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Simple Contact Form With Auto Reply

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[This post was first published on blog.polydojo.com]

Today, most websites and blogs have contact forms. But unfortunately, only rarely are well made. They tend to be long and dense. Sometimes, they don't even work. In this blog post, we'll discuss how you can build forms that are easy to fill.

We'll talk about building a contact form for your website or blog. Contact forms can serve as import lead generation channels; and when implemented correctly, they can considerably boost sales.

Empathy Is The Key To Better Forms

Thinking about our own needs comes naturally to us. When it comes to contact forms, businesses tend to many questions. They may ask for the prospect's name, address, industry, company size etc. From the business' perspective: more questions ⇒ more information ⇒ greater chance of closing more sales.

However, from a prospect's perspective, filling a long form with lots of buttons and toggles can be rather tedious. Instead of filling the…

Why Are Companies Choosing SaaS?

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Not too long ago, software was exclusively sold in boxes and on CDs. Companies would maintain their own server rooms and IT staff. Thankfully, the picture is different today. More and more companies are turning to cloud based SaaS vendors to meet their IT requirements.

What is SaaS?

SaaS stands for "Software as aService". Unfortunately, neither the abbreviated nor the expanded form do much to explain what SaaS actually is. To answer this question, let's consider an analogy.

When it comes to electric power, most of us pay the power company on a month-to-month basis. An alternative would be to setup our own home-based power generation plant. But that would be crazy! Maybe we should add a few solar panels, but then again, that wouldn't be enough. We ought to connect our home to the power company's grid.

SaaS basically takes the idea of 'paying for electricity on a monthly basis' and applies it to software. In the pre-SaaS era, all companies would …

Hello World!

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This is first post on our blog. As an engineer, I couldn't think of a more fitting title than "Hello World".

LET'S INTRODUCE OURSELVES!

I am Sumukh Barve, founding CEO of Polydojo. Polydojo is a platform for creating online forms and processes. On this blog, you'll often see posts from Mark Waterberry, our Chief of Customer Success. He has a background in operations management and spends a lot of time with businesses, helping them deal with process bottlenecks.

You should also see some posts from our CTO, Mrs. Sharmila Barve. She's a Professor of Telecommunication Engineering at TSEC; and has a keen interest in web application scalability. She is my mother. There will be occasional posts from other staff members of our staff.

Great! Now that we've introduced ourselves, its your turn. If you'd like to say hello, please use the comments box below or write to us at hello@polydojo.com. We'd be thrilled to hear from you. If you have any questio…