ICS Updates FormSprint with GUI Design Tool
February 5, 2008 Alex Woodie
Integrated Custom Software (ICS) recently launched a new release of FormsPrint, its electronic document management software for i5/OS. With FormSprint version 200801, the company is now enabling customers to design their new forms in a graphical environment.
FormSprint is a document management offering that handles a range of document-related needs for System i shops, including merging form-overlays with spool file data, generating MICR and barcodes, and distribution of documents (through hooks into Computer Keyes e-mail and fax products).
With FormSprint version 200801, users no longer must use the coordinates-based approach to designing forms. Instead, with the new PC Designer, customers can create their new forms in a graphical environment, using point-and-click and drag-and-drop techniques.
From a Windows PC, users can import spool file data into PC Designer, and then design their new forms or documents around that spool data. When all the data has been mapped, the forms created with PC Designer are saved on the System i, where they can be modified with the FormSprint form editor, which uses the non-graphical, coordinates-based approach.
Other new features include support for buffer mapping, which shows what buffers are used as well as how they are used, according to ICS, and new function keys to help troubleshoot form processing.
For more information, visit www.formsprint.com.