PerfectForm Launches On Demand Form Creation Software

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PerfectForms, a company that lets businesses build online forms, surveys and applications without any code, is launching a cloud-based software service to accompany its on-premise offering. PerfectForms lets anyone create custom web-based forms for a variety of tasks, from simple HR routines like vacation requests or new hires, to intricate product management projects.

Using a drag and drop editor, you can easily build forms within minutes. The forms can be integrated with LDAP, databases and other existing CRMs. The software and on-premise solution give users automatic reminders when action is required in forms and will create customized detailed reports on data, project tracking and workflow.

Tom Allanson, CEO of PerfectForms, says that the cloud-based offering may be appealing to enterprises because there’s no software or hardware to maintain, no upfront investment, and best of all, the cost is only $30 per month per license. The on-premise solutions costs $600 per license. That being said, businesses have to feel comfortable with putting confidential and sensitive information in the cloud, which could be an issue for many enterprises. Competitors in this space include Oracle’s PeopleSoft.

  • Bill

    So the client is Flash-based…

    and the server requires M$ Windows Server 2003 and ASP.NET 2.0 (for the on-premise install)…

    Well, that sorta kills it for me. None of my clients want to run Flash-based anything for their Web apps and, for the ones that *must* run stuff on their premises, 1/2 of them use open-source technologies on the server and don’t want to set up special servers just to run Windows…

    • http://webappsatwork.blogspot.com/ Jane McCarty

      Well, i kinda dislike Flash as well cause I can’t grasp its use for web database… The good news is there are many systmes I dealt with that don’t use it. You can check it in my blog.

  • Bill

    So the client is Flash-based…

    and the server requires M$ Windows Server 2003 and ASP.NET 2.0 (for the on-premise install)…

    Well, that sorta kills it for me. None of my clients want to run Flash-based anything for their Web apps and, for the ones that *must* run stuff on their premises, 1/2 of them use open-source technologies on the server and don’t want to set up special servers just to run Windows…

    • http://webappsatwork.blogspot.com/ Jane McCarty

      Well, i kinda dislike Flash as well cause I can’t grasp its use for web database… The good news is there are many systmes I dealt with that don’t use it. You can check it in my blog.

  • http://www.stay-comm.com Sarah

    Hmmm … I use Response-O-Matic and I really like it. Plus, it’s FREE to create a dynamic form. You only get one for free, and then you have to start paying monthly. For $20/month you get tons of great features.

    • Don

      Sarah:

      You may be missing the point of PerfectForms. It is not an HTML form script generator. Rather it is an infrastructure and delivery platform for building Rich Internet Applications that are form and workflow centric with an object database behind.

      They can be deployed in the cloud on PF servers, or on premises with a server license. The developer environment and the final applications are indeed Flash based, and the development process is mostly Drag and Drop and for the most part code-less. You don’t do any flash development; flash is used as the platform for delivery of both the development environment and the final form based applications.

      PF allows connections to a variety of other sources of data (such as backend SQL databases ) and highly customizable form control behaviors for validation and complex business rules.

      It is not HTML or JavaScript based. And it scales.

      It’s a different animal altogether.

  • http://www.stay-comm.com Sarah

    Hmmm … I use Response-O-Matic and I really like it. Plus, it’s FREE to create a dynamic form. You only get one for free, and then you have to start paying monthly. For $20/month you get tons of great features.

    • Don

      Sarah:

      You may be missing the point of PerfectForms. It is not an HTML form script generator. Rather it is an infrastructure and delivery platform for building Rich Internet Applications that are form and workflow centric with an object database behind.

      They can be deployed in the cloud on PF servers, or on premises with a server license. The developer environment and the final applications are indeed Flash based, and the development process is mostly Drag and Drop and for the most part code-less. You don’t do any flash development; flash is used as the platform for delivery of both the development environment and the final form based applications.

      PF allows connections to a variety of other sources of data (such as backend SQL databases ) and highly customizable form control behaviors for validation and complex business rules.

      It is not HTML or JavaScript based. And it scales.

      It’s a different animal altogether.

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