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Arch’s new “Instant Forms” save business users time and money in generating e-forms within SAP® applications while helping ensure IT security

 
ORLANDO, Fla. – May 14, 2012 – Arch, an SAP partner, announced today the latest addition to its Forms Lifecycle Management (FLM) product family, “Instant Forms”. Instant Forms allows business users to save time and money by instantly generating a huge range of electronic form (e-forms) within SAP® applications through a simple, intuitive Web-based interface. IT managers will value the fact that Instant Forms is one of the only solutions of its kind to be integrated with SAP technology, which means that the forms data and processes are managed directly from within SAP applications, rather than from non-integrated and potentially insecure systems.

Today businesses need enterprise-quality e-forms to be available on an ad-hoc basis to drive significant business processes. Instant Forms are an extension of Arch’s award-winning FLM software, an SAP-endorsed business solution, which many enterprises have adopted as a robust alternative to stand-alone form solutions and e-mail, both of which inherently lack control, tracking and reporting capabilities. The benefits of Instant Forms to end users and IT managers include:

Instant Availability

  • Business users can build forms instantly, using an intuitive, Web-based tool. Once the product is installed, no further involvement from the IT team is required.

Instant Adoption

  • Users can start using Instant Forms straight away. The tools are self-explanatory, with in-built help. There is no need for any training.

Instant Mobility

  • Instant Forms are available on mobile devices like iPads with no investment in infrastructure or other applications because Instant Forms are published using HTML.

Instant integration

  • Instant Forms come with “instant integration” with all form templates and form data stored within SAP applications. No new servers or client-side software is required. Access to forms, and the ability to design forms is controlled using SAP authorizations. Standard FLM tools for audit and tracking can be used to administer the forms processes created.

Linklaters, the global law firm, is an FLM customer, with early sight of Instant Forms. Simeon Brewer, enterprise architect at Linklaters, said ““Ensuring forms processes are both efficient and reliable has delivered great value to our business using Arch’s FLM software. We have enjoyed an excellent relationship with Arch and trust in their products and services. We intend to explore how Instant Forms could deliver further business improvements and efficiency savings.””

More E-Forms Everywhere

Arch’s Forms Lifecycle Manager is part of SAP’s e-forms strategy, incorporating SAP Interactive Forms software by Adobe and Arch FLM. These integrated offerings help users automate forms data entry, improve user experiences and increase compliance. Users can streamline and automate the complete lifecycle of forms, from design to compliance.

“Instant Forms is aimed at the millions of business users who need simple forms and can’t wait for IT to build them,” said Henry Blythe, CEO, Arch. “Every customer using SAP solutions can benefit from using Instant Forms to deliver tangible results quickly. Our aim is to enable companies to realize benefits instantly without significant investments in software licensing and IT projects.”

“Arch FLM is a key part of SAP’s vision of e-forms everywhere,” said Sanjay Chikarmane, senior vice president and general manager, Global Technology Solutions, SAP. “SAP is committed to simplifying the user experience and usability of our solutions through cooperation with our ecosystem. By adding the Instant Forms component to its mix of offerings, Arch is making it even easier for business users to create and use simple forms that provide powerful ways to access SAP solutions. This can lead to customers gaining increased value from SAP solutions, including the SAP NetWeaver® platform.”

Learn More at SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference

Arch is showcasing its FLM product family, including Instant Forms and Aquiller, at the SAPPHIRE® NOW and ASUG Annual Conference in booth number 2727b. The recently announced Aquiller software integrates with the SAP ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) solution, enabling users to automatically generate documents like employee contracts and employee transfers. SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference – being held May 14-16 in Orlando, Fla. –provides attendees the opportunity to learn and network with customers, SAP executives, partners and experts across the entire SAP ecosystem.

Availability

Instant Forms is scheduled to be available from Arch beginning June 30, 2012. Call +44 (0)20 8987 0440 or e-mail contact@arch-global.com to arrange a free consultation and quote. For more details, visit www.arch-global.com.

About Arch

Based in the U.K., Arch is a market-leading provider of usability software in support of SAP solutions. Founded in 1996, Arch develops software that brings together the power of SAP solutions with the simplicity of user-friendly interfaces such as PDF and HTML. Arch products are easy to implement, easy to maintain and most importantly easy to use. Arch is an SAP software solution and technology partner and an Adobe Silver partner. Its flagship product, Forms Lifecycle Manager™ (FLM) is certified by SAP as powered by the SAP NetWeaver platform and an SAP-endorsed business solution. In 2011 Gartner recognized Arch as a “Cool Vendor” in the SAP ecosystem.

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Lafferty, Round Earth Consulting
Email:slafferty@roundearthconsulting.com
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