As a form creation and data gathering application, InfoPath 2010 can be an invaluable tool for your business operations, especially because it’s largely designed for business users of an advanced nature and for developers.
InfoPath 2010 allows designing of stylish electronic forms for a host of business processes. Perhaps the best part of designing the electronic forms is that it can be done without the annoyance of writing code. Advanced forms are possible, such as composite applications and workflow sequences, and they can be done using Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and very little code.
Using the Ribbon interface to design forms has never been easier than with InfoPath 2010. Ribbon substitutes normal menus and toolbars with a tab interface that puts related tasks right in front of you for ease of access.
InfoPath Filler is a handy feature that adds a cleaner and richer experience to InfoPath 2010, allowing for the creation of forms in quick order.
With Microsoft’s new Backstage View screen, you can organize your data from InfoPath 2010. It offers a single point of reference for all of your information, granting access to a host of activities and publication options. You can even publish from Backstage View.
Forms in InfoPath 2010 can be enhanced with code for greater usability and versatility, but code isn’t an essential component for developing easy-to-manage forms. Form enhancements with code can better fit your business’ process needs, though, so InfoPath allows for the use of a number of tools to help create exactly what your business requires.
Participants can fill out the forms online or offline using the native integration of forms in the SharePoint Workspace interface and information is automatically synched up to the SharePoint library when the user returns to the online space.
That allows for maximum productivity, even when out of the office, and makes InfoPath and indispensible tool for your business.