Top 5 Practical Ways to Use Formstack in Government

Written by Abby Nieten on May 3, 2018

Posted in Workflow Automation

Formstack’s online form technology gives organizations an easy way to collect and manage information. No matter the industry or business size, our smart online forms can be customized for every team and any problem.

To help you better understand what’s possible with Formstack, let’s take a closer look at just one industry: government. Here are 5 key ways Formstack can move your government workflows along:

#1: Public Assistance

Local and state government organizations are responsible for running public assistance programs that offer aid (such as financial assistance or health benefits) to people in need. Formstack provides a few tools to help with these efforts:

  • Online applications that give residents a quick and easy way to request assistance
  • WCAG and Section 508 compliance that ensures your online government forms are accessible to users with disabilities
  • Data encryption that prevents unauthorized users from accessing public assistance program data

#2: Hiring

Keeping government positions filled is essential to the success of important programs and community efforts. While the hiring process can be cumbersome for organizations with limited resources, the right tools can ease the pain. To this end, Formstack has several beneficial offerings:

  • Professional online forms for hiring requests, government job applications, interview feedback, and more
  • A File Upload field that allows applicants to easily attach resumes and cover letters to their online applications
  • An Approvals feature that automatically routes new applications to the hiring manager for candidate review

Formstack proofNeed proof? KleenMark uses Formstack to streamline new hire requests, and USA Sport Group uses Formstack to manage its international recruiting process.

#3: Citizen Engagement

Building relationships with citizens or residents is an important, but unspoken, government task. Most government organizations engage with the people they serve through community surveys, such as an environmental issues survey or a trash removal survey. Formstack can make your surveys powerful with these features:

#4: Permit Management

From building and zoning permits to transportation permits to large gathering permits, government organizations are flooded with permit applications that must be reviewed. To streamline permit processing, here’s what Formstack provides:

  • Online permit applications (such as a handicap parking permit form or an application for building permit form) that can be embedded or shared on your organization’s website
  • Electronic signatures that allow you to get proper acknowledgement and authorization on permit applications
  • Automated submission notifications that alert you of new permit application submissions in real time for prompt follow-up

#5: Grant Processing

The government funds recovery initiatives, innovative research, and other projects that provide a public service or stimulate the economy. Improve your grant processing with these Formstack features:

  • Online government grant application forms that allow citizens and organizations to provide complete and accurate details on their grant requests
  • A Workflows feature that can significantly streamline grant processing by letting you and your staff easily review, edit, and comment on grant applications
  • Notification emails that alert you whenever someone submits a new grant request

Government employees juggle countless tasks and projects that can be simplified with a data management solution like Formstack. Click below for further insights on our government solutions.