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Time to replace IBM AFP Utilities (Advanced Function Printing Utilities 5770-AF1)


If you haven’t already heard, IBM recently announced that Advanced Function Printing Utilities (AFP) is being discontinued in IBM i 7.3. Many companies have relied on AFP’s electronic design tools for years and are concerned about losing this functionality. There’s also the investment in AFP printers to consider, since printing AFP documents requires AFP printers.


The good news is that Formtastic can quickly replace IBM’s Advanced Function Printing Utilities (5770-AF1). With Formtastic, you can modernize your documents from an intuitive PC-based interface. Formtastic can output in AFP format, so you can continue printing from your AFP printers. Formtastic can even improve your workflow processes by distributing documents as PDF via email, web-portal or a shared network drive. 


You can even transform your AFP spool files with no application changes using an optional integration module installed by our experts.


With Formtastic, you can:

  • Quickly and easily replace your AFP forms
  • Retain your investment in AFP printers
  • Create forms from a PC-based interface
  • Distribute via email or secure web-portal


To see how quickly you can replace IBM AFP with Formtastic or to request a demo, please fill out the form on the right. You can also learn more about Formtastic here.

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