Adobe equivalent to Plumsail and Encodian for populating PDF forms in Power Automate?

New Here ,
Mar 12, 2022 Mar 12, 2022

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Hi there,

We're a financial services business and spend our working days populating PDF forms, sending them for signing, and then submitting them to third party companies to make things happen for our clients.

We use Power Automate to fill the third party PDF templates with data from our various systems.

We currently use Plumsail Documents to populate PDF templates with JSON data in Power Automate. We're aware that Encodian has a similar Power Automate action that we could use.

However, we already have an Enterprise account with Adobe and would prefer to use an Adobe Power Automate action instead of a third party one. (Security, single invoice, support across the whole solution, etc, etc.)

Despite many attempts to find this functionality from Adobe, I just can't see an Adobe way in Power Automate to take a PDF fillable form and then populate it with JSON data.

Can you please provide some guidance, or at least a reason why this seemingly obvious functionality isn't available from Adobe?

Thanks,

Andrew.

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 07, 2022 Apr 07, 2022

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Hi @Andrew23560149glix ,

Thanks for your interest in populating forms. We don't currently with our connector provide a way to populate forms using Adobe PDF Services, but your voice is heard and we are looking to see how we can add that to the connector in the future. 

 

One alternative way we do allow forms population is via the Acrobat Sign (formerly Adobe Sign) connector. When you have a form there, you can use key/value pairs to populate the field values. On the plus side, this also allows forms to be filled out through a web browser rather than downloading the PDF, allows you to set validation on fields like SSN, phone number, etc., and also allows you to capture e-signatures.

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Apr 10, 2022 Apr 10, 2022

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Thanks, Ben - we use Adobe Sign all the time. Can you please point me to a resource on how we can 'use key/value pairs to populate the field values'?

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