Transform spool files into modern, branded documents without coding

IBM i spool files play a vital role in your document output process, but alone they are plain and time consuming to manipulate and distribute. Many companies simply print their spool files on expensive pre-printed forms, which can cost thousands in paper, printer supplies and distribution time. This also offers no flexibility for the company to automatically edit or customize documents.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Save Money on Pre-Printed Forms
By replacing printed forms with digital documents, organizations can quickly save money on printing, postage and labor.

How Formtastic can help you:


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

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

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

Formtastic key technical features:

Automatically manages document changes between connected clients and the IBM i

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

Requires no coding or development

Integrates data from data files and further conditions, condenses and removes blank lines and pages using Formatter module

Conditionally modifies objects, images, layouts and distribution based on spool file data

Formtastic 10 Design Client supports all versions of Windows supported by Microsoft, including Windows 7, 8 and 10