About us

Ariadne Software is a worldwide provider of IBM i software solutions.

Our tools help IBM i users automate and schedule reports from their AS400 data sources in PDF, Excel, XML and other formats – as well as distributing those reports easily via email.

About CoolSpools by Ariadne Software

CoolSpools is an easy to use, cost-effective solution which enables the automated transfer of data and documents to employees, customers and suppliers. It provides software solutions for the IBM i platform and converts database files and converts spool to Excel, PDF and other formats, enabling you to move away from paper-based documents and save time and money.

CoolSpools is both flexible and adaptable; enabling end-users and ISV’s to easily integrate it into their bespoke programs and software packages to enhance the functionality in distributing and managing data and documents.

Many of the world’s most trusted brands have been using our software for more than a decade to gain competitive advantage, as CoolSpools makes internal processes more efficient and increases productivity by automating manual processes.

Ariadne has more than 900 customers in 50+ countries, whose CoolSpools implementations span a diverse set of industries including Finance, Banking, Retail, Government, Pharmaceuticals and Manufacturing.

Our partner community consists of over 90 organisations, including; IBM resellers, software vendors and independent consultants who each deliver unique solutions for their specific customer requirements.

In 2021 CoolSpools introduced a managed services program, to help clients deliver their projects – as well as training client teams in advanced IBM i / AS400 reporting and data management techniques. Our consultants, developers and software engineers are on hand to deliver data modernisation with the CoolSpools Suite of solutions. So, whether you are looking to generate a single report in PDF format – or a more complex XML integration – the CoolSpools team can help.

Based in Wilmslow, Ariadne Software is a team of IBM i specialists with a combined experience of over 200 years in product development and support.

We have attained IBM Advanced Business Partner status and are regularly commended by our customers for the quality of products and customer service.

IBM Spool File Conversion Guides, FAQ’s and Articles

Coolspools IBM as/400

Generate AS/400 XML reports on your IBM i with CoolSpools

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Email and User identity in CoolSpools

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Where does CoolSpools get the email address for a user profile from?

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FAQ: CoolSpools Fonts

Why do Coolspools fonts looks different in the PDF to what it does when printed?

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How to Convert IBM Spool to Excel with CoolSpools

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