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This version of your tool [AFPTOOL] works wonders on our invoices. Will save us thousands of dollars in labor from scanning a printed invoice and then attaching it manually to emails to our customers. - Brooks Roach, George Koch Sons
Wow, you are a life saver! I absolutely appreciate how quickly you responded to our crisis. We sure thank you. You and your programming products are the greatest. - Scott's Liquid Gold / Neoteric Cosmetics Inc.
"It is nice to know your software is so well supported. It sure beats phoning a helpdesk, being on hold for 30 minutes and never speaking to someone who really knows what they are talking about." - Thane Barrett, Idaho Department of Commerce and Labor
"We bought MAILTOOL five years ago and never looked back. Since then we’ve sent 247,000 emails with over 120,000 with attachments! Talk about BULLETPROOF! The only times we contacted BVSTools was to buy two other great software packages JOBWATCH and SPLTOOL Suite and when we upgraded machines." - Paul Scher, Manager of Programming Services, CONTEC, LLC
"We have used SPLTOOL and MAILTOOL for well over a year to email order documents to our business partners. The applications are great, but even better is the service you provide. Recently, over a weekend, we upgraded our iSeries and had a challenge with the SMTP server configuration. We contacted Support on Sunday afternoon, and Brad promptly came to our rescue. We were up and running Monday morning with no interruption to our business. Thank you, Brad!" - Davida Kelley, Bartlett Bearing Company, Inc.
"It is a tribute to your software that in the 2 years (and probably longer), that we have owned it we have not had any issues with the SPL2STMF [SPLTOOL software]." - Paul Therrien
I just downloaded SPLTOOL, MAILTOOL, and OUTQTRG and love it! I've been looking at several other tools available and they don't even compare. These are straight forward, simple to install, easy to configure, easy to use, and a very small footprint. It looks like I will be able to implement these tools into our daily processing with ease. So far the testing has been very positive as I'm sure that it will continue to roll on with out hassle. Thank you.
Oh I didn't even mention the price is so affordable that I might even get a raise this year with all the money that I'm saving for us!!! - Rich Bateman, Core Support Manager, American Bank of Texas
Just started using your products yesterday - Great stuff! I looked at GUMBO and a few others but yours is the simplest to use, and you cannot beat the price. I even looked at INFOPRINT server for V5R1. - Bryan Burns, AS/400 System Operator, ECHO Incorporated

I wanted to drop you a line thanking you for your help getting SPLTOOL up and running. By using your tool and an article you wrote in March 2000's Midrange Computing, I was able to create an application that monitors an output queue and distributes spoolfiles in PDF & HTML format onto my NT server. With your PDF engine at its core, this program will save us many dollars in paper and printer costs, as well as providing a secure and dependable report archival system. Thanks for your ideas and your programs! - Patrick Shrader
I just wanted to thank you for the SPLTOOL utility. I work at the Ashley Companies during my breaks from school, and last summer was assigned to set up a document archival system using OnBase software based on an NT server.
We wanted to archive approximately 4-5000 pages per day of AS/400 created reports, invoices, etc... using OnBase rather than expensive fiche. The largest difficulty was implementing an easy way to transfer spool files created on the AS/400 to the OnBase server while retaining correct spacing. SPLTOOL solved that problem with resounding ease, and allowed me to complete my task very satisfactorily. Thank you again, and good luck on your future endeavors.Andy Steinke, Ashley Companies
SPLTOOL addresses the gap between generating an AS/400 spool file and getting it to our users in the formats they require to get their job done. The tool installed quickly and effortlessly and is very 'user-friendly'. I have already recommended this tool to another AS/400 shop. Thank you for your prompt attention to any questions I had regarding the SPLTOOL utility. It's a pleasure to deal with someone who is "customer" oriented. Anna Torres, Senior Application Programmer, Celanese Canada Inc.
SPLTOOL handles a very simple, but valuable, process. It makes simple the publication of AS/400 based reports as web pages with no muss, no fuss and for a fraction of the cost of similar tools. SPLTOOL also handles a plethora of other spool file management tasks. It installs simply, works well, is stable, and is well supported by its author. You have already wasted 100 times the registration fee on pain in the ass report "publishing" software (that requires a 42 step process and a whole lot of prayer). Try SPLTOOL. Use three keystrokes. It works. It has been my experience that SPLTOOL reduces aspirin consumption by 73%. - Christopher J. Devous, Director of Systems Development, The Antigua Group
SPLTOOL has helped us to improve the distribution of spool files to different out queues.
