For people looking to collect electronic forms into a place where they can be shared over the Internet, SharePoint 2010 provides a strong platform.
Today, when most people think of SharePoint they think of a place to share files on the web or Intranet, but the product has evolved rapidly. The new 2010 version sports a design tool that makes it easy to create powerful workflows.
The problem is, how do you collect data into SharePoint?
At FormRouter we see SharePoint as one more database available for people to collect electronic forms into. Because of this we have extended to power of FormRouter to dynamically write filled PDF Forms and data directly to lists in secure SharePoint sites.
And yes, the forms can be filled out with the Free Adobe Reader.
Once forms are collected securely into SharePoint the administrator can provide password protected access to the lists of data and full PDF forms.
This makes it easy for end users to search and sort data on any field -- then, open the filled PDF form directly from SharePoint to see the data in context.
Of course this can all be set up without programming.
Better yet, Microsoft now offers SharePoint hosting in the cloud as a service, so you don’t need to set up any servers.