Expertise - Infopath forms

It is a software application for designing, distributing, filling and submitting electronic forms containing structured data. It is used as a form-creation and data-gathering tool that helps organizations streamline their business processes. It is a powerful application for building forms for data collection and storage.

Advantages:

  • Forms are simple to create and modify for people familiar with MS Office
  • They integrate directly with the metadata in Sharepoint, unlike an ASP.Net form
  • Workflow Foundation is available through Sharepoint and simpler than using an ASP.Net form
  • If you're dealing with document-based processes (like work orders, orders, permission requests), it might make more sense to have a repository of the documents, rather than building a reporting structure off the data entered through the ASP.Net form
  • The documents are ready to be used by a process implemented in BizTalk
  • The validation and logic are run on the client with no additional programming, many times giving a much better user experience than plain ASP.Net forms
  • Ease of use when designing and constructing forms