Delivering InfoPath Solutions since 2003
We deliver fantastic InfoPath electronic form solutions quickly. Our expertise is tried and tested on leading edge clients in the UK and US marketplaces.
Its amazing what you can achieve with electronic forms when combined with a workflow engine.
InfoPath - a background
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 over 16 years and is now clearly showing its age.
In 2019 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 InfoPath is finally retired in 2023.
Those companies new to electronic forms can look at PowerApps and Flow for their forms and workflows and may consider other alternatives too.
We specialise in delivering InfoPath solutions quickly. Over the years we have built many advanced form solutions for companies both large and small.
We have been working with InfoPath since it was released in 2003. It has undergone many new releases finally ending with InfoPath 2013.
For example we built a performance management solution using InfoPath and SharePoint for Careers Wales (Cardiff). 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.
We also built an advanced forms solution for National Grid which is being used globally. They said they wanted a fantastic InfoPath solutions quickly. National Grid also said that previous consultants had tried and failed but we succeeded despite a real problem with several difficult technical issues. We created a perfect solution that the IT director praised:
During the past 16 years we have built many advanced form solutions. Many were based on InfoPath but over the past years have been looking at alternatives.
Rebuild 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 Flow/PowerApps 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 Office 365 platform.
Yet another alternative is to lift and shift all of your form 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.
“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!”
“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.
We are fanatical about transforming technology into business value. Call us now on 01902 851 824 to collect your voucher for £299.99 off your first invoice for Solvetech services.