You have questions and you need answers. Sure, you could personally ask everyone from whom you need answers but that’s time-consuming – and rather tedious.
Whether you need information from your staff, insights from your customers, or intelligence from a combination of respondents, you need a way to get data quickly and easily. More importantly, you need a way to collect information that will help you get meaningful answers.
Information fuels your business – information about your sales and customers, information about your staff and vendors, and information about your technology and infrastructure.
With Microsoft Forms, technology is a major boost in helping you get this information. In transactions, data is entered by customers but is generally limited and doesn’t give a more meaningful picture about the customer or their purchasing decision process. With your staff, Microsoft Forms helps you get details about mindset or morale, benefits or birthdays, and so much more.
Asking questions is the most direct way to get answers, and many businesses use solutions like Survey Monkey. One of the greatest challenges with applications like Survey Monkey is having yet another login and password to remember, and yet another program to learn. Google Forms is a popular alternative to Survey Monkey, with flexibility and convenience in a digital program.
Built into the Microsoft 365 productivity family, Microsoft Forms has the same user-friendly dashboard and intuitive design that you’re used to with Microsoft products. Too often overlooked as a form-building tool, Microsoft Forms is designed with users in mind and loaded with easy-to-use features like:
One of the features that makes Microsoft Forms so innovative is the intuitive way in which it helps you collect and analyze data, with its ability to export and present collected data in a way that helps you strategically use the information.
To use Microsoft Forms, you’ll need a free Microsoft account and create your first Form at the Microsoft Forms homepage. Follow the widget as it guides you through the step-by-step process from the Microsoft Forms dashboard, accessible from anywhere with an Internet connection – no need to download or install software on your computer.
In a few minutes, your My Forms section will have you creating your first Form in as easy as 1 – 2 – 3:
Create your first Form
Click on the (+) plus sign to start creating your first Form. Name your Form and add a description to give respondents more information about the Form.
Add your Form questions
After entering your Form name and description, click on “+ Add New” and start filling in questions for your Form. Microsoft Forms gives users lots of options for question types, including:
Preview and test your Form
Almost done! Preview your Form and review what you’ve entered thus far, and see how your Form will look for mobile users. Don’t forget to test your Form while in Preview mode to enter test responses and view how those responses will report. Edit your Form by clicking “Back” and making changes.
When you are finished with your Form, click “Send” for the menu of options to share your Form.