One powerful feature of Orbeon that speaks to the imagination is the Form Builder. You can compose a form relatively quickly in this near-wysiwyg environment. Adding the nitty-gritty details and doing some wiring may take a little longer, but still the Form Builder will support most of your needs while composing a form.
Orbeon is based on the XForms standard. This means a form is basically a self-contained XML document that can be deployed cut-and-paste.
If you have a standard Orbeon installation, your starting point for development of a new form would be the summary page: /orbeon/fr/orbeon/builder/summary.
Embedding the composed form in your website, so that is appears neatly integrated with the rest of your online environment, takes some thinking though.
Some of the things to consider are:
Orbeon offers the possibility to generate a PDF of a completed form. This may help both the visitor and the owner of the website to document the request or application in a reliable way. PDFs can also be generated at a later point in time. This enables us to offer a PDF of the request or application in a customer portal environment.
Once a form has been submitted, it is stored in the Orbeon posted forms repository. Orbeon offers several ways to display and search through the collection of submitted forms.