ECS/ie for iSeries
ECS/ie consists of the following integrated functionality:
AS/400 Spool file integration
The iSeries (AS/400) spool file integration module facilitates the email or FTP transmission of iSeries spool files. Spool file data that meets a specific selection criteria can be sent within the body of the email or as an attachment in HTML, PDF(Acrobat) or TXT formats. ECS/ie uses standard AS/400 output queues to define two different types of electronic output queue processing:
ECSie EDI XML PDF Translator
Electronic "Output queues"
e-outq's are output queues defined within ECS/ie that have an associated email distribution list, AS/400 spool files that are placed in the output queues defined as e-outq's will be automatically emailed to the recipients listed in the distribution list.
Ideal for the automated transmission of reports to a departmental distribution list.
Any spool files placed in the iSeries (AS/400) Output queue's defined as "e-Outbox" are automatically emailed to the recipient via ECS/ie. The email address is retrieved from within the spool file text allowing the business application system to define who the email recipients are.
Ideal for the unattended email of business transaction documentation such as Purchase Orders to suppliers and Order Acknowledgements to Customers'. More detail........
The ECS/XML Processor enables translation between DB/400 files and XML documents to support any business transaction. The ECS/XML Processor can be integrated to any iSeries (AS/400) business application enabling the automated and seamless generation of XML documents sourced from legacy AS/400 applications. Inbound XML transactions are mapped to DB/400 files ready for posting to your AS/400 business application.
The ECS/EDI Processor is a fully functional and validating EDI Translator that enables the automated and seamless exchange of EDI transactions between your iSeries (AS/400) Business Application and external Trading Partners. EDI Interchanges can be exchanged via IBM Expedite, FTP, email or the Internet. EDI Message generation and conversion templates are available for rapid application integration in addition to Ready made EDI Integration Packs for popular ERP applications. More detail........
ECS/integrated email can manage the automated receipt and transmission of any type of file as an email attachment from/to Network Folders. Powerful selection criteria controls the distribution of received email attachments to Network or Local folders. e-Folders can be defined to control the receipt and transmission of XML documents. More detail........
Business Application integration API
The ECS/ie application program interface (API) enables the fast and seamless integration of ECS/ie to your iSeries (AS/400) based Business Application. The ECS/ie API enables the transmission of DB/400 database files as Microsoft Excel compatible comma delimited files (CSV) or as Flat (text) files. Simple message emails can also be sent using the included API which requires basic details, such as; email address, subject and text. The ECS/ie API can be used to send emails from an iSeries (AS/400) command line, CL program or can be imbedded within your business application. More detail........
Remote Command Execution
ECS/ie can be configured to execute iSeries (AS/400) commands triggered by the receipt of emails conforming to specific selection criteria. The commands can be predefined within ECS/ie or contained within the received email body. More detail........
Message Queue monitoring
ECS/ie can be configured to monitor any number of iSeries (AS/400) message queues and will send alerting emails or SMS messages to GSM mobile phones. Any number of recipients can be configured for each Message queue defined with independently configured severity levels. More detail........
Network Device Monitoring
ECS/ie can be configured to monitor any number of devices connected to a TCP/IP network. ECS/ie will periodically 'ping' the registered servers, printers or routers and alert the relevant system administrators by email or page them via SMS messaging if a satisfactory response is not received from the device. ECS/ie will also notify the system administrator if the Host AS/400 that ECS/ie is running on also fails. More detail........
ECS/ie can be configured to monitor the status of designated subsystems, alerting the relevant personnel when subsystems start and end. More detail........
Automated Web Publishing
ECS/ie can automatically generate HTML web pages with custom header & footer graphics from AS/400 spool files and publish them on an internet server. ECS/ie can be integrated with your business application system without the need for programming. Typical uses for ECS/ie Web Publishing are Price Lists, Stock Balances, Order Status information & Supplier Schedules. More detail........
Automated Spool file Archiving
ECS/ie can automatically archive iSeries (AS/400) Spool files to a local or remote servers in PDF, HTML or TXT formats The archived spool files can be referenced with the spool file attributes (user/Spool file/Number etc) or business transaction reference (Invoice/Order/Customer Number) for easy retrieval. More detail........
Spool file Management
ECS/ie can be configured to distribute spool files between Output Queues. Spool files can be selectively distributed based on selection criteria on data contained within the spool file as well as the status of the spool file. More detail........
Use iSeries Text Messaging to distribute messages to users at the same time as those that are email enabled. More detail........
What YOU can do with ECS/ie
Also need to send automated Faxes?
ECS/ie can address all your messaging needs, including Fax. If you have requirements to send automated fax then ECS/ie combined with internet based electronic fax service providers (such as JFAX & eFax) has proven to be more economical than sending faxes direct. It costs as little as 3 pence to send a page of A4 text to an international fax number.
ECS/ie requires minimal set up because it interacts with the email client rather than the server. The installation of ECS/ie does not require any network re-configuration and should not breach corporate security policies.
Features & Functions
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ECS/integrated email Packaging and Pricing
ECS/integrated email is packaged dependant on your requirements, pricing is based on the selected package and iSeries Software Tier. Contact us for a quotation.
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