We went live on our new QAD server yesterday and
we're proud to say it was a pretty seamless transition. That's a
strong testament to all of the efforts that were given. The IT
profession can be a thankless job and it may be like a needle in a
haystack but I wanted to send at least a few emails this week that
weren't about something not working. We appreciate all of your
Chief Information Officer
New Horizons Baking Company
Just wanted to give you a little feedback on the purchase order
Our defense contractor was in this week to do their Post Award
Readiness audit. After reviewing our purchase order process and
how all the requirements were being flowed down to the supplier
they stated that we "Had the best process they have ever seen.".
As you know the Minisoft program plays a huge part in meeting
their requirements easily and every time.
Thank you again for all of your help.
A year ago, when Tom Byrne and Diane Catoggio first began working
with you, we had experienced a series of nearly disastrous
relationships with other software suppliers and initially
assumed we would have similar challenges with you and your firm.
Pleasantly, the initial experience was professional, effective
and began to rebuild our faith in technology! You and your team
were able to build an effective communication system that has
immensely improved our relationships with our customers. You
integrated seamlessly with Ecometry ERP system and were
available whenever we had questions.
A couple of days ago, as Diane and Tom began testing our letters
and quotes with the new software version of Ecometry, we
realized emails were not set up properly or not able to be sent
at all through Minisoft. Our go-live date for the ERP upgrade
was in jeopardy and Diane was at a standstill. When Tom and
Diane called you, Laura, they were met with the same “can-do”
attitude they have come to expect. The 2 hours you spent on the
phone and the resources Doug assembled to solve the problems
were much appreciated. Identifying the errors we made on our end
and quickly solving the problems have enabled us to meet our
deadlines. I am impressed with you both and your organization. I
am grateful for the relationship we have with Minisoft. Thank
Casey W. Wright
Vice President/General Manager
Let me offer my additional congratulations on a job (actually many
jobs) well done. We have been in business for 135 years. It has
all centered on the relationships we forge along the way.
Technology is scary and exciting at the same time. Your
organization has been a pleasure to work with and I know that we
can find new opportunities for both of us as we grow and both
celebrate new anniversaries.
Executive Vice President
All has been going extremely well with eFORMz!
There are so many things that I like better about it than Optio,
including better management of the print jobs. We like that it
saves each job. In the rare situation, such as paper jams or
printer issues, it makes it very easy to rename an extension to
reprocess a job. So, instead of having the user regenerate,
which in some cases is difficult if not impossible for programs
that do updates.
The email addresses from a database has also been a huge
improvement in our overall data management. I look forward to
seeing the changes to the Text to XML preprocessor. It sounds
like that will make things much easier. The use of regular
expressions sounds like a great improvement too.
Overall, we have been very pleased.
Thanks for providing a quality product!
Allen Organ Company
We went live yesterday with eFORMz and it has been flawless plus
the girls in the back that process orders LOVE the eFORMz
product and it has simplified their job in many ways. I want to
thank you for all of your help with this project. I had a
deadline to meet and I would not have met that if it wasn't for
Your customer service is superb and I can see you care for your
Doug Mason - IT Manager
Potpourri has been using eFORMz for almost a year now. Our
initial purchase of the product was driven by a single need,
that being to rotate our collate print by 180 degrees to solve
jamming problems in our high capacity printers. The reduction in
labor hours and maintenance costs for this one project alone
paid for the licensing fees associated with eFORMz. Since then,
we’ve added several new aspects to the collate project,
including a custom divisional (including logo!) return label and
a special notation to the WH for rush processing. This last
component utilized the ability of the product to access the
database in real time to evaluate the order to determine if it
needed the notation. We’ve also used the product to produce POs
with adjustments in font and font size to emphasize certain
parts of the document. Now that our users are starting to see
that changes can be affected and that these can be rolled out
very quickly, we’re starting to see interest from a number of
different areas where automation and output changes can provide
Through all this, Minisoft’s support group, both Andy and Laura,
have been readily available to assist in the creation of the
projects and changes per our request. Services agreements for
new projects have been cost effective and quickly completed.
