The purpose of DataBug is low cost and simple data capture from remote sites and the secure transmission of that data to your central systems.
DataBug is used across many industries to capture data of all sorts, including market research, customer information, and more.
It is currently used in a wide variety of locations, including gas stations, grocery stores, theme parks, state fairs, assisted living facilities, sporting goods stores, movie theaters, fast food outlets, daycare centers, colleges and universities, tradeshows, and more.
Just about every type of data collection activity has moved to the web. Paper forms are becoming dinosaurs. You need your information electronically. You don’t want to use paper, but there are times when the web just isn’t enough, or isn’t the right tool.
- Capture any type of data electronically
- Avoid high cost, support problems, device theft, data theft, and network vulnerabilities associated with connected computers
- Entry by applicants/respondents is push button easy and fast
- Data output is XML for easy import and integration into your existing systems
- Data is secure
- Does not require wifi connection or add to crowded broadband needs — captures data offline and transmits data on your schedule using just a standard phone line via toll-free number. Can get your project from concept to in-market deployment in only two weeks.
An applicant can apply for a job at your stores on the web, from home, but what do you do for all the people who actually walk into your stores looking for an application?
You can’t afford a computer-based kiosk, and even if you could afford it, you don’t have the IT staff to support it. You don’t even have the floorspace for a computer-based kiosk, and you certainly don’t want an in-store computer to give hackers a way into your systems. Yet, you can’t just let great applicants walk away, and the data must be secure. That’s where DataBug can help. It’s small enough and cheap enough that you can install it stores large or small, even QSRs and C-stores, with no hassles, worries, or costly IT support.
Market research surveys
Tired of paper forms and the cost of transcribing them? Want to avoid the cost, complication, IT support, and theft problems of a tablet? Need faster turnaround on your kiosks so respondents don’t walk away? Don’t want to hassle with the time and expense of creating and recreating web forms? Want your survey to use conditional navigation and skipping patterns so it doesn’t feel ‘dumb’? DataBug can help. Whether you want to install ten DataBugs at a central location in place of 2 computers to maximize throughput, or just want to eliminate the hassle and expense of paper and computers, DataBug can help.
Customer information / Sweepstakes
Need to capture customer information? From your sales floors? From an expo or event? Want to execute some giveaways as incentives to customers opting in? Want to make sure that all the data you need is filled in and validated and not left blank? Is what you need to do in the East different from what you need to do in the West? Franchise stores have to be different from Company stores? No problem. DataBug can help.
Need a way to capture price surveys, inventories, time and attendance, bills of lading, or any other operational data from your remote locations? DataBug makes it easy.
Think of data collection from a merchandising point of view — the more places you enable data collection, the more and better data you collect.