Looking for alternatives to ACOM™ EZPrint/400™ or ACOM EZDesigner/400™?
Move to Formtastic™ with our ACOM Replacement Program,
which includes our automated ACOM conversion tool.
Many IBM i (iSeries, AS/400) customers, frustrated by their inability to receive the outcome they require from ACOM, have migrated to Formtastic to ensure business continuity and support for current Windows platforms.
Migrate from ACOM to Formtastic!
If you’re committed to getting the most value out of your IBM i and are unsatisfied with ACOM, Quadrant Software offers migration tools that make the transition from ACOM to Formtastic simple, accurate, and cost effective.
With Formtastic, you can:
Modernize spool file documents including forms, checks, and labels using a GUI designer
Extract spool data, remap it, and automate distribution
Receive world-class support and upgrade for free (on maintenance)
Supports latest Windows
Formtastic's PC Design client supports recent versions of Windows, up to Windows 10. Not only are we fast to respond to our customers and changes in the market, but we never charge extra fees just to support a modern operating system. All Formtastic customers on maintenance have access to the latest version of Formtastic’s PC Design client.
Compare that to ACOM. This flyer* on Acom’s website indicates that their existing EZDesigner/400 customers must pay additional fees to upgrade to their latest designer client: "Save with a substantial credit for your current 400 Designer software toward the purchase of ACOM’s new EZDesigner Pro". One of the benefits they list is “Eliminate security risks of Microsoft XP end-of-life”.
Automatically migrate from ACOM to Formtastic
Many ACOM customers have migrated to Formtastic because their business requirements either exceeded ACOM’s product capabilities or weren’t being met to their satisfaction.
We provide a tool for migrating ACOM customers to easily and automatically import existing ACOM forms, checks and labels into Formtastic. We help you with the heavy lifting so that you can continue to focus on supporting your business.
New Features in Formtastic 10
Formtastic 10 includes an upgrade to the PC-based design client interface that improves user productivity and will enable more frequent future development. Read the Formtastic 10 press release here.
New Formtastic Interface
The new interface is much easier for users to navigate, enabling them to more quickly create Formtastic document overlays. We designed the interface to make it intuitive for users who are familiar with the Microsoft Office product suite. Highlights include (click the following links to see screenshots):
Home tab: Commonly used editing buttons and commands.
View tab: Controls for windows and page view.
Main icon menu: Standard controls like save, new, open, document properties and IBM i-specific commands.
Updated Underlying Code Framework
We also upgraded the Formtastic design client to a significantly more modern code framework. This enables the development team to access newer and more sophisticated libraries and development features that they didn’t previously have access to. Because we can now provide more modern features much faster than we could before, Formtastic customers can expect more frequent improvements to the design client.
Formtastic’s new integration with Nexus Portal enables users to access their documents from a secure web portal on desktops and mobile devices. Nexus Portal is our full-featured IBM i-hosted web portal that gives users secure, organized access to enterprise information.
Read more about the integration here.
Formatter – Spool File Reformatting Module
Formtastic’s Formatter module was the industry’s first solution designed to enable users to completely reformat their existing spool files into condensed, easy-to-read and professional looking documents.
With Formatter, you can quickly modernize spool file layouts, remove blank spaces and lines, and concatenate text. A typical use-case might include shrinking a six-page month-end statement down to one or two pages, resulting in a document that’s easier to manage and read, and more cost effective to distribute.
Customers LOVE us
Because we treat every customer like a valued partner, our portfolio of over 10,000 customers rave about our products and support. Want proof? Read these glowing customer testimonials:
"I have almost 40 other software vendors that I deal with and Quadrant Software tech support is second to none. Quadrant's team is awesome! I have nothing but high praise for Quadrant Software."
-Kristi Kuker, Bunzl
"Formtastic takes jobs that previously took hours to do and does them in seconds. That’s strength. Formtastic and Formatter are good options for anyone looking for a native IBM i forms output and management solution."
-Jeff Peterson, Programmer, Coleman Cable
Read Coleman Cable Success Story
“Quadrant Software products have now become second nature. Their solutions have been an integral part of our business operation for many years as we strive to provide the highest level of service to our customers”
–Bobby Sy, Director of IT, Citizen Watch
Read Citizen Watch Success Story
Other reasons to use Formtastic
Below is a list of Formtastic's features and benefits. But if you’d really like to learn more or see a live demo, fill out the form on the right to contact us now. We’ll give you a ring to discuss how we can help migrate you to a modern, easy-to-use form, check and label solution that your users will LOVE.
Works with any ERP system that generates spool files, including SAP, Sage, Oracle, VAI
Requires no coding or development
Integrates with any untethered signature capture device, including iPad and iPhone
Works out-of-the-box by using our pre-designed and mapped forms, checks, and labels for major applications
Integrates data from data files and further conditions, condenses and removes blank lines and pages using Formatter module
Pre-sorts spool files using designated criteria, making documents easier to review and distribute
Automatically manages document changes between connected clients and the IBM i
Quickly brand your customer facing documents
Automatically distribute and archive
Easily create and deliver forms in PDF and TIF format
Save money on pre-printed forms and printing supplies
Fill out the form on the right to learn more about our ACOM Replacement program!