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Six Ways to Monitor IBM i Messages

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Cardiogram-000065812141_LargeIBM i system monitoring software watches an IBM i partition 24/7/365 and immediately takes action after detecting hardware, operating system, or software issues. When finding a problem, the software can alert staff via email or text messages, or it can initiate action on its own to resolve an issue.

The most common system monitoring technique is to monitor ...

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What You Can Expect After Installing IBM i System Monitoring Software

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It’s always interesting to see how many things change after a shop installs system monitoring software. A new monitoring package not only affects your monitoring strategy, it also impacts ...

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6 Reasons Why You Should Care About Report Automation

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Robot_Mail_DRV_BlogYou don’t need a PhD in Computer Science or any additional programming modifications to your IBM i system to realize the countless benefits you can receive by implimenting IBM i report automation solutions (paperless reporting). For example, you can convert spooled file documents to digital formats (i.e. Excel and PDF) or digitize and archive spooled files for secure delivery to users and ...

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What is IBM i Paperless Processing?

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Themis-000015034649_LargeAt DRV Tech, we talk a lot about report automation and document management software and what it can do for organizations.

What most people don’t usually realize is that report automation and document management are two components of a paperless processing system that automates your entire IBM i manual paper flow.

If you’re unfamiliar with paperless processing, here’s what makes up a paperless processing ...

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5 Critical Items for IBM i Electronic Forms Software

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iStock_000021826371_SmallStudies have shown that managing paper documents (printing, collating, folding, mailing, distributing, storing, retrieving, and destroying documents) can consume up to 15% of the annual revenue in your organization.

That’s why report automation and document management software is so important. Replacing paper forms with digital documents could have the same effect on your bottom line as a 15% sales increase or closing one or more physical locations. Those ...

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Get Your IBM i Programmers Out of the Forms Design Business

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Here’s a question to consider when evaluating IBM i electronic forms design software:

“Would you let your Marketing department create program code?”

The answer is obvious. Marketing people aren’t programmers. They know nothing about analysis, database design, coding, or deployment. Letting them program is a silly idea.

And programmers aren’t marketers, especially when it comes to electronic forms design. Many companies allow programmers rather than professional designers to design and create IBM i forms such as invoices, ...

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A Full ROI Breakdown of IBM i Laser Check Printing

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People often ask me –

“How much money can I save if my shop switches our IBM i check-printing from pre-printed continuous form check printing to MICR Laser check-stock printing on laser printers”

ROI is important for any technology project. For the average shop, switching from pre-printed checks to laser checks will see significant cost savings.

These numbers can be used for ROI when ...

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

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HiResWhen you get your programmers out of the report writing business and use professionally written software to generate queries and reports, it can help increase the efficiency of your IT department, your IBM i systems, and your business.

Here’s how it works.

Programmer Efficiency

Our customers tell us the demand for IBM i sales, marketing, and financial reporting has never been stronger. Their internal users want ...

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