CoolSpools helps you give your users and customers the right information, at the right time, and, just as importantly, in the right format.
CoolSpools addresses issues such as:
CoolSpools runs entirely on the system i and does not need a PC to produce PDFs, Excel files etc., though these can then be easily accessed from a PC.
All spooled types supported, including AFP, IPDS and HP PCL (*USERASCII): many similar products only support simple SCS spooled files.
Supports: overlays, page segments, line and box graphics, images, color, barcodes
Allows splitting spooled files into multiple documents without the need to change your applications (e.g. create a new PDF or spreadsheet/worksheet on change of order number)
Sends email from your system i, enabling you to distribute reports and documents to users and customers as email attachments, quickly, conveniently and cost-effectively.
Supports attachments from anywhere in the IFS, including database file members.
Supports multiple attachments.
Simple command or powerful API available.
Build email address lists (mailing lists)
Build email address directories (address books)
Lets you manage your spooled files:
Automatically, as they are created, using rules that you define to tell it what to do with each type of file
In batch, enabling you to select a set of spooled files and apply one or more operations to each of them in turn, e.g. convert all spooled files on a specified outq to PDF, or delete all spooled files over n days old etc.
Online, using a simple but highly powerful and customizable work-with display.
Lets you extract data from your system i database files and supply it to your users in the form they need it, such as an Excel spreadsheet, CSV or similar delimited file, XML, HTML table or text file.
Also works with SQL, Query and QM Query to let you save the output from those tools as one of these formats
Avoids the need to run file transfers from a PC by creating Excel files etc. directly on your system i, letting you generate data extracts as part of your batch jobs, just by running a single command