The two go hand in hand don't they?
How many different forms do people need to fill out for the requirements of different government departments? It seems that every department has a process and a bunch of forms that require automation. It'd be fair to say that Forms in the Public Sector are a recurring IT pattern in projects.
Now with the release of the dubiously named OBA RAP for E-Forms processing in the Public Sector at least forms sound somewhat sexy ...?..... right?
The OBA RAP for E-forms is a reference architectures that leverages Microsoft Office as an "application platform" or what is now termed an OBA - an Office Business Application.
The reference solution framework is generic and can be adapted to enable end-to-end processing of a number of electronic forms in the Public Sector.
The solution was built using a number of technologies from the 2007 Office System and .NET 3.0 platforms. Among those technologies include:
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
Microsoft Office InfoPath Forms Services
Windows Workflow Foundation
Windows Communication Foundation
Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007
Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
Also included as a part of the RAP are a number of supplementary materials including a click through demo, videos, technical and business presentations, and architecture whitepapers.