It makes it a very simple thing for the common user to select pieces of information and print only what they need saving resources (paper, ribbons, etc.) and time. Downloading a spool file to a PC has become a routine task thanks to your software. -Ismael Rodriguez, Information Systems Manager, Bacardi Bottling Corporation
SPLTOOL allows us to make reports easily accessible to our end-users, while also offering security features to allow them to view and print reports (including printing page ranges!), and not delete them.
Through our menu-based systems, end-users can view reports without having to know 'techy' stuff like OUTQ names, the name of the user who produced the report, etc. Our technical users love the functions like copying spool files to database files, etc. Overall, it provides an invaluable interface for both technical and non-technical users at Zenith. - Scott Lindstrom, Sr Systems Administrator, Zenith Electronics Corp.
I was really shocked. My dreams became true with this tool. Our users really appreciate SPLTOOL and they can't live anymore without it.
Great tool, great price and last but not least great author. Bruno Schmitt, System Engineer, HM InterDrink GmbH & Co. KG

I have used SPLTOOL and MAILTOOL for more than 6 years now. Originally, SPLTOOL replaced a 16 page “manual” of screen prints designed to assist users in downloading spooled files. SPLTOOL, alone, replaced the manual with a 5 second learning curve and a single keystroke. When I start working with a new consulting client, regardless of their experience level, the first thing I do is install SPLTOOL and teach them how to use it. I am an “evangelist” for BVS Tools and can’t imagine a more affordable, or more useful, solution. - Geoff Wiggs, Orcas Technologies, Inc
I teach Active Server Pages and for the next semester i will use e-RPG rather ASP! Brad you got a ***great impact*** about this new orientation in my college about teaching e-business using e-RPG!!! - Louis Bouchard, College of Valleyfield, Valleyfield, Quebec Canada
Your e-RPG book is now our standard training guide for CGI programming. - Dave Hanneman, Senior Systems Analyst, Wallace Technical Services
Just another quick note to say thank you once again for producing another excellent book, of course I am referring to the e-RPG(V2) book... Your two books e-RPG and e-RPG(v2) surely must be the de-facto standard for producing CGI using RPG. - André M. Ray, IBM Global Services
Faster than I thought. You were right this (e-RPG/CGIDEV2) was the correct decision. My programmers agree also. They were relieved when I told them no Java to learn.- Karl Lauritzen Jr. , Senior Vice President & CIO, National Lloyds Insurance/American Summit Insurance
V-1 Propane now has a WEB site up that is more than just static information, thanks to you. Your efforts won the praise of the company president for me. Thank you again for your response to many of my emails. - Glen Moss
Since we are at the start of a project offering creditcard payments over the Internet our first goal has been reached : prove that it was fairly simple to communicate with other companies... Thanks to the GETURI command we convinced everybody that it is possible. - Richard Aalten, Team Leader - Dutch Chambers of Commerce
MAILTOOL is a very great tool. I can use this to automate many applications. The tool is very simple to use, and most importantly, your support is instantaneous! - Chin Mongkol, Corporate Information Management Service, Inc.
Just wanted to let you know I have been coding e-rpg now for about 6 months. We got your second book e-RPG (v2) a few weeks ago and I love it!! It's better than the first. I have written about 50 e-rpg programs since my 1st in November. I think this is the way of the future for RPG. When we have shown our applications to the end users, the response has been " Great !! Can you make the current [insert application] work like this as well? - Todd Nashville, Mestek, Inc.
We were struggling with untangling the mess of understanding and controlling FTP and writing exit programs to process what we received. FTPTOOL simplified the process 1000%. Easy to install and set up and supported by a software vendor who really cares. Wish all software vendors were as easy to deal with and as supportive! - Lee Woxen, States Logistics Services Inc
...I have been programming since 1975 on System 3’s , system 38’s, AS400’s and am actually a certified technical specialist on V4.4, yours is the first book [e-RPG] I actually find easy to relate to. - James A. Reynolds, Chief Information Officer, Techvalley Communications Inc.
