Forms are a part of life but they don’t have to be tedious and ugly. Clean, well-designed online forms help customers provide needed information quickly and painlessly. What if your existing employees could do it all using simple visual tools without coding?
Workflow automation is the foundation of digital transformation. But, automating everyday processes isn’t always easy. Dynamic forms, complex routing, e-signatures, mobility and more … it’s a lot to handle and that’s if you can find the necessary programming talent. What if your existing people could do it all using simple visual tools? Watch this brief video to see how easy it is with frevvo’s 100% visual, low-code platform.
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With leading menswear retailers such as Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank, Tailored Brands provides a one-of-a-kind shopping experience with compelling products and world-class service via their 1400+ locations in the U.S. and Canada.
They were using a different product which generated very large files, required local emails, was hard to use for dynamic forms and was expensive to maintain. Their Manager of Intranet, Jim Rinke, decided to investigate alternative products for their digital transformation journey.
After a lengthy search, Tailored Brands selected frevvo in 2011 for its drag-and-drop design, robust dynamic forms, 100% browser-based interface and the ability to route the form to different recipients based on user data.
“We were looking to replace the product we were using with a system that would work in our 1400+ stores.
Our forms are highly dynamic and can have complex business requirements. Using frevvo’s visual designers, we’ve now implemented 100+ forms & workflows. frevvo Cloud just works and meets our needs at reasonable cost.”
– Jim Rinke, Manager, Intranet & Documentation
Using frevvo’s low-code, visual solution, Tailored Brands’ team of just 2 people has now implemented 104 forms and workflows for a wide variety of use cases such as Inventory Request, Store Appearance Checks by multi-unit managers, Theft/Robbery/Damage forms, Employee or Customer Injuries and others.
The benefits are enormous:
Previous forms were seamlessly replaced with online versions.
Small file sizes mean they work fast and efficiently in the store locations.
Dynamic behavior is easy and the forms automatically show/hide sections based on user data, perform calculations etc.
Built-in mobile allows employees to use an iPad to complete forms.
Tailored Brands intends to continue rolling out additional forms and workflows, especially workflows that can route directly to an email address (anonymous user).
V7.4 has been released and it comes with a bunch of new things – the most exciting feature is the upgraded Visual Rule Builder.
Many customers use frevvo to create forms with extensive dynamic behavior. They love the flexibility and power of frevvo when it comes to creating dynamic forms. With frevvo’s Visual Rule Builder, it’s easier than ever to create these dynamic behaviors and anyone can do it.
Watch this short video that shows you how easy it is to use the Visual Rule Builder to create dynamic content.
Customers are using frevvo for things like:
Showing fields only when they’re relevant
Automatically filling in fields
and many others.
Why not give it a whirl? Sign up for a free trial and see for yourself. It takes 30 seconds, and you can install a template and try it out instantly.
Day-to-day business activities are simply more useful if they can access information from SQL databases on-demand. If Customer Service has visibility into order history from the database, they can better help the customer. HR applications can access employee data and so on.
frevvo provides a Database Connector that allows you to perform sophisticated integration with your database. From dynamic dependent pick lists to master-detail views to creating and updating records in SQL and running stored procedures, you do it all with frevvo.
Learn more by downloading our new eBook or by watching the video at the links above and visit our website to view customer success stories and signup for a free trial.
It’s a fuzzy concept. An agile business is one that responds rapidly to changing market conditions. That means giving your employees the ability to do the right thing at the right time as they respond to changing customer expectations and being able to adapt and react quickly to take advantage of new business opportunities.
Automating Approvals is critical to Business Agility
Cloud and Mobile are key enablers and one of the most important things your company can do to attain this business agility is to automate your everyday, routine approval workflows to take advantage of cloud + mobile.
Check out this new infographic, where we show you 6 ways digitized approval workflows promote business agility. From reduced business complexity to anytime/anywhere access to enhanced collaboration to taking advantage of new opportunities in global markets to continuous process improvement, automated approval workflows are a must in today’s fast-paced business environment.
frevvo’s cloud-based, affordable solutions can help you digitize these routine approvals like sales orders, travel claims, purchase requisitions and vacation requests so employees have more time to focus on customers and are empowered to do that critical right thing at the right time.
We have many features and benefits in our product. We always like to use customer examples to show you how it works. This time we are using ourselves as the example. We use this feature in our Client Services order workflow to continuously develop business agility.
In a Client Services workflow, designed with frevvo, the first step is filled in by a company employee who then clicks send when the Service Order is completed. Conveniently, the customer receives a customized email with a link to the service order. This link will direct the customer to the step in the flow needed to be completed by them. This step is completed when the customer approves and signs it, but what if they don’t approve!? No worries, frevvo has your back. “Remember, we are all about the user friendly experience?”
The reject option.
The customer now has the option to click the Reject button (which can be customized to say anything you want) and provides a reason for the rejection. Rather than trying to solve the mystery of “Why was I rejected,” you will find out why in an email sent in response to the rejection of the step. Rejection never felt so good. Ultimately, this flow will be routed back to the frevvo employee for revision.
Easy Reject is a feature that allows steps in a flow to be sent back to a previous step by clicking the Reject button. The Reject feature is easily configured through the Live Forms Quick Approve wizard. The designer simply selects “reject to” or “reject from” for each step in the workflow, including steps performed by anonymous users, and all the configured steps will display a Reject button. It’s that easy.
