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June 2014
Quadrant and BCD's Upper Quadrant Newsletter

Welcome to BCD and Quadrant Software's first monthly newsletter!

As a BCD or Quadrant Software customer, we thought you'd be interested in our brand-new company newsletter. We believe that it's important to keep in touch with our customers, and think this newsletter is an easy way for you to stay up to date on the solutions you've invested in. If you're not interested, you can unsubscribe by clicking here to manage your BCD email preferences.

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June Highlights

New Presto 5.5 Supports RPG Open Access

New Presto 5.5 Supports RPG Open Access

You can now use OA to modernize RPG programs and transform subfiles to scrollable grids.
Learn More
Formtastic Webinar
IBM i document modernization for ERPs, checks and labels with Formtastic
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Success Story
Central Semiconductor Corp.
PHP web apps leverage RPG and mobile
devices to give competitive edge
Read Story
Do today's IBM i programmers need to know HTML?
Do today's IBM i programmers need to know HTML?
By Duncan Kenzie
Read Article

Tech Tips

FastFax: Steps to moving FastFax to a new IBM i »

Formatter: How to combine two half pages into one page »

Presto (video tutorial): How to add tabs to a screen with the Visual Editor

Nexus: How to change the icon for a document »

WebSmart PHP: How to set a custom error handler »
Take this month's poll

Take this month's poll

In how many years do you think you will retire?


See How RPG OA in New Presto 5.5 Gives You More Modernization Options »

Migrate Your IBM i Enterprise Fax to a Secure Private Cloud with QuadraCloud »

IBM i Document Modernization for ERPs, Check and Labels with Formtastic »

From RPG OA to PHP: Which Modernization Approach Is Right For You? »

5 Ways to Improve IBM i Order Entry with Web Applications »


Presto Jumpstart Bundles

Introducing Presto Jumpstart Bundles

Start your green screen modernization project quickly and confidently. Our team will make sure you get started on the right path by configuring your Presto environment for you, creating a custom skin, customizing four screens and coding four global transformations. 

With our Presto Jumpstart Bundle, You'll be able to start your project faster and have something to show internally. You'll also learn our best practices through the mentoring we provide and from the seven hours of Presto training videos you'll receive. 

To get started, please visit

Popular on the Blogs

BCD Software Ending Support for Windows XP June 30 »

Are you migrating to SAP? Keep using FastFax and QDV with QuadraConnector »

BCD Products Safe from OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug »

Browser Interface for QDV and FastFax »

Visit the Quadrant Blog | Visit the BCD Blog

Recent Product Releases


Presto 5.5

Includes RPG OA support to give new RPG programs a web GUI and create scrollable subfiles, new navigation options for function keys and a subfile option fly out menu.

Catapult 7.9

You can now run Catapult in the cloud using Azure, notify a specific person when a rule fails, and configure attempted reconnect intervals when a connection fails.
Read more »

Nexus 4.08-4.09

Includes an ECM default for how newly added documents should open, a faster loading ECM document tree, and the ability to specify IP addresses with the LDAP server name.
Read more »
Bill Mitchell

Employee Profile:
Bill Mitchell

Bill has been with BCD since October 2009, working in Technical Support and training customers on our products. These days, he's taking support calls and writing automated tests for Presto.

Outside of the office, some of Bill's interests include playing the keyboard/piano, travelling and hiking. Bill also has a refined taste for good scotch and British television.
Proximity Group

Partner Profile:
Proximity Group

Proximity Group is BCD's exclusive partner for the UK and Eire. They have in-depth expertise in developing applications for IBM i and focus on software, managed services, development and support services for clients across all business sectors.

Proximity delivers web development and modernization solutions using Presto, WebSmart, Catapult and Nexus. Proximity is also Infor's sole UK LX and BPCS reseller, supporting customers across Europe.

Learn more at

Out and About

Check out these articles that caught our eye this month:

Skills, IBM i, POWER8, And The Gathering of Clouds - IT Jungle

IBM Announces IBM i 7.2 - IBM Systems Magazine

Portals: The Missing Component in Many Modernization Projects - iPro Developer

Apache Web Server Upgrade Path Handled By i 7.2  - IT Jungle
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