A major new release of formsflow.ai adds multitenancy, internationalization, full PDF printing, and many other features.
“We’ve been listening carefully to present and potential users, and adding features that will have the most impact,” said Zachary Woodward, AOT Technologies’ new vice president of digital transformation services.
Version 5 is easier to install thanks to a new built-in web modeller, eliminating the need to download and install Camunda Modeler separately. For those wanting to install formsflow.ai on Kubernetes there are now templates to greatly simplify the process.
Users will also be able to choose alternatives to MongoDB, as they can now write APIs to connect to other kinds of databases.
“It’s all about providing the functionality that makes formsflow.ai as powerful and useful as it can be,” added Sumesh Kariyil, AOT’s developer in charge of the company’s open-source low-code forms-and-workflow solution.
First released in April 2020, formsflow.ai combines Form.io, Camunda, and Redash components, and has quickly established itself as a popular solution for designing forms and mapping workflows, and performing data analysis.
It’s open source, meaning users can download and install it for free, and low code, so that form design and workflow mapping is mostly drag and drop.
With a Digital Transformation Award earlier this year, awarded to AOT for its work in digitally transforming the BC government, formsflow.ai can now be said to be award winning too!
Here are some more details of what version 5 offers:
Version 5 provides multitenancy, in which one installation can be logically separated among various tenants with their own authorization. Each tenant gets a distinct URL that includes space for form design, workflows, and analytics.
Workflow designers will no longer have to download a desktop BPMN modeller, but can now design and deploy workflows right from within the application.
Formsflow.ai now supports multiple languages. This addition will help to broaden formsflow.ai’s potential user base.
Until now you had to use MongoDB as formsflow.ai’s database. Now you can create a REST API to serve as a form adapter, allowing you to connect to a database of your choice. Formsflow.ai will push your submission data to the API instead of looking for a MongoDB database.
A frequently requested feature, formsflow.ai’s new PDF generator will convert forms into PDFs.
This latest release of formsflow.ai makes it easier to work your way through a Kubernetes install. Formsflow.ai now comes with helm charts that includes fully compatible Kubernetes templates, which means you just have to type in a few commands to set up and run your application in any Kubernetes engine.
In formsflow.ai’s analytics engine Redash you’ll no longer have to publish your dashboard as public. Now formsflow.ai will embed private dashboards to avoid any security risks from public dashboards.
Users can now save their forms as a draft submission and return to them later.
Along with these new features come many bug fixes and other performance enhancements.