DRV Check Printing Software A Laser Sharp Cost Cutter
July 20, 2016 Dan Burger
Life is full of surprises. For example, why would a company rely on pre-printed, continuous-form checks printed on impact printers? It would seem that simply becoming aware of impact printer prices would prod a decision maker into searching for an alternative. Every company is supposed to have a cost-cutting watch dog. And that dog is also supposed to be watching for ramifications to low cost–things like weakened security and performance degradation.
If you’re that dog, here’s your alternative to expensive and proprietary MICR-enhanced impact printers. It’s called SecureChex and it comes from DRV Technologies, an IBM i software vendor specializing in document management. SecureChex is software for MICR laser check printing.
Laser printed checks are not a new idea. Companies have laser printed checks for more than 20 years, says DRV President Richard Voss. By that same token, SecureChex is not a new product. DRV formerly offered it as a module to its FormFlex suite. What’s new is that SecureChex is now a standalone product, rather than a module in a bigger document management package.
The laser check software includes:
No one thinks about check printing without thinking about security. DRV created SecureChex with password protection that also protects the checkbooks, check overlays, encrypted signatures, check register, and the capability to require one or two passwords at the time of printing. Users can also bolster security based on user profiles, which means the payables clerk can print payable checks, but cannot edit them, the payroll clerk can print payroll, but not AP checks, and separate passwords for the clerk and a supervisor can be required prior to printing.
Additional features include conditional signatures that vary depending on the amount of the check, or in instances where vacations or emergencies alter the standard routine.
SecureChex security also supports positive pay support. After a check run, a check register and file are created. These provide a positive pay file for your bank and only checks listed are allowed to clear for the amount specified in the positive pay file.
Pricing, which was not revealed, includes signature digitizing, check design, and implementation. The software includes editing capabilities for customers who prefer a do it yourself approach and import tools allow digitized signatures to be used.
SecureChex integrates with applications that run on the IBM i and outputs generic spooled files. That includes ERP software from Infor, JD Edwards, SunGard Public Sector, TMW Systems, HarrisData, Island Pacific, and custom applications.
IBM i operating system support extends from i 7.3 backward to V5R3.