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How to Build an Availability Form

Availability forms are a key part of all kinds of processes - including employee scheduling, resource allocation, booking requests, and more. The trouble is that - compared to other kinds of forms - the data model you’ll typically need to handle availability can be fairly complex. Traditional form builder tools are rarely up to the task. On the other hand, countless teams handle availability using dated tools - like spreadsheets or even pen and paper.

Ronan McQuillan

Feb 26, 2024

How to Build an Employee Complaint Form

Handling employee complaints is a delicate process. We’re faced with the dual challenges of gathering accurate information in a fair and transparent manner - while also securely handling potentially very sensitive data. A vast number of companies manage this using dated tools - like spreadsheets or even pen and paper. This approach fails on both fronts. Today, we’re checking out how custom web forms a more effective solution to this problem.

Ronan McQuillan

Feb 22, 2024

How to Build an Expense Reimbursement Form

Handling employees’ expenses can be a huge headache. This doesn’t just create paperwork for colleagues on the ground. It also burdens finance teams with assessing submissions and processing payments. Today, we’re checking out how expense reimbursement forms can transform this experience. Specifically, we’ll see how Budibase empowers teams to create advanced forms in a fraction of the time. By the end, we’ll have a fully functional, custom expenses form that works beautifully on all devices.

Ronan McQuillan

Feb 20, 2024

How to Build a Client Intake Form

Intake forms are a critical part of the client onboarding process. At the most basic level, we need to ensure that the correct information is gathered at the outset of new projects. Even more importantly though, we need to gather and store data in such a way that we can use it within follow-on workflows, without compromising security. Today, we’re going to see how Budibase empowers teams to build advanced forms on top of just about any data source.

Ronan McQuillan

Feb 12, 2024

How to Build Conditional Logic Forms + 5 Examples

Implementing conditional logic is one of the most common ways to make our form tools more effective. On the one hand, conditionality enhances user experiences. More importantly, though, it helps us to gather the right information - even when this varies from case to case. Today, we’re checking out how Budibase makes building conditional logic forms a breeze. Specifically, we’re going to look at how we can build five of the most common use cases for conditional forms using our open-source, low-code platform.

Ronan McQuillan

Feb 12, 2024

How to Build an IT Request Form

IT teams rely heavily on request forms for delivering services to colleagues. For instance, support ticketing, equipment checkout workflows, incident reporting, or a whole host of other workflows. The goal - first of all - is to gather the information we need in a consistent structure and format. This can then be used for categorizing, prioritizing, delegating, and ultimately actioning requests. Today, we’re exploring how Budibase empowers teams to build secure, advanced forms for all sorts of request workflows.

Ronan McQuillan

Feb 7, 2024

How to Build an Embeddable Contact Information Form

Contact information forms are probably the most common data collection tools around. They’re everywhere - whether as embedded UIs or standalone apps. In fact, just about every business needs to build contact forms - for their customers, users, colleagues, or other stakeholders. However, not all contact forms are equal. Most web forms are either built manually with HTML or using traditional form-builder tools. We can create perfectly functional forms this way, but these methods also leave a lot to be desired.

Ronan McQuillan

Feb 6, 2024

How to Build an Audit Form with Budibase

Audit forms are some of the most common field data collection tools around. In fact, they can be used in a diverse range of contexts - including financial, operational, HR, manufacturing, compliance, and other processes. Whatever the context, the challenge is providing colleagues with an efficient, repeatable way to collect the information required to complete whatever kind of audit we’re carrying out. Today, we’re going to see how Budibase makes building advanced forms faster and easier than ever before.

Ronan McQuillan

Feb 5, 2024

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