By now you know that InfoPath is deprecated technology set to officially retire in July 2026. Did you know, however, that Microsoft released the first version of InfoPath in 2003 and the most recent version in 2013? At more than 20 years old, InfoPath is obsolete in “tech years” yet, these form solutions are still in widespread use in leading organizations, sometimes by the tens and hundreds.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; it is powerful, easy to use, and requires very little coding. In short, they get the job done – or did – and replacing them hasn’t always been prioritized. As with any dated technology, however, there comes a time when it becomes so outdated, cumbersome to support, and difficult to enhance, it’s time to move on. With the maturation of Power Apps as a modern, flexible, and mature replacement solution and the looming InfoPath retirement date in 2026, there’s no reason to wait.
Three compelling reasons to begin your InfoPath -> Power Apps modernization efforts today
Reason #1 to Replace InfoPath Forms Now: Limitations of Deprecated Technology
The look and feel of InfoPath is outdated with low usability for today’s modern workforce.
It’s costly to maintain with limited skilled resources willing to work in InfoPath – who wants to work on legacy solutions when the demand for Power Apps is so high?
InfoPath is not fully supported in the cloud and mobile and is more prone to issues.
Lost investment of time, money, and resources to create or enhance a sunsetting technology.
InfoPath-managed solutions cannot be migrated to SharePoint Online.
Compatibility issues with today’s browsers are common.
Reason #2 to Replace InfoPath Forms Now: Benefits of Modernization
Power Apps are cloud and mobile-friendly; appealing to the remote/hybrid workforce.
Modern look, feel, and usability that your employees, partners, and customers expect.
Power Apps has a rich ecosystem of connectors, enabling seamless integration to Line of Business solutions such as CRM, ERP, etc.
The rebuild process offers an opportunity to re-engineer the solution for how the business actually works today, or will in the future.
With Power Apps, you are future-proofing your solution. New features and enhancements to the Power Platform are made incrementally, no major rewrites are necessary.
Adopting Power Platform offers an opportunity to empower Citizen Developers to build their own productivity apps.
Reason #3 to Replace InfoPath Forms Now: Risks to Delaying Action
InfoPath Forms Services will be removed from SharePoint Online on July 14, 2026.
The extended support date for InfoPath Form Services for SharePoint 2016, 2019, and SharePoint Server Subscription Edition ends on July 14, 2026.
You may run out of time. Rebuilding solutions in Power Apps successfully requires time for planning, implementation, and change management for IT and Business Users.
Critical business processes could be impacted if/as InfoPath solutions break.
Lost opportunity to meet user needs, improve efficiency, and modernize now.
Ready to start planning?
At Compass365, we are encouraging all of our customers to tackle their InfoPath Modernization efforts now as we expect heavy demand for resources as the 2026 deadline approaches. When under pressure, as was the case with the SharePoint 2010 workflow retirement’s short timeline, many of our clients feel cheated of the opportunity to rethink the process, modernize, combine processes, and properly educate the business. Don’t let that happen to you. Start now to discover, plan, and execute your replacement of InfoPath solutions with Power Platform. Download our free guide to get started.
The Compass Guide to Replacing InfoPath with Power Apps eBook
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