A form is a tool to get a job done.  It performs a function in work communication.  The end result of any job is only as good as the tools used in performing the work.  A form typically does one or more of three things:  it initiates an action, records a transaction, or reports something.

The Century Code definition of a form is found in Section 54-44.6-02:  "Form" means any document designed to record information, and containing blank spaces and which may contain headings, captions, boxes or other printed or written devices to guide the entry and interpretation of the information.