BPC PowerForms by Best Practice Consulting

BPC PowerForms by Best Practice Consulting

 
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BPC PowerForms by Best Practice Consulting

Product Summary

Price, US $
875.00
Licensing
Per Server
Free Trial

BPC PowerForms allows companies to build advanced custom forms for Document libraries and custom lists in Microsoft SharePoint. It is a complete framework based on Silverlight to assist users build rich data forms.

Key Features:

  • Rich control set - Supports many useful controls.
  • Tab-based user interface - Save valuable space by grouping form controls in tabs.
  • Run-time designer - Easily move the controls around on the form using the run-time designer.
  • Multi-column user interface - Using the designer, user can easily create the form layout that suits their needs.
  • Hierarchical combo boxes - Multiple constraints between controls can be defined that filter the data source for lookup controls (comboboxes, lookup pickers, etc.) whenever the users select a value in the constraint control.
  • Popup multi-value pickers - For multi-value fields, popup pickers can be used to save form space.
  • Allows developers to build custom controls and add custom business logic in the form - Full programming API for developing new custom controls, customized web calls before and after form actions, custom external assemblies for business logic.
  • Supports calculated fields - Expression Evaluator for control values and asynchronous queries to other SharePoint lists.
  • Supports localization for every form element.
  • Master-detail list queries - Users can display master-detail information using the list query designer feature and controls.
  • Web service call definition - Users can define web service calls to external web services. Filters can be applied depending on user data.

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5 reviews

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4.6  (5)
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4.5

Flexibility and integrations are the strong points

the application is a great time saver. The ability to create and alter forms on the fly minimizes the development cycle. It should be called rapid application development tool...

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Pros
Very fast and flexible to design and alter forms.
Easy to use web services, list queries or sql queries to pull data from other sources.
Cons
Managed metadata is not full supported
Version Reviewed
2.57
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4.5

cool sp form product and saves lots of time

This is cool sp form product and saves lots of time, works perfect with kendo skins! performance is good.

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This is cool sp form product and saves lots of time, works perfect with kendo skins! performance is good.
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5.0

Impressive

I've been working with the trial beta for no more than 1-2 weeks, and still managed to setup an entire issue management system based on it for our operations department. The customization capabilities seem to be really unlimited, plus I was able to setup master detail views based on external data (some financial info is kept to systems outside MOSS) within minutes.

Boosts up sharepoint app development; definetely worth the price

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Pros
-Controls like hierarchical treeviews, lookup pickers with search, on the fly datagrids, advanced calculated formulas based on existing controls, images, progress bars etc
-FAST (goodbye irritating post backs)
-WYSIWYG printing of the forms
-External data embedment
-Super: multiple forms based on custom conditions
Cons
haven't found any :) will keep digging though.
perhaps one "drawback" (if you can call it that) is that it is "bound" to sharepoint. I would love to have it also as an independent product for building standalone silverlight forms outside sharepoint.
Version Reviewed
1.7.4
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4.0

Time saver

A really good investment overall, after a few days of usage I haven't found any customization scenario I cannot implement with PF.

Product Reviews

Pros
=> advanced controls (treeview and grid, filtered and cascading dropdowns)
=> extensibility (fairly easy to add your own libraries, and incorporate your own business logic)
=> really fast design and customization of the forms
Cons
=> silverlight based, different look n feel than the HTML sharepoint controls in Sharepoint 2007. Seems more consistent with the Sharepoint 2010 GUI
Version Reviewed
1.7.1
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5.0

Fast and easy

The designer is very powerful and incorporates many things that we used to get as different components before (cascaded lookup, tabs, etc)

I have shortly tested this on WSS3 as well and it seems to have no differences in functionality.

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Pros
Forms are extremely easy to build
Many controls out of the box
Can help get users pleased fast
Nice price for all the functionality

Version Reviewed
1.7.1
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