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4 Ways to Leverage IBM i Report Automation Software

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When most people think of IBM i report automation software (paperless reporting), they only think of converting and emailing spooled file reports to users. While this is a valuable feature, it’s not the only benefit a paperless reporting solution provides.

If you already own a report automation solution like SpoolFlex or you’re thinking of purchasing a solution, here are four other ways (besides emailing reports) where you can ...

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How to Empower Users to Write & Distribute IBM i Reports, Part 2

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In our previous blog, I started talking about empowering your IBM i users to create and distribute reports based on your databases. I listed the following eight ways users can get started with producing their own reports:

  1. Get your programmers out of the report writing process
  2. Secure your IBM i data
  3. Let the users perform their own analysis
  4. Remember your secondary IBM i database: spooled files
  5. Document your databases
  6. Train your users for querying ...
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5 Ways to Secure Sensitive Data when Distributing IBM i Reports

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While it’s easy to set up IBM i report conversion and distribution to automatically email or post spooled file information, there will always be data that needs to be secured or restricted, including:

  • Personally identifiable data such as social security, driver license, credit card, bank account, and telephone numbers
  • Commercially sensitive data such as company sales, profit margins, customer ...
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3 Steps to Setting Up Better IBM i Report Automation

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businesswoman receiving application file candidate young office desk 31203593 resized 600There’s more to IBM i report automation than emailing reports to users.

IBM i spooled files (reports) contain compiled information on an organization’s health, operations, and opportunities. These reports are secondary databases that with the right software, can be accessed, reformatted, and delivered to anyone, anywhere, anytime.

If you want to broaden the reach of your IBM i spooled ...

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3 Steps to Moving Spooled Files Out-of-Machine for Non-IBM i Managers

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Moving Spooled FilesFor Windows managers, it can be confusing knowing how to post IBM i report data directly to Windows servers or how to send it to your users. While there are several techniques for converting IBM reports for external usage, there are also some IBM i-specific methods you need to be aware of.

Here’s a three-step guide for non-IBM i managers on delivering IBM i ...

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