This version of your tool [AFPTOOL] works wonders on our
invoices. Will save us thousands of dollars in labor from scanning a printed
invoice and then attaching it manually to emails to our customers. - Brooks
Roach, George Koch Sons
Wow, you are a life saver! I absolutely appreciate how
quickly you responded to our crisis. We sure thank you. You and your programming
products are the greatest. - Scott's Liquid Gold / Neoteric Cosmetics Inc.
It is nice to know your software is so well supported.
It sure beats phoning a helpdesk, being on hold for 30
minutes and never speaking to someone who really knows
what they are talking about." - Thane Barrett, Idaho Department of Commerce and Labor
We bought MAILTOOL five years ago and never looked
back. Since then we’ve sent 247,000 emails with over 120,000 with attachments!
Talk about BULLETPROOF! The only times we contacted BVSTools was to buy
two other great software packages JOBWATCH and SPLTOOL Suite and when we
upgraded machines." - Paul Scher, Manager of Programming Services,
We have used SPLTOOL and MAILTOOL for well over a year to email order documents to our business partners. The applications are great, but even better is the service you provide. Recently, over a weekend, we upgraded our iSeries and had a challenge with the SMTP server configuration. We contacted Support on Sunday afternoon, and Brad promptly came to our rescue. We were up and running Monday morning with no interruption to our business. Thank you, Brad! - Davida Kelley, Bartlett Bearing Company, Inc.
It is a tribute to your software that in the 2 years (and probably longer), that we have owned it we have not had any issues with the SPL2STMF [SPLTOOL software]. - Paul Therrien
I just downloaded SPLTOOL, MAILTOOL, and OUTQTRG and love
it! I've been looking at several other tools available and they don't even
compare. These are straight forward, simple to install, easy to configure,
easy to use, and a very small footprint. It looks like I will be able to
implement these tools into our daily processing with ease. So far the testing
has been very positive as I'm sure that it will continue to roll on with
out hassle. Thank you.
Oh I didn't even mention the price is so affordable that I might even get
a raise this year with all the money that I'm saving for us!!! - Rich Bateman,
Core Support Manager, American Bank of Texas
Just started using your products yesterday - Great stuff!
I looked at GUMBO and a few others but yours is the simplest to use, and
you cannot beat the price. I even looked at INFOPRINT server for V5R1. -
Bryan Burns, AS/400 System Operator, ECHO Incorporated
I wanted to drop you a line thanking you for your help
getting SPLTOOL up and running. By using your tool and an article you wrote
in March 2000's Midrange Computing, I was able to create an application
that monitors an output queue and distributes spoolfiles in PDF & HTML format
onto my NT server. With your PDF engine at its core, this program will save
us many dollars in paper and printer costs, as well as providing a secure
and dependable report archival system. Thanks for your ideas and your programs!
- Patrick Shrader
I just wanted to thank you for the SPLTOOL utility. I work
at the Ashley Companies during my breaks from school, and last summer was
assigned to set up a document archival system using OnBase software based
on an NT server.
We wanted to archive approximately 4-5000 pages per day of AS/400 created
reports, invoices, etc... using OnBase rather than expensive fiche. The
largest difficulty was implementing an easy way to transfer spool files
created on the AS/400 to the OnBase server while retaining correct spacing.
SPLTOOL solved that problem with resounding ease, and allowed me to complete
my task very satisfactorily. Thank you again, and good luck on your future
endeavors.Andy Steinke, Ashley Companies
SPLTOOL addresses the gap between generating an AS/400
spool file and getting it to our users in the formats they require to get
their job done. The tool installed quickly and effortlessly and is very
'user-friendly'. I have already recommended this tool to another AS/400
shop. Thank you for your prompt attention to any questions I had regarding
the SPLTOOL utility. It's a pleasure to deal with someone who is "customer"
oriented. Anna Torres, Senior Application Programmer, Celanese Canada Inc.
