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ECSie EDI XML PDF Translator - ECS/integrated email Protocols

ECS/integrated email (ECS/ie) for iSeries is an Enterprise application integrator that enables iSeries (AS/400) based business transactions to be sent by email, automatically published on a Web site or sent as GSM/SMS messages.


ECS/ie is compatible with all major email clients:

> Microsoft Outlook

> MS Exchange

> Outlook Express

> Lotus Notes

> Novell GroupWise


ECS/ie can be integrated with any AS/400 Business Application and is supplied, fully integrated with BPCS/ECM , TrustedLink Enterprise and

TrustedLink EDI/400.  



  • email

  • FTP

  • MQSeries

  • POP3 / SMTP

  • IBM IE TCP/IP (Expedite)

  • Cleo Lexicom

    • FTP with optional SSL/TLS for security (FTP/S)

    • HTTP with optional SSL/TLS (HTTPS)

    • AS2 eBusinessReadyTM, certified by Drummond Group

    • IBM Information Exchange

    • Global eXchange Services

    • Sterling Information Broker

    • UCCnet

    • and many more

Supported Data Formats :

  • XML




  • Tradacoms (UK)

  • PDF (Adobe Acrobat)

  • HTML

  • TXT (Text format)

  • CSV (Excel compatible)

  • ZIP (WinZip)




ECS/ie consists of the following integrated functionality:


AS/400 Spool file integration

The iSeries (AS/400) spool file integration module facilitates the email or FTP transmission of iSeries spool files. Spool file data that meets a specific selection criteria can be sent within the body of the email or as an attachment in HTML, PDF(Acrobat)  or TXT formats. ECS/ie uses standard AS/400 output queues to define two different types of electronic output queue processing:        

 ECSie EDI XML PDF Translator

Electronic "Output queues" 

e-outq's are output queues defined within ECS/ie that have an associated email distribution list, AS/400 spool files that are placed in the output queues defined as e-outq's will be automatically emailed to the recipients listed in the distribution list.

Ideal for the automated transmission of reports to a departmental distribution list.    

More detail........


Electronic "Outbox"

Any spool files placed in the iSeries (AS/400) Output queue's defined as  "e-Outbox"  are automatically emailed to the recipient via ECS/ie. The email address is retrieved from within the spool file text allowing the business application system to define who the email recipients are.

Ideal for the unattended email of business transaction documentation such as Purchase Orders to suppliers and Order Acknowledgements to Customers'.   More detail........


XML Processor

The ECS/XML Processor enables translation between DB/400 files and XML documents to support any  business transaction. The ECS/XML Processor can be integrated to any iSeries (AS/400) business application enabling the automated and seamless generation of XML documents sourced from legacy AS/400 applications. Inbound XML transactions are mapped to DB/400 files ready for posting to your AS/400 business application. 

More detail........


EDI Processor

The ECS/EDI Processor is a fully functional and validating EDI Translator that enables the automated and seamless exchange of EDI transactions between your iSeries (AS/400) Business Application and external Trading Partners. EDI Interchanges can be exchanged via IBM Expedite, FTP, email or the Internet. EDI Message generation and conversion  templates are available for rapid application integration in addition to Ready made EDI Integration Packs for popular ERP applications.   More detail........


electronic Folders

ECS/integrated email can manage the automated receipt and transmission of any type of file as an email attachment from/to Network Folders. Powerful selection criteria controls the distribution of received email attachments to Network or Local folders. e-Folders can be defined to control the receipt and transmission of XML documents. More detail........


Business Application integration API 

The ECS/ie application program interface (API) enables the fast and seamless integration of ECS/ie to your iSeries (AS/400) based Business Application. The ECS/ie API enables the transmission of DB/400 database files as Microsoft Excel compatible comma delimited files (CSV) or as Flat (text) files. Simple message emails can also be sent using the included API which requires basic details, such as;  email address, subject and text. The ECS/ie API can be used to send emails from an iSeries (AS/400) command line, CL program or can be imbedded within your business application.   More detail........


Remote Command Execution

ECS/ie can be configured to execute iSeries (AS/400) commands triggered by the receipt of emails conforming to specific selection criteria. The commands can be predefined within ECS/ie or contained within the received email body.   More detail........


Message Queue monitoring

ECS/ie can be configured to monitor any number of iSeries (AS/400) message queues and will send alerting emails or SMS messages to GSM mobile phones. Any number of recipients can be configured for each Message queue defined with independently configured severity levels.     More detail........


Network Device Monitoring 

ECS/ie can be configured to monitor any number of devices connected to a TCP/IP network. ECS/ie will periodically 'ping' the registered servers, printers or routers and alert the relevant system administrators by email or page them via SMS messaging if a satisfactory response is not received from the device. ECS/ie will also notify the system administrator if the Host AS/400 that ECS/ie is running on also fails.   More detail........


Subsystem Monitoring       

ECS/ie can be configured to monitor the status of designated subsystems, alerting the relevant personnel when subsystems start and end.    More detail........


Automated Web Publishing

ECS/ie can automatically generate HTML web pages with custom header & footer graphics from AS/400 spool files and publish them on an internet server. ECS/ie can be integrated  with your business application system without  the need for programming. Typical uses for ECS/ie Web Publishing are Price Lists, Stock Balances, Order Status information & Supplier Schedules.        More detail........    


