Transitioning from InfoPath to Construction Viz
Microsoft will end support for its Infopath 2013 offering in July 2026. Here is why Construction Viz is an ideal form and project management solution for construction organizations looking to transition away from Microsoft Infopath.
Microsoft released Infopath in 2003 as a standalone forms-creation and data-gathering application, and it quickly became the de facto form development tool for Microsoft SharePoint. The application, which empowered end-users to develop robust forms without needing to be an IT developer, quickly grew in popularity. With a lot of research and trial and error, you can build quite powerful forms that can also be extended with custom code, if needed.
As of 2013, Microsoft InfoPath has not received any software enhancements. Microsoft has moved in a different technology direction with the release of Power Apps and Forms, which better fit its Microsoft 365 cloud platform. Although InfoPath remains in heavy use today, Microsoft has indicated it will end support for the application in July 2026. While that date might seem far off, construction organizations need to start looking at transitioning to other form technologies.
You might assume that Microsoft Power Apps and Forms would be your organization's best bet moving forward. But a web-based form is not just an electronic version of a piece of paper. To deliver a form solution, you have to assess the business need from a 360-degree perspective. That means considering permissions, reporting, integrations, attachments, metadata, offline capability, logs, search, workflows, UI/UX, deployment, and backups. These areas must work together seamlessly to deliver an end-to-end construction solution that does not disrupt the business process, is easy to configure and implement, and can be supported and customized.
This is why our Construction Viz form apps are an ideal solution for construction organizations looking to transition from Microsoft Infopath.
The Construction Viz Form apps
We designed our lineup of Construction Viz form apps based on our over 11 years of developing forms in InfoPath for the construction industry. Our goal was to remove any complexity in delivering forms and ensure that we had all of the bases covered from permissions to workflow in a turnkey solution.
Each Construction Viz form is an app that can be licensed individually and deployed quickly into Microsoft 365 and SharePoint. The forms are pre-built with construction-specific fields and features but are still customizable by an administrator without coding or the need to be an IT pro. And while the forms are all standalone solutions, you can combine them to take advantage of additional features like cross-linking between related records, unified notifications and reminders, streamlined workflows, and more.
Best of all, Construction Viz fully integrates with Microsoft 365, so if you already have solutions built in the Power Platform, Teams, or SharePoint, you can leverage them alongside our apps to create a truly customized solution for your organization.
Construction Viz Forms lineup
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Need a Construction Form and Project Management Solution?
Construction Viz is a turnkey and flexible construction project management solution powered by Microsoft 365 and SharePoint. The platform includes everything you need to manage your construction projects—document management, dashboards, reports, forms, workflows, and more— all in one place. The solution is available in the cloud, on-premise, or as à la carte apps for Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft 365. Contact us for a free demo and consultation.
If you need help setting up Microsoft 365 for your construction organization, check out our managed services at LydonSolutions.com.