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WebReport/400 Release Update


June 5, 2000

Saranac Lake, NY - Kisco Information Systems announces the immediate availability of Release 3 of WebReport/400, an e-Business software product for the IBM AS/400. WebReport/400 provides two functions for electronically processing AS/400 reports. It can send AS/400 reports as E-mail. It can also convert reports to simple HTML documents for deployment on a company's Intranet or at their Internet Website. Release 3 of WebReport/400 adds new features to both report processing areas.

For E-mail processing of reports, Release 3 makes manually selecting and E-mailing reports a snap with its new WRKWEBSPLF command. All you have to do is display the spool contents, select a report and send it. Also, the kernel program that sends reports has been significantly improved. With the new version, all E-mail is clearly identified as to Subject and message source. All outbound E-mail from the AS/400 is now coded with a return address so failed deliveries can be monitored at a designated E-mailbox. New options have also been added to let the sender choose between sending reports at text file attachments or as RTF (Rich Text Format) attachments. The RTF format provides the recipient with improved local printing ability.

For HTML conversion, Release 3 adds the option to convert reports into either HTML or RTF (Rich Text Format). For Internet and Intranet report deployment, RTF can provide much improved control when printing the reports. Additional local control options also improve processing for automatic requests.

Using WebReport/400, users within an organization can:

  • Automatically send daily sales reports to field sales staff as E-mail
  • E-mail control reports to management rather than printing lots of one and two page reports that just get thrown away every day
  • Post weekly and monthly sales reports to an Intranet Website rather then printing multiple copies for manual distribution
  • Automatically route status reports and joblogs from overnight processing for early morning checking by programmers
  • Post customer-based reports to the organizations Internet Website

WebReport/400 will process any character-based report from the AS/400 print spool. Users can execute the functions manually or set them up to run automatically. The software provides commands to permit calls to WebReport/400 features from user application programs as well.

WebReport/400 sends reports as E-mail attachments. Users can send E-mail distribution to a single user or up to 40 users concurrently. WebReport/400 works with standard E-mail server functions included in OS/400. It will distribute to internal E-mail addresses or to external addresses via the Internet.

WebReport/400 can also convert reports into simple HTML (or RTF) documents. Users can then deploy these documents for viewing by any web browser software. It can make reports available for either Intranet use within an organization or viewing at an Internet Website.

WebReport/400 includes a history log that records all operations within WebReport/400. Users can view or print the log to track activity within the software product.

WebReport/400 costs $895.00 and is available for free trial from Kisco Information Systems. A trial copy can be downloaded from the Kisco Website at http://www.kisco.com/webrept.htm. For more information or to order a trial copy, contact Kisco Information Systems at 344 Main Street, Suite 204, Mt Kisco, NY 12983. Phone (518) 897-5002, Fax (518) 897-5003, E-mail Sales@Kisco.com.

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Press Contact Information:

Rich Loeber, President

Kisco Information Systems
7 Church Street
Saranac Lake, New York 12983

Phone: 518-897-5002, Fax: 518-897-5003
E-mail: Sales@Kisco.com
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