CoolSpools

The data management software suite for IBM i

Easily import, export, convert and distribute data in multiple formats directly with your IBM i database.

With CoolSpools you can easily import, export, interface and manage data directly with your IBM i database. CoolSpools includes a sophisticated AS400 spool file converter, file automation tools and distribution via email.

CoolSpools already drives data modernisation for hundreds of organisations running AS400 servers around the world.

Download the CoolSpools suite free for 30 days, and get access to support and updates while you evaluate the software.

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CoolSpools is the best IBM System i file conversion software that lets you export spool file and database files from AS/400 to PDF, Excel, CSV, XML and HTML

CoolSpools is an Information Management Solution which saves and converts IBM iSeries spooled files and database files to PDF, Excel, XML and other formats. It helps IBM AS/400 / iSeries users move away from paper-based documents and saves time and money by distributing information in report formats automatically.

CoolSpools from Ariadne Software is an accredited IBM Business Partner Solution.

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CoolSpools Spool File Converter Quick Features:

  1. Automatic conversion, distribution and management of IBM i spool files
  2. Save spool files on AS400
  3. IBM iSeries convert spool files to PDF, Excel, XML, CSV, HTML, TIFF & RTF
  4. Split spool files into multiple documents
  5. Extract data from your IBM i databases directly or using SQL or Query
  6. Import data into your IBM i databases from spreadsheets etc.
  7. Merge or combine PDFs and Excel files
  8. Include graphics and images such as company logo’s and watermarks
  9. Send emails from your IBM i using a simple command or an API
  10. Generate XML documents, schemas and stylesheets from IBM i
  11. Interface your IBM i data into other systems
  12. Underpins your efforts to modernize iSeries, AS/400 systems
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CoolSpools Suite

The complete collection of CoolSpools software, including Converter, Email, Database and Admin. CoolSpools Suite is offered at a massive discount compared to purchasing each module individually.

CoolSpools for IBM AS400 converts spooled files and database files to physical file formats including PDF, Excel, CSV, XML and more. The software helps IBM i users move away from paper-based documents. It also saves time and money by distributing report information automatically in electronic formats including email.

CoolSpools can be purchased as a suite or individually (see below). Our latest guides and documentation can be downloaded here.

Download the 30 day free trial to evaluate CoolSpools for your IBM i (AS/400 iSeries) environment.

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More CoolSpools modules to consider:

CoolSpools Database

CoolSpools Database

Extract data from your IBM i databases directly or using SQL or Query.

Record and field selection and sequencing.

Import data into your IBM i databases from spreadsheets etc.

CoolSpools Converter

CoolSpools Converter

Convert spool files to PDF, Excel, XML, CSV, HTML, TIFF & RTF.

Converts IBM i, I Series / AS/400.

Splits spool files into multiple documents.

Merges or combines PDFs and Excel files.

CoolSpools Email

CoolSpools Email

Send emails from your System I using a simple command or an API.

Support for multiple attachments.

Support for long file names.

IBM AS/400 report automation software

CoolSpools offers the best tools for IBM AS/400 report management and workflow automation.

Delivering AS/400 data transformation efficiency

With CoolSpools, users can transform data from AS/400 environments into highly detailed reports. CoolSpools can create reports in Excel, PDF, HTML, Text or dynamic XML formats. Users can also automate data transformation and distribution workflows, acting as an IBM iSeries Excel add in. Reporting tasks that have traditionally taken hours can now be performed in seconds and scheduled with our innovative AS400 workflow automation tools.

CoolSpools lets technicians automate the export of data into physical report templates that can be finely designed and developed. CoolSpools can also automate data exchange from one system to another, as well as outputting essential reports in machine readable formats via XML output for more dynamic reporting in mobile apps, third party systems and portals.

Simplifying your IBM AS/400 application modernization

For those seeking to modernize their AS400 applications from green screen to more human friendly formats, CoolSpools offers the best way to output your system i reporting data.

The CoolSpools xml toolkit for AS400 means that your data can be quickly output and presented in multiple formats to suit your application and reporting needs.

