What is LiveFORM?
LiveFORM TM is an online form that users
can automatically fill out using their
electronic business card, ebCARDTM, stored
on their computer. Over two million users are deriving benefits from these
This patent pending technology
completely eliminates manual typing of common information such as name,
phone number in online forms. Thus a user could visit a site that
uses LiveFORM for survey, registration or
guestbook for the very first time and still be able to fill out
the form at the click of a button! Essentially, just like a paper business card that you
print once and use everywhere, ebCARD can be created once and used on every
site that uses LiveFORM.
- Websites get quality information instead of "asdf" and "qwerty"
since users have more incentive to provide better information as
they can save it locally for future use on other forms.
- Users like filling LiveFORM because
it requires no typing!
- Users have field level control on their data.
- Data submitted is clear of typographical mistakes.
- Increases marketing
potential as the tool to fill form is supplied with the form.
- Reduces in-house development time
by using its built-in data validation rules .
- Eliminates tedium
- Simple for Webmasters
to implement and simple for non-technical
visitors to your web site .
- Highly customizable..
- Transparent to users.
- For WWW and Intranets.
- Data entered into a LiveFORM can be locally
stored on user's computer and can be used to automatically fill other LiveFORMs,
within Intranet or on WWW.
The locally stored information serves as the Electronic Business
Card -- an ebCARDTM.
Every LiveFORM is able to "accept" this ebCARD
and is able to pre-fill the form at
the click of a button.
The user has physical control of the stored
data. Hence if two companies use LiveFORM for building their order form,
a visitor could fill-out both the forms using the same set of data but
only provide information that is needed on each form. The layout
and the number of fields need not be same for both the forms.
- Any form can be converted to LiveFORM by adding
our module thus your old forms need not be discarded. The forms can have
any number of fields. Only those fields get filled in for which data is
The technology used gives users field level control of what is being
their disk i.e. if they do not want to submit their email address even if
the form has a field, they can erase that field since all the data that is
being submitted is visible in the form.
- LiveFORM works with every web server.
- LiveFORMs are not tied to any domain
or to any browser. This technology works with Microsoft Internet Explorer
and Netscape Navigator TM. On other browsers,
the forms function just like regular HTML based forms.
- LiveFORM has data validation rules built-in and hence your in-house
development time is reduced.
Online Forms and Electronic Commerce
The registration forms have two major limitations:
- the users are required to enter same information over and over since
each site requires similar data. This is true for Intranet and WWW. If
a user visits 10 sites then he or she is expected to fill out 10 different
forms all having essentially the same data; name, phone number etc. Within
Intranets, the sales engineer or the help desk staff has to fillin same
data again and again for different people within Intranet.
- the forms being written in HTML have no validation rules. The user
has to wait for an OK from the server to know whether the data was acceptable.
people simply hate typing information in
such forms due to these problems. Forms developed with our patent pending LiveFORM
TM technology do not have these problems. LiveFORMs
are smart forms and interact with users in automatically filling fields
for which data is available and making sure that certain fields are filled
in before submitting the form to the server. The data used in prefilling
certain fields is taken from the user's computer system and no central
database is required for storing this information. A LiveFORM has
two extra buttons; one button for storing the information that is manually
entered into the forms and the second button to use this stored information
in filling out other LiveFORMs. LiveFORM is completely non-intrusive for
the overall functionality of your forms. The only visible difference between
your current form and that built with LiveFORM is in the extra two buttons.
This technology is extremely
easy to use, extensible and customizable for each organization for use
within Intranet and the logic adds insignificant load on the web server.
Just like the real thing, an ebCARD is handed out only when you want to
hand it out.
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LiveFORM and ebCARD are trademarks of Patil Systems, Inc.