FORMation mg Releases flashFORM400 4.0

Jim Martin

FORMation mg (Irvine, Calif.) has partnered with Caere Corp. (Los Gatos, Calif.) to enhance the electronic forms capabilities in its latest release of flashFORM400.

An AS/400-specific electronic form system, FlashFORM400 4.0--which is immediately available--includes a new conversion engine that reduces the deployment time of electronic forms workflow automation software for AS/400 users.

Through the agreement, Caere customized its OmniForm electronic forms technology for FORMation mg to integrate into flashFORM400 4.0. As a result, the flashFORM400 designer component now accurately recognizes color within forms, circles and data field locations, while enhancing the recognition accuracy of lines, boxes and text.

“Our previous forms creation engine was revolutionary when it was introduced and has served our clients well, but we realized that recognition technology has come light years since then and knew that it was time to upgrade,” says Dan Foster, president of FORMation mg. “When we saw the performance and accuracy that Caere could bring to our product, we knew that we could serve our clients far better with a strategic partnership with them than by trying to reinvent the wheel themselves.”

Within flashFORM400’s merge engine menus, FORMation mg has added the ability to map data from databases to electronic forms or checks. Options are available to e-mail spool files with merged forms directly from the AS/400. Another enhancement is the addition of FORMation’s PrintDriver400, which now supports finishing options for multifunction devices.