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Commence Corp. Offers Glimpse of Forms Solution

E-business solutions provider Commence Corp. Monday unveiled a prerelease of Allure Forms, a Web-based forms solution designed to dynamically capture information from the Web and link it directly to back-end databases.

Allure Forms is a suite of business forms designed to easily capture input from the Web for, among other things, sales orders, customer surveys and event registration information. While other Web-based forms transfer information into an e-mail, Allure Forms automatically directs input to an organization's database application, where it can be centrally accessed to support business-critical operations.

Allure Forms seeks to streamline the time and cost of capturing data from the Web, using ODBC and OLE-DB interfaces to automatically integrate information to an organization's database or other legacy systems. Allure Forms flexibly supports all types of database fields, including text, numbers, dates, and times, as well as HTML fields, such as checkbox, radio buttons, list-boxes, drop-down lists, and large-text fields. A data verification feature to ensure all information entered is accurate and complete is also part of the product.

Allure Forms includes a set of prebuilt forms that can be easily customized with specific company information, such as logos, and posted to the Web for use. It has a wizard feature to enable additional forms to be created quickly and easily.

The product is designed so that by using Microsoft Word or any standard HTML editor, such as Microsoft FrontPage, organizations can create any type of interactive form and immediately place it on their Web site without any additional programming or training.

Allure Forms is offered as a hosted service, enabling organizations to instantly use the solution without making any up-front technology investments. The service is available for a low monthly fee as well as a per-page transaction charge.

Founded in 1988, Commence Corp. provides e-business and customer relationship management software solutions. Commence supports thousands of users through a worldwide distribution network, with outlets in North and South America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.