The HTML module
translates AS/400 spool files into HTML documents, which can
be saved directly to an Internet or Intranet server, using
FTP. HTML files can be graphically enhanced, with customized
fonts, colors, tables, hyperlinks and embedded images.
- Cross-platform sharing
the HTML Module creates files that can be opened in Windows,
Mac, Unix, Linux, and any other system running a web browser.
- Internet publishing - allows
you to publish information from the AS/400 directly to the
Internet, for users who are not allowed into the AS/400.
- Updating the Intranet - with
the HTML Module, you can make AS/400 information, such as
inventory levels, product availability and financial reports,
easily accessible by all internal users.
- Switches users from emulations
to web browsers - in some organizations many users only
log on to the AS/400 to read reports. Bringing these reports
into the company Intranet makes AS/400 allows users to switch
to web browsers. The result is reduced training cost, reduced
software expenditures (because web browsers are free), and
a friendlier environment for users.
- Easy access to AS/400 information
- exporting data to the web allows access for those who
do not have direct access to the AS/400. People who are
unfamiliar or afraid of the OS/400 environment, who do not
have emulation software, or who cannot be given access for
security reasons, can now have easy access to AS/400 data.
- Security many IT managers
believe that opening the AS/400 to the web is risky. Papirus
HTML imports files into the PC network, which is generally
protected by a firewall. In addition, the Papirus PC server
offers an extra layer of security between the outside world
and your AS/400 database hackers must penetrate the
web server, the Papirus server, and then the AS/400s