We support the missions of a diverse group of organizations with comprehensive project consulting services and data collection guidance.
Our expertise in high-volume, paper-based, and multimodal data collection projects encompasses the entire data collection supply chain. We can provide you with end-to-end data collection service or participate in any part of the supply chain where you need assistance – from project scoping to form design to printing, mailing, fulfillment, data collection, data delivery, results reporting and analytics. We’ll optimize your project at every stage of production to be efficient, cost-effective, and precise, so you get the mission-critical data you need – on time, on budget, and with world-class integrity.
DataForceTM can help you develop your Request For Proposal (RFP) and Grant Application Package, too. For RFPs, we’ll map out everything you need to consider so you can compare apples to apples, and move forward with confidence. For grants, we’ll help you write and submit a package that increases your chances of funding approval. Count on DataForce as your trusted partner for all your project planning and data collection needs.
Our project managers have decades of experience handling large scale projects of varying complexity. We’ll match you with a project management team – including a primary point of contact for the duration of your project. Your team will include a Project Director, Project Manager, Project Coordinator and a Technology Specialist.
Projects containing multiple components, in particular, require a strong project management team that is constantly taking the pulse at different stages, much like a well-choreographed dance routine that must have all dancers hitting their mark at the right place and right time. To ensure a streamlined performance, we take the time during the project development stage to analyze every step in the sequence.
We then develop a Project Execution Plan (PEP), which details every project element including design, printing, programming, fulfillment, distribution, scanning, data collection and reporting. Upon your approval, the PEP will drive our operating procedures through the course of the project. The result is a highly developed, cost-effective program paired with unbeatable project management expertise that ensures the job gets done correctly.
To ensure projects move smoothly, your project manager will:
DataForce works with you to design forms that are ideal for obtaining the data you need. Our survey designers specialize in creating professional forms that are both functional and visually appealing, to generate high response rates and impeccable results.
Upon receipt of a form design request from the Client, DataForce will initiate the Requirements Definition phase during which all requirements are gathered from the Client (e.g., previous artwork, form content, question order, colors, fonts, language, etc.).
Upon form approval from the Client and the receipt of the Client’s Data Dictionary/Schema and business rules, DataForce will initiate the Programming phase. This phase of programming for data collection and reporting may be executed concurrently with form printing and fulfillment activities depending on scheduling. DataForce will test the accuracy of the programming using “dummy” data and submit a sample data file to the Client for review.
We can optimize your forms with:
Design proofs are provided within 3 to 7 days, depending on the complexity of the form design.
DataForce can manage all aspects of your research project, from printing and fulfillment to data processing, reporting and analytics. Whether you need one-stop shop support, or help with any aspect of your survey and test administration, DataForce has a solution for you. We can even put a team onsite with our equipment to do the processing for you.