An executive report is compiled on a monthly basis with submissions from various departments. Currently a Word document is received from each department and they have to be manually merged together.
Streamlining the process
I want to enforce some consistent structure to what users submit. I plan to use a form with fields for text and uploading an image. I'd prefer to use an HTML form rather than use InfoPath for aesthetic reasons and to avoid parsing the XML files that InfoPath creates, especially if they contain images embedded as base64.
The submissions then need to be automatically combined and then put into a Word document so it can be edited.
Nice to have
I'd like the user to open a link to a web form they then fill in and submit without seeing the SharePoint UI at all. The editor then opens another web page where they view the compiled submissions and can download them as a Word document for editing.
I'd also like some kind of dashboard that indicates who is yet to submit their section.