The product ECS/integrated email has been designed for these purposes.
ECS/ie is already integrated with BPCS V6, but can be used for ANY AS/400
application running on your system. ECS/ie is already in use with several
BPCS users, mainly in Europe and Asia.
ECS/ie is a full E.C. messaging system that allows AS/400 spoolfiles and
AS/400 application data to be send out in different formats, depending on
the E.C. configuration and E.C. level of your trading partner
As you mention, most of your suppliers would like to receive their P.O. by
e-mail, but there might be suppliers out their who would like to receive
their P.O. by Fax, XML, WebPages or EDI.
ECS/integrated email allows you to define the output format per trading
partner/business document, depending on his requirements.
For your company there is nothing you need to modify in BPCS. You just send
the P.O. out, and ECS/ie will be configured to whom and how and in which
format (XML, EDIFACT, FAX, Email with choice of TXT-PDF-HTML).
ECS/integrated email has been enhanced to include two new Alerts for BPCS
* BPCS Orders on Credit Hold Alert
Sends email alerts to users when BPCS Customer Orders are in a status of
Credit Hold.
* BPCS Inventory Level Alert
Allows user to configure minimum Inventory levels for Items in a specific or
all warehouses for which they will receive an Alert when the Onhand Balance
drops to the "Alert Quantity".
This new BPCS/ECM functionality compliments the integrated functionality
already available for BPCS:
> ECM Proactive Error notification (includes pro-active TLE/400 and TLA/400
error notification as well!)
> Outbound Order Acknowledgements
> Outbound Purchase Orders
> ECM Rejected Order Report

For more details see:

For full information on all the additional functions of ECS/ie, including
the XML processor, see the site www.ecsie.com , or go to the main site, and
explore the additional BPCS add-on products as well. All the ECS software
can be downloaded for a trail period.
This year ECS/ie will be expanded with an EDI-EIFACT processor as well.
Planned delivery January 2003.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me off-line.

Ben Rinkel

ECS International B.V.
Ph. +31 229 574331
Mob. +31 6 5317 4449

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