The ability for an anonymous user to reject a workflow task is an important feature of frevvo workflows. Contact us today and see if it will fit your business needs. You can view full step by step instructions to implement this feature in a Purchase Order Workflow here!
The Road to Hybrid Cloud. The cloud computing model continues to create a larger and larger footprint in the IT landscape as enterprises pursue the model’s benefits including but not limited to: 1) shared resources 2) facilitated access to information and resources from anywhere on any device 3) on demand provisioning and reallocation of computational resources. The greatest benefits are typically achieved using public cloud services however most organizations are unwilling to put ALL their data (particularly sensitive information) into public cloud solutions. In order to still reap the benefits of the cloud computing model, organizations will implement some solutions on internal private cloud platforms.
What is Hybrid Cloud and How Does It Work. A hybrid cloud refers to an environment that runs both public and private cloud services AND provides a way to to share data between them. Typically the data shared with public cloud services is limited and secured/encrypted to reduce exposure. Exposing a server within your firewall to a public cloud service is not what we mean by hybrid. A hybrid cloud connects 2 or more internal and external cloud platforms in such a way that they can exchange information.
What Are the Advantages. A hybrid cloud allows organizations to leverage the efficiency gains of the cloud computing model without having to expose all their data to public cloud services by providing mechanisms to securely share data. Once mechanisms have been defined for exchanging data between internal and external cloud platforms, CIOs can incrementally control what data is exposed to public cloud solutions. The ability to integrate internal data with external/public cloud services is hugely beneficial (if not required) to leverage public cloud services in a compelling and useful fashion.
The Benefits of frevvo. When you sign up for an account on app.frevvo.com, you’re using frevvo in the public cloud. If you deploy frevvo within your organization, you are setting up frevvo as a multi-tenant, private cloud solution. Either way, there are many examples of frevvo participating in hybrid cloud architectures. A frevvo account running in the public cloud could be configured to securely access LDAP information running within a private cloud. Enterprises running frevvo within their private cloud infrastructure can write data to google spreadsheets (public cloud). Another example is utilizing frevvo’s database connector to allow frevvo from either a public or private cloud to integrate with any back-end relational database.
In Summary. This cloud computing phenomenon migrates both, public cloud and private cloud services, to solve your business needs. From small business to large enterprises, being able to keep private information secure as well as hosting public information is very beneficial. As noted on the infographic (pictured to the left) using frevvo in the hybrid cloud is a business strategy to lead you to successful business agility. Our cloud based product is mobile ready, with a drag & drop easy design, that allows you to create custom forms and workflows to increase business agility.
I recently stumbled across this cloudtastic (Cloudtastic: a term used by those working with or in the cloud when finding something to be great or fantastic) article, “6 New Facebook Features for Business: What Marketers Need to Know.” This article made me stop and think of you, yes you. Do you like frevvo? I don’t mean “like” as in all of it’s wonderful features and benefits that increase business agility and enterprise mobility, but physically “like”. As in visiting our Facebook page and clicking “like.”
Now that you like us, thank you by the way, Facebook has added a new feature where you, yes you, can select frevvo to be seen first on your news feed. I love this idea as frevvo prides itself on a user friendly experience, just like this would be for you. frevvo’s most important updates at your finger tips whenever you glance at your news feed.
Let’s face it. Customization is amazing and it’s great Facebook has added it. This new customizable feature is another cloudtastic change to Facebook. Just like with frevvo’s products you can customize your Facebook to be exactly what you want! The goal of this feature addition is to allow you to see what matters most to you. If that’s frevvo, then take a look at how you can do this here. Unfortunately we do not have an instructional section for this on our docs page yet, but if you need any instructions for frevvo this where you want to go.
Once again, thank you for taking the time to “like” us on Facebook and being a customer. We do what we do to make your lives easier. Have a success story with frevvo? Share it with us, we love to hear how your business has been made easier!
“frevvo’s modern online system is easy to use, has all the capabilities we need and is affordably priced. Their outstanding customer support and willingness to work with us made it the right choice for our County.”
– Jackie Solomon Director, Information Technology, Hood County, TX
Success stories are our favorite thing to hear, talk about, and share with the world. Hood County’s electronic blood warrant workflow is a particularly interesting case. In DWI cases, a Blood Warrant is required by law before administering a blood test.Prior to automation with frevvo, this process could take hours to complete:
A paper warrant form is filled out by an officer.
The officer is then sworn in by a magistrate and signs the warrant form.
Finally, it is approved and signed by the magistrate.
These steps were tedious for the staff as it became expensive and time consuming. Hood County’s regular tasks were interfering with business agility. That’s when they called frevvo.
By converting manual processes into mobile-enabled, automated workflows with electronic signatures, the County is dramatically improving efficiency. For example, reducing delay is critical in blood alcohol testing. With an automated workflow, legal warrants can be obtained in a timely manner while eliminating errors such as missing data in an affidavit.
Hood County looked at 15+ solutions and chose frevvo. To obtain a Blood Warrant, forms are now filled out electronically by the officer. The magistrate remotely swears in the officer, reviews the warrant and signs off electronically or rejects. The officer prints out the exact PDF required by law including all signatures. The blood alcohol testing can proceed legally in a timely manner.
We have enjoyed working with Hood County a great deal and are grateful to have created this business relationship with them. Solving business needs through business agility is what we are passionate about. You can be our next success story, sign up today.
You can view the official Hood County Case Study here.