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
using ODBC and OLE-DB interfaces to automatically integrate information to
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.