SPLTOOL handles a very simple, but valuable, process. It
makes simple the publication of AS/400 based reports as web pages with no
muss, no fuss and for a fraction of the cost of similar tools. SPLTOOL also
handles a plethora of other spool file management tasks. It installs simply,
works well, is stable, and is well supported by its author. You have already
wasted 100 times the registration fee on pain in the ass report "publishing"
software (that requires a 42 step process and a whole lot of prayer). Try
SPLTOOL. Use three keystrokes. It works. It has been my experience that
SPLTOOL reduces aspirin consumption by 73%. - Christopher J. Devous, Director
of Systems Development, The Antigua Group
SPLTOOL has helped us to improve the distribution of spool
files to different out queues.
It makes it a very simple thing for the common user to select pieces of
information and print only what they need saving resources (paper, ribbons,
etc.) and time. Downloading a spool file to a PC has become a routine task
thanks to your software. -Ismael Rodriguez, Information Systems Manager,
Bacardi Bottling Corporation
SPLTOOL allows us to make reports easily accessible to
our end-users, while also offering security features to allow them to view
and print reports (including printing page ranges!), and not delete them.
Through our menu-based systems, end-users can view reports without having
to know 'techy' stuff like OUTQ names, the name of the user who produced
the report, etc. Our technical users love the functions like copying spool
files to database files, etc. Overall, it provides an invaluable interface
for both technical and non-technical users at Zenith. - Scott Lindstrom,
Sr Systems Administrator, Zenith Electronics Corp.
I was really shocked. My dreams became true with this tool.
Our users really appreciate SPLTOOL and they can't live anymore without
it. Great tool, great price and last but not least great author. Bruno Schmitt, System Engineer, HM InterDrink GmbH & Co. KG
I have used SPLTOOL and MAILTOOL for more than 6 years
now. Originally, SPLTOOL replaced a 16 page “manual” of screen prints designed
to assist users in downloading spooled files. SPLTOOL, alone, replaced the
manual with a 5 second learning curve and a single keystroke. When I start
working with a new consulting client, regardless of their experience level,
the first thing I do is install SPLTOOL and teach them how to use it. I
am an “evangelist” for BVS Tools and can’t imagine a more affordable, or
more useful, solution. - Geoff Wiggs, Orcas Technologies, Inc
I teach Active Server Pages and for the next semester i
will use e-RPG rather ASP! Brad you got a ***great impact*** about this
new orientation in my college about teaching e-business using e-RPG!!! -
Louis Bouchard, College of Valleyfield, Valleyfield, Quebec Canada
Your e-RPG book is now our standard training guide for CGI
programming. - Dave Hanneman, Senior Systems Analyst, Wallace Technical
Just another quick note to say thank you once again for
producing another excellent book, of course I am referring to the e-RPG(V2)
book... Your two books e-RPG and e-RPG(v2) surely must be the de-facto standard
for producing CGI using RPG. - André M. Ray, IBM Global Services
Faster than I thought. You were right this (e-RPG/CGIDEV2)
was the correct decision. My programmers agree also. They were relieved
when I told them no Java to learn.- Karl Lauritzen Jr. , Senior Vice President
& CIO, National Lloyds Insurance/American Summit Insurance
V-1 Propane now has a WEB site up that is more than just
static information, thanks to you. Your efforts won the praise of the company
president for me. Thank you again for your response to many of my emails. - Glen Moss
Since we are at the start of a project offering creditcard
payments over the Internet our first goal has been reached : prove that
it was fairly simple to communicate with other companies... Thanks to the
GETURI command we convinced everybody that it is possible. - Richard Aalten,
Team Leader - Dutch Chambers of Commerce
MAILTOOL is a very great tool. I can use this to automate
many applications. The tool is very simple to use, and most importantly,
your support is instantaneous! - Chin Mongkol, Corporate Information
Management Service, Inc.
Just wanted to let you know I have been coding e-rpg now
for about 6 months. We got your second book e-RPG (v2) a few weeks ago and
I love it!! It's better than the first. I have written about 50 e-rpg programs
since my 1st in November. I think this is the way of the future for RPG.
When we have shown our applications to the end users, the response has been
" Great !! Can you make the current [insert application] work like this
as well? - Todd Nashville, Mestek, Inc.
