Adobe has released FormsCentral, an online service allowing users to create, view and customise forms as well as analyse data from any device with an Internet connection.
The service, to be sold via Adobe.com, will also allow users to access and complete forms or surveys via shared links or web pages.
“We saw a changing environment of interconnectedness, always being online and felt there was an opportunity to extend our offerings beyond PDF into an online arena that lead to our investment in FormsCentral,” Acrobat Solutions product marketing director, Mark Grilli, said.
"There’s no IT involvement necessary, our analytic and collaboration tools make it easier for people to understand what is going on with their data and forms collection.
“The great thing about an online service is that it is something that we intend to continually evolve, this is just the starting place.”
A trial version of the service is on offer for free that contains one form with the capability for up to 50 responses. A Basic package starts from $US14.99 per month which includes 5 forms and up to 500 responses, and a Plus package is available for $US199 per year that includes unlimited forms with 5000 responses.
Grilli acknowledged other competing products already in market such as forms that can be created via Google Docs and SurveyMonkey, but highlighted Adobe’s advantage in being able to create customised forms and its breadth of usage.
“As more people move online, we think there’s a great opportunity and room for more activity that we can bring with FormsCentral,” he said.