• “This tool is a must have for any GroupWise shop.”
    Richard Smith - Novell PartnerNet

Advansys Formativ is a revolutionary product suite enabling you to extend GroupWise in just about any way you want. It transforms GroupWise into a business solutions platform for both the enterprise and individual users, taking GroupWise well beyond ‘out of the box’ messaging and calendaring. With Formativ, GroupWise can adapt to fit your business needs like a glove.

PLEASE NOTE: Advansys Formativ is no longer under development and is a legacy product.


A wide range of Formativ Solutions offer immediate and cost effective answers to everyday business needs. Simply install and use.
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Rapid development tools enable users of all skill levels to Create new GroupWise functionality with unprecedented speed and ease.
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For enterprise deployments, administrators can use Novell ZENworks, BundleCommander or other file distribution methods to Manage Formativ solutions easily and securely.
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Formativ solutions take advantage of the Formativ Framework, which extends GroupWise with unique capabilities, such as Formativ Portals. Overcoming traditional client limitations, the framework’s highly modular and scalable design delivers customers the choice to add as many GroupWise enhancements as required, whether it is just one or hundreds.


Can GroupWise do this?

Formativ is a one-stop solution for GroupWise users, power users, administrators, system integrators and developers. When the question is asked, “Can GroupWise do this?”, with Formativ, the answer can be an emphatic “Yes!“.

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Customer Testimonials
  • “I am very happy with our investment in Formativ and look forward to developing a lot more with it. Thanks again for the great product!”
    Steven Stewart - Allan Kanner & Associates, P.C.
  • “Advansys worked with us, in a timely and efficient manner, to develop an applet to provide us with exactly what we were looking for. We are extremely pleased with the end product.”
    Pam Tokariuk - Bennett Jones SLP
  • “I was so excited to learn about your Personal Outlook Migration Tool, and the fact that it was totally free, just blew me away. I tested it out and it worked. Quite an accomplishment, as is most of the time products rarely do exactly what they say they will the first time.”
    John Fletcher - Channel Technologies
  • “You are fantastic! “The updated Export GroupWise Appointments into Excel solution” is exactly what I need. Thank you, thank you, thank you! P.S.: Kudos to your customer service!”
    Fannie Anderson - Children's Hospital Research Foundation
  • “I think it’s time to say a big THANK YOU! to all the Advansys-Team, especially the Support-Team, which does a really great job!  After three months working hard with Formativ, we can say: “It’s the best product for GroupWise that we’ve ever seen”.”
    Markus Bloechl - DataFlash
  • “Whohohoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! I cannot tell you how much this has made my day. long story short: we were going to have to add every entry back into address books by hand till we found out about the Formativ applets.”
    Stephen DeFigueroa - School of Law - Fordham University
  • “Formativ has the functionality to meet the ever changing needs of our office. It has assisted with everything from spam elimination to intranet application deployment. Formativ is truly a great product.”
    Walter Elly - James, Hoyer, Newcomer & Smiljanich P.A.
  • “Formativ is the ideal tool for creating collaborative business solutions and enhancing the value of our GroupWise implementation.”
    Michael Menard - Klagenfurt University
  • “With their great product, Formativ, combined with rapid custom Formativ Applet development services, Advansys provided everything we needed to rapidly implement an integrated service delivery process on Novell GroupWise.”
    David C. Lloyd - New South Wales Department of Commerce
  • “Formativ has enabled customisation of GroupWise e-mail to meet our business needs.”
    IT Support - Office of Parliamentary Counsel
  • “Formativ has provided an easy, reliable interface to GroupWise which makes adding functionality and business processes a breeze.”
    IT Support - St.George Bank Ltd
  • “After some preliminary testing, our IT department imported the Outlook files into GroupWise with ease. Now we are all doing cartwheels in the halls since this was a top priority for our President and Executive Vice President. You saved the day!!!”
    Bonnie Winkler - Largest Inland Marine Transportation Company in North America
  • “The updated free GroupWise Cool Solutions applet, Export GroupWise Appointments into Excel, works a treat and is exactly what we want. Many thanks for your speedy response and support.”
    Stephen Watt - University of New England
  • “Formativ is the macro language you always wished GroupWise came with. At its heart, it’s visual basic, but Formativ makes the development process much, much easier than having to write everything from scratch. I’ve been blown away by the quality, speed and stability of this Formativ package.”
    Clay L. Gibney - Woods Rogers & Hazlegrove, P.L.C.