We were struggling with untangling the mess of understanding
and controlling FTP and writing exit programs to process what we received.
FTPTOOL simplified the process 1000%. Easy to install and set up and supported
by a software vendor who really cares. Wish all software vendors were as
easy to deal with and as supportive! - Lee Woxen, States Logistics Services
I have been programming since 1975 on System 3’s , system
38’s, AS400’s and am actually a certified technical specialist on V4.4,
yours is the first book [e-RPG] I actually find easy to relate to. - James
A. Reynolds, Chief Information Officer, Techvalley Communications Inc.
I really enjoyed your book on developing AS\400 applications
for the web. By using your book as a reference, we were able to develop
an application that allows our customers to enter their own orders directly
into our system, which makes our Customer Service Group a 24x7 operation
and frees up valuable internal resources. We had over $700K in orders entered
by one customer over a recent three-month period. Thanks again for providing
this valuable resource. - Ron Schmidt, I.T. Director, Sensient Colors Inc
I just wanted to follow-up with you and let you know that
our testing has gone very well and your tool is a big reason why. Thanks
to your GETURI tool we saved a ton of development time and delivered a very
fast and functional product. Thanks for your support and suggestions. -
Dan McTamney, Sr Programmer/Analyst, DeLage Landen Financial Services
My client wanted to perform real-time street validation
using UPS Online Tools. This required an HTTP POST of XML data and the use
of SSL. Thanks to GETURI I was able to develop and implement the project
quickly and easily. The client is extremely happy, so much so that they
are now looking towards using similar techniques to use other services supplied
by UPS, e.g. Shipment Tracking. GETURI works great and Bradley's support
has been excellent. - Andy Stafford, Sr. Technical Consultant, The Mesa
Group, Jacksonville FL.
eRPG technology is amazing way for small/medium companies to get their business
software plugged in to the internet without having to deal with the limitations of Webfacing Hats
and other bridging technologies, or the cost/complexity of Websphere/J2EE. I believe the speed and
granularity of eRPG’s access to the AS/400 database makes it easier and faster to develop real-world
applications than using JDBC/ODBC solutions like ASP, Perl, or PHP.
eRPG has a particular advantage for companies with experienced RPG people who already have experience
with the local data and business rules.
I was able to get the HTTP server up and Bradley’s examples working within a day.
By the second day I had a basic add/modify customer address screen going.
- Martin Cytryn, Analyst Programmer, Midrange systems, Montreal, Canada
BVSTools.com sells software that provides more functionality and ease of
use than all of their "bigger" competitors, yet they manage to offer
better prices, and "one on one" tech support second to none. With free
30 day trials, and excellent installation support, you'd be crazy not to
try BVSTools.com software before spending your money anywhere else. - Art Tostaine, Jr.,
Great job! Our SMTP Process on the ISeries went south and
the MAILTOOL Plus functionality was a lifesaver! - Michael Kenny, University
We've now been using this [SPLTOOL] for over 5 years. We've
had, in that time, a sum total of 2 events that required us to seek help
from you. In 5 years. 2 times. I don't think I 've ever had a software package
anywhere near as stable. - Christopher J. Devous, Director of Systems Development,
The Antigua Group
Following the combined use of OUTQTRG and SPL2SPL I have
been able to automate a spool file copying procedure without having to write
any software to do this. This has saved the Bank a considerable amount of
costs both in development costs and further down our processing cycle where
a potential cost has been reduced by 95% by simply using SPL2SPL.. I have
not had any problem with both of the products and they very compact and
easy to use. - Leslie Jarrett, London Branch, The Bank of East Asia, Limited
I would like to thank and praise you for such a well written
tool. We currently use your SPLTOOL in a number of our daily production
jobs and could not be happier with SPLTOOL. - Jonathan Davis, AS400 Programmer
Analyst / Administrator, Oklahoma Tank Lines and United Petroleum Transports
It’s a pleasure working with a software provider that still
cares about “partnering” with a customer. - Bill Hodapp, Beauty Brands
GETURI is very powerful. As I wrap up the interface I am
writing using your GETURI program, I started thinking how powerful this
