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Formotus Pro: Business forms for data collection and SharePoint

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The Formotus Pro App

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Equip your workforce with enterprise-grade mobile forms for robust offline data collection. Connect online straight to your own SharePoint and other data systems.

Try it free!

The Formotus Pro app is available for iPad, iPhone, Windows devices and Android tablets and phones.

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INSTRUCTIONS

  • Open the Formotus Pro app and sign in using the default user credentials:
    User Name: free@formotus.com | Password: free
  • You will find sample forms deployed to the free user account.

Formotus offers what others cannot

The Formotus Pro app has been used over 2 million times by organizations of all sizes, from giant energy and construction firms to small field service and repair operations. Hundreds of businesses have equipped thousands of mobile workers with custom Formotus mobile forms. Why? Because Formotus offers what others cannot:

  • Sophisticated business logic that requires no coding
  • Robust offline performance
  • Connectors that go straight to your data systems, not through ours
  • Built-in SharePoint support for InfoPath-compatible submit and query

Common scenarios for the Formotus Pro app

Our customers create and deploy Formotus forms for a wide variety of scenarios: construction forms, building inspections, punch lists, work orders, change orders, service dispatch, material and equipment logs, job safety analysis, risk assessment matrix, daily job reports, job routing, delivery tickets, service requests, security audits, incident reports, merchandising, quality control, healthcare forms, sales forms, and the list goes on.

The Formotus Now app or the Formotus Pro app?

Good news, you don’t have to choose! A Formotus account lets you use either or both of the free apps to distribute your forms, depending on your business scenarios. Both apps run exactly the same Formotus forms.

The Formotus Pro app is for equipping your mobile workforce with offline-optimized forms and tightly controlling exactly who has access to which forms. Licensing is per-user/per-month.

The Formotus Now app is for reaching a wider audience with your mobile forms without requiring credentials. You can share mobile forms with employees, partners, suppliers, customers, and even the general public. Licensing is per each form use.

Key Features

Offline-first business logic

Formotus apps have been optimized at every turn for robust offline use of intelligent mobile forms. Offline productivity is in the DNA of Formotus app design. Mobile users can initiate new forms and work on multiple drafts of multiple forms while offline. No Internet connection is needed to navigate screens, use branch and skip logic, perform calculations, and validate data. Submitted forms queue in an outbox to sync later when online, and queries performed online can be cached for offline access.

Keep control of your data

Formotus does not store your sensitive business data – you do. Unlike other mobile form creation products that require your data to submit to their servers, Formotus data connections transmit directly from your devices to your data systems. This is an important consideration for data security and compliance with HIPAA, FISMA, ISO 27001 and other regulations that may specify where and how your data must be stored.

Integrates easily with SharePoint

The Formotus service lets you create SharePoint-connected mobile forms using a no-code data connection wizard. With just a few clicks you can configure your app to query or submit from the Formotus Pro app to your own SharePoint list or library. The Formotus service supports any version of SharePoint, on-premise, hosted or online.  There is no server-side software to be installed, Formotus apps work with SharePoint in the same way InfoPath does, with no installs or special configuration required: SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint Online in Office 365. Formotus mobile forms can be created from InfoPath form templates so they are indistinguishable from InfoPath forms on SharePoint.

Rich data controls

Besides all the usual form controls you’d expect – text boxes, dropdown lists, checkboxes, radio buttons and the like – Formotus mobile forms support many custom controls specialized for use with mobile devices. You can capture signatures, pictures, diagrams, barcodes, GPS locations, maps and more.

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