Q: What is the difference between the REST API Module in PDF Automation Server and the Workflow Module?

PDF Automation Server (PAS) REST API and Workflow modules can both be used to automate PDF document processes on the server side, each in their own different way. Customers can choose between these two modules the better fit for their workflow:

  • The REST API module in the server can respond to calls to process PDF documents. To use this module, you would make calls to the servers from other applications or from webpages through Javascript.
  • The workflow module can watch folders for incoming PDF documents and then process them. To use this module, you will need to create a workflow project / job (from choosing among the existing jobs or by creating your own custom job) and then set it to watch a folder in the server. You would then need to place documents in the folder for them to be converted.