‘Electronic Forms’ typically means PDF Files, Word Documents or Excel Files which allow people to input data electronically rather than using paper forms. But using PDF Files, Word Documents and Excel mean that while the data is captured electronically, it is not stored and maintained in a database.

AppForms for SharePoint enable organizations to easily create web forms that can be designed to look and feel like existing paper forms or electronic forms that currently exist in PDF, Word or Excel while maintaining the data managed by the forms in SharePoint lists or SQL Server. This approach allows organization to build forms that connect with existing data from external databases and systems and provide a seamless experience for the end users updating these forms. The data captured in the forms can now also be reported off and presented in dashboards and used for KPI measures to support improvements in process and productivity.