The Penstream Digital Pen solution for Microsoft Excel enables auditors to design forms in Excel, print them on ordinary paper, and have the handwritten data automatically digitized and formatted back into the original Excel fields. Non-technical teams get the ease-of-use and independence of simply working with Excel and paper forms, while also getting structured data which they can use within Excel to generate reports and summary data. Teams get the simplicity of working with pen and paper and all the advantages of immediate access to structured digital data.
Easily design forms in Excel
The Penstream software provides users with the power and flexibility to create or use their own existing forms with a familiar software application − Microsoft Office Excel. No new tools to buy or scripting languages to learn.
Easily collect data on paper
Forms are printed on ordinary paper with a special watermark that enables them to be used with a digital pen. Teams can fill out paper forms in any environment without extra equipment or training. The pen leaves behind a written paper record while also instantly digitizing the information for use with Excel.
Immediate access to rich data in Excel
The Penstream software automatically uploads the data and inserts it into the correct formatted cells within Excel. Teams can view, share, and store the original handwriting or the converted digital text for each form. The Penstream software also provides aggregate data tables which can be used for analysis within Excel or integrated into other databases or backend applications.
- Save time manually re-typing information already recorded on paper into Excel
- No need to change existing work practices − just use a digital pen!
- Use with your existing audit tools and spread sheets – PVC bundles, Hand Hygiene Audits, Environment Audits etc.
- Easily achieve compliance and improve quality and amount of reporting data available