How is mobile data collection used?

Whether you're conducting extensive market research or simply evaluating the productivity of your employees, Capture offers you the simplest solution. Because it is mobile-based and there is no manual data transfer, your data is captured rapidly and accurately. Moreover, feedback is faster, allowing you to act on it quickly and decisively.

Here's how Capture can help you.

Monitoring and Evaluation
Whatever your organisation's goals, you can customise Capture to suit your needs. Capturing operational and strategic information is quick and easy, allowing faster feedback, greater efficiency and increased capacity.
On-site support
You can't always be there to consult with your fieldworkers. But you can use Capture to ensure that data is always captured correctly. Customise your surveys to include rules or checks that will assist their decision-making on-site.
Up-To-The-Minute Information

Your fieldworkers will send responses as soon as they are captured. New questionnaires can be created rapidly and deployed immediately to your team’s cellphones. This means you’ll have access to accurate, real-time data as it comes in.

Effortless Follow-Up System
The subjects of your study can be tracked over time with custom reports, no matter where they are.

Key Benefits

  • Reduce turn-around time on gathering data
  • Reduce errors in collected data
  • Reduce time generating reports
  • Less time and logistics spent on submitting paperwork
  • faster feedback on data collected


Case Study

'Community Media Trust' (CMT)

  • The Context

Capture was used to allow the Treatment Literacy Practioners (TLP) of CMT to report core indicators of their daily work. Each TLP visits several clinics or schools per day, providing critical education on a range of HIV topics. The key indicators of each session (e.g. number of attendees, message, date and locaiton) need to be collected effectively and accurately so CMT can monitor it's intervention efforts.

  • The Problem

The amount of paper work having to be collected, transported and then captured was becoming problematic for CMT. Approximately 1400 forms where being sent to the head office weekly which resulted in a considerable lag between the day the data was collected, and the day a manager could analyse the data electronically.

  • The Solution

After a successful trial with fieldworkers capturing their forms weekly using a web interface, CMT piloted a group of users submitting forms daily using their mobile phones.This resulted in less paperwork and admin for the TLPs and gave management quicker access to cleaner aggregated data. Specifically, we can see the impact when we compare the turn around time between the a session being performed and a manager having access to the report electronically:

  • using a paper system: around a month
  • using a web based system: around 5 days (due to access to PCs)
  • using a mobile phone: around 1-2 hours.