Benefits of Why Adobe LiveCycle Forms

These days, increasing number of enterprises are using e-forms to perform many important tasks and achieve results. These forms can include simple forms where users are required to leave their email address and a message to multi-page complex forms that include calculations and logic. Though most of the e-forms are designed in HTML along with JavaScript, many other technologies such as Adobe LiveCycle forms are becoming popular.

Adobe LiveCycle Designer is a desktop tool that allows you to create and deploy the dynamic and interactive forms based upon XML forms. This Adobe designer is a WSIWYG tool where you are just required to drag and drop the fields onto the form. This tool also provides features to bind form fields into data sources including web services, XML Schema, and ODBC data providers. It helps the developers to integrate the visual designing process to integrate smoothly with existing data infrastructures and enterprise technologies.

After the template is ready, Adobe LiveCycle Forms can create output form as HTML and PDF like a PDF form designer.  In addition, you can merge the existing enterprise data and data from other applications before presenting it to the users. Besides its capabilities of form creation and data merging, it offers various other features such as data extraction from submitted PDF. Moreover, it also allows server side processing for data.

There are many advantages of Adobe LiveCycle forms. They can capture data in the most useful way from the internal as well as external users. It can deliver to any browser, remove delay if manual processing and routing, reduces the expensive costs of gathering paper-based information. In addition, it improves the data consistency and accuracy by reducing the possible human errors. It can integrate with existing enterprise applications and data infrastructure. The most important thing is you need not touch even a single desktop for deploying forms in the entire enterprise.

LiveCycle forms can be used in various daily life applications such as travel request and approval, application for services and benefits, and expense management. More such applications include loan applications that communicate with back end systems, customized solutions for online insurance, and survey portals for your audience and more.

In the LiveCycle form designer, the form is viewed to comprised of three sections; the graphical layout of the form, the form scripts and a hierarchical structure of logical form elements. While form layout is created by drag and drop, the elements are selected from a  library in the Designer which contains all the elements and fields normally found on the forms  such as text fields, radio buttons, checkboxes and drop-down lists, and selection of graphical and structural elements like lines, curves, image fields and tables. You can create dynamic forms by using JavaScript for the form elements.

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