What do our Users say about PDF-eXPLODE?
Chrom Tech, Inc.
Chrom Tech, Inc., (www.chromtech.com) are distributors of scientific laboratory instrumentation and supplies. The company specializes in chromatographic instrumentation, which is used in research laboratories, clinical labs and QC labs. Chromatography separates the chemicals in a mixture, and then various detectors give quantitative and qualitative identification of how much of which chemicals are present. "We worked very closely with the developers of PDF-eXPLODE to implement ideas we had on how the product should function to make it much better for our use. They were very responsive, and Version 2 meets all our identified needs. The software gives us the flexibility to fully implement PDF-eXPLODE on all our workstations. With the variables available in PDF-eXPLODE, variables available within our accounting software and the use of Report Writer, we have been able to automate the ability to run batch or individual reports within our accounting software to create, name, save to a defined location and e-mail desired reports. Prior to implementing PDF-eXPLODE, we would manually print to Adobe, manually name the file and manually send the file. I would highly recommend PDF-eXPLODE. Not only does it save time, but it also has really changed how we communicate with our customers and suppliers."
Steve Pierson, General Manager, Chrom Tech, Inc.
The Cardno group of companies (www.cardno.com.au) provides professional services to create better communities across the globe through planning, design and delivery of physical and social infrastructure From its foundations as a civil engineering consultancy, Cardno has expanded to also include management and environmental services as well as project management of international development assistance programs with its Head Office in Brisbane, Australia. "Prior to using PDF-Explode, we would run individual reports per Vendor, print to PDF, file and then manually compile emails. This was a very laborious task. We are now able to complete the same task with one click of a button saving tens of hours per month. This is an excellent utility, there are numerous ways to apply it to business process and existing enterprise applications. I highly recommend this tool."
Paul Cullen, Database Administrator
Chromagrafx Real Estate Marketing (www.chromagrafx.com.au ) based in Perth, Australia, has the goal of being the fastest in the Australian market for delivering and installing a broad series of tailor-made marketing solutions – including photo signs, flyers, banners and brochures – for its real estate clients. Earlier this year (2008), it added the goal of being the fastest at invoicing its clients which is why they chose PDF-eXPLODE.
“We find MYOB built-in e-mail invoice functionality quite restricting. The software is a bit slow for e-mailing large quantities over 500 – email clients like Outlook or Eudora is required, graphics must be kept to a bare minimum especially when combined with e-mailing large quantities, and no hard copy of PDF files can be produced for use by other applications. In addition, we cannot offload work since we have to send e-mails directly from MYOB, keeping the MYOB computer busy for hours and leaving little or no resources for other MYOB users.”
"By installing PDF-eXPLODE, Chromagrafx has solved these process and technical roadblocks. Chromagrafx uses PDF-eXPLODE to produce invoices, which are exported from MYOB, in PDF format and to e-mail them as attachments to its clients. In addition, these invoices in PDF are available from its Web site, so clients can download them at any time, at their convenience."
"Since PDF-eXPLODE can be installed on any computer, Chromagrafx was able to free up its MYOB computer for other users. In addition, there are no restrictions on how many invoices can be sent at one time, and hard copies of the PDF files can be produced and saved in client folders for easy and convenient access from the company’s Web site. PDF-eXPLODE comes with good documentation and phone/email support, so the software install and configuration is a breeze. I would recommend this software"
Anthony Stapleton, Director
Bashas (www.bashas.com) is a regional supermarket/pharmacy chain primarily in the state of Arizona. It has 152 grocery stores, 64 of which have retail pharmacies. The company generates reports twice a week from MS Access to its pharmacies. Using PDF-eXPLODE has cut down report distribution to 30 minutes a week by allowing Bashas’ to automatically tag the e-mail address in the report and then “burst” the reports into separate files that are automatically e-mailed to the proper store account.
"PDF-eXPLODE support has been excellent. PDF-eXPLODE is a program that does what it says it’s going to do. The bottom line is it works and saves me a tremendous amount of time on a weekly basis. I would HIGHLY recommend this program to anyone who needs to distribute a large number of reports or invoices via e-mail on a regular basis.”
Brad Barron, R.Ph., Pharmacy Systems Coordinator
allpay.net (www.allpay.net) is the UK’s only dedicated payment solution specialist. Working within the financial sector, the company handles in excess of 30 million payment transactions per year. The company’s first project with PDF-eXPLODE was to streamline and improve invoicing and payment reporting to its clients using Crystal Reports while saving resources.
"We recently installed PDF-eXPLODE as part of our new electronic email invoicing system. This new version, running alongside Crystal Reports, provides us with all the functionality we need to encrypt, name, and distribute individual multi-document files to a growing number of clients, already saving us in the region of £1000 per month. This figure will increase as we persuade more clients to take up this cost effective and environmentally friendly distribution method"
“PDF-eXPLODE is an excellent piece of software. I would certainly recommend it to others on the basis that it does what it is supposed to, is very configurable and the support in the initial set-up and learning curve is second to none. Allowing for the time difference, every e-mail I have sent – and there have been quite few – has always been answered straight away with good sound advice. Other suppliers I have dealt with sometimes take days to respond to a support call.”
Roger Cann, Business Information Officer
CIBER (www.CIBER.com), a leading international system integration consultancy, was not satisfied with the system it had in place for running large invoice processes to Crystal Reports using PeopleSoft.
