Caribbean Development Strategies, a leading research and strategy firm, needed a faster way to get its primary research data (surveys and questionnaires) from the field to a central database for analysis. The “field” could be anywhere from a busy downtown in any Caribbean country, to a remote rural community with no Internet. Field workers have varying levels of writing skills and experience.
Connect Consulting delivered an easy-to-use Android app for use on smartphones, tablets or iPads. Whether the survey staff are online or offline, survey input is entered by simple, touch-responsive menus and options, with minimal typing. Each record is stored securely, and submitted with one click, whenever an Internet connection is available–optionally via a SIM card on the mobile device.
The result? Virtually no down time between face to face data collection and database updates; fewer inaccuracies due to handwriting and paper loss; and no need for data entry staff to transcribe information.
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