FormSwift vs. HotDocs

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
FormSwift
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
FormSwift is a SaaS product from Dropbox since the December 2022 acquisition, aiming to provide businesses with a modern solution to paperwork. Users can customize, sign, and download popular business, legal, or personal forms.N/A
HotDocs
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
HotDocs is a document automation and assembly software product, acquired and now supported by AbacusNext since 2017.
$25
per user/per month
Pricing
FormSwiftHotDocs
Editions & Modules
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Basic
$25
per user/per month
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FormSwiftHotDocs
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
FormSwiftHotDocs
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.4
(9 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
4.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
FormSwiftHotDocs
Likelihood to Recommend
Dropbox
FormSwift is well suited for legal and accounting firms that need to quickly create form documents. It is easier to navigate than Nolo.
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AbacusNext
It is well suited in the organisations which deals with lots of paper work like legal, teaching, research, etc as they need similar kind of documents again and again. In a typical office set up it is of great use by human resource, marketing and legal department. Hot docs is not suitable if you have a proprietary or solo business as it do not caters to them.
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Pros
Dropbox
  • The "Document Creator" is an excellent tool. Very easy to work with.
  • The "My Documents " area is a helpful storage area for completed docs.
  • The "Document Library" is an extremely valuable resource.
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AbacusNext
  • Personalized training. We were able to get an expert on a video call who walked us through solutions to each of our unique problems (i.e. all fifty states have different notary blocks, how can we auto-populate it when the state of the deal is selected?).
  • Team access. Multiple people can work with the templates at once, thus allowing the members of our team who deal with financials to work on their documents while others focus on the organizational and legal documents.
  • Once you have successfully drafted your templates, it runs incredibly smooth (barring any minor hiccups that happen with software updates) and efficiently.
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Cons
Dropbox
  • The "Fillable Fields" area could use some additional customizable fields.
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AbacusNext
  • Most HotDocs templates demand high-level code. This includes complicated Word codes
  • Using HotDocs is incredibly user-friendly. Creating and maintaining templates is a programming task
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Usability
Dropbox
No answers on this topic
AbacusNext
Could be more intuitive - could even "suggest" fill-ins with the option to take or not take the suggestion.
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Support Rating
Dropbox
No answers on this topic
AbacusNext
I haven't had to contact HotDocs very often for support. I suppose I rated them mid-level simply because I would like to see more online training options or white papers to view to assist with learning. I want to understand how to do something versus having it done for me.
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Implementation Rating
Dropbox
No answers on this topic
AbacusNext
If you use WordPerfect X9 - choose"no word-processing software."
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Alternatives Considered
Dropbox
Much better than Rocket Lawyer.
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AbacusNext
I haven't evaluated other products. We are so used to HotDocs that it would be difficult for us to switch to something else. We continue to use HotDocs because switching cost is high once you have already started. Be careful before beginning to use this program, as it is hard to breakaway.
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Return on Investment
Dropbox
  • FormSwift has enabled us to work faster and smarter.
  • FormSwift saves time and money.
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AbacusNext
  • Time savings by employees when generating documents mean better ROI efficiency for labor.
  • Faster, more accurate turnaround for documents needing to be generated from templates.
  • Large capital expenditure depending on the number of users and developers.
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