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					AS/400 Internet Reporting Tools Buyers Guid
                                                                                 Advanced Systems
Vendor                                                                           Concepts, Inc. (ASC)



Product Name                                                                     Sequel Web Interface (SWI)
Platform access:
Minimum version of OS/400 required                                               V4R1 (V4R2 recommended)
OS/2                                                                             N
Windows 95                                                                       N
Windows 98                                                                       N
Windows NT                                                                       N
Windows for Workgroups                                                           NA
Product structure:
Product can run standalone                                                       Y
Product requires prerequisite product                                            Note 1
Product requires proprietary components to be installed on the client            N
Communications functions:
Product includes a built-in HTTP server                                          N
Product can interact with Java applets on client Web browser                     Y
Product lets users create reports that access data in UDB/400                    Y
Product can be integrated with existing HLL programs                             Y
Product lets users intercept and redirect printer output                         Y
Product includes built-in AS/400 spool file retrieval and display support        Y
Product downloads spooled files from the AS/400                                  Y
Product sends spooled files to e-mail users                                      Y
Product converts spooled files to HTML                                           Y
Product converts spooled files to Adobe PDF                                      N
Product converts spooled files to other PC file formats                          N
Product extracts data from reports and exports it to other formats               Note 2
Security features:
Supports client passwords                                                        Y
Encrypts spooled files for secure e-mail delivery                                N
Supports Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption                                   N
Other                                                                            N
Product stores spooled files in an Internet-accessible archive on:
AS/400                                                                           NA
OS/2                                                                             NA
Windows95                                                                        NA
Windows 98                                                                       NA
Windows NT                                                                       NA
Other                                                                            NA
Additional software (other than a Web browser) required to view the archive      NA
Search functions:
Maintains end user-accessible indexes of reports and other application objects   Y
Includes built-in index searching functions                                      N
Supports boolean searches                                                        N
Other                                                                            N
User interface features:
Customization of default environment and setting for each user                   N
Data downloads to PC-based presentation tools or databases                       Y
"Fast path" tailoring to/through frequently used functions                       N
GUI customization tools                                                          N
Macro scripts                                                                    N
Movable windows                                                                                    N
Multimedia fields                                                                                  Y
National language customization                                                                    N
Single-client multiple sessions                                                                    N
Tailored installation                                                                              N
Text editing tools                                                                                 N
Tickler utility                                                                                    N
User-customizable toolbar                                                                          N
Other                                                                                              N
Other significant product features                                                                 Note 3
End user training services available:
Classroom training at third-party sites                                                            N
Classroom training at user site                                                                    Y
Classroom training at vendor site                                                                  Y
Computer-based training                                                                            N
Online or paper documentation/help                                                                 Y
Web-based training via vendor Web site                                                             N
Purchase information:
List price                                                                                         $3,900
Standard warranty period (months)                                                                  12; maintenance included
Delivery lead time (days)                                                                          download
One-year maintenance contract price                                                                1st yr included; $585 annual



