There are millions of Microsoft 365 users globally. Chances are, you use it yourself in your own business. Relying on the software to power email, drive productivity, and connect to colleagues.
In April 2020, Office 365 became Microsoft 365. The value of the software suite to communication and collaboration remains intact. A Microsoft 365 subscription provides Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and other useful applications. Those are the familiar options.
But Microsoft is always evolving its cloud-based services. Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace integrating people, content, and tools. There's also a To-Do application, Flow for managing notifications, and Power Bi Pro analytics. That's to name just a few.
One that flies under the radar however is Microsoft Forms.
Microsoft 365 Forms Makes Data Collection Easier
Microsoft Forms allows your business to create surveys, generate quizzes, conduct polls, and capture data.
This easy-to-use application simplifies form creation: using a simple drag-and-drop interface, you can be up and running within minutes. Ready-made themes allow you to pick different colors graphics and background images to personalize things. Before you go live, you can preview and test your survey. You can even share work-in-progress forms with a colleague to collaborate on the survey design.
It really is that easy. In a few minutes you can create the tools you need to:
- Collect employee input;
- Measure customer satisfaction;
- Poll your team about how they feel about returning back to the office;
- Quiz employees doing virtual learning.
Once you've perfected your form, you will have a generated link which you can put on your website, insert into email or social media posts or anywhere else you may need it. You can also generate a QR code for mobile device use.
Getting Results with Microsoft Forms
So now that you've shared your new survey, and the responses are rolling in, what's next? Forms gives you a dashboard for each project you create that collects feedback and response data and puts it into visual formats you can easily reference. You can drill down into specific questions and see individual answer data, allowing you to get as specific or as broad as you want.
And since Forms is part of the Microsoft 365 suite, it integrates with Excel too. You can import your response data into a workbook and leverage the full power of Excel's analysis tools.
How to get Forms
By now you're probably asking "okay this sounds great but how do I get this and how much is it? Well, if you're a current subscriber to almost any Microsoft 365 subscription, you already have Forms. Simply go to portal.office.com or forms.office.com and log in with your M365/O365 account to get started.
If you want to get even more advanced, upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Voice. Formerly Microsoft Forms Pro, this application helps you gather real-time customer feedback and offers even more tools to create and utilize your outreach content.
You can do more with Microsoft 365. We can help. Our specialty is getting to know your technology and business needs and identifying the tools that can simplify the work you do and boost productivity. If you'd like to have a conversation about other tools or technologies you can use to help your business, we'd be more than happy to chat. Just use the button below to get in touch with us.