Effortlessly create forms
IRIS makes it super easy to create forms. It allows you to think just about the content and the organization and order.
Designing a form to gather and therefore structure data is about
thinking what is needed and how it relates to existing data
It is best created by someone in need of this data, someone who understands it, but in standard software development it is most often created by a developer many levels removed from the actual need.
IRIS also allows iterating on a forms content without developer involvement to ensure it actually delivers the expected value and improve on it.
Documents created based on a specific version of a form will remain the way they were by default. No automatic upgrade adding fields or changing structure will be done automatically. It is possible of course but most of the time it just doesn't make sense.
Just because e.g a case form suddenly requires a new field doesn't mean pre-existing data should suddenly also get this field as if it had always been there. In standard development this is often the case though. Updates often cause huge data upgrades to make existing data conform to new forms and bog down the servers for the duration of this upgrade.
IRIS is more aligned with how forms used to work in the real world, where it is possible to make some changes without external overhead. Getting agreement on changes inside a business often already requires consensus which includes internal processes and getting developers on board for any kind of change just slows everything down.