Success Story with WebSmart ILE: Avery Weigh-Tronix

Mobile web application with offline support and signature capture provides return on investment in less than one year.

Avery Weigh-Tronix partnered with BCD Software to develop a mobile web application that would enable their service technicians to complete work orders while servicing scales in the field, regardless of whether or not they had an Internet connection.


Avery Weigh-Tronix's primary business goals were to:

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Formtastic now available from Quadrant Software

IBM i customers in the UK and Ireland will now be able to access Quadrant Software’s Formtastic tool through Premier Business partner, Proximity.

Formtastic enables users to create custom designed forms, cheques and bar code labels through an easy-to-use desktop interface designer. The document automation solution extracts spooled data from users IBM i and inserts it into a new business form.

Users can then automatically fax, email, print or store the newly formatted electronic document on their network.

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Enhancements to Presto 5.6

Providing the ability for you to easily export a set of customised screens and override out-of-the-box auto detection functionality are amongst a range of new features in the latest release of BCD Software’s Presto green screen modernisation tool.

Presto 5.6 also provides users with the ability to override the default spool queue giving them control over the list of spool files that are presented when they use Ctrl+Alt+P.

BCD Software has also given users the option of selecting the date format y/mm/dd in the Visual Editor date picker date format list.

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WebSmart: Draper Tools

For professional tradesmen and do-it-yourself enthusiasts the sprawling 400,000 square foot warehouse of iconic British brand Draper Tools is a dream come true. It is considered to be the largest cache of such items under one roof in the entire United Kingdom.

Founded in 1919, the company is now is the brand of choice for auto mechanics, joiners, electricians and others. Although the tools are available through dealers throughout the UK, a growing proportion of its tools are sold through its refreshingly straightforward website.

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The case for 5250 green screen modernisation

‘Sooner or later, you need to bite the bullet and modernize. If you want to keep the application and the value it gives, you’ve got to modernise it.’
Mark Even, IBM System Lab Services

Working, as I do, with BCD Software’s complete suite of IBM i development, modernisation and mobilisation tools, I was very interested to read one of the articles published in www.ibmsystemsmag.com published last month, entitled ‘Making the case for modernization. Why updating application makes good business sense’.

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