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Real User
CEO, Founder at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Jun 22 2018

What is most valuable?

It allows us to use MS Word with dynamic data population, which is a huge advantage. Connecting to a cloud service also is a nice feature

How has it helped my organization?

From an organizational standpoint, it's reduced our need for a developer to be involved in delivering customer reports for customers, so we don't need our development team, engineers, and software developers to customize reports for… more»

What needs improvement?

It's still a bit complex to develop reports and because of that complexity, there are often mistakes that get made. If we get better debugging tools and better diagnostic tools, developing reports would be faster. That process is a bit slow… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did, and still do. We've used another tool for a very long time and we're phasing it out. It's free and solves some, but not all, of our needs. But when we need to develop or generate a more highly-customized report, we use Docmosis. It… more»

What other advice do I have?

It allows documents to be designed without needing a developer or a web designer. Anybody who has expertise in Microsoft Word can do this kind of thing, or even the customer themselves could easily format the document to make changes. It's… more»
Real User
CTO at LeaseAccelerator
Jun 11 2018

What is most valuable?

Auditability is a huge part of what we do. Part of that is generating an auditable track record that documents any decisions made along the way. All of the audit documents, all of the competitive… more»

How has it helped my organization?

After years of fighting with Actuate, Brio, and Crystal Reports to produce nicely formatted reports, we finally bailed and built our own reporting engine using Apache POI. Unfortunately, POI did not… more»

What needs improvement?

We've already briefly spoken with Docmosis, and we'll be pursuing this more - we are looking to take our intra-application monitoring to the next level. Really, we've embraced the DevOps philosophy… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I think it's reasonable. It's a tiered pricing structure, but we've found that the volumes that trip higher pricing align nicely with our own revenue growth.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We started with Actuate, moved to Crystal Reports, acquired a company that was using Brio. We've had the opportunity to try all three of the market leaders and to be bluntly honest, they’re all… more»

What other advice do I have?

It's absolutely fantastic. It's much easier to design your reports. It's fast. It's efficient. It's been fantastic for us. It comes highly recommended.
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Real User
Director, Software Development at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 29 2018

What is most valuable?

The main benefit is exactly what it provides -- the ability to use word documents as templates, and therefore they can be edited by non-technical people. Also, the placeholders with content work out really well with PDFs. The way we were doing this was cumbersome and this solution made all that… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is a straight forward, cost effective, solution for rendering PDF documents. It saved us time and money due to its ease of use, Java api, and clear documentation.

What needs improvement?

Just one thing, and there is a way to get this done outside of the solution as currently I go to a third-party solution. I render multiple PDFs and then put them together into one document outside of Docmosis. Docmosis then provides the ability to include them, and that would almost work out for us… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, I used Adobe products, but price-wise this was out of the question.
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Real User
Database Team Lead at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Apr 26 2018

What is most valuable?

Compared to the original report-generating software, creation of templates in Docmosis - which can be as simple as a Word document - is the biggest plus for Docmosis. There is flexibility in laying out tables that is akin to UI front-end design. The PDF output option offered by Docmosis is… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Since our initial development, this feature has required very little maintenance. And when changes are requested, it is rather easy to change a Word document template and new staff can be quickly trained to modify a report. A new report’s template creation is very often manipulation of a user’s… more»

What needs improvement?

The challenge in usage when we developed the reports four years ago was the limited logic that can be applied to manipulate and display data. That functionality was largely transferred over to the database layer in creating the data output that was to be displayed.

What other advice do I have?

Development involves creating a template from user document requirements. In fact, the template in most cases can be a clone of the user document, with logic added for recursive or conditional data. We have been using a Word template for this purpose. An XML template sheet maps the database output… more»
Vendor
Technical Product Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 21 2016

What is most valuable?

Without doubt, the most valuable feature is the ability to operate and work within Microsoft Word, our default word editing program. When the rest of the organization is dealing with templates and Word format, it's nice to be able to use… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We're now live with one instance of generating documents, we're committed, and we've got the architecture and infrastructure to add more templates and migrate our old ones. We didn't realize it initially, but once we setup up our platform… more»

What needs improvement?

I've shared with Docmosis a list of improvements they could make, and they've been very customer-centric and responsive. They don't always deliver what we ask, but they're very conscientious about responding to us. We have some pretty… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I don't remember the name of the solution, but it required XSLT formats as templates and then to merge data, which was very powerful and performant, but it didn't have load capabilities, converters, and it required translation from Word to… more»

What other advice do I have?

Docmosis will free up developers, but then the burden falls on someone else, so more attention needs to be spent on Word templates themselves. They need to be as true to the desired form as possible to get a good end result. Someone must… more»
Vendor
Product Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Mar 21 2016

What is most valuable?

It does a beautiful job of taking Word docs and turning them into PDFs with merged fields. That's really what we use it for.

How has it helped my organization?

This is the cornerstone of our office's functionality, where people can create templates, create an offer template, and then a recruiter can just go into a couple of fields and they have a beautiful… more»

What needs improvement?

Right now, the product can be a little finicky with background images, sort of how the tabs work when you try to underline something. Sometimes that won't get reproduced, but those are pretty… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We didn’t have anything before this.

What other advice do I have?

Go for it. It's been really smooth for us.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated a couple different options, but we liked how clear they were about the functionality. They seemed to be like a small company; they'll be responsive to our needs. I think the price is… more»

What is Docmosis?

Developing software applications that generate documents and reports can be frustrating and expensive... Docmosis helps Software Developers and Non-Developers build better looking: Letters, Contracts, Statements, Invoices, Reports and more - FAST! Document templates can be created using Microsoft Word, OpenOffice or LibreOffice – with NO need for special plug-ins. These rich and well-known editors are the natural choice to quickly and easily layout great looking documents. Docmosis enables Business Teams, Developers and End Users to collaborate easily when designing documents and reports. Docmosis is currently used in Finance, Health, Education, Legal, Logistics, Marketing and Defense applications.
Docmosis customers
8th light, ACA IT-Solutions NV, Ageology, Anahata, Aprello, ATENA, ATICOM, Axon Ltd, BBC, Cellartastings SL, Cisco, Cisco Systems, Cityline HK Limited, Commerce, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Crane Technical Services, CyberSoft C/S, Dane Street, DBX Kft, Department of Education, Dream, Endless Pools, Formos LLC, Gappless, Genentech - Roche Group, Global Sage, Goco, Haufe-Lexware GmbH & Co. KG, Husbanken, Isell, Jim S Adler & Associates, Lane Nussbaum, Lift Forward, loc8.com, Merck KGaA, MercuryGate International, NoemaLife S.p.A, Pattersons Security, Practice Insight Pty Ltd, Procountor.com, Quasado GmbH, Rain Focus, RiseSmart, Russian School of Mathematics, Social Finance, Southern Careers Institute, STR Grants LLC, Sync International (UK) Ltd., Systemic Pty Ltd, Thales - Defence Australia, The Freshwater Trust, Tioth LLC, Todumo, TQM-Insight