On January 1, 2018 IBM Forms Experience Builder (FEB) was acquired by HCL. What this means is that FEB is now an HCL product. The acquisition should come as great news for FEB customers and partners as HCL is eager to invest in its development and growth. HCL is very focused on innovating and growing in low/no-code application and e-forms markets which FEB serves. With this renewed focus customers can be confident that FEB will be given the attention it needs to continue to deliver customer value.
This is also an exciting transition for the FEB team and me personally. Those of us who have been involved in the development, support and offering management of FEB are all joining HCL where we will be given the opportunity to grow FEB into the product our customers and partners want it to be. Customers will continue to work with the same subject matter experts they have in the past and see continuity with the product.
Expect to see a roadmap and new vision for the product soon. As part of our planning we want to hear from our FEB customers. In the next couple of months HCL will conduct a number of customer outreach efforts to make sure you are given a chance to tell us what you think the future of FEB should be. Expect to hear from us soon.
In the short term you will see a few changes.
Continue to use FEB and be confident in its future. With a renewed focus and commitment under HCL leadership - the FEB team is very excited about this transition and looking forward to meet your needs today and into the future.