Upgrade to OS/400 Release 5
Compatibility with new p.c – operating systems (XP, Win 2000, etc).
Back up your p.c. files onto the AS/400 hard drive, then copy to tape. Also have the ability to copy AS/400 hard drive to network drive for backup.
Eliminate cost of a central printer. You can view spool files, easily copy off to desktop then print individual pages on personal printers. Can also fax, or email. Save money on paper.
Improve remote support capability via internet access, modem not required any more.
Pull down any AS/400 report to spread sheet or word document as either wordpad or PDF document.
Download AS/400 data to floppy or CD. Or send it to a web site
Interface quotes done on another system into live orders (requires some programming)
GUI interface for system management provided with iSeries Navigator. You can add users, manage devices, etc., with drop downs and mouse clicks.
Remote access sign on and print from anywhere via internet access.
Improve your productivity by using the PC platform with your legacy data
Supports wireless interface (pda’s and cell phones)