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Here's what you can expect in the upcoming releases (June-July 2020)
- Sections with duplicate fields
Designers will be able to add a field multiple times to a form by adding it into different sections. This is similar to how InfoPath used to work however instead of creating multiple views with different layouts you will be able to use sections to accomplish the same result. This will make it easier to use a single form for complex scenarios and reduce the reliance on logic to control the visibility of fields on forms. It will also make the design of forms much quicker.
- External Multi-User Workflow
This feature will enable external users to participate in workflows that you have configured within your forms. They will be able to complete actions that are assigned to them on the form and includes their electronic signature! For example, imagine that your workflow process requires you get approval from multiple external people. With this new feature at the end of the workflow process you will be able to generate a pdf of the form which includes the workflow history/audit trail on the last page. The last page will contain everyone's electronic signature including their Name, Email, Approval date & IP Address.
- Sintel Forms BI
We already have a Sintel Grid SPFx web part that our enterprise customers use to display data captured from their forms. We are extending this into a new offering we call the "Sintel Forms BI" which will enable our customers to build reports and dashboards using the data captured in their forms. For partners this will enable the building of apps including forms, workflow, logic and reporting that can then be provided as a ready to use template to your customers.
Also under development
- More logic options
Customers have been asking to extend the logic for various use cases so we are going to add the ability to disable certain features in some cases. This will include things like disabling the Attachments or Conversations when users are not in a particular group or when a form is in a particular state.
- Improved integration with Power Automate (previously Microsoft Flow)
While Sintel Forms has it own built in Workflow engine that meets the requirements of most customers, Sintel Forms also works very well with Power Automate. You can already use the built-in workflow mechanism in conjunction with Power Automate and we are adding some exciting new features to improve the integration even further.
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