Wireless Products: Portable Forms

Rovenet's Portable Forms (www.portableforms.com) is an automatic data collection application for the education market. It allows administrators, teachers and students to create customized data collection forms in minutes using a word processing application and an Internet browser. Users then download customized forms onto a handheld computer or wireless pager and fill in the form from any location - a classroom, field assignment or other setting. Collected data is uploaded and distributed to user-specified recipients via e-mail, fax or XML. The information can also be easily imported to database applications such as Excel or Access. Rovenet's proprietary software is easily customized, because the end user designates the information that appears on the forms, as well as where and how that information is delivered. Rovenet offers Portable Forms to school districts on a licensing basis for a $60 per seat annual fee.

This article originally appeared in the 03/01/2004 issue of THE Journal.