Sooner Versus Later: Don’t Wait to Replace InfoPath in Your Organization
Most people know that InfoPath is deprecated technology, but many organizations still have not begun planning to replace InfoPath. Did you know that the first version of InfoPath was released by Microsoft in 2003 and the most recent in 2013? At almost 20 years old, InfoPath is obsolete in “tech years” yet, these form solutions are still in widespread use in leading organizations, sometimes by the tens and hundreds.
Why? Historically, InfoPath has been one of the most widely adopted SharePoint forms; powerful, easy to use, and requires very little coding. In short, InfoPath forms get the job done – or did – and replacing them hasn’t always been prioritized. As with any dated technology, there comes a time when it becomes so outdated, cumbersome to support, and difficult to enhance, it’s clearly time to move on. With the maturation of Power Apps as a modern, flexible, and powerful replacement solution and looming InfoPath retirement date, there’s no reason to wait to replace InfoPath.
Here are three compelling reasons to begin your InfoPath -> Power Apps modernization efforts today.