Sintel Forms / Sintel Forms vs InfoPath

We have prepared the following table to assist you in evaluating Sintel Forms against InfoPath or other forms solutions for SharePoint.

 

Note: This is not an exhaustive list and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

 InfoPathSintel Forms
Forms Design
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Design Environment


Stand-alone application which requires a separate license.


Browser based designer integrated into the SharePoint Ribbon.
SharePoint Versions Supported

Enterprise Only.


SharePoint 2013, 2016 & 2019 On-prem and SharePoint Online.
Responsive

No


Yes
Skillset Required

End users don't stand much of a chance. Power users can configure basic forms. Expensive InfoPath consultants are required for more complex forms containing complex layouts or logic


If you can use SharePoint you can use Sintel Forms.

Form Versioning

Manual and cumbersome.



Enabled by default and stored in a SharePoint list permitting easy retrieval and restoring.
Build Time

Can be time consuming depending on the layout and logic required.


Most forms can be configured in a matter of minutes (depending on complexity).
Form Layout..
Fields and Sections

Both available.





Additional functionality:
Tooltips
States (Inherit, Optional, Mandatory, Read only)
Embedded
HTML
Label positioning
Customisations

Difficult to apply.





Additional functionality:
Custom HTML
CSS
Images
Permissions

Read/write/read only using rules.


Read/write/read only using rules.
Repeating Sections

Very limited support. All data merged and stored in a single field. Very difficult to report on.


Data stored as individual items in related lists, very easy to report on.
Cascading dropdowns and settings field values

Cascading in Form libraries only and setting fields is achievable but cumbersome.


Easily achieved using logic rules.
Attachments..
Add Attachments

Yes in library forms but attachments are stored within the form.


Yes and attachments are added to the list item making reporting easier.
Preview Attachments

No


Yes
Open in new tab

No


Yes
Social Features..
Conversations and @mentions

No


Yes
Email Notifications

Not without customisation or separate workflow.


Email notifications are built in and can be configured to include the form data.
Form Actions..
Assignment of Actions


No


Actions can be assigned to individuals or groups and emails can be configured to include the form data.
Export to PDF

Limited, not available in SharePoint List Forms.


Forms can be exported to PDF in both Portrait and Landscape mode.
Other..
Offline Forms

No.


Available out of the box with our free mobile app for iOS and Android.
Anonymous forms

No




Available with the Professional License.

Bonus: we also support the use of captchas when submitting forms.
Mobile App

No



Mobile apps for both Android and iOS which permit users to download forms and use them offline.
Feature Updates

Product deprecated, no new features being released.



Sintel release updates with new features every month. These features are primarily based on customer feedback and requests.
Product Support

Limited Support options









Phone

Email

Ticket

We are renowned for our support for both pre-sales and licensed customers. Check out our reviews on AppSource.