Even though our use of the eFORMz product is still somewhat
minimal, the uses we’ve deployed have already made significant
impact in the areas of automation and efficiency.
Randall Davis - V.P. Information Technology
Potpourri Group, Inc.
We were one of the first to use eFORMz to eliminate our
preprinted label stock. We own multiple catalogs, each having a
different logo. We would have had 44 different label stock if we
used preprinted forms. We now have two plain white label stocks.
We are running on MPE and that is where the merge took place
using Java on the HP.
This year we upgraded our eFORMz software and we are doing the
merge on a windows server which takes a big load off of the HP.
The other advantage of the new version is that we no longer use
the 'pass through' mode and eFORMz produces the bar codes on
practically any laser printer and does not require the
proprietary font dim. We have tested this on HP, Xerox and
Kyocera brand printers.
Just a quick note to say thanks for a great product in eFORMz.
I've been working with Andy to implement the e-Direct module in
eFORMz for our invoices. The eInvoices are looking great! The
ability to print or email invoices in a single pass is
outstanding. My testing is coming along and we'll be in
Also, a special thanks for Andy in guiding me through this
process. He's been extremely helpful and answered my many
questions in a timely manner.
Alvin C. Soares Jr.
Principal Programmer Analyst
Information Technology Division
Port of Oakland
Thank you. I want to commend you and your company for the
excellent customer support that you provide. It is truly rare to
find a great product like eFORMz that also comes with great
customer support. eFORMz has allowed us to automate the key
flows of information allowing our employees to be much more
productive. I would highly recommend your product to any company
looking to improve productivity through the automation of
We have been using eFORMz for about a year now, and we love it.
We originally pursued it solely for the ability to print to PDF
from Ecometry. We quickly found a better use for it in printing
our packing lists. It has cut our packing list costs by 70%
AFTER factoring the cost of the software. This doesn’t even
factor in the process improvements we have been able to make
through better pre-sorting of packing lists. Technical support
for the product is also phenomenal. All of our questions are
answered immediately, and we have had several of our “wish list”
items implemented into the product at no charge to us within a
very short time span.
In response to a solution provided by technical support:
That is perfect, exactly what I was looking for. You still have
the BEST support of any of our software vendors. This is much
appreciated, keep up the great work!
I have to say I am impressed with 6 (eFORMz Version 6). I
created a new project and got it to line up on the first try. It
also saves to the network fast (2 or 3 seconds). In the past it
was get it close, print, then get it closer then print, etc...
You could never tell exactly where the data was going to print
in the composer. I have used 4.x extensively. Pass on the kudos
to whoever created this version please or if it is yourself.
City of Oshkosh
We purchased Minisoft's eFORMz solution about five years ago and
used it to consolidate from four form types to one. Since that
time, the package has continued to save money and boost
efficiency by eliminating additional pre-printed forms and the
need to use specialized font dimms. Most recently, we moved to
Lexmark printers and the transition was seamless.
The package has continued to evolve as our business has grown
and we are looking forward to taking advantage of new features
in version 6.0. Minisoft's support is excellent and I would
recommend eFORMz to anyone seeking forms flexibility.
Alana Jaster - Systems Manager
Universal Screen Arts, Inc.
What on Earth, Art & Artifact, Signals and Wireless Catalogs
We have been using the eFORMz about 6 months now and have been
happy about the product. It gives us the flexibility to adjust
the layout on the collate. We don't need to worry about the
line-up on the collate every time we load the new Ecometry patch
tape. It also gives us the ability to customize the collate
according to our needs. The last but not the least, eFORMz gives
us the option to switch to Lexmark printers and printing without
the font chip. Our support rep is very helpful and
knowledgeable. Overall, we are satisfied with the eFORMz
TLA Entertainment Group
Cindy Yuan-Suger - Ecometry Administrator
The Hines Corporation group of companies are in various
manufacturing businesses and all use ERP as the primary
application. A common need for all of the companies is the
printing of invoices, purchase orders, order verifications,
payroll checks, accounts payable checks, and more.
