Free Alternative to Adobe FormCentralAdobe introduced FormsCentral in 2011 as an online form builder to complement its Acrobat product line. In an unexpected announcement, Adobe has decided to shut down FormCentral functionality on June 23, 2015, giving users a few short months to migrate their data and applications to alternative solutions.

According to Adobe’s official blog post, “there hasn’t been as much demand for this type of service as we anticipated.” This is a perplexing statement since forms are critical to most business processes.

Caspio offers an ideal alternative for FormsCentral users looking to migrate their forms and databases to a robust cloud solution. A cloud pioneer since 2000, Caspio’s all-in-one platform provides an ideal solution for FormsCentral users to quickly launch forms, surveys, reports, and complete end-to-end web applications. With a powerful database at its core and intuitive point-and-click wizards to streamline application creation, Caspio empowers users to build custom business applications without writing a single line of code.

For a limited time, Caspio is offering free and discounted plans for FormsCentral users affected by the discontinuation. Not only can users take advantage of Caspio’s free account for small projects, they can expand their applications with more sophisticated capabilities with Caspio’s Startup plan and get their first two months free.

Special Offer to FormsCentral Users:

  • Free permanent account for small projects
  • Or get the first two months free for Caspio’s Startup plan (or equivalent off other plans):
    Credit is applied automatically when you upgrade your trial account using promo code J1FZBZK6E5B3J9
  • Free migration consultation with a Caspio product expert
  • Promo code expires on April 30, 2015

Here are a few ways that Caspio provides additional capabilities for your FormsCentral projects:

1. Create any type of form in minutes.
Using intuitive point-and-click wizards, you can create a web form from scratch with absolutely no coding. Watch this video and see how you can build a “Contact Us” form and have it up-and-running on your website in less than 30 minutes.

2. Migrate your data with flexible import options.
You can easily import your existing data into Caspio using standard data formats such as Microsoft Excel, CSV, TXT, and more. Once your data is imported, you can quickly build a variety of app interfaces including not only web forms, but also reports, charts, maps, calendars, and more.

3. Embed forms anywhere on the web.
Once your form is created in Caspio, you can seamlessly embed it on any web property, be it a website, intranet, blog, mobile site, Facebook page, or Microsoft SharePoint site. All you need to do is to copy-and-paste a small snippet of JavaScript code exactly where you want your form to appear on the page.

4. Add sophisticated database features.
With Caspio’s built-in cloud database, you can bring your forms and applications to the next level.  Create form-driven workflows and custom reports to manage and analyze your data while streamlining your processes. Easily add authentication, multi-level user roles, and business intelligence dashboards as a sophisticated backend to any form.

5. Scale on-demand with unlimited users.
Unlike FormsCentral’s limit to the number of “responses” you could have, all Caspio apps include unlimited end users regardless of your plan. Additionally, you can easily scale up as your projects grow because Caspio is a highly-scalable and reliable platform running on Amazon Web Services.

For help migrating your projects, request a free project consultation and mention the FormCentral offer.