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The Benefits of IBM i Document Management Systems, Part 2

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iStock_000016933047_XXXLarge_web.jpgLast week, I started talking about the following benefits most organizations enjoy after installing an IBM i document management package.

  1. Major cost reductions
  2. Professional forms design
  3. Multiple delivery options
  4. Secure delivery
  5. Digitized archiving, retrieval, and resending
  6. Reporting and auditing capabilities

The Big Six Benefits, Part two

I covered the first three benefits last week. This week, I’ll look at items 4-6 and see what they provide in terms of secure delivery, digitization, and reporting ...

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The Benefits of IBM i Document Management Systems, Part 1

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documentmgmtsoftware.pngIndependently or as part of an IBM i paperless processing system, document management software provides many significant benefits to an organization. Most organizations can enjoy the following six benefits after installing an IBM i document management package.

  1. Major cost reductions
  2. Professional forms design
  3. Multiple delivery options
  4. Secure delivery
  5. Digitized archiving, retrieval, and resending
  6. Report and auditing capabilities

For the next two weeks, I’ll look at these ...

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Make Your IBM i Run More Efficiently Using Database Query Software – Part 1 of 2

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63488565_thumbnail_web.jpgEarlier this year, I wrote a blog talking about the following efficiencies your IT department, your IBM i partitions, and your organization can realize by using professionally written software to generate and deliver queries and reports.

  • Programmer efficiencyGood professional tools make it easier to quickly produce and distribute new reports, without using expensive and scarce programmer time
  • Business efficiencyTools allow non-programmers to deliver ...
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Five Holiday Toasts for the IBM i World

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iStock_000059201880_Full.jpgIn the spirit of gratefulness, holiday joy, and fellowship, I offer up these five IBM i-oriented toasts for you and your loved ones this holiday season.

May your IBM i run peacefully, smoothly, and uneventfully this holiday season

May you suffer no hiccups or early morning software and hardware alerts, and may your System Monitoring and Notification software stay quiet on the ...

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3 Ways to Use IBM i Monitoring Software to Reduce Unscheduled Downtime

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iStock_000062106332_XXXLarge_web.jpgMost people use IBM i System Monitoring and Notification software (System Monitoring) to alert on-call responders for items needing manual intervention such as program errors, disk drive spikes, and runaway jobs.

Beyond this common functionality, there are three configurations you can use in IBM i System Monitoring software like my MessageFlex software, to automatically detect and deal with unexpected downtime.

Expected ...

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What’s What in IBM i Laser Check Printing

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As traditionally practiced, IBM i check printing involves a number of expensive and proprietary processes, including:

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  • Secure IBM i check printing software that interfaces with your accounts
    payable system Pre-printed check stock that must be special ordered
    with your bank routing and account numbers. The different pre-printed
    stock is needed for each checking account that you print checks from.
  • MICR-enhanced check printers with ...
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The Evolution of IBM i Paperless Process Management

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Organizations seldom jump directly from traditional IBM i manual document processing to an automated paperless processing solution. It takes evolution to replace paper-based distribution with digital processing for IBM i reports and forms.

Most organizations go through four levels as they mature and implement IBM i report automation and document management solutions to create a paperless processing environment.

 

Paper-based ...

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25 Things to Monitor on IBM I

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iStock_000039709694_Large_web.jpgI’ve written a lot about using IBM i System Monitoring and Notification software to alert on-call responders when problems occur on your IBM i partitions. I put together a comprehensive list of the possible issues organizations can monitor for in their IBM i environment, using a system monitoring package.

Here are 25 different system issues that most IBM i system monitoring packages can ...

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Exceptional Customer Service Makes for Great Vendors

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One of the best customer service stories I have ever heard comes in the form of an experiment by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. He tested his customer service personnel to find out how far they would go to please the customer. He did this by asking a mystery caller phone in and ask the reps if they would help the caller order a pizza. Where most companies might treat this request as a prank, the Zappos reps retrieved the three nearest pizza ...

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