Automated Spool file Archiving 

ECS/ie can automatically archive iSeries (AS/400) Spool files to a local or remote servers in PDF, HTML or TXT formats  The archived spool files can be referenced with the spool file attributes (user/Spool file/Number etc) or  business transaction reference (Invoice/Order/Customer Number) for easy retrieval.    More detail........


Spool file Management 

ECS/ie can be configured to distribute spool files between Output Queues.  Spool files can be selectively distributed based on selection criteria on data contained within the spool file as well as the status of the spool file.      More detail........


Text Messaging 

Use iSeries Text Messaging to distribute messages to users at the same time as those that are email enabled.        More detail........



ECS/ie, EDI and XML Processors are fully integrated with the Cleo Lexicom robust communications tool, supporting the widely used IP based protocols FTP, HTTP, HTTPS and AS2 as well as all major EDI Value Added Networks (VANs)     More detail........  


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What YOU can do with ECS/ie

  • Archive spool files to a local server as HTML or PDF format and allow users to locate/view/print direct from their web browser

  • Seamlessly integrate your iSeries (AS/400) Business Applications with the ECS/EDI Processor to exchange automated EDI Interchanges with your Trading Partners.

  • Automatically distribute user reports in PDF,  HTML or ZIP format by email. 

  • Convert price lists or stock lists from spool files and publish the information on a company web site.

  • Send Advanced shipping notices to customers and shipping instructions to carriers.

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  • Configure ECS/ie to send low severity QSYSOPR messages to you by email and High severity messages by pager/SMS, day or night.

  • Monitor important IP devices by requesting that ECS/ie notifies you by GSM/SMS message or pager if a device or server fails to respond.

  • Move all printed and emailed spool files to a "processed" output queue ready for archiving. 

  • Integrate the ECS/XML Processor with your iSeries ( AS/400) database and use ECS/ie to send the XML messages direct to your trading partners application or Web browser.

Also need to send automated Faxes? 

ECS/ie can address all your messaging needs, including Fax. If you have requirements to send automated fax then ECS/ie combined with internet based electronic fax service providers (such as JFAX & eFax) has proven to be more economical than sending faxes direct. It costs as little as 3 pence to send a page of A4 text to an international fax number. 

ECS/ie requires minimal set up because it interacts with the email client rather than the server. The installation of ECS/ie does not require any network re-configuration and should not breach corporate security policies.       



Integrated Applications:

Features & Functions

  • Compatible with Microsoft Outlook, Exchange, Outlook Express, Lotus Notes, Novell GroupWise & any MAPI compliant email client.

  • Integrated EDI Processor for Inbound and Outbound exchange of EDI Interchanges with iSeries (AS/400) Business Applications.

  • Integrated XML Processor for Inbound and Outbound XML document conversion with iSeries (AS/400) database.

  • Supports the transmission of iSeries (AS/400) spool files as emails with  HTML (Web Browser), PDF (Portable Document Format/Acrobat) or TXT (Text) attachments or in the Body of the email.

  • Integrated with WinZip enabling the automated compression of EDI, XML, Spool File, DB/400 Files to ZIP format. 

  • Automatically generate HTML web pages from iSeries (AS/400) Spool files  & publish them on an internet server.

  • Archiving. Convert printed spool files to PDF, HTML or TXT files and archive them to local/remote server. 

  • Transmits SMS messages (Short Message Service)  to GSM mobile phones and compatible pagers.

  • iSeries (AS/400) API for the fast email integration to any iSeries application.

  • Send email from an iSeries ( AS/400) program or command line.

  • User friendly Client/Server set up and maintenance of AS/400 Output queues, Message queues &  Network Servers. 

  • Remote monitoring functionality with status messaging.

  • Integrated electronic support system for remote support from ECS.

  • See the ECS/integrated email Functionality Matrix for more information.

 View the Online ecommerce integrator documentation

View the full Online Product Documentation.

Recommended System Requirements:

IBM iSeries (AS/400) Server

    • OS/400 with latest cumulative IBM PTF’s installed

    • 200 MB free disk space

    • Supported OS/400 releases: V4R2, V4R4, V4R5, V5R1, V5R2 & V5R3

PC (Windows) Client

    • Client Access Express for iSeries with the latest service pack installed

    • Pentium processor (1GHz or higher) with 512MB RAM

    • 200 MB free disk space 

    • Hayes Compatible 28,800 bps modem (For SMS)

    • Supported Windows releases: 98, 98SE, ME, NT SP5, 2000 SP4, XP SP1 & SP2.


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ECS/integrated email Packaging and Pricing  

ECS/integrated email is packaged dependant on your requirements, pricing is based on the selected package and iSeries Software Tier.  Contact us for a quotation. 



ECS/ie BASE contains all the functionality described with the exception of the EDI and XML Processors. 


+ XML Processor

The ECS/XML Processor enables you to exchange XML documents between your Business Application System and your Trading Partners. The XML Processor is available as an extension module to ECS/ie, which BASE is a pre-requisite. 


+ EDI Processor

The ECS/EDI Processor enables you to exchange inbound and outbound EDI Interchanges with your external Trading Partners. The EDI Processor can be fully integrated with your Business Application for seamless automated e-commerce.  The EDI Processor is available as an extension module to ECS/ie, which BASE is a pre-requisite. 


+ Cleo Lexicom

Supporting the widely used IP based protocols FTP, HTTP, HTTPS and AS2. Cleo Lexicom is a robust communications tool designed to work with the major trading community networks. 



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