Recently, its billing department presented its technology department with the challenge of making the invoicing process simpler and more cost-effective. The company’s top developers went searching, and through a Web query found PDF-eXPLODE V-2 and decided to give the software a try. The invoicing task that used to require several full-time employees to manually print, collate and sort invoices over the course of a week now takes between 30 minutes and one hour to complete.
“Now we just add the appropriate tags to the headers of our reports and let PDF-eXPLODE do the rest of the work for us. This process frees up valuable resources for other, more important, work. In the near future, we hope to take advantage of PDF-eXPLODE’s e-mailing features to automatically send invoices to our customers."
"PDF-eXPLODE V-2 is well worth the investment. The savings in time, resources and development life cycles is more than enough to recoup your investment. In our case, we recouped our investment the first day we used the software in our production environment. And our customers couldn’t be happier.”
Tom Williams Jr, Corporate PeopleSoft Technical Manager
fxBridge Technologies(www.fxBridge.com) is a comprehensive dealing platform for Forex and CFD options and Spot Trading. They create thousands of statements for their customer accounts. When they decided to archive each statement as an individual file, they were facing thousands of dollars in potential programming effort. fxBridge Technologies use PDF-eXPLODE working in tandem with their MS Access software. This job is repeated every quarter and the archive run exceeds 3500 PDF client statement files.
“In supporting our clients, we create thousands of statements for their customer accounts. When we decided to archive each statement as an individual file, we were facing thousands of dollars in potential programming effort. By using your software, we were able to eliminate having to tie up valuable programmer resources. One person from our administrative staff was able to get the job done in one day. We consider the savings from using your software far exceeding the price.Thank you again for your product."
James Friedman, Director of Marketing.
Fujitsu Consulting is part of the Fujitsu Group. It is dedicated to helping clients overcome their information technology challenges. Fujitsu Consulting is committed to boosting efficiencies, cut IT operational costs and create a sustainable competitive advantage. Fujitsu Consulting delivers the scale and viability of a top-tier global IT services organization.
"PDF-eXPLODE from 3000AD SYSTEM has been a huge time-saver for us. We were processing 4 separate reports each week which needed to be split up and mailed out to 75 different people. It took one person almost an entire day each week to do this. PDF-eXPLODE allowed us to combine all 4 reports into a single report, separate it into the 75 different pieces and email them all out each week. Now it only takes 1 hour to process everything!"
Bob Larson, US Sales Operations Director
Easi Pty Ltd is a service company located in Melbourne, Australia. Originally, specializing in freight both nationally and internationally, over the past five years they have diversified into a more vertically integrated model featuring: Print Management services. Warehousing, specialized pick and pack fulfillment, Transport services (all types) and secure document storage.
"Prior to implementing PDF-eXPLODE, the E@SI business was generating approx 350 invoices per week and sending these out to its clients via Australia post. A time consuming, expensive and often frustrating process with no real system to check delivery of this documentation was successful. The impact of this manual system rippled all the way through to cash flow by virtue of delays with invoices being processed. PDF-eXPLODE allows us to send invoices out immediately, have a system in place to track receipt of invoices all with a level of professionalism that our clients are enjoying. Happy clients, happy management!"
"PDF explode saves us the cost of 200 stamps each fortnight, it saves us approx 10 hours labor per fortnight and it effectively creates us a proof of delivery system by virtue of the saved PDF files. It also saves us postage and labor each time we want to send out correspondence to our client base in the form of Newsletters etc."
Paul Jackson, General Manager
Page After Page
Page After Page, a laser printer service company used Crystal Reports through their MAS90 accounting software. They envisioned using Crystal Reports to streamline delivery of recurring customer communications, saving then staff hours of tedious work and making the company more profitable.
Using Crystal Reports, Page After Page was able to efficiently generate information-rich executive statements from a custom-built Web-based service dispatch application (with a SQL Server back-end). But to distribute them, someone still had to generate corresponding mailing labels from MAS90 – not to mention print, collate, stuff, and stamp the mailings every month.
"Our old way of distributing reports required a huge amount of manual intervention, our process was error-prone, because reports from one system had to be matched with labels from another. Also, it was inefficient, with many customers receiving multiple letters since they were responsible for printers in different departments or buildings, or on different floors. By combining the functionality of Crystal Reports with PDF-eXPLODE, we are now able to create and distribute hundreds of individual reports in under 15 minutes, a process that took us days in the past."
"PDF-eXPLODE saves us $700 a month. And we're able to generate more revenue because my staff can focus on their core goals. Buying PDF-eXPLODE was a no-brainer"
Martina Koziak. Chief Financial Officer
What is Report Bursting
Report Bursting is a feature that runs a report only once yet delivers only selected output to each nominated User of the report based on pre-configured rules, thus greatly reducing the processing load of electronic media and manual human effort while still ensuring data security. It also increases speed /timeliness of delivery. For example, in the case of say 1000 monthly statements, one ‘report bursting’ run will “burst” or “explode” or “split” into 1000 pages, and each user receives a partial report containing one or more pages, with only the information pertaining to them. Each user thus receives a report personalized with information relevant to them. This report is often output as a PDF format and delivered as an attachment by email or uploaded to a website using FTP or distributed via other delivery methods. A 1000 page report that could take between one to two days to process, then manually sort and mail should be done by PDF-eXPLODE within around 3-4 hours (this would vary depending on report type, computer processing speed and available RAM).