“How can I ensure the data I collect has value?”
Microsoft Forms lets you generate surveys and quizzes and helps you make sense of the data you gather.
Tired of wasting time on ineffective data collection tools?
Problematic forms and over-complicated survey reports; you may think these are par for the course with data collection. However, it’s important to get these considerations right before embarking on data gathering, otherwise, you could end up with screeds of data that are completely useless to your business.
Unnecessary data or data with little to no value represents wasted time, energy and resources. If the data you gather routinely holds little to no valuable insights then it’s time to adopt a new data collection solution. There is a vast range of tools out there that will give you the ability to generate vast quantities of data in a short time, but that’s only half the battle, as knowing what to do with the data afterwards and how to present it in a coherent way can be where the real challenge lies.
Once you’ve gathered data, the task of having to organise it begins, as a random jumble of words and numbers with no analysis won’t present well to your intended audience. Organising the data you gather can be the most agonising aspect of data collection, often involving lots of manual data entry depending on the format used for data gathering. Also, as with other data, your business holds you’ll have to give serious consideration to your data protection obligations by ensuring any personal data remains secure and that it is used and stored in compliance with any relevant legislation.
Fortunately, Office 365 features an application that responds to many of the traditional challenges of data gathering and analysis.
Introducing Microsoft Forms
Microsoft Forms is an effortlessly simple, intuitive tool that lets you publish surveys, polls and quizzes in a matter of minutes. Respondents can then interact with your form from virtually any device or web browser. Integrated analytics tools let you visualise and evaluate responses and you can export the data gathered to Excel for more in-depth analysis.
Seamless integration within the Office 365 family makes for a hassle-free experience. See below for a round-up of Forms’ simple yet empowering tools and features.
Surveys. Surveys are an invaluable means by which to gauge customer satisfaction, improve staff engagement and arrange events. Thanks to templated question branching and ready-to-go themes you’ll be able to launch surveys in minutes and have the responses rolling in no time.
Quizzes. These are particularly useful for keeping an eye on staff training and development. By having staff complete quizzes, you can identify knowledge gaps and areas where further training might be required. With the ability to analyse scores and add instructions and explanations these could soon become a vital learning and development tool in your business.
Polls. Perfect for gauging opinions, polls are ideal for many scenarios. Find out what your customers think of your latest product, see what the team thought of their training day or find out when they want to hold their next meeting, the possibilities are endless!
Straightforward yet powerful analysis. As forms gather responses in real-time it automatically visualises the data gathered in easy-to-interpret charts. Thanks to Office 365 integration you can export data to Excel and take advantage of its extensive range of data manipulation tools.
Simple yet extremely effective; Microsoft Forms streamlines data gathering into one effortless process. Gather data from within and outside your organisation, view results in real-time using user-friendly analytics and extract value from your data gathering to make informed decisions and improve your business’ operation.
Struggling to find a solution that fits around your business?
At Cloudscape, we use our extensive experience to deliver custom-fit technology solutions to SMEs in London and the home counties. Technology should serve your business’ aims and aspirations, it shouldn’t be something to mould your operation around. We are experts in Cloud-computing and we know how empowering Cloud Services can be when leveraged correctly, so let us help you tailor Office 365 so that it works for your business and the unique challenges you face. Call us on 0207 952 8123 or send us an email email@example.com.