Formstack Documents vs. PDFTron

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Formstack Documents
Score 7.4 out of 10
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Formstack Documents (formerly WebMerge, acquired by Formstack April 2019) is an online service that automates the document creation process. It allows users to create customized PDF and Word documents for contracts, applications, government forms, and more.N/A
PDFTron
Score 7.5 out of 10
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PDFTron is a provider of document processing technology boasting thousands of customers across industries, headquartered in Vancouver. PDFTron’s SDK enhances software applications with dynamic document viewing, annotation, processing, and conversion capabilities, as well as features such as document understanding, data extraction, and redaction. PDFTron technology supports major platforms and file types, including support for PDF, MS Office, and CAD formats.N/A
Pricing
Formstack DocumentsPDFTron
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Formstack DocumentsPDFTron
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Formstack DocumentsPDFTron
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User Ratings
Formstack DocumentsPDFTron
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(9 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
10.0
(6 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Formstack DocumentsPDFTron
Likelihood to Recommend
Formstack
[Formstack Documents (formerly WebMerge) is] well suited for a mid-size organization that has multiple data inputs and needs to provide structure and professional document generation. As helpful as it is, the cost would prevent smaller businesses from realizing the cost savings that a larger one will.
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PDFTron Systems Inc.
PDFTon is best suited for larger organizations in order to maximize the multiple features and functionality and to justify the cost. The users will need a programmer that can develop solutions to deploy using multiple programming languages. They need to be able to understand how the different types of code can interact. Small organizations would have a hard time justifying the cost and may not have the skill sets to deploy it easily.
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Pros
Formstack
  • Excellent integration with other popular platforms
  • Clear and usable documentation to walk through setup in a number of scenarios
  • Responsive support that provided appropriate answers when we had questions
  • Flexibility in use cases that support multiple modes of use
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PDFTron Systems Inc.
  • Great customer support
  • New releases with added features
  • Very configurable
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Cons
Formstack
  • We've had some issues with document formatting when the Formstack document comes through. Nothing outrageous, but it has been very inconvenient and annoying.
  • The Formstack website is not attractive or user friendly.
  • I think it could be clearer to Formstack users that it is a tool that needs another tool, not a tool all its own.
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PDFTron Systems Inc.
  • Lowering the cost
  • Remove evergreen clause from contract
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Likelihood to Renew
Formstack
Ease of use, nice functionality that saves time
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PDFTron Systems Inc.
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Support Rating
Formstack
Support was always readily available and happy to assist whenever I had a question or needed help. Great experience every time.
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PDFTron Systems Inc.
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Alternatives Considered
Formstack
Each of the programs above answered a specific call to action. While each addressed a small portion of our need, they never quite fit the bill for what we needed. It was actually a representative from three of the ones above which selected WebMerge. They wanted to sell their product, but knew that we would be unfulfilled if we went with them
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PDFTron Systems Inc.
PDFTron was our first choice because it was the best solution we could find at the time. it was the most versatile and easiest for us to deploy mostly because of the great support they provided. I had the opportunity to meet with them prior to purchasing and they seemed like a company that would continue growth of the product and listen to their customers for improvements.
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Return on Investment
Formstack
  • The return on investment has been very good. It's very cost effective product. Our service team is on the phone and it takes away from the customer service if they are having to input the same information on applications. Web Merge eliminates additional key strokes while giving customers more time to run their business.
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PDFTron Systems Inc.
  • It has allows our organization to stay ahead of the competition.
  • The demonstrations we perform for potential customer are very impressive
  • Our customers appreciate the versatility of features
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