Yes. TLAForms can be installed on an unlimited number of PC’s.
TLA Forms is a complete package that includes the Form Designer with the ability to use SQL statements to retrieve IBM i file data, actions to show or hide objects on the form, and Bursting! TLA Forms also includes archiving to the IFS, emailing, and printing. All of this at one reasonable price!
None. TLAForms will work on your IBM i as is. We do NOT require features such as Advanced Function Printing (AFP), Print Service Facility (PSF/400), or Intelligent Printer Data Stream (IPDS).
Yes. TLA Forms supports check printing. The MICR font is included with the product.
No. The software uses data from spool files that are already being produced by your applications. As soon as you create your form within the software, the form will be automatically generated from your ERP, WMS or in-house application.
Yes. A multi-page spool file can be burst into separate forms. The spool file can be burst by page or a field in the spool file. The forms can be automatically printed or emailed dynamically to different printers and/or email addresses.
Yes. SQL statements can be added to your form. The SQL statement allows TLAForms to retrieve data from physical and logical files based on data from the spool file. For example, if a customer email address is not in the spool file, the email address can be retrieved from the customer master file based on a customer number that is in the spool file. This address could then be used as data on the form itself, or as a form property, such as the email address to which the form will be automatically emailed.
TLAForms supports any PostScript printer on the IBM i. The software can also print to any printer connected to your network or locally attached printers on a PC.
Yes. A combination of static, spool file, and SQL data can be used to construct the PDF document name. For example, the PDF name can be the invoice number that is located in the spool file data. The PDF document can be stored in any folder on the IFS or any Windows server, as long as the server is configured with QNTC.
Yes. The printer name can be retrieved from the data in the spool file, from an IBM i file using an SQL statement, or from a spool file attribute such as Form Type or User data.
Yes. The email address can be retrieved from the data in the spool file or from an IBM i file using an SQL statement.
Yes. Additional documents can be attached to the email.
Yes. Any object such as a barcode, image, or text can be assigned a link to a web address. When the object is clicked from within a PDF document, the link will be followed.
Yes. An object can be included or excluded based on data in the spool file. Data within the spool file can also be replaced based on static or variable data.
Yes. Using QNTC from the IFS, a windows server can be configured to store the PDF documents created from TLAForms.
Yes. TLAForms comes with built-in templates from a variety of industries. One example is a VICS Bill of Lading. We are constantly adding new templates to the software, and will happily provide to you anything we have.
"We just recently went to TL Ashford to handle all our forms. We print checks, invoices, A/R Statements, packing slips & a few others. The software is very easy to learn & very powerful. Highly recommend them as their customer support is top notch. "
Steve - Louisville, OH - June 8, 2015
"I found it so easy, it's not even funny. Anyone who works on a PC could do it."
Angie - Davenport, IL - February 11, 2015