
Mobile Data Collection Explained
It is a method of information gathering that involves the use of mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets. It can be used to gather, compile and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data. As all the information is stored in a single centralized location, there is no need for post-information-gathering data entry. Another major advantage of mobile data collection tools is that they also often include extra functionalities that allow researchers to fulfill additional tasks such as asking research questions, testing hypotheses, evaluating results and much more.
Business Applications of Mobile Data Collection
Mobile data collection can be put to use across a diverse range of business activities. It can be a useful tool for many departments such as accounting or marketing. Some examples of business use cases include executing execute audits, scheduling jobs, market research, and lead capture.
Streamline Processes with Mobile Data Collection
By using mobile data collection solutions, organizations can streamline business processes. This boosts efficiency and can save a lot of time and resources. The automation of certain tasks not only ensures that the work is completed more quickly, but it also frees up employees to focus on more important jobs.
Improve the Accuracy of your Data
Mobile data collection software can help to significantly to improve the quality of data. Firstly, it does this by reducing the likelihood of error at the point of collection. What’s more, the real-time collection of data prevents memory bias. Another major advantage is that it can swiftly collect diversified information and produce data that is ready to share and analyze.
Find Out More
If you are keen to learn more about making the switch to mobile data collection solutions, then you should check out the infographic below. This insightful infographic features an easy-to-understand overview of mobile technology data collection and lays out some of the reasons why your organization should adopt this mobile tech in 2020. It also includes some sample use cases and offers advice on how to select the best data collection solution for your needs.
The Savvy Researcher’s Guide to Mobile Data Collection [Infographic]
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