With Microsoft’s announcement that InfoPath 2013 is the last version of InfoPath forms, people are searching for alternatives. Microsoft launched InfoPath – software for designing and filling electronic forms – in 2003 as part of Office 2003. When used with SharePoint, InfoPath helps users distribute and maintain forms on their intranets. Since its launch, the forms product has offered a great tool for businesses that need to build forms.
In early 2014, Microsoft announced that it would retire InfoPath and that InfoPath 2013 would be the last version it released. Microsoft hasn’t announced plans for an InfoPath replacement. As a result, companies are seeking alternative forms solutions to replace InfoPath. To successfully transition to a new forms solution, you need to understand what InfoPath provides and how to think about InfoPath alternatives.
InfoPath’s forms designer provides various controls (textbox, radio buttons, checkboxes and lists), supports basic calculations, connects to external data sources, and allows conditional formatting and custom coding within the form itself. Understandably, people don’t want to lose any of the familiar functionality of InfoPath. But what if an InfoPath alternative offered all these features as well as the ability to build forms that are SharePoint-, mobile- and workflow-friendly?
Nintex Forms integrates with SharePoint and Office 365 in the same way as InfoPath but provides more advanced features. Since its release in 2007, Nintex Forms has evolved with every release to provide the capabilities that SharePoint and Office 365 customers seek. One constant? Nintex Forms is user-friendly and easy.
To learn more about how you can extend the power of your forms by switching from InfoPath to Nintex Forms, download our InfoPath Transition Guide.