Woodpecker Technologies

Woodpecker


4.5 / 5
12 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Law firms and in-house legal departments.


Average Ratings

12 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Woodpecker Technologies
  • www.woodpeckerweb.com
  • United States

About Woodpecker

Woodpecker automatically converts your documents into standardized smart-templates without ever leaving Word.


Woodpecker Features

  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Document Archiving
  • Document Assembly
  • Document Indexing
  • Document Retention
  • Electronic Signature
  • File Recovery
  • File Type Conversion
  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Version Control
  • Batch Processing
  • Collaboration
  • Digital Signature
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Multiple Output Formats
  • Templates
  • Access Controls
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Collaboration
  • Contract Management
  • Document Assembly
  • Document Indexing
  • Document Tagging
  • Full Text Search
  • Version Control

Woodpecker Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Woodpecker packs several features of more enterprise systems at a fraction of cost and value

Jun 01, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Light, robust add-in tool that works in lawyer's most familiar environment - MS Word

- Works across multiple document sets (can save as form Templates)

- Offers API functionality - key for adding interoperability to other systems

- Product features are clean, simple, and easy to implement.

- Automated customized function that converts a form into a ready template (a little early on the tech, but hopeful it will be very useful in the future after machine learning is dialed in)

- Conditional field formatting including all Excel functions and IFF tech (If ... Then conditional statement use)

Cons: - Some bugs to work out (e.g., entering default information into fields does not always recognize when automating first time around;

- Lack of a platform or centralized storage mechanism.

- No copy + paste feature of fields.

Overall: - 80+% of a contract is form-templated with little reason to change. This tool captures the 10-20% that's personalized

- Most people think that it only is a better copy - paste function but they fail to see why that's such a bad way to visualize what the context of the field shows vs. what the surface level information shows. Context is key.

- Most of my forms have been automated using Woodpecker Legal as a backdrop. Highly recommend.

Vendor Response

by Woodpecker Technologies on June 04, 2019

Thanks so much for your thoughtful and positive feedback Chris! We'd love to know more about the entering default information into fields and copy/paste issues you've been experiencing.

Funny name but Game Changer

Jun 02, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have been with this product practically from conception. They really understand the repetitive nature of legal work and how to save us time. Get your letters, motions, pleadings, lines, agreements, etc. that you use often set up on time, and off you go. Even the initial set-up is relatively simple, even for a lawyer! Get this product and save yourself a bunch of time (i.e., money).

P.S. Even their customer service is extremely responsive. I truly hope this does not change. If I have an issue, I can email or open a chat message, and usually get my matter addressed promptly if not immediately.

Cons: Not really sure. Maybe I would like the macros to be a little more intuitive in setting up. And add some obvious single selection categories such as states, months, etc. without me having to build them each time. But this is being very picky.

Vendor Response

by Woodpecker Technologies on June 04, 2019

Thanks a lot for your thoughtful feedback Robert! We really appreciate you being with us since our inception and helping us build an amazing product. We're working on making macros more intuitive and adding some standard state/month/country selectors as we speak!

Woodpecker review

May 31, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It was an easy program to learn to use. After building templates, the time spent drafting and editing documents has drastically decreased. I can spend more time on the legal issues of the documents instead of wasting time double checking the parties names, his/her, he/she, etc.

Cons: When I build a template I like to start at the beginning and work my way through the document. Sometimes after building the template, I find that I forget a field. It would be nice to insert a field back up where it was forgotten instead of at the end of all the fields.

Overall: I use Woodpecker daily and it makes drafting documents more efficient. I recently tried HotDocs again and found that I can get the same results with Woodpecker at a more affordable cost and much easier to use.

Vendor Response

by Woodpecker Technologies on June 03, 2019

Thanks a lot for your feedback Jason, great to hear about the benefits you're getting from Woodpecker! Apologies for the confusion with inserting fields at the end of the field list, fortunately you can reorder your fields whenever you like, this should help: https://help.woodpeckerweb.com/using-woodpecker/woodpecker-fields/reordering-fields

Good for MS Word and smaller contracts for sure

Jun 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Intuitive learning curve. Was able to figure out most of the features I needed without having to get help, either online or phone.

It integrates with MS Word and MS Word custom templates VERY easily. Set up was simple.

I can access on my laptop and office computer.

Cons: Editing a template is a little difficult once all the fields have been put in place. Editing around the field locations in a document can be tricky. These are very minor items, however.

Overall: We don't do a whole lot of contracts, maybe one or two per week, but this really helped streamline things. I am much more confident that items are not left blank, or erroneous. It has cut the time it takes to process a contract in half - easily.