We were looking for a product that allowed us to handle output
from any of our ERP systems, but it had to run on Linux as we
pride ourselves on being virtually Microsoft free. This would
allow us to get rid of pre-printed forms, but more importantly,
improve worker productivity as faxing and e-mailing documents
was taking too much time.
We purchased eFORMz a few months ago and it is running well for
us. So far we have invoices and purchases orders being mated
with a form and sent out via fax or e-mail and of course they
can print to copiers and laser printers too. The eFORMz software
allows us to print several copies of the same form with the only
difference being who the copy is for (vendor copy, acceptance
copy, file copy) which is printed at the bottom of the document
automatically. In some cases, if a document is to be faxed or
e-mailed, a single printed file copy is also required, which
this is easy to do.
For faxing, we have an 8 port fax line Linux based fax server
running VSIFax. We had to create a script on the fax server that
runs under cron to monitor output from eDirect and we use NFS
shares to allow the eFORMz server to monitor the ERP servers and
for the fax server to monitor the eFORMz server. This setup is
We also are now e-mailing reports like daily measurement reports
to upper management rather than them getting printed reports in
their mail slot. This saves paper and allows management
personnel to keep abreast of things while they are on the road
by simply accessing their e-mail.
We also want to acknowledge the great support that we have
received from Andy. We needed some help getting the eDirect
monitor working and have had a few questions on how to use the
Composer product and his response turnaround time has always
There are always more projects to do than time to do them, but I
wish that we had taken the time to do this sooner.
Ed Harper - CIO, Hines Corporation
Just wanted to thank you for your assistance! We went live today
and it seems to be working great so far. Thanks again for your
patience and the phenomenal support!
Wayside Technology Group
Vito Legrottaglie - Vice President of Operations
We are fans of eFORMz and you could use us as a reference to
sell more of this product. We already use it for pick/pack
lists, BOL, manifest, invoices, checks, order confirmations and
more that I cannot think of right now. We love it and the
support is incredible!
Betty Rahe, Director Information Systems
American Marazzi Tile, Monarch Ceramic Tile, Ragno USA
And thanks for all your help this year. You have made our recent
bank and system transitions go extremely well.
I really appreciate the time and effort that was put into this
project - definitely beyond the call of duty. I think the
functionality of incorporating order and copy separator sheets
is really a decent solution to replacing our multi-part forms.
Hopefully you can use this concept with other customers trying
to do the same thing.
You Guys Rock!
Crane - Interpoint
Thanks again for your assistance!!! So far I believe eFORMz is
one of the most useful applications I’ve seen as it relates to
Ecometry! Hats off to Minisoft for this outstanding product!!!
Ecometry System Administrator
I wanted to send out a big Thank You for the excellent product
and all the great support we’ve received on it.
Previously we had to use our system-generated post-cards for ftc
notifications that were pre-printed and had to be folded to
mail. This was costing us 44 cents a card. Since using eFORMz
and reducing the form to front and back, we no longer have to
fold and tape the cards and are saving 16 cents a card just on
mailing (not counting the printing costs). We also have set up
the automatic faxing and emailing of purchase orders without
using the dedicated hardware required by our vendor using the
One of the nice features was being able to use the database
look-up on a buyer code to automatically send a cc email to the
purchaser when their purchase orders our emailed.. The support
has been fantastic and I have never had a problem getting hold
I am excited about 7.5! It is hard to imagine I can love this
product anymore than I do....but I am sure I will! Wish all I did
was work with this software!
Superior Dental Care
This is awesome news! Minisoft has been the best company that I have
worked with over the past 7 years. You always help with problems and
improve the product based on request.
Information Technology Manager
Spence Engineering Company, Inc.