teams with Talisker Technology Solutions to Promote Electronic Document Management
For years our customers have been asking us to refer them to
a Document Electronic Document Management package that while feature rich is not
Recently we were given a demo for the product BlinkEDM
from Talisker Techology Solutions. We liked what we saw and decided to team with
Talisker Technology Solutions to help promote their product.
offers the ability to capture, organize, retrieve and distribute business information
that originated in either paper or electronic form by offering file import from
email or any network addressable location (including the IBM AS400 IFS).
is a platform neutral solution available on Windows or Linux and a range of industry
standard databases. It has been designed to deliver a simple, easy to use, and
cost effective EDM solution without sacrificing the rich functionality expected
of an enterprise level system. The browser-based user interface is simple and
uncluttered with no busy screens to distract from the task at hand..."
more information on BlinkEDM click
Custom Web Programming Available
are making the move from green screen to the web these days. Some are even wanting
to move from screen-scraping technologies or overpriced proprietary solutions
to a more simple and intuitive web solution that can use RPG programmers existing
Many of you have been contacting us for guidance, consulting,
and even to help create and program your web solutions.
We at BVSTools have
been promoting web solutions using RPG for years, and still are. There's no sign
it is going away, only growing stronger!
With the use of toolkits such as
CGIDEV2 or our own eRPG SDK,
many of you are creating functional and powerful web applications leveraging your
existing RPG skill set.
If you have a need for any help or just want to
ask questions about creating web solutions using RPG, feel free to contact
The BVSTools Team
PDF Overlay Functionality Added to SPLTOOL
We recently released
v9.30 of Spooled File Tools (SPLTOOL) which now allows you to add an existing
PDF document as an overlay to the PDF document created by SPLTOOL from your spooled
What this means is you can create custom form overlays for invoices,
purchase orders, or simply letterheads and apply the overlay to spooled files
that are converted to PDF using SPLTOOL.
This functionality has been one
of the most requested feature addtions for SPLTOOL, and we are now happy to provide
this for you.
You can download the latest version of SPLTOOL by clicking
MAILTOOL Plus Functionality Updated
One of our
most popular products, MAILTOOL, and especially the MAILTOOL Plus addon has been
updated to allow batch resending of unsent/errored emails.
The new command,
MTPRESEND, will read through all unsent/errored emails and attempt to resend them.
Now, instead of using the MTPLUSLOG command to manually email each email
one at a time, this new feature will make things even easier allowing you to resend
these emails with one command.
You can download the latest version of MAILTOOL
by clicking here.
Have an Idea for a New Solution?
Most if not all of our software
was created because either we had a need for it, or our customers requested a
specific solution. The chances are if you need it, most others do.
our customers to contact us with any needs they may have for custom applications
If your shop doesn't have the time and/or manpower, we are happy
to help fill the gaps when we can.
Us for more information or to share your needs and ideas!
This week's FAQ Snap Shot is taken from the main FAQ page located at http://www.bvstools.com/faq.html.
do I determine the version of your software that I am using?
latest releases of SPLTOOL, MAILTOOL and GETURI now store the versions in data
areas named SPLTOOLV, MAILTOOLV and GETURIV (respectivley). As other software
is updated the version will move to data areas as well.
With any of our
software, simply type the command on the command line, prompt on it, then move
the cursor to the top line and press the help key. There you will see the version
as well as contact information.
The OUTQTRG application is one exception.
To find the version of this application simply type GO OUTQTRG on the command
line and the version will be displayed at the top of the OUTQTRG menu display.
of finding the version for the SPLTOOL Software:
1. Type the command SPLTOOL
on the command line (do NOT press Enter)
2. Press F4 to prompt
the cursor to the top of the command display. In this case it would be where it
says "Spooled File Tools (SPLTOOL)"
4. Press your help key. The
version should now be displayed on the screen.
More FAQs can be found at
http://www.bvstools.com/faq.html. FAQs specific to software can be found in
the software documentation section at http://docs.bvstools.com/home.
Spooled File Tools (SPLTOOL) -The
original and most popular iSeries spooled file distribution tool!
Convert *SCS spooled files to PDF, HTML, RTF, Text files
- PDF, HTML and
RTF Formats retain page formatting as well as attributes such as underlining and
- Add PDF Overlays to your PDF documents created by
SPLTOOL. Add logos, letterheads, design forms, and more!
- PDF Password
Protection/Encryption to meet HIPAA standards
- Copy spooled files
to the IFS, a folder, send them via FTP or E-Mail (MAILTOOL
required) them all with a simple command
- Commands included allow
conversion of a single spooled file, or with the "Batch" commands select
multiple reports to convert at one time using wildcard selections
to use interactive "WRKSPLF-Like" interface that makes converting spooled
files a breeze
- Interactive interface allows creation of user options,
security features, defaults and more
- 100% iSeries native application!
you know have the SPLTOOL
Suite which can convert and email *SCS and *AFPDS spooled files all with one
For more information on SPLTOOL,
feel free to visit http://www.bvstools.com/spltool.html
or contact us
You can find more software offerings from BVSTools at http://www.bvstools.com/download.html