Woman accessing an AEM Forms Portal
Woman accessing an AEM Forms Portal

As an Adobe Solutions Partner, SmartDoc Technologies designs and develops AEM Forms Portals and applications. A Forms Portal enables you to realize immediate value from your AEM investment. End users access the portal to easily find and complete forms.

The Merrill Edge Forms Portal

SmartDoc Technologies developed this portal based on standard, out-of-the-box AEM Forms components. The portal provides the following business benefits to Merrill Edge.

Clients easily FIND the right form for their business need. This easy self-fulfillment saves Merrill Edge a great deal of time and money providing forms to clients and prospects.

Users easily FILL in the form on their computer or mobile device because the AEM forms are responsive to their device.

Form fillers easily SUBMIT the form when they finish.

AEM Forms will automatically PROCESS the form submission. The form data is stored in a database and the DOR (Document of Record) is archived to a content management system.

When the process is completed, AEM Forms will RESPOND to the user with confirmation and next steps.

 

REAL WORLD AEM FORMS

AEM Forms is a comprehensive and top-of-the-line enterprise form solution. It contains leading-edge tools and meets the needs of the entire enterprise form workflow. Unfortunately, too many organizations are not realizing value from their investment in AEM Forms. This is due to two reasons. First of all, Adobe’s own communication focuses on the big picture benefits and not on the technical details. And secondly, other trainers will teach you about a facet of the system without explaining the whole gem. We will show you the whole gem.

As seen in Diagram 1, AEM Forms is actually two different products that are based on two different legacy products. AEM Forms on OSGI is a direct descendent of Communiqué WCM (commonly called CQ). As of version 6.3, this product also contains some legacy LiveCycle services. AEM Forms on JEE is a combination of CQ and Adobe’s LiveCycle product line of document-generation services.

AEM Forms on JEE Architecture Diagram
AEM Forms on JEE Architecture Diagram

So, your first challenge is to understand the AEM Forms on JEE technology stack. As seen in Diagram 2, this stack is built on the AEM Forms Foundation which is the common run-time environment for all services. In addition to the services that Adobe provides, you can also build your own services in AEM Forms Workbench or in Java. Besides Workbench, you can also use AEM Forms Designer, AdminUI, and CRXDE when working with this technology stack.

AEM Forms on JEE Legacy LiveCycle Architecture Diagram
AEM Forms on JEE Legacy LiveCycle Architecture Diagram

Your second challenge is to understand the AEM Forms on OSGI technology stack. As seen in Diagram 3, this stack is built on an OSGI foundation and only requires a JVM (Java Virtual Machine) to run. Mastering CRX, Apache Sling, and the AEM interface and tools are critical to succeed with this technology.

AEM Forms on OSGI Architecture Diagram
AEM Forms on OSGI Architecture Diagram

We will also show you how these component pieces fit together to solve the AEM Forms puzzle. Once you understand the whole picture, you will start realizing business benefits from your investment. Because, although the technology is multi-faceted, AEM Forms is a true gem. We offer all of the following courses.

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