Key: Y = Yes, N = No, NA = Not Applicable, NR = No Response.
Note 1: SWI runs Query/400 and Displays Spooled Files as standalone; when used with the Sequel kernel enables run-time prompting and hyperlink drill-dow
Note 2: XLS, DBF, WKS from Sequel views.
Note 3: Offers run-time prompting and hyperlink drill-down from a browser.
Note 4: .Zip, .prn.
Note 5: With EZ-Pickin's, .db, .dbf, .txt, .wks, .wk1, .wk3, .xls, delimited ASCII, or any extension not listed above.
Note 6: Can compress and encrypt into standard zipped file.
Note 7: Added user level security.
Note 8: Push/pull technology, automated work flow management, can access AS/400s remotely over the Internet.
Note 9: Automated operations.
Note 10: Report splitting and distribution--take single report and split, then e-mail or archive each segment to different addresses or files; direct replication of
Note 11: It can run standalone, but you need Impromptu to author the report that you then publish with Impromptu Web Reports.
Note 12: Excel, .csv, .pdr.
Note 13: Adobe, to view the report.
Note 14: When you log in, you only get access to certain folders depending on your access privileges; you can also subscribe to certain reports.
Note 15: OLAP reporting tool.
Note 16: OLAP multidimentional analysis and reporting.
Note 17: Lets users slice and dice, drill down and change displays.
Note 18: Multidimensional analysis; user can define own business views.
Note 19: Create dynamic documents (invoices, purchase orders, shipping documents) that change based on the data for personalized one-to-one marketing.
Note 20: Creates index within HTML document.
Note 21: Can be set up to process spool output automatically, manually or from API call.
Note 22: Windows PC--Access, Excel, etc.; Visual Basic; Java; HTML.
Note 23: .csv, .dbf, .prn, .rtf, .sam, .slk, .txt.
Note 24: Inbuilt security and security management.
Note 25: List of reports and run sets.
Note 26: Information Interface/Field Dictionary. OPEN/DB-Jacana-Valet is an AS/400 centric report writer with standard features (referred to as "PrepP for AS
Note 27: Yes, and also via distributors.
Note 28: Reports delivered without need to access spool file.
Note 29: Reports, not spooled files.
Note 30: Reports converted to HTML, without using spooled file.
Note 31: Excel, Lotus 1-2-3, Access, Word.
Note 32: User may generate DB2/400 file containing characteristics of all reports in a library and query that file to locate reports on that basis.
Note 33: .mdb, .xls, .csv.
Note 34: Lotus 1-2-3 format.
Note 35: Through the use of templates, data joins are controlled by database staff; product requires Lotus Domino (not developed by PSR).
Note 36: V2R3 (16-bit), V3R2 (32-bit).
Note 37: Excel, Lotus 1-2-3, Access 2.0, Foxpro, and many others.
Note 38: Dependent on report format, uses standard Microsoft applications.
Note 39: Easy-to-use Windows point and click interface, supports TCP/IP and APPC connectivity to AS/400.
Note 40: First year, no charge; second and each year thereafter 15% of current product retail price.
Note 41: WinSpool/400 95/98/NT.
Note 42: Dependent on report format, uses common PC-based software.
Note 43: Totally automated, table-driven process.
Note 44: WinSpool/400 95/98/NT and WinSpool/400 Batch Report Server.
Note 45: Dependent on report format, uses common PC applications.
Note 46: Also works with Domino.
Note 47: Users must log in to Web page and view a list of spool files for which they have viewing authority.
Note 48: Structured display and graphing capability.
Note 49: $12,500 server; $1,500 per concurrent user.
Note 50: Query and ReportWriter.
Note 51: HTML and .pdf.
Note 52: Excel, Word, Lotus 1-2-3, .txt.
Note 53: Additional AS/400-based security to restrict user access.
Note 54: French, Spanish.
Note 55: Able to archive spool files as well, compressing them, and able to drag back to AS/400 at anytime.
Note 56: Compleo Explorer $3,990--five concurrent users; Compleo Supervisor $2,800--site license.
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                                                                              Cognos PowerPlay
    Catapult                 Spool-Explorer/400       Impromptu Web Reports   Enterprise Server
                                                      Web browser             Web browser
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                  $2,500 +                         $2,500 +                     $30,000 server                   $30,000 server
                  3                                3                            NR                               NR
                  2 or download                    2 or download                NR                               NR
                  15%                              15%                          $7,500                           $7,500




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                $18,000                         Consult vendor                  $5,995 +                        $695
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ware that can provide additional capabilities in this area called "PrepP for Windows" and "PrepP for 29T" which are marketed with other Momentum solutions. They are not pri
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mrc-Productivity Series 2000 OPEN/DB-Jacana-Valet      OPEN/DB-Jacana-Valet        NGS-IQ

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other Momentum solutions. They are not priced separately but could be utilized in a custom project for a customer to provide similar e-mail and Web reporting features on a
OS Solutions International,
Ltd.                          PSR Software    RJS Software Systems, Inc.   RJS Software Systems, Inc.

                                                                           WinSpool/400 Batch Report
Showme/400                    Visual Impact   WinSpool/400 95/98/NT        Server

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ilar e-mail and Web reporting features on a Windows client or NT server.
RJS Software Systems, Inc.   RJS Software Systems, Inc.   RJS Software Systems, Inc.   ShowCase Corporation

WinSpool/400 Email Report    WinSpool/400 Lotus Notes     WinSpool/400 Web Report      Strategy Analyzer for the
Server                       Report Server                Server                       Web

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$3,499-$4,999 bundle   $4,499-$5,999 bundle   $4,499-$5,999 bundle   Note 49
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ShowCase Corporation   Symtrax

Strategy Enterprise    Compleo (Explorer &
Reporting              Supervisor)

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NR   Note 56
NR   12
NR   Download
NR   15% after first year

				
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