AS/400 digital transformation, managed in-house

CoolSpools lets your existing IBM AS400 technicians take control of your data reporting and distribution. They will immediately be able to generate highly detailed reports from your systems that meet the evolving demands of business owners, partners and third-party systems.

AS400 data extraction, transformation and distribution has never been easier. With CoolSpools you won’t need external contractors to implement your transformation goals. CoolSpools provides comprehensive support and advice from highly experienced AS400 technicians, along with training and managed services to help your own team deliver your AS400 data transformation and distribution needs. Our team can help you identify the best ways to access and extract your data. Additionally we can help you exceed your data management goals.

More than just an AS/400 report writer

CoolSpools provides a comprehensive IBM AS/400 report automation toolkit that immediately helps your technicians extract, transform and distribute business critical data.

The complete CoolSpools Suite has been developed by our highly experienced AS/400 to help organisations modernise their AS/400 systems and deliver comprehensive data outputs on time every time.  CoolSpools is ideal for anyone wanting to extract, transform and distribute their data from AS/400 either in the form of reports or directly to third party systems.

Already managing AS/400 data extraction, transformation or distribution yourself? No problem, each of our tools is available as a free-standing module:

With CoolSpools Database, your technicians will be able to easily automate the extraction of relevant data to and from your AS400. The Database tool sits within your AS400 and needs no additional PC hardware to export your data. CoolSpools Database can export your data into XML format, allowing it to be used by more complex systems and reporting tools.

Want to import from Excel into your AS400 database? CoolSpools Database can do that too. In fact, it can import from multiple formats reliably and quickly.

Looking for our brilliant IBM AS400 Spool File Converter? CoolSpools Converter converts your AS/400 spool files to Excel, XML, CSV and PDF with enhanced formatting features, giving your users the essential reports that they need in the formats they want.

With CoolSpools converter, you can create a report or document pack containing a set of related documents from different converted spool files or append a new worksheet to an existing spreadsheet when converting a spool file to Excel format.

Want to email reports straight from your AS400? CoolSpools Email lets you do just that. You can now distribute reports and documents to users and customers as email attachments. Our AS400 email tool integrates with our Database and Converter solutions to allow you to easily transform AS400 data into superbly formatted reports that can be emailed individually or as multiple attachments.

Your emailed reports from AS400 can also be a part of your document and reporting workflow thanks to our bundled CoolSpools Admin tool – allowing you to deliver scheduled and trigger-based email automation with your own scripts.

Working with ISV Partners to deliver successful data modernisation projects

CoolSpools has over 90 strategic partnerships with ISV’s (software developer partners) and integrators, These partners share our vision to provide end-to-end software solutions to organisations at every scale, so they can successfully compete in their marketplace. CoolSpools ISV partners understand the benefits gained through successful strategic partnering, and are committed to provide industry-leading solutions.

Learn more about our partner program here.

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CoolSpools is the number one data extraction, transformation and distribution tool for IBM i / AS400.

To see it in action, request a demonstration or download the complete suite free for 30 days.

Our free trial download includes the full suite of software with all features enabled. We also provide complete support and guidance so you can get the most from the software during your trail.  Our aim is to help you fully evaluate CoolSpools for your specific requirements.

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CoolSpools Suite now comes with CoolSpools Admin included FREE!

Automate your spool file conversion and distribution.

With CoolSpools Admin, spool files can be processed automatically as soon as they are created, as the system lets you define spool file monitors that “watch” nominated output queues for new files being created. There is no polling involved so the system loading is minimal.

In batch mode CoolSpool Admin commands let you select sets of spool files to work on using various criteria and allows you to apply a command or sequence of commands to each of those selected spool files in turn.

CoolSpools Admin contains a highly powerful and customizable “work-with” screen for spool files in the style of PDM, that lets system operators and users manage, convert and email the spool files they produce. It includes features to select spool files by user, outq, user data, form type, and creation date. Plus many more user-defined options.

CoolSpools Admin is now included free with CoolSpools Suite.

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