Let InterForm help you with your AFP & AFPDS output

If AFPDS is no longer your desired path for output InterForm is your right choice.
As IBM is no longer supporting Advanced Function Printing Utilities* you soon have to make a decision whether to invest in a new AFP utility or considering your options.

* IBM has with the V7R3 dropped the IBM Advanced Function Printing Utilities (5770-AF1).

AFP was a good option at the time where printers were relatively simple and your main output option was printing.
This is however not the situation anymore. Printers are far more advanced and the costs of IPDS printers can for the majority of customers not be justified.
InterForm is a complete output management package that manages multiple output formats reflecting current business needs.
When selecting InterForm you will no longer have to spend money on expensive IPDS printers and you will get a tool that will enable you to do Label printing, Excel, Word, PDF, PDF/A, XML, and much directly from your AS400 / IBM i.

InterForm benefits

  • Get rid of your expensive IPDS printers – use any PCL, ZPL, IPL printer you like
  • Create PDF, PDF/A, XML, Label printing, Barcodes, Emails, Excel, Word, ZUGFeRD, and much more
  • Consistent output no matter what output format you generate
  • Easy dynamic document design with Drag N Drop and WYSIWYG design tool
  • Enrich spool file with external data
  • Read more about the product and its capabilities here: InterForm

InterForm as replacement

As InterForm supports AFPDS you can just use your current AFPDS spool files as they are. So already today you can without any changes to your existing print programs start to use and benefit from InterForm. When InterForm receives your AFPDS we will transform it to any of our many output options.

Proof of concept

Let us show you what we can do. Send us a copy of a spool file along with a copy of the matching design and we will prove the concept for you.
Contact Us to learn more about how we can help you with your AFP challenge.


Hey there, thank you for reading my posts. I write about output management. In fact, I have done it for 15 years and I love it. With that said, I like to share what I learn. Through the years I have had many roles - presales, sales, marketing, and today I am now CEO and owner of InterForm with the same learning mentality. I am very interested in topics involving new trends, what is going on out there, and how we can help customers solve challenges. My true passion is helping and inspiring customers. I like to be inspired by others so please reach out to me if you have something to share. Peter