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What is Woodpecker?

Don't waste time duplicating the same data entry and document creation over and over.

With Woodpecker, quickly and accurately create Word-based documents in a snap.

Woodpecker's online questionnaires let you automatically populate your legal documents, saving you countless hours of manual entry. Plus, you can re-use client data to generate new documents without having to request the same information again.

Reduce errors, work smarter, and save a whole lot of time with Woodpecker.

Who Uses Woodpecker?

Solo legal practitioners, small law firms, in-house legal departments, HR teams, Finance groups, Tax Accountants, professionals who create a lot of documents.

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Reviews of Woodpecker

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.7
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.8

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 201-1,000
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Spencer
Spencer
Attorney in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Law Practice, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Easy way to save time

5.0 5 years ago

Comments: I’m a lawyer and was hesitant about using an automated document assembly tool. I didn’t think it would be relevant for me since I don’t do contracts and wills all day. However I’ve been able to benefit from this program due to repeating text blocks and other constants

Pros:

Easy to use, intuitive, plain language for adding variables

Cons:

Horizontal sidebar spacing in word is buggy The sidebar should automatically expand sufficiently so the user can hit the plus symbol to add choices to field variables Instead it’s necessary to manually widen the sidebar when adding entries Should be better way to preview the selections Focus on sidebar as opposed to a popup box limits functionality due to space constraints

Woodpecker Technologies Response

5 years ago

Thanks a ton for your thoughtful feedback Spencer. Great to hear that you've been able to get value out of Woodpecker despite the lack of contracts/wills that you handle. We'll be reaching out to make sure that we're doing everything we can to resolve the issues you've been seeing with the sidebar.

Gary
President in US
Law Practice, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Woodpecker has helped our firm become more efficient

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: After using several other document assembly systems Woodpecker is by far my favorite. It has the exact features we need.

Pros:

I especially like the fact that it is integrated directly into Word.

Cons:

Training on template management is critical as it is easy for new users to get confused and overwrite templates or fail to save template changes.

Michel
Attorney in US
Legal Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Beta testing BEWARE!!

2.0 last year

Comments: Awful. They offer seamless integration, but not for common word documents.

Pros:

The sales pitch. We believed it. Had no idea it was in beta testing

Cons:

They never told us the software was in beta testing, and that when they released updates that it would essentially make all of our documents crash and have to be revised. It takes weeks to get a solution.

Jason
Attorney in US
Law Practice, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

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5.0 5 years ago

Comments: 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.

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.

Woodpecker Technologies Response

5 years ago

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

Patricia
Member Attorney in US
Law Practice, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

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Wish all tech was this easy and affordable.

5.0 5 years ago

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

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.

Woodpecker Technologies Response

5 years ago

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.