Cloud Computing: Adobe FormsCentral: 10 Ways It Eases Form Management in the Cloud

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2011-02-28 Print this article Print
Adobe FormsCentral

Adobe FormsCentral

Adobe FormsCentral lets knowledge workers easily create a variety of online forms and surveys, including questionnaires, contact forms, registration pages, mailing lists and Web forms. Users can customize one of several out-of-the-box templates or start from scratch using a drag-and-drop editor. Recipients need only a Web browser and Internet connection to access and complete the form. The information is automatically added to a response table, and FormsCentral also includes analysis tools to help users understand the data collected.
Adobe FormsCentral is an online data collection solution ideal for individuals, teams or small businesses that need to quickly create and send multiple online forms, questionnaires and surveys every month. The cloud service, hosted by Adobe, lets knowledge workers design, distribute, collect and analyze data from the HTML forms and surveys. Because the forms and surveys are in HTML, respondents can use mobile devices such as smartphones, laptops and tablets to complete them. Whether users are prospecting for new business, collecting information for events or measuring customer satisfaction, FormsCentral offers a cost-effective, collaborative solution that helps companies respond quickly based on real-time data. Adobe tailored FormsCentral to meet various customer needs. With a free account, customers get up to 50 responses and can begin collecting and reviewing responses immediately. For $14.99 per month, users can create up to five forms and collect 500 responses per form. For $199 a year, they can create any unlimited number of forms or surveys and get up to 5,000 responses each. Adobe officials said FormsCentral will revolutionize data collection and analysis.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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