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Transform spool files into modern, branded documents without coding

Automatic IBM i Spool File Beautification and Distribution

Formtastic is an easy-to-use document automation solution that enables you to custom design forms, checks, and bar code labels from a desktop-based interface designer. From there, Formtastic extracts spooled data from your IBM i and inserts it into a new business form. You can then automatically fax, email, print or store the newly formatted electronic document within a network.

Beyond the Spool File: Modernizing IBM i Documents for Today's Digital Needs

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What You Can Do With Formtastic

Quickly Brand Customer Facing Documents

Formtastic enables you to easily transform traditional pre-printed documents into customized, organized forms, checks, labels and barcodes.

Improve Customer Service

You’ll improve customer service by getting documents to your customers faster in electronic format (e.g. PDF, TIF) and by improving the document’s usability.

Automatically Distribute and Archive Documents

Your organization will save time and effort by automating delivery and by providing secure, mobile-friendly web access to documents.

Save Money on Pre-Printed Forms

By replacing printed forms with digital documents, organizations can quickly save money on printing, postage and labor.

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Extract spooled data from your IBM i

What You Can Do with Formtastic

Create Professional Forms

Transforms traditional pre-printed documents into customized and organized forms

Extract Spool File Data

Extracts spool file data from your IBM i and remaps it into a newly created digital document

Use Pre-designed Overlays

Pre-designed and pre-mapped overlays for major applications give you immediate results

Provide Web Access

Enables secure web access to documents from any device via Nexus Portal

Improve Integration

Integrates with any untethered signature capture device, including iPad and iPhone

Improve Distribution

Pre-sorts using designated criteria, making documents easier to review and distribute

Key Technical Features

  • Pre-sorts spool files using designated criteria, making documents easier to review and distribute
  • Integrates data from data files and further conditions, condenses and removes blank lines and pages using Formatter module
  • Formtastic 10 Design Client supports all versions of Windows supported by Microsoft, including Windows 7, 8 and 10
  • Automatically manages document changes between connected clients and the IBM i
  • Requires no coding or development
  • Conditionally modifies objects, images, layouts and distribution based on spool file data

Peruvian Connection Reduces Costs, Improves Operational Efficiency and Eliminates Expensive Hardware with Formtastic

“Formtastic has allowed us to make qualitative improvements to just about every piece of correspondence that we send to customers or vendors. When I’m asked about changing our forms, I always say that I’m sure we can do that.”

– Diane Toby, Chief Operating Officer
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Some of our Formtastic Clients

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