March 31, 2016
have seen the news item recently that nearly half of our current jobs will be
replaced by technology. It’s been a recurring lament since the first labourer
was replaced by a steam engine. At a
personal level, the rapid transformation of the economy and work is certainly
challenging but, from enough distance, there are jobs that no one misses.I
doubt anyone who used to collect night soil buckets regrets sewerage systems
replacing outside toilets.
word ‘computer’ used to be a job title, not a name for a device. Before
electronic computers, there were people whose whole career was manually
calculating tables that were used by other trades and professions. Ships were
literally lost due to errors in the manually created log tables used by their
this broader sweep of history, I don’t feel bad about my personal campaign to
make data entry jobs redundant. When our only option was paper forms, someone
manually entering data from those forms into software systems was a necessary
evil. There are now better options.
organisations have made a sort of dead end progress with electronic forms
that can be completed on screen but then have to be printed to be signed and
sent back. Considering someone still needs to manually re-key what has already
been typed into the electronic form, it’s not really much progress. What is
needed is proper online forms, integrated to our software systems.
Direct solutions from Secured Signing can be filled in and signed on any device
using a plain web browser. Mandatory fields are enforced and data is validated
as it is entered, ensuring forms are complete and correct the first time. The
completed and digitally signed PDF of the
form sorts out your compliance and record keeping obligations. But the game
changer is you also get the data that was entered into the form. This can be
supplied as a file that is uploaded to your system or, better yet, we can call
your software in real time and load the data directly.
the data entered into your online forms directly into your core business
systems not only saves duplication of effort, it improves the quality of your
bit to get a data entry person a better job! Get rid of your paper forms and
fillable PDFs. Get some proper online
forms that give you a digitally signed record and post data directly into your
core business system.