is. We are starting to get more and more requests to interface legacy data
and programs that sit on the AS400 with other pc based systems... I know
that there are more and more web services being written.What I like about
your program is that it is very simple to install and start using. It is
native to the 400 and doesn’t require 12 engineering degrees to program
into. The price is nothing compared to other solutions. Thanks again for
your quick response and help. - Robie Pace, Manager of Services, The Systems
The SPLTOOL Suite is great for user productivity and instrumental as paperless process enabler, the interactive toolset allows users to create and distribute spool files as electronic documents. The command based structure has allowed us to incorporated it into an imaging server, converting thousands of documents and reports to images and pushing them to document management and workflow system. FTPTool has also been incorporated into a server for automated report and file distribution. Quick implementation, easy to use and administer, command based for simple integration, a great value, and we most definitely appreciate the prompt and friendly support. - Merchants Bonding Company
Thank you for your quick response in helping me solve the MAILTOOL issue. I appreciate it very much! - Margaret, Spartan Insurance
Thank you for your quick response in helping me solve the MAILTOOL issue. I appreciate it very much! - Margaret, Spartan Insurance
We push probably 1500 emails out a day from our IBM i using MAILTOOL and MAILTOOL Plus from several different applications such as Invoicing, Statements, Acknowledgements, POs, Office Reports... Just to name a few. We are now part of a very large corporation and what other entities are quoting weeks to get going we completed overnight thanks to the flexibility of your product and your help. Thanks again. - Dale Svitak, Norcraft Companies
Thanks again for your assistance and fantastic service! It’s always a pleasure dealing with you. - John Hoffman, Clicks Group Limited
My employer has been using SPLTOOL, MAILTOOL and FTPTOOL for many years. These fail-safe products are very simple to use, yet get the job done. The customer service provided by this company is topnotch, coupled with an inexpensive price tag. Want a proven iSeries email/ftp product that can be combined with RGP or CLP? Contact this company. You will be pleasantly pleased. - Greg Freeman, The Doe Run Company
We've been using MAILTOOL Plus for a very long time and recently implemented the Green Tools for Google Apps (G4G) G4GGMAIL (Gmail Addon) from BVSTools. I don't know what we'd do without these! They have made the automated processing of email, both out and in, very simple and very straightforward. These tools work very well and the customer service and support provided by BVSTools is excellent. I strongly recommend these tools to anyone in IBM i looking to simplify email processing into and out of your line of business applications. - Joe Hatchell, Hatco Corporation
Trying to keep the web based generation happy is VERY HARD. They dont like Green Screen. So, I am trying to give them as much WEB as I can and/or make the Green Screen a little friendlier. This is where your tools and training materials are SO helpful. Using your tools and eRPG training materials helped me program our paychecks to automatically generate a PDF for employees to view on the Web. This literally saved us from going to a payroll software. - Beth Claes, Montgomery County Data Processing
Hi BVS Tools! I'm good to go on the upgrades to MAILTOOL,SPLTOOL and AFPTOOL, and have permanent keys applied. So far so good, as always! I appreciate your quick emails responses on a Saturday morning, allowing me to mark a project as Done before Monday morning. Thanks again and keep up the great work, as always! :-) Betty Coyne, Sr. Programmer & Systems Analyst, Reico Kitchen & Bath, Springfield, VA
MAILTOOL is a great product! Before,we had to send files to another server for email processing. Now I can use my programs to send email directly from the IBM i [AS400]. Patrick, Comcar Industries,Inc.
I wanted to reach out to and say THANK YOU for all your help. You went above and beyond! - Tina, WestPoint Home.
Failed 2 mention, ur software is the bomb... - John, Superior Grocers.
Hey Bradley, just want to point out again how far above the norm you are when it comes to customer service. [Our customer] sends you a registration request and within 10 minutes you send back the key and we're up. We're waiting for the same process to happen with 2 other software products and it's been over 3 hours and nothing yet. Kudo's to you again! Much appreciated! - Ric, Proforce, LLC.