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Meet eForms: Electronic Process Logbook, Forms, & Work Instructions

Feb 19, 2018 7:58:00 AM / by Jeff Steele

eForms Process Logbook Forms and Work Instructions Paper on Glass

eForms Electronic Process Logbook

With eForms Access to Information is the Key

We see it every day. The access to information is the key to businesses making informed decisions about their manufacturing processes and the employee workflows. Often, only companies with deep operating budgets can afford to purchase information systems that may or may not have an electronic logbook and employ IT professional to both help and empower these operations and decisions with actionable data. Discover eForms an Electronic Logbook by Deadline Solutions, Inc. We developed it as a new type of enterprise application for corporations and Small Businesses alike.

Electronic Process Logbooks, forms, and work instructions Made Easy

Picture a world where anyone in your company with the knowledge of your business can create robust information gathering tools and records. At DSI, we have created just such a system. Meet eForms, the Electronic Process Logbook, forms, and work instruction system. More than a logbook system though, it is an information-gathering tool that can take your critical thinking staff and make them instantly more productive.

eForms does for information gathering what tools like excel did for information analysis for the workforce masses.

Data Gathering in Business Before eForms

So here is how data gathering works in business today. Say we are using Agileto develop a brand-new system or for that matter, update an existing one:before eForms logbook -Agile-Feature-Cycle

  1. Operations personnel come up with a plan to get information from the shop floor so that they can perform an analysis.
  2. They typically engage site IT or outside IT for help in putting the data gather requirements
  3. IT then proposes a solution of either in-house Enterprise solutions (if the work process is lucky enough to exist already) or a custom software solution.
  4. This process of requirements, database design, Schema approvals, goes on and on...
  5. Create the database, get it installed somewhere, change the database, this goes on and on and on.
  6. Finally, Weeks or month later the company rolls out an information system and everyone hopes that the tool will be used and engaged by the plant floor personnel.
  7. This process can be expensive.

The Typical eForms Data Gathering Rollout

Now let’s look at a typical eForms data gathering rollout:EPL-Feature-Cycle[1].jpg

  1. Operations personnel come up with a plan to get information from the shop floor so that they can perform an analysis.
  2. Operations personnel using eForms, create a ‘Form’ using the form builder within eForms. No programming is necessary. If you can point and click a mouse, you can create groups and fields on your new form.
  3. Assign the Form to the area of the plant you need operations personnel to access it from, give it a quick test and examine the log entry.
  4. Inform the users that the entry form is there.
  5. That’s it! Your users are now creating immutable, unchangeable data entry! No programmers or IT personnel required!

We take Web data entry forms and shrink the time from concept to roll-out by many factors. Are you ready to eliminate your deep IT budgets? Going paperless has never been easier. Get your logbooks, forms, SOPs, work instructions and more Online with eForms. It is Paper on Glass!  Message us today for a hands-on demo.

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Topics: logbook, Forms, work instruction, eForms, Paper on Glass

Jeff Steele

Written by Jeff Steele