InfoPath is designed to solve a core problem in data collection and integrationneeds in the enterprise via XML. Despite XML's potential to enable applicationintegration, its use typically requires a development background that involvestypically XML and XSL. Because of this, it is primarily employed in back-officeand data center applications. But now with InfoPath, you can bring the XMLfunctionality to the desktop by allowing users to gather and manage businessdata in XML without requiring those users to know the language themselves. Byproviding native XML support, InfoPath allows customers to more readily reusethe information created through their business processes. For example, InfoPathcan be used by the line of business (LOB) applications to bring the power of back-end systems and applications such as Customer Relationship Management(CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Supply Chain Management(SCM), to every desktop. On a team level, InfoPath may be used to address suchtasks as weekly status reports, sales call tracking and so on. Because of itsseamless integration with other Office family products such as Excel, Outlook,and Windows SharePoint Services, you can readily share business data with yourteam members.