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Do you wish you could convert your spooled files to PDF files?

Well the good news is that you can! CoolSpools (www.coolspools.com) was developed primarily to convert all system i series and AS400 series spooled files into a variety of more manageable and useable file formats, including PDF.

Wave goodbye to the mountain of paper…

There are still many organisations worldwide where vast amounts of reports are produced and printed out on printers and then manually analysed and distributed to the appropriate staff. However with the CoolSpools Spool Converter solution you can automatically generate reports to PDF files and distribute them electronically or publish them in the cloud.

Bespoke PDF files that save time and money

You might currently extract separate sections of the data created on your system to send to different departments or individuals. This can be handled within CoolSpools as we have devised a system which allows you to select which lines or pages to include or exclude and which people you wish to receive each section of information. The CoolSpools Spool Converter will do it all for you on a weekly or monthly or annual basis depending on your business requirements. All you have to do it set it up and instruct it what to send and to whom and it will run all by itself (making you look even more efficient!).

Spool Conversion, Security and more besides…

However, the CoolSpools Spool Converter does more than just spool conversion. It provides easy to use flexible functionality to enhance the converted output. Apart from producing bespoke reports, the Spool Converter also enables the originator to password protect and encrypt the outputted PDF files, as well as adding restrictions to the PDF and including digital signatures to authenticate the report and show it has not been tampered with.

Nothing to lose and everything to gain…

So in summary the CoolSpools Spool Converter will definitely save your business time and costs whilst reducing its impact on the environment by saving paper. It will facilitate efficiency and transparency across your organisation and help your business to meet targets and analyse your operation in a more efficient manner. So what have you got to lose? Give us a call today and find out how CoolSpools can facilitate your information dissemination on + 44 (0)1625 547962 or email sales@ariadne.co.uk.

3 Everyday System i Tasks Made Easy With CoolSpools Spool File Converter

If you work in an IBM System i, AS/400 or iSeries environment, there are many applications on the market than claim to make things easier and faster.

But are any of them as powerful as CoolSpools (www.coolspools.com)?

When it comes to converting spool to Excel, PDF, XML or many other popular file formats, few – if any – System i solutions on the market match the simplicity and versatility of CoolSpools software

Here are just three of the tasks involving System i Excel files, System i PDFs and XML that can be done quicker and easier using CoolSpools

Task: Producing Excel Sales Reports 

Involves: Importing data into Excel. Applying any formatting. Splitting into multiple documents for sales territory or product type. Emailing different files to different recipients.

How CoolSpools software can help: CoolSpools takes the data straight from your System i spool files and converts it to Excel. But it does so much more than that! Your Excel files can be formatted for you, with color-coding and even conditional formatting. CoolSpools can even split your System i Excel files into multiple different files based on criteria you specify – then send your System i Excel files to multiple recipients.

Task: Producing PDF Quotes & distribute to recipients. 

Involves: Merging the relevant spool file data with company information such as logos and watermarks. Attaching business terms and conditions. Sending the PDFs by email.

How CoolSpools software can help: Again, the data is coming straight from your spool files, which the CoolSpools spool file converter outputs as a System i PDF – no manual entry needed. You don’t need to spend valuable time inserting and positioning images – if it’s a JPEG or GIF, the CoolSpools software can insert it into the PDF for you, plus it can merge or attach additional PDF’s. And once you tell CoolSpools software where to send the System i PDF files, consider them sent!

Task: Importing data into web applications.

Involves: Extracting the relevant data. Checking the veracity of the data. Creating XML for import.

How CoolSpools software can help: By taking care of everything! CoolSpools software can convert your spool file data to XML, ready to be imported into your web applications. You can be assured the data is correct, as it’s coming direct from your System i spools.

This is just a taste of how CoolSpools spool file converter can make your working life easier.

Whether you need Excel, PDF, XML, HTML, TIFF or CSV, CoolSpools can convert spool files to all these formats – and format the output however you desire.

So forget those mundane tasks – leave it all to CoolSpools. Find out more about this powerful System i spool file converter at www.coolspools.com/CoolSpoolsSpoolConverter.htm.

Is This The Most Powerful Spool File Converter Yet? Convert Your AS/400 Spooled Files With CoolSpools

If you work within an AS/400 environment, wouldn’t it be great if you could take your spooled files and use them to communicate information across multiple channels? Wouldn’t you like to convert spool to PDF, or convert spool to Excel, and have the output files perfectly formatted and ready to go?

IBM experts’ Ariadne’s CoolSpools software (www.ariadnesoftware.co.uk) can provide your users with the right information, at the right time, in the right format. This powerful spool file converter can convert spool to Excel, iSeries PDF, iSeries XML and many other popular file formats. It provides a simple, reliable way to take an AS/400 data extract and turn it into end-user friendly documents whenever and however you need it.

But CoolSpools is no mere spool file converter. It offers powerful functionality that puts it way ahead of other AS/400 spool conversion tools. Here’s how it can help you transform the way you share information…

Split your spooled files into several documents

If you’re converting spool to Excel, for example for financial reports, you might want to split your System i Excel output files by date, region or product. Or perhaps you’d like to output AS/400 to PDF, but split into several System iPDF files. CoolSpools can split your AS/400 data extract into multiple documents – and each can be emailed to different recipients.