I really enjoyed your book on developing AS\400 applications for the web. By using your book as a reference, we were able to develop an application that allows our customers to enter their own orders directly into our system, which makes our Customer Service Group a 24x7 operation and frees up valuable internal resources. We had over $700K in orders entered by one customer over a recent three-month period. Thanks again for providing this valuable resource. - Ron Schmidt, I.T. Director, Sensient Colors Inc
I just wanted to follow-up with you and let you know that our testing has gone very well and your tool is a big reason why. Thanks to your GETURI tool we saved a ton of development time and delivered a very fast and functional product. Thanks for your support and suggestions. - Dan McTamney, Sr Programmer/Analyst, DeLage Landen Financial Services
My client wanted to perform real-time street validation using UPS Online Tools. This required an HTTP POST of XML data and the use of SSL. Thanks to GETURI I was able to develop and implement the project quickly and easily. The client is extremely happy, so much so that they are now looking towards using similar techniques to use other services supplied by UPS, e.g. Shipment Tracking. GETURI works great and Bradley's support has been excellent. - Andy Stafford, Sr. Technical Consultant, The Mesa Group, Jacksonville FL.
eRPG technology is amazing way for small/medium companies to get their business software plugged in to the internet without having to deal with the limitations of Webfacing Hats and other bridging technologies, or the cost/complexity of Websphere/J2EE. I believe the speed and granularity of eRPG’s access to the AS/400 database makes it easier and faster to develop real-world applications than using JDBC/ODBC solutions like ASP, Perl, or PHP.
eRPG has a particular advantage for companies with experienced RPG people who already have experience with the local data and business rules.
I was able to get the HTTP server up and Bradley’s examples working within a day. By the second day I had a basic add/modify customer address screen going. - Martin Cytryn, Analyst Programmer, Midrange systems, Montreal, Canada
BVSTools.com sells software that provides more functionality and ease of use than all of their "bigger" competitors, yet they manage to offer better prices, and "one on one" tech support second to none. With free 30 day trials, and excellent installation support, you'd be crazy not to try BVSTools.com software before spending your money anywhere else. - Art Tostaine, Jr., CCA, Inc.
Great job! Our SMTP Process on the ISeries went south and the MAILTOOL Plus functionality was a lifesaver! - Michael Kenny, University of Windsor
We've now been using this [SPLTOOL] for over 5 years. We've had, in that time, a sum total of 2 events that required us to seek help from you. In 5 years. 2 times. I don't think I 've ever had a software package anywhere near as stable. - Christopher J. Devous, Director of Systems Development, The Antigua Group
Following the combined use of OUTQTRG and SPL2SPL I have been able to automate a spool file copying procedure without having to write any software to do this. This has saved the Bank a considerable amount of costs both in development costs and further down our processing cycle where a potential cost has been reduced by 95% by simply using SPL2SPL.. I have not had any problem with both of the products and they very compact and easy to use. - Leslie Jarrett, London Branch, The Bank of East Asia, Limited
I would like to thank and praise you for such a well written tool. We currently use your SPLTOOL in a number of our daily production jobs and could not be happier with SPLTOOL. - Jonathan Davis, AS400 Programmer Analyst / Administrator, Oklahoma Tank Lines and United Petroleum Transports
It’s a pleasure working with a software provider that still cares about “partnering” with a customer. - Bill Hodapp, Beauty Brands
GETURI is very powerful. As I wrap up the interface I am writing using your GETURI program, I started thinking how powerful this is. We are starting to get more and more requests to interface legacy data and programs that sit on the AS400 with other pc based systems... I know that there are more and more web services being written.What I like about your program is that it is very simple to install and start using. It is native to the 400 and doesn’t require 12 engineering degrees to program into. The price is nothing compared to other solutions. Thanks again for your quick response and help. - Robie Pace, Manager of Services, The Systems Specialist, Inc
"The Spooltool Suite is great for user productivity and instrumental as paperless process enabler, the interactive toolset allows users to create and distribute spool files as electronic documents. The command based structure has allowed us to incorporated it into an imaging server, converting thousands of documents and reports to images and pushing them to document management and workflow system. FTPTool has also been incorporated into a server for automated report and file distribution. Quick implementation, easy to use and administer, command based for simple integration, a great value, and we most definitely appreciate the prompt and friendly support." - Merchants Bonding Company
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