Forms defined with AFS are stored centrally in an XML repository and are available for PCs, mobile devices and as print forms. In addition, form data can also be submitted via a web service interface (machine-to-machine communication = service).
Technical and organizational metadata is stored for the forms. This makes it possible to manage the documentation of the form inventory exclusively in AFS.
Form layout & responsiveness
All form components can be customized via CSS parameters. The selection fields are available as dropdown, radio, checkbox and switch lists. The arrangement of labels and context-sensitive help can be adapted as required. Dynamic block headings and HTML fields offer a wide range of design options for forms. AFS forms are responsive, meaning they can automatically adapt to the screen width of mobile devices.
The AFS AJAX technology offers enhanced interactivity. The use of AJAX allows field value calculations and validations, displaying and hiding dependent form components, autocomplete lists and the pre-filling of other fields immediately after entering values.
The use of AJAX in the form is optional. The accessibility of AFS forms remains unrestricted. The implementation is ARIA-compliant.
The frame layout generator integrated into the AFS WebAdmin allows you to edit layouts that have already been created. In addition, a large selection of CSS animations is available to emphasize user actions in the form. When designing the animations, we deliberately focused on subtle effects that serve to visually emphasize changes in forms (such as the addition of a block repetition).
Every online form defined with AFS is immediately available as a PDF print form without any further effort. The print view can already be arranged next to the call link of the online version or anywhere in the form.
There are a number of functions for PDF print documents:
- Application of barcodes, QR codes and Aztec codes
- Dynamic application of watermarks
- Integration of images uploaded as attachments
- Attachment of PDF documents uploaded as attachments
- Creation of signed PDF documents in accordance with the PAdES standard
The application data entered in the online form is transferred to the print document. The following types of print documents are available:
Blank form for manual filling
Manually set PDF document
Integration of document generators
To generate template-based printouts (e.g. MS-Word, MS-Excel), document generators from other manufacturers can also be connected via a web service.