Sintel Forms V'S InfoPath

We have prepared the following table to assist you in evaluating Sintel Forms against InfoPath or other forms solutions for SharePoint.

Note: This is not an exhaustive list and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

  Infopath Sintel Forms

 Forms Design

   
Design Environment

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Stand-alone application which requires a separate license.

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Browser based designer integrated into the SharePoint Ribbon.

SharePoint Versions Supported

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Enterprise Only.

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All Office 365 plans that include SharePoint are supported.

Responsive

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No

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Yes

Skillset Required

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End users don't stand much of a chance. Power users can configure basic forms. Expensive InfoPath consultants are required for more complex forms containing complex layouts or logic

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If you can use SharePoint you can use Sintel Forms

Form Versioning

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Manual and cumbersome.

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Enabled by default and stored in a SharePoint list permitting easy retrieval and restoring.

Build Time

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Can be time consuming depending on the layout and logic required.

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Most forms can be configured in a matter of minutes (depending on complexity).

     

 Form Layout

   
Fields and Sections

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Both available.

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Additional functionality

  • Tooltips
  • States (Inherit, Optional, Mandatory, Read only)
  • Embedded HTML
  • Label positioning
Customisations

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Difficult to apply.

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Additional functionality

  • Custom HTML
  • CSS
  • Images
Permissions

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Read/write/read only using rules.

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Read/write/read only using rules.

Repeating Sections

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Very limited support. All data merged and stored in a single field. Very difficult to report on.

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Data stored as individual items in related lists, very easy to report on.

Cascading dropdowns and settings field values

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Cascading in Form libraries only and setting fields is achievable but cumbersome.

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Easily achieved using logic rules.

     

 Attachments

   
Add Attachments

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Yes in library forms but attachments are stored within the form.

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Yes and attachments are added to the list item making reporting easier.

Preview Attachments

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No

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Yes

Open in new tab

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No

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Yes

     

 Social Features

   
Conversations and @mentions

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No

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Yes

Email Notifications

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Not without customisation or separate workflow.

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Email notifications are built in and can be configured to include the form data.

     

 Form Actions

   
Assignment of Actions

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No

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Actions can be assigned to individuals or groups and emails can be configured to include the form data.

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