Big Blue Slashes Prices on IBM Forms Electronic Forms Apps
January 9, 2012 Timothy Prickett Morgan
IBM is eager for customers to use its IBM Forms electronic forms software, and is so eager that it got the red pen out as the new year started and started marking down prices bigtime.
In announcement letter 312-003, IBM announced a special promotion that runs until March 15 that cuts the price of IBM Forms by 60 percent when purchased through IBM’s Passport Advantage e-commerce site.
This deal, which is being offered in the United States and Canada, covers Forms Designer, which does exactly what the name suggests and plugs into Eclipse-based integrated development environments. The discount is also available on Forms Server, which is the backend that integrates the e-form engine to other business processes, and on Forms Viewer, a client that allows you to view and interact with e-forms both online and offline.
IBM Forms used to be known as Lotus Forms and come out of the Lotus groupware and application server division of Software Group. It integrates with various DB2 databases and various workflow engines with the WebSphere and FileNet brands and runs on servers running IBM i, AIX, Solaris, Linux, or Windows.