University Web Developers

University Web Developers

Hey all,

We are using Adobe's CQ5 for our CMS. It does a lot of wonderful things; however, forms are one of the things that could use a little/lot of improvement. Recognizing that, we are looking at integrating a 3rd party solution for forms. What are you all using for online forms integrated into your sites? For security reasons, we are looking to avoid using a cloud based solution. Just curious.

Thanks,

Jim Nilson
Director of Web Communications
Marketing + Communications
Northern Kentucky University

Views: 145

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Hi Jim,

I think creating a form solution that is not cloud-based, and is not tied to a specific CMS or CRM system will be difficult without diving into a fair bit of coding.

As an example, I use Formidable Pro which is a WordPress plugin, and an excellent form manager, There are similar systems for Drupal, Joomla, and proprietary CMS systems like CQ5 of course have their own form capabilities built in.

Your alternatives are cloud-based (http://www.wufoo.com/) or roll-your own solutions typically involving extensive coding. If you attach these coded forms to a database backend you are essentially rolling your own CRM or CMS in parallel to Adobe CQ5... this would involve a lot of programming work just to improve your existing form capabilities, and would undermine whatever CQ5 does in terms of marketing and CRM integration, which seems to be what it is aimed at.

If you decide to go ahead, a quick glance at Adobe CQ5 shows it runs on a Java/Oracle stack... so I'm sure programmers are available who can build what you want, but I expect it is not cost-effective to go that far out of the Adobe box.

When are you up for a re-assessment of your web platform? I'd be a bit nervous depending on a proprietary system that might be relatively late in its life-cycle. Discontinuation or major change initiated by the vendor is always a possibility, so you may want to explore an alternative CMS for your next major site upgrade.

What are your thoughts on this going forward? Are you happy sticking with Adobe CQ5 aside from the forms capability?

RSS

Elsewhere

Latest Activity

Doug Thompson posted a discussion

Solution for deluge of daily emails?

So way back in "the day" (eight or so years ago), our employee/student email inboxes were routinely deluged with 40+ individual email messages per day due to the "campus-wide" email lists being open for anyone here to send messages to.Enough people eventually decried the situation, so we came up with an email/website "publication" that was basically akin to a "daily digest email" of what were originally individual messages.This was highly successful and took a large part of the burden off of…See More
Friday
Andrew Soderberg replied to Mark Greenfield's discussion The UWEBD Social Network Will Live On
"Mark, Just a suggestion regarding a sustainable future for UWEBD (software platform). When I was at OmniUpdate we migrated from Ning to SocialEngine. SE has a Ning 2 import tool: http://get.socialengine.com/ning/ The process was pretty smooth for…"
Friday
Christopher Snizik is now a member of University Web Developers
Tuesday
Lauren Zakich commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Our 2017 OmniUpdate User Training Conference was a huge success! For a recap of the event, head over to our blog. "
Apr 17
Profile IconChris Amelung and Derek Pasnick joined University Web Developers
Apr 10
Barb Iannucci replied to Dean Hartman's discussion Best CMS option
"I'm interested in this as well..."
Apr 4
Dean Hartman posted a discussion

Best CMS option

It's time for us to move away from our current CMS, and I was wondered what is working best for others: a pre-packaged solution, or building your own with WordPress, Drupal or ...?See More
Apr 4
Cindy is now a member of University Web Developers
Apr 1
Profile IconDean Hartman and Laura T joined University Web Developers
Mar 28
Tarekegn Nibret is now a member of University Web Developers
Mar 15
Scott Dailey is now a member of University Web Developers
Mar 10
Lauren Zakich commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Our presenters at the 2017 OmniUpdate User Training Conference are eager to share their wisdom! See a special announcement about our esteemed keynote speaker, and find out what our presenters are most excited to share in their sessions in our latest…"
Mar 8
Profile IconJanice D Smith and Y. Boone joined University Web Developers
Mar 8
Catherine Crameri joined Mark Greenfield's group
Thumbnail

Accessibility

This group is for all those interested in Web Accessibility.See More
Feb 22
Catherine Crameri is now a member of University Web Developers
Feb 22
Lauren Zakich commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"We’ll have tons of hands-on workshops at the 2017 OmniUpdate User Training Conference. Our latest blog post will show you which workshops are right for you!"
Feb 21
Songmei Han is now a member of University Web Developers
Feb 20
Colleen Brennan-Barry posted a discussion

HighEdWeb 2017: Call for Presentations is Open

The Higher Education Web Professionals Association is very pleased to announce that we are now accepting presentation proposals for the HighEdWeb 2017 Annual Conference, scheduled for October 8-11 in Hartford, CT.HighEdWeb 2017 is the conference BY and FOR higher education Web professionals who want to explore the unique web issues facing colleges and universities. Our profession is always growing, and we are looking for a wide variety of presenters and…See More
Feb 16
Eloine Chapman joined Anne Petersen's group
Thumbnail

Usability

A group for those interested in usability principles, practices, and testing.
Feb 9
Eloine Chapman replied to Mark Greenfield's discussion The UWEBD Social Network Will Live On
"I see that this site is associated with a mailing list. I don't see a place to sign up for that?"
Feb 9

UWEBD has been in existence for more than 10 years and is the very best email discussion list on the Internet, in any industry, on any topic

About

© 2017   Created by Mark Greenfield.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service