No Lock-In, Ever: Formwork Batch Export

Dr. Oliver Eidel
Updated April 17, 2024

When we built Formwork, we had two goals:

  1. Don’t be evil.
  2. Don’t suck.

While this may seem obvious for any software product in a free-market economy, it is not so obvious for regulatory software. In the enterprise software market, people who make purchasing decisions are often confused, and crappy software with insane pricing models and vendor lock-in stays in the market.

Talking about vendor lock-in – we just shipped the Batch Export feature to Formwork. It allows you to export your entire QMS with one click. It’s so cool! Check it out:


It enables you to export documents and records, either as PDF or markdown files. Yup, you got that right: You can export everything in the actual markdown (source) format.

And here’s how a Batch Export looks:


That means there’s zero vendor lock-in – because you could literally just export everything as markdown, dump it in a git repository on GitHub and cancel your Formwork account.

For less technically proficient people (like auditors) you can export everything as PDF.

Talking about auditors, there’s also a neat twist to this: You can select whether to export the most recent released version of a document, or the most recent draft. For an audit, you’d want to export the most recent released version, while for your personal backup you’d probably prefer the most recent draft.

So, there you have it – zero vendor lock-in. Export any time and move your QMS somewhere else, if you want.

Batch Export is a Formwork Pro feature for now. But all the basic QMS functionality in Formwork is free, like creating documents and records in a compliant way. Check it out 🙂

On a different note: Do you still have lots of questions about the EU MDR and would you like to talk to a human? No worries! We offer our Regulatory Strategy Workshop to companies like yours, in which we sit down with you for two hours, answer all your questions and come up with a plan with which you’ll bring your product to market. For only 400€!

Or, if you don’t like talking to humans, check out our Wizard instead. It’s a self-guided video course which helps you create your documentation all by yourself. No prior knowledge required.

Or, if you’re looking for the most awesome (in our opinion) eQMS software to automate your compliance, look no further. We’ve built Formwork, and it even has a free version!

And finally, if all of this doesn’t sound helpful and your situation seems hopeless, check out our consulting 🙂

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