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IFD iView - Increase Security and Flexibility

-New enhancements add security and flexibility to iView


  • New Release 4.0 of iView Document Retrieval System

  • Virtual folders for dynamic restructuring of directories

  • Network-enabled archiving cuts costs

  • Dynamic reconfiguration and user security

  • Native on IBM AS/400, iSeries, i5, System i midrange servers

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, March 29, 2008: inFORM Decisions, leading provider of document automation and electronic banking solutions, has released Version 4.0 of their iView Document Archive - Retrieval System that includes virtual folders, network-enabled archiving and the ability to export archived documents to any remote FTP server 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.

iView Document Archive-Retrieval System is an iSeries – System i Web-based electronic document storage solution, which is often bundled with IFD’s Document Automation product family (iDocsTM) or sold standalone to automate and simplify the storage and retrieval of electronic documents.

Resident native on the iSeries, iView automatically captures spool files and/or merged form and report output, and stores these files in an intelligent PDF format that is retrievable over the Web with intelligent search criteria.

Dan Forster, President at inFORM Decisions, said: “This new iView Document Center is lean and mean at half the price of other archiving products offering features quite often users don’t need.”


Dynamic Restructuring

The addition of virtual folders to iView permits the ability to create the appearance of a directory structure in the iView archive of electronic documents. This dynamic restructuring allows systems administrators to organize and provide structure to a group of archived documents without having to change the underlying archive. An example is grouping an archive of customer invoices by date so users can search within a particular month’s invoice run. Structures are alterable at any time without having the user log off.

Davis Yokana, Product Manager for iView at inFORM Decisions, reports: “Most documents archive-retrieval solutions for the IBM System I offer inflexible, fat clients. Virtual folders with a Web browser interface in the new iView allows easier software deployment and document access. Users can log onto any Web browser and view, retrieve, print or send a stored document, and dynamically reorganize folders for better documents organization.

Content Based Security

Virtual Folders in the new version also permit the system administrator to restrict access to documents based on the document’s content. Thus, multiple users can access one archive, but each sees only their own authorized view of "their" documents.

Networked Document Storage

Version 4.0 of iView can be configured to store its electronic document archive on a networked directory. This can be done with any Windows or Linux server. Disk on these servers is typically less expensive than IBM’s System i disk drives, thus reducing the cost of document storage. Archives resident on Windows or Linuxservers open additional retrieval options for other products on these servers

FTP Export

In addition to archiving e-documents within the iView archive, the iView’s engine can now export both the document and a text file of search indices for the document to a specified FTP server. This permits the System i administrator to automatically export System i spool files, *SCS or laser documents as PDF documents to a remote server: Windows, Linux, or any other FTP server.

All organizations with documents originating on IBM’s AS/400, iSeries, i5 and System i midrange servers are expected to benefit from the enhancements in Version 4.0 of iView.

“Content-based security will be a great convenience to our users,” reported Forster. One powerful feature of iView is that it’s one of or the least expensive archive/retrieval solutions on the market – under $10,000,” he said.

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

All announced enhancements in Version 4.0 of iView are covered by the normal IFD support contract that pertains to all of the company’s products.

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

For more information about iView 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, California92688, email sales@informdecisions.com or 949.709.5838.



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