CMS Forms

Government Digital Experience

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CMS Forms – built on the Orbeon platform – is your corporate solution to build and deploy enterprise web forms within the CMS Lite platform, allowing you to meet the highest level of web form standards. With CMS Forms (Orbeon) you can rapidly transition from PDF or other ‘paper-based’ forms to accessible mobile-friendly online forms without the need to acquire or develop custom applications. It’s capable of many advanced functions and forms can be integrated with other systems through APIs if you desire.

Please note – this service is not currently available for CMS Lite intranet sites due to server structure and licensing limitations.

Use CMS Forms (Orbeon) to:

  • Add a new channel for form submission
  • Create and manage multilingual forms
  • Quickly transition from paper and PDF
  • Integrate forms with your content and service journeys
  • Upgrade the citizen experience without changing your processes or investing in additional infrastructure

Key features:

  • Consistent experience for citizens
  • Forms are accessible and mobile-friendly
  • Forms can accept attachments (75MB limit for emailed forms; ‘unlimited’ for APIs)
  • Switch from a single page to multi-page experience with a button click
  • Create linked, reusable design patterns for rapid form building and updating
  • Supports 200+ languages with automatic language detection
  • Integrated with the Content Management Framework that underlies
  • Protects privacy by segregating the access between form designers and data processers
  • Advanced PDF handling features; autogenerated or using fillable PDFs as templates
  • Can easily support non-repudiation requirements for programs that need it
  • Advanced logic and calculation capabilities provide lots of design and interaction flexibility
  • Send multiple, customizable email messages based on form data or conditions.
  • Standard XML (W3C XForms standard) output can be sent to other applications via APIs
  • HTTP web services, JSON and Restful API integrations possible
  • Designed to help you manage forms, not just build them

Upcoming development:

  • Form-specific analytics that help you monitor use and interactions to identify improvement opportunities
  • Improved multi-page user interface such as shorter navigation labels and progress indicators
  • Improved interface for form builders
  • Expansion of self-serve capabilities
  • “One-click” integration of common components such as CAPTCHA or Address Complete
  • Quick transfer of form control from one ministry to another due to reorganization
  • Creation of reusable design patterns for the corporate library
  • “Offline” forms that can be embedded in mobile applications and elsewhere
  • Intranet forms