Vendor Response

by Woodpecker Technologies on June 13, 2019

Thanks a lot for your review John, we really appreciate it! Great to hear how much time Woodpecker has been able to save you and thank you for being such an awesome Woodpecker user!

Wish all tech was this easy and affordable.

May 31, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use, better functionality (like conditional clauses) than many of the far more expensive options.

Cons: Occasionally, I have had recipients of documents created in Word with WoodPecker fields tell me that they were unable to edit the form filled terms.

Overall: It is easy to install, we have had no technical glitches, and it has sped up our turn around time.

Vendor Response

by Woodpecker Technologies on June 04, 2019

Hi Patricia, great to hear that Woodpecker has sped up your turn-around time! We'd love to know more about the issue you described where recipients of your documents were unable to edit the form filled terms, so that we can make sure this doesn't happen again.

Document Automation That is Easy to Use, Nimbly Customizable & Works Wonderfully!

Jun 03, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It makes creating usable document templates easy. It has saved me countless hours of work. If you can fill out an online form you can make a template using Woodpecker. The user interface is easy to use and intuitive. You don't need to be super technical to use it effectively.

Cons: Sometimes the field recognizer is a little odd. I also get some weird cursor jumping but they are super minor things. I love the product.

Vendor Response

by Woodpecker Technologies on June 06, 2019

Thanks so much for your review and feedback! We're really glad that you've been able to get so much value out of Woodpecker and can't wait to show you all the features we're adding to the platform.

Great Legal Tool for Automation

May 31, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very forward thinking tool and regular. Easy to implement in your day-to-day. Already recommended it to several colleagues in the legal industry. It's nice that is a plug-in vs. an external site so the learning curve isn't as steep for document automation.

Cons: I like that it can now do API calls and would like to integrate this with calendly or a CRM for automated document processing. A tutorial would be nice.

Overall: Good for streamlining and automating clerks processes

Vendor Response

by Woodpecker Technologies on June 04, 2019

Thanks for your feedback Curtis, great to hear that some tutorials on the use of our API would be helpful. We'll get on it!

The future of simplified document automation

May 31, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Ease of use and intuitive nature. Quick and easy to install and flexible to use.

Cons: Took us way to long to find it in the first place.

Vendor Response

by Woodpecker Technologies on June 04, 2019

Thanks so much for your review Brad, we're really happy that you found us too :)

My Woodpecker Experience

Jun 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the fact that I can customize/tailor one document to do/say many different things depending on the features that I use in my initial template. This avoids my having multiple documents as templates.

Cons: I'll let you know when I find one. Everything that I have used and seen in this product works like they said that it would.

Vendor Response

by Woodpecker Technologies on June 10, 2019

Thanks so much for your feedback Kwam. We're really glad to hear that you've been able to get so much value out of Woodpecker and please do let us know when you notice any room for improvement :)

Great product!

May 31, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: This product is intuitive and user friendly. It was easy to get started with everything and has the potential to streamline a lot of processes in the Human Resources field.

Cons: It is a little bit pricey and is difficult to get buy in from leadership for the premium version.

Overall: I have been using this product to streamline disciplinary action documents in Word. I can't afford the premium version but love the product and continue to recommend it to others in the same field

Vendor Response

by Woodpecker Technologies on June 04, 2019

Hi Bryan, thanks for your thoughtful feedback here. We'd be happy to talk through a custom package that would be doable for you and your firm and help you get buy-in from your leadership team.

Document Autmoation

Jun 07, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that it has the ability to plug in to other applications via an API, making it more versatile.

Cons: If I were to pick nits, I would say that the template automator is a little clunky, in that it over picks up things to include as fields.

Vendor Response

by Woodpecker Technologies on June 10, 2019

Thanks a lot for your feedback here Andrew. Our Auto-template engine is constantly evolving and getting better based on user feedback, so this is immensely helpful. Your feedback has been passed on to our engineering team so that tweaks to the Auto-template engine can be made. Thank you so much!

Easy to install but not intuitive

Jun 03, 2019
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I liked the idea of more flexible templates.

Cons: I am usually pretty savvy with software, but this seemed too convoluted. I went back to my regular mail merge systems after a couple of failed attempts to understand how this works.

Vendor Response

by Woodpecker Technologies on June 04, 2019

Hi Lorraine, thanks a lot for your feedback and sorry to hear that you had some trouble getting Woodpecker up and running. We're always striving to make sure that Woodpecker is as intuitive as possible so we appreciate your feedback here. We'd be happy to extend your trial to give you adequate time to get familiar with the platform as well as schedule a 1 on 1 video walkthrough to make sure you're comfortable with the template conversion process.