The third way of using irForms is to use the system as a service under the Application Service Provision - ASP (Software as a Service) model. With this configuration the required infrastructure and the overall irForms system are installed at the premises of CubeIQ where the management and operation of the system is provided as a service.
The end user (customer) is provided with:
Forms with Anoto technology background designed specifically for his application
Digital pens according to the number of external users
Mobile phones according to the number of external users
External users fill the forms using digital pens.
The data from the digital pen, via the mobile phones and the GPRS network of the selected carrier are transferred to irForms server at CubeIQ premises.
Forms' images are processed by the system's Intelligent Handwriting Recognition technology module and the digital data are stored the system database.
Data Availability and Data Distribution
System data are available to the uses in two ways:
Concentration of processed records in irForms database in a file with defined format and transfer of this file through FTP or as an email attachment in predefined time intervals.
irForms database remote access of the customer's (end-user) internal users over internet, using a strong access control and authentication mechanism. With this approach; customer's internal users have full access and control over database records. In order the remote access to irForms database to be accomplished, irForms client software has to be installed to PC grade machines according to the number of customer's internal users
The model of using irForms system as a service -irForms.ASP is applicable mainly in cases where the number of customer's internal and external users is relatively small (<15) and the number of different forms in use is also small (<5).
Benefits of using irForms system with the ASP model:
Immediate start of usage
Flexibility on implementing remote data capture procedures
Improvement of data flow within the enterprise
Small initial investment cost
Operation cost directly proportional to the volume of processed data