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inFORM Enhances iPDF with simplicity and automation

-iPDF 3.0 adds an automated engine and user-friendly menus


  • New Release 3.0 of iPDF DocumentCenter

  • New engine provides OutQ Monitor

  • Spool File Browser for PDF generation

  • Runs native on IBM AS/400, iSeries, i5, System i servers

  • IBM business partner and ISP for over 13 years.

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, March 29, 2008: inFORM Decisions, leading provider of document automation and electronic banking solutions, has released a new version of their iPDF native PDF generator that includes both a powerful engine enhancement and a new user interface using a Spool File Browser that automates and simplifies PDF generation on IBM’s popular iSeries and System i midrange servers.

inFORM Decisions was founded in 1994 to provide powerful utility solutions to address the growing need to efficiently manage paper workloads in all aspects of the enterprise. Managing custom electronic forms and reports, faxes, bar codes, electronic documents and MICR check-printing has generated strong consumer interest on the IT landscape.

With PDF, users can easily output reports, forms and checks in an intelligent PDF format. Form files are text selectable, searchable and compressed. Documents and reports can be stored and retrieved through Web browser access to iSeries IFS directories.

New iPDF Engine

An OutQ Monitor has been added to iPDF to automatically generate PDFs and send them to a pre-defined OutQ. This gives iPDF a powerful data-queue-driven engine that monitors the user-specified OutQ, It automatically determines what type of PDF conversion to perform, converts a *SCS or *USERASCII (laserjet) document to PDF format, and writes the PDF document to the user-specified directory. This directory can be networked and from this directory users can access the spool files natively in Windows.

The new iPDF engine enables users to automatically write all documents arriving in an OutQ to an IFS or networked directory as PDF documents. This new OutQ Monitor capability provides the system administrator with a sweep-map ability. In other words, the systems administrator is able to configure iPDF to sweep the contents of an OutQ to a Windows, IFS or Linux directory as PDF documents. This capability literally recreates the OutQ contents as a PDF in another location in real time, as documents arrive in the OutQ.

Bottom line: This real time export feature of iPDF gives the user access to the System I OutQ data in a more accessible format.

New User Interface – Spool File Browser

The simple user interface allows users to view a list of spool files, filtered by OutQ or by user, and then easily identify spool files to convert. The need to laboriously key the spool file identifiers is eliminated, since iPDF now handles it automatically. Thus, iPDF can easily handle what was previously a laborious task that involved invoking a programming API.

“We’ve not only added some power and automation to our PDF document generator,” said Dan Forster, President of inFORM Decisions, “we’ve made it easier to use.”

Availability of the new features for iPDF users is slated for April 1, 2008.

Both new enhancements are covered by the normal IFD support contract that covers all of the company’s products.

There is no cost for the upgrades for iPDF users covered under current IFD maintenance contracts.

Pricing: iPDF is priced between $1500 and $3000 depending on Software Tier and products and options being ordered.

For more information about iPDF and other document automation solutions from IFD, contact Sales at inFORM Decisions, 30221 Aventura, Rancho Santa Margarita, California 92688, email sales@informdecisions.com or call 949.709.5838 x100.

About inFORM Decisions

inFORM Decisions (www.informdecisions.com) is a leading solution developer specializing in document automation and electronic banking solutions for IBM's popular midrange computer platform that includes the AS/400, iSeries, i5 and System i servers. The company's founder, Dan Forster is president of the company he founded after 20 years working with various electronic document management solutions. Dan was part of a team that introduced the first implementations of AS/400 laser form, check, and printer connectivity solutions for IBM midrange users in the mid-1980s. IFD was one of the first IBM business partner software developers to implement a comprehensive iSeries host-based e-document distribution system powered by intelligent routing capabilities for fax, email, archive-retrieve, and laser forms.


The company's products are organized into two product families, compatible with at least 33 popular brands of application software.

Document Automation Solutions This integrated suite of solutions includes iDocsTM, iMailTM, iFaxTM, iPDFTM DocumentCenter and iViewTM.

Banking Automation Solutions These products support electronic banking and include iChecksTM, Check-SecureTM, ACH e-Paymentand PositivePayTM.

IFD is committed as a company to the protection of our environment and recently formulated its IFD Green Policy which can be accessed at www.informdecisions.com/trees.

The company has been an IBM Business Partner since 1998. Reach inFORM Decisions at 30221 Aventura, Rancho Santa Margarita, California 92688


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