FormRouter announces new
support for IBM Lotus® Notes®, Domino and OpenOffice
Upgrade expands secure form data collection
service to support IBM’s collaboration software
CARY, NC (September 26, 2006) – FormRouter, a pioneer
in hosted services for electronic forms, announced today new
support for IBM’s collaboration software products -
Lotus® Notes® and Domino. FormRouter’s Software-as-a-Service
(SaaS) solution enables non-technical subscribers to deploy
intelligent PDF, HTML, Flash and other form formats in minutes
with no servers and no programming. Upon submission, completed
forms, optional attachments and entered data are routed securely
to the form user’s Lotus Notes desktop in near real-time.
“Our service is particularly appealing to departmental
managers and small business operators that want to deploy
Internet forms but lack the resources or budget to get started,”
says FormRouter CEO, Chris M. Pieper. “With more than
118 million users, Lotus® Notes® and Domino is an
important platform to support."
The strength of the new Lotus integration lies in FormRouter’s
commitment to non-technical users and a “no programming”
approach to form data collection. FormRouter founder and CTO,
Jim Healy, commented that, “unlike relational databases,
Lotus Notes/Domino doesn’t have tables full of records.
Instead, each record is stored in an object called a Note.
Each Note requires a Form which in turn requires a View to
access and edit data and files contained within the Note.
With FormRouter, the Note, the Form and the View are created
automatically as the form data is retrieved from our secure
Guy Yost, Consultant for New York State Agencies commented,
“with no servers to buy and no programming overhead,
FormRouter is by far the quickest and easiest solution for
integrating form data into Lotus® Notes® while leveraging
Notes® inherent collaboration and workflow."
FormRouter’s support for IBM’s collaboration
software also includes the ability to securely route submitted
forms and data directly into OpenOffice spreadsheets. In May
2006, IBM announced plans (Deutsche Notes User Group conference)
to include an ODF-compatible version of OpenOffice embedded
in the Notes e-mail application by the fall of 2006. Healy
commented that, “OpenOffice.org is increasingly the
choice of businesses and governments throughout the world.
FormRouter can now support the collection of forms, data and
file attachments from all major form formats directly into
OpenOffice.org 2 Calc.”
About FormRouter Inc.
FormRouter’s hosted service lowers the cost and simplifies
the task of collecting data through forms. FormRouter subscribers
can deploy PDF, HTML, Flash, MSExcel, MSWord, InfoPath, IBM
Workplace Forms and ASP.NET forms in minutes with no servers
and no programming. Encrypted form submissions are delivered
to the form owner’s desktop and may be loaded directly
into Microsoft Access®, SQL Server, Lotus Notes® or
any ODBC compliant database. Integrated alerts support e-mail
notification, payment processing and CRM integration with
salesforce.com. To learn more about FormRouter, visit the
company’s Web site at www.FormRouter.com.
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