In a fast-paced, modern world, it’s no surprise to hear that America is the most overworked developed nation. Using data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, we can estimate that the productivity level of the average American worker has increased 400% since 1950, pushing workers to stay in the office well beyond the normal 40-hour work week. This level of overwork leads to burnout causing feelings of depletion, decreased mental ability, and reduced professional efficacy.
How can businesses maintain a healthy, positive work environment while staying on top of business? Process automation is the answer.
With today’s marketplace, it's easy to fall prey to a point solution. Point solutions are tools that solve a singular business problem. Sometimes, it makes sense to adopt a point solution. For example, you may only be looking for an eSignature tool that integrates with your CRM or accounting software. However, if you’re consistently opting for point solutions over platform options, your employees may be left feeling overwhelmed by software while still struggling with recurring business problems.
Choosing for a Platform Solution
Microsoft is a great example of a platform solution that can be customized to any industry. For more than 30 years, Microsoft has been a leader in the productivity space with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook all becoming foundational in how companies communicate, collaborate, and collect data each day.
By adopting a platform solution, you can reduce the effort it takes to complete small, manual day-to-day tasks and focus on valuable and creative work that drives business growth and improves decision making. Plus, by using Microsoft, you’re opting for a solution with a long-term integration plan. By 2023, over 500 million applications will be running on Microsoft Power BI, Power Virtual Agents, and Power Automate. These enhancements create a 25.1 percent faster turnaround, 27.5 percent fewer errors, and save 26,660 hours of work annually. In short, the results are life-changing for workers all over the globe.
Optimizing Work with Formstack and SeedSpark
So, how can it get even better? Enter Formstack and SeedSpark.
Formstack Forms, Documents, and Sign are all coming together to create new opportunities to streamline data management, document sharing, and signature collection, all integrating directly with the world’s leading business applications and software suites—including those from Microsoft.
Have you tried building your own solutions with apps and integrations, but still come up short? That’s where SeedSpark comes in.
With nearly 20 years of development expertise, our team integrates Formstack’s technology with a wide variety of the world’s leading software to ensure that for every problem, there is a solution.
Still not sure how all of the pieces fit together? Let’s walk through one of our recent projects.
A client in the financial industry was using a generic document to gather baseline information from their clients. Normally, this would require sharing the document with the client, receiving a completed copy, and manually inputting information into their local data management solution.
With SeedSpark and Formstack, four steps are cut down to one. Now, the client simply shares a form with their customers and Power Automate handles the rest. No more sharing copies, filing information, or manually inputting data into Excel. By automating the process, our client saved hours.
This is just a glimpse at what’s possible – and we’re just getting started! From Formstack’s more than 260 integrations to the hundreds available in Microsoft’s ecosystem, there are limitless opportunities to streamline your workflows, eliminate busy work, and make the most of each day.
Whether you have a challenge to overcome or a dream for the future, our team at SeedSpark is ready to explore solutions. We’re always excited to grab a virtual coffee, share insights, and dig into how we can help you build a better way to work. Connect with us today to get started!
Excited about the future? We are too. Let’s build it together.
About the Author
Addy Emery is the Director of Client Development with Formstack partner SeedSpark.