Automatic Document Generation with No-Code Tools

May 2, 2023
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In today's fast-paced business environment, efficient document generation is crucial for streamlining workflows and reducing time spent on manual tasks. As the no-code revolution continues to gain momentum, a variety of no-code tools have emerged that automate document creation, making it accessible to businesses of all sizes. In this article, we'll compare three popular no-code document generation tools: DocsAutomator, Documint, and CraftMyPDF. We'll dive into each tool's features, pricing, and unique selling points to help you determine the best solution for your business needs.

An Overview of Some Popular No-Code Document Generation Tools

No-code document generation tools allow users to create and automate the production of documents without writing a single line of code. These tools are designed to be user-friendly, enabling even non-technical users to create templates, set up automation workflows, and generate documents seamlessly. By leveraging no-code tools for document generation, businesses can save time, resources, and optimize team efficiency.

DocsAutomator

DocsAutomator enables users to turn their Airtable data into Google Docs and PDFs without any coding required. With a quick setup process, businesses can save weeks of work by automating their document creation.

Features

DocsAutomator offers dynamic templating, line item support, flexible output, and dates and currencies support. While it currently uses Airtable as its data source, more sources are expected to be added in the future. Users can also take advantage of Google Docs' familiar interface for creating templates.

Pricing

DocsAutomator has a free plan for up to 100 documents per month. Paid plans start at €29 per month for up to 500 documents and €79 per month for up to 2000 documents.

Pros:

  • Simple and quick setup process, which saves time and effort.
  • Integration with Google Docs allows users to take advantage of a familiar interface for template creation.
  • Supports dynamic templating, line item support, and flexible output.
  • Plans to expand data source integrations beyond Airtable in the future.
  • API to create documents from any automation platform (Make, Zapier, etc)

Cons:

  • Currently, only supports Airtable as a data source, which may limit some users who rely on other platforms.
  • No drag-and-drop editor for template creation, which may be less user-friendly for some.

Documint

Documint is a no-code document generation tool that allows users to design templates using a user-friendly drag-and-drop editor without any coding knowledge required.

Features

With Documint, users can create templates using drag-and-drop functionality, variables and functions, looping, and conditional logic. The platform also offers a template previewer for easy visualization. Documint integrates with Airtable, Notion, HubSpot, and Google Sheets.

Pricing

Documint's pricing starts with a free plan that includes 10 documents per month. Paid plans range from $30 per month for 200 documents to $150 per month for 3,000 documents, with additional documents available at a per-document cost.

Pros:

  • Offers a user-friendly drag-and-drop template designer, making it easy for users to create customized templates.
  • Includes advanced features like variables, functions, looping, and conditional logic.
  • Integrates with multiple data sources, including Airtable, Notion, HubSpot, and Google Sheets.
  • Provides a template previewer, allowing users to visualize their templates before generating documents.

Cons:

  • Pricing plans may be more expensive for users who require a large number of documents per month.
  • No native integration with Google Docs for template creation.

CraftMyPDF

CraftMyPDF simplifies the process of converting file content into beautiful PDF documents. Users can request a quote to get started and choose from a variety of templates to customize their documents.

Features

Create My PDF allows users to select from pre-made templates and customize them to suit their needs. The platform is user-friendly and designed to create documents with ease.

Pricing

Create My PDF offers a free plan with 50 documents per month. Paid plans start at $35 per month for 2500 documents and 10 different templates and $89 per month for 12,000 documents and 50 templates

Pros:

  • Pre-made templates make it easy for users to get started quickly.
  • Customization options are available for users to create personalized documents.
  • Lower-priced paid plans for users who require fewer documents per month.
  • Supports Make.com and Zapier integrations
  • Can generate images as well as PDFs

Cons:

  • Lacks integration with popular data sources like Airtable or Google Sheets.

How to use these tools

Each of these document generation platforms can be seamlessly integrated with Noloco Workflows to streamline your document creation process. By utilizing on-demand workflows triggered by action buttons, or automatic workflows based on specific conditions, you can efficiently generate documents without manual intervention.

This powerful combination of Noloco and your chosen document generation tool will help you save time, reduce errors, and improve overall productivity. As you evaluate DocsAutomator, Documint, and CraftMyPDF, keep in mind your unique business requirements, and choose the one that best aligns with your objectives and workflow preferences. The right integration will empower your team to create professional, personalized documents with ease, ultimately enhancing the quality of your business services.

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