Our Knowledge makes us Different
Delivering great InfoPath solutions to maximise your bottom line. Brilliant customer focused and agile workflow solutions.
Solvetech deliver great InfoPath solutions very quickly using Agile to focus on growing your return on investment.
Our InfoPath expertise is tried and tested on leading edge clients in the UK and US marketplaces. We have never failed to deliver even on the most complex of forms.
Its amazing what you can achieve with electronic forms when combined with a workflow engine.
InfoPath - Mainstream support ending in 2023
The electronic forms that InfoPath provided for SharePoint were a core part of the usefulness of SharePoint for many businesses. Combined with the workflow engine within SharePoint, it transformed many business processes away from paper based forms and into automation. This automation of business workflows is a major contributor to the business value of SharePoint..
However, it has been in use for many years and is now clearly showing its age.
Today we have modern pages in SharePoint and technology has moved on from 2013. Many companies who invested in InfoPath will need to replace their ageing forms before mainstream support for InfoPath ends in 2023.
Those companies can look at the Microsoft Power Platform – Power Apps, Power BI, Power Automate and Power Virtual Agents for business automation solutions and there are other alternatives too.
Advanced Form Solutions
For many years we have built many advanced form solutions Many were based on InfoPath or .NET and Visual Studio but over the past few years have been looking at alternatives.
The Microsoft Power Platform offers many modern solutions but it does not match InfoPath functionality on a like for like basis. You need to carefully analyse your InfoPath forms and map the functionality onto the Power Platform and make decisions based on the analysis..
In fact the Power platform offers many better ways of delivering business solutions but it was not designed as a direct replacement for InfoPath.
Using Our InfoPath Expertise to Rebuild forms from scratch?
To rebuild all of your InfoPath forms would be a big ask for many companies. However you can choose to rebuild just some of your business critical forms in the Microsoft Power Platform or even a new technology platform like Plumsail Forms. Plumsail lets you create responsive web forms for public sites, SharePoint Online, in SharePoint 2019 on-premise and the Office 365 platform.
You could choose to rebuild forms in Visual Studio and .NET SharePoint forms.
There are also other form solutions like K2 Black Pearl which is the premiere on-premise solution, K2 AppiIT for Office 365 and Nintex.
InfoPath Expertise and Knowledge
Yet another alternative is to lift and shift all of your forms using the Qdabra Software FormsViewer which is free to use.
FormsViewer starts from your existing InfoPath forms. No changes needed. That means no migration nor retraining cost for your staff. Maintain the investment you have made by uploading your forms which will then run out of the box in modern browsers – no more InfoPath filler!. You can also choose to add functionality with over 60 powerful new commands.
The software is free to use! You would be advised to take out a paid for support service which is a reasonable annual cost – well under four figures in total.
Why use InfoPath Experts?
InfoPath Expertise Guaranteed
InfoPath experts are a rare breed. Some of our clients have used contractors before but find that they lose the knowledge when they move on. They prefer to set up a long-term relationship with us.
Solvetech specialise in delivering InfoPath consultancy quickly using our Agile framework to focus on the big revenue earners/cost savings. Over the years we have built many advanced form solutions for companies both large and small.
We achieve this by using our InfoPath expertise within an agile delivery framework and have been working with InfoPath since it was released in 2003.
InfoPath has undergone many new releases finally ending with InfoPath 2013.
Case Study - National Grid
We were hired as InfoPath experts to build an advanced forms solution for National Grid which is now being used globally in the US and UK. They said they wanted a fantastic InfoPath solutions quickly. National Grid also said that previous InfoPath consultants had tried and failed miserably. We actually succeeded despite a real problem with several difficult technical issues with the data. We created a perfect solution that the IT director praised:
“You guys did a much better job than I could have dreamed of, it’s easy to use, intuitive…and you got it done quickly and the business also likes it. Great job, hats off to you both and the team that got this stood up, huge improvement!”
Rich Adduci, Global Chief Information Officer at National Grid
“Peter is a highly skilled, determined and passionate SharePoint expert going above and beyond what was expected. During his time at National Grid, he developed a highly complex InfoPath form on SharePoint which is now being used across the UK and US. The deadlines of the project were strict but Peter ensured that quality was never sacrificed. He worked very closely with the end user to ensure an excellent product was created to meet the customer’s needs. It was a pleasure working with Peter and wish him all the best in the future.”
Michael Greville, Digital Project Manager at National Grid.
Case Study - Careers Wales (Cardiff and Vale)
We were hired as InfoPath consultants to build a performance management solution using InfoPath and SharePoint for Careers Wales (Cardiff and Vale). This enabled performance related forms and data to be held in a secure vault which was tightly controlled. Review points were automatically scheduled into peoples diaries and alerts set-up to monitor progress.
We made the permissions set to the author and manager at a form level so that no-one else could see sensitive information. It was seamless and easy to use (but quite complex to code – we stretched the limits with InfoPath past breaking point). To circumnavigate the issues we had – we used the QDabra qRules software to add more than 50 extra commands to InfoPath.
This solution gained country-wide interest as it was so ground-breaking.