Merge and combine files

Maybe you need to merge several of your AS/400 PDF files into one document. You might want to append your converted AS/400 PDF to an existing PDF – one that wasn’t necessarily produced using CoolSpools. Or perhaps you’d like to add your newly-created AS/400 Excel file as a new worksheet in an existing Excel file. CoolSpools makes all of this simple – and as far as we’re aware, no other System i file conversion software offers you this functionality.

Format files however you like

After converting spool to Excel, you might need to format the document with color, borders, fonts or conditional formatting. CoolSpools can handle all of this, without having to reopen your Excel document to manually amend it. And after you convert spool to PDF, do you need to incorporate images such as corporate logos, watermarks or contact forms? CoolSpools has it covered.

Populate your website with AS/400 XML output

CoolSpools can do more than convert AS/400 spools for end user documentation. Its powerful iSeries XML conversion can output data that can be used to populate your website. No need to reprogram – just import the AS/400 XML direct.

So, do you need to convert spool to Excel? Convert spool to PDF? Or output XML? CoolSpools can do all of this and more – as well as formatting the output in a way that suits you.

And remember, CoolSpools software is created by Ariadne Software, well-established global experts in providing System i solutions – so you can trust it to be reliable as well as powerful.

Find out more at http://www.ariadnesoftware.co.uk.

CoolSpools Support

Here at CoolSpools (www.ariadnesoftware.co.uk) we have been commended by our customers for our exemplary customer service. If you take a look at our testimonials page, you’ll find that customers not only love our products but they appreciate the service we provide them in exchange for their custom. It’s this high level of praise and appreciation that makes us want to constantly improve our products and service levels. Here are a few of the ways that we keep our customers happy and our software up to such a high standard. 

Our Help Desk Portal

Login to our help desk portal and you can get in touch with us about any problems you’re having, ask our staff questions about our products or search our knowledgebase for information. We do our best to make sure our Help Desk Portal is user friendly, and we communicate with our customers to ensure it’s running at its best.

Numerous Contact Methods

We aim to make ourselves as available as possible. On our contact page, you’ll find you can contact us by phone, email, post and even out of hours via our help desk portal. In comparison to other software websites, we think we’ve made ourselves pretty accessible to our customers.

FAQs for self diagnosis

If you have any specific questions about our solutions, your first port of call should be our FAQ section. We’ve written a comprehensive guide to what we think are some of the more common questions to help customers maximise the benefits of our software.  However, if you do find that your problem can’t be answered via our FAQ section, don’t hesitate to contact us via any one of our other contact means.

Downloads

In the downloads section of our website you can download the latest patches and updates for our products. We call these fix packs. We’re constantly reviewing and updating our products to increase their efficiency.

Utilities page

Finally, we have added a utilities page to our website. This contains some useful tools that our customers find helpful when looking into issues, upgrading our products or researching new products you may wish to purchase.

We’re proud of how we interact with our customers and believe in giving back as much support to our customers as they support us by buying our products. We believe that it’s this support that has allowed CoolSpools to become successful.

One customer,  Jim Horn of CATCO, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA says: “Your support is the best. If you ever need a reference on your product (Coolspools) or your support, I would be happy to give it. If all support was as fast and good as yours, life would be so much easier.”

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact us at www.ariadnesoftware.co.uk/Contact.htm, email sales@ariadnesoftware.co.uk or call us on +44 (0)1625 547 962.

What is a Spooled File?

Spool is an acronym for simultaneous peripheral operations on-line.

Spooling is a function of your computer system that saves data for later processing or printing. The system saves this data in a spooled file.

CoolSpools (www.ariadnesoftware.co.uk) is the complete information management solution for IBM System i. With CoolSpools you can manage spooled files. Our software converts the spooled file to Excel, PDF and XML. This ultimately saves your time and money by moving your business away from paper-based documents and by distributing information via electronic formats.
CoolSpools is easy to use but immensely powerful. It helps you give your users and customers the right information, at the right time, and, just as importantly, in the right format. Our solutions address issues such as:
• sending documents to customers by email without having to change print programs
• publishing company reports on a corporate server so they can be archived and accessed easily from a PC
• producing Excel files from the System i without having to rely on users or operators to run file transfers
E-reading and the environment

Technologically, the world is moving to a place where documents are created on computers, distributed via computers and digested on computers. This trend can be seen in the lean towards tablets and e-books over paperbacks, and is quickly becoming the way we read and share our data. While there are still many of us who would rather read a printed document than looking at the same document on a computer monitor, the main benefits of CoolSpools are the money saved, the easy access you have to your spooled files and the positive impact on the environment by refraining from printing unnecessarily.

There is a direct correlation between the amount of trees that have to be cut down and the amount of money it costs you, and the initial cost for CoolSpools, is usually far surpassed by the savings in reduced paper for most businesses. Kenneth Mohn of Large US Dairy informed us that the use of CoolSpools had resulted in the company spending 20% less on paper.

Here at CoolSpools, we care about the environment, saving money and increasing efficiency. If you want to understand how our solutions can help your business, please contact us at www.ariadnesoftware.co.uk/Contact.htm, email sales@ariadnesoftware.co.uk or call us on +44 (0)1625 547 962.