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by FormRouter, Inc.

Platform(s): Win
License: Commercial

Application type: Desktop
Forms & FDF


FormRouter.NET is a complete form hosting and retrieval service that enables you to create, host and retrieve online form responses without programming.

Each hosted account comes with:

  • Tools to rapidly build online forms and alerts
  • Live Web-based tutorials and support
  • Dedicated space to host forms live on the Internet
  • Client tools to securely download responses to forms

In short FormRouter is here to help you successfully capture form responses from the Internet.

How does an account work?

  • Just build an online form (use your tools or ours).
  • Submit the form and data will get posted to your account at FormRouter.NET.
  • Our client-side software, residing on your desktop, pulls the form data down from your account and writes directly to tables in your desktop database.

What are the options for building forms?

  • Option 1: Build forms in the Simple Form Builder (no programming required)
  • Option 2: Build forms with your favorite form editor. Here are some examples.
  • Option 3: Have FormRouter support staff build your form

What form formats do accounts currently support?

The FormRouter.NET service is based on open standards and therefore supports all major online form formats.

  • Adobe® PDF®
  • HTML (Web)
  • ASP and ASP.NET
  • Macromedia® Flash™
  • Microsoft® Excel (with a plugin we offer)
  • Microsoft Word (with a plugin we offer)
  • Microsoft InfoPath™

Note: Our goal is to continue to improve and expand the number of form formats we support, so that your FormRouter account will continue to be as flexible and powerful as possible.

What are the online tools that come with an account?

Forms Manager

The Forms Manager allows you to build and manage forms in your account. In this tool you can view, edit, copy, delete and generate links to your online forms.

Simple Form Builder

The Simple Form Builder is an online tool that streamlines the building of Web forms with associated alerts. It is designed to be used by everyone within an organization. No programming required.

Alerts Builder

The FormRouter.NET server provides a powerful alerts engine. You can build custom alerts that are triggered each time a form is submitted. Alerts allow stakeholders to take timely action based on each form submission.

File Manager

FormRouter File Manager provides a way to upload forms and supporting graphics built in your favorite form editor into your FormRouter account. The File Manager also enables you to move, hide and delete files and folders from your account.

Reports Manager

FormRouter Reports Manager generates graphical reports about form utilization. These reports allow tracking of form submissions over specific time intervals.

What client tools come with an account?

FormRouter Client Tool

Our client-side software, residing on your desktop, enables one-click,secure download of form-collected data to popular database formats or textfiles. The FormRouter Client Tool communicates relevant information to userssuch as the number of forms downloaded and the names of forms and tables towhich data was routed. FormRouter supports direct output to:

  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft SQL
  • ODBC
  • Text
  • XML
  • Microsoft Outlook

What extra tools come with an account?

FormRouter XL & Word Button

Installed with the FormRouter Client Tool is a component that extends the power of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. The FormRouter XL & Word Button allows anyone to turn an Excel spreadsheet and Word documents into forms that can submit responses securely over the Internet.

PDF Extractor for Access

This tool places a button on any Access form allowing you to launch a PDF form locally or from the Web. Data from the Access record is then displayed in the PDF form for viewing, printing or submitting.

Specific Use: Viewing registration data in original registration form or pre-populating different PDF forms with fields in a database record for printing.

What additional tools can I get for my account?

For those who need more functionality, take a look at FormRouter.Net Upgrade options. These upgrades offer feature rich tools and services that take form capture to the next level.

  • 100 MB Memory Upgrade (More room for data and file attachments)
  • File Attachments (Capture documents and images with forms)
  • Credit Card Processing (VeriSign, Authorize.Net)
  • CRM Software Integration (
  • LocalSave™ (Save PDF forms locally using Adobe® Reader®)
  • Remote Server Posting Utility (Host FormRouter forms on your servers)
  • Guest Users Accounts Enabled (Allow 3rd parties to capture data)

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