ACOM Now Shipping Document Output and Payment Solutions with IBM i5/OS V6.1 Support, New Productivity and Convenience Features

January 15, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
ATLANTA, Georgia, January 15, 2009 ACOM Solutions, Inc. is now shipping Version 8.1.00 of its EZeDocs/400 document output and EZPayManager/400 payment solutions; along with out-of-the-box compliance with IBM i5/OS V6.1, the release includes valuable productivity and convenience features for package and document distribution, it was announced today by Senior Vice President James R. Scott.

EZeDocs/400 allows companies to create electronic templates for any document with the interactive EZDesigner/400 drag-and-drop design tool, store the templates in the EZeDocs/400 software, merge them with data for batch or single document production, and distribute them as laser printed or electronic documents. EZPayManager/400 enables them to establish universal payment management environments that employ MICR laser checks, electronic ACH payments, and options for printed, faxed, or emailed remittance advice in any combination.

Version 8.1.00 of EZeDocs/400 enhances the solution's barcode capabilities with the UPS MaxiCode 2D two dimensional - format, which carries more fields than the conventional 1D format. Conventional barcodes get wider as more data is encoded. MaxiCode symbols resemble barcodes but appear as a 1 inch square with a bulls-eye in the middle, surrounded by a pattern of hexagonal dots. MaxiCode symbols can store about 93 characters of information. The centered bulls-eye is useful in automatically locating and identifying MaxiCode symbols, enabling them to be scanned even on rapidly moving packages.The additional fields result in reduced package handling, since they enable shippers, handlers and receivers to obtain far more detailed information both in transit and at the destination point.

For document intensive applications, Version 8.1.00 enhances a feature that adds electronic distribution of documents in the pre-existing "sets" feature to the software's previous email, PDF, and fax capabilities. For example, Scott said, document-heavy processes such as insurance operations often must produce and distribute multiple forms. EZeDocs/400 enables users to organize these groups of documents as sets by running them through a merge process to generate them all at once.

"EZeDocs/400 is in widespread use by manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers and we think these package-handling enhancements will be very well received," Scott said. "Similarly, the 'sets' feature should simplify paper handling in many document-intensive applications, making the full range of distribution options available."

The Version 8.1.00 upgrade is available to users under maintenance by calling 800-603-6768 ext. 100 or emailing

About ACOM Solutions, Inc.
For over 25 years, ACOM Solutions, Inc. develops modular software systems for document output, document management, secure corporate payments, and B2B EDI/XML e-commerce, marketing them directly and through a widespread domestic and overseas partner network. Corporate headquarters are in Long Beach, California and System i Software Division headquarters are in Duluth, Georgia. For more information, call 800-603-6768, email, or visit For more information about partner opportunities with ACOM, visit, or contact Valerie Kleinbach, Channel Program Manager, at 562-424-7899.