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BCD Customer Spotlight: Seneca Sawmill Cuts Costs and Time With GUI and Web Technology

Recently, IBM Systems Magazine profiled Seneca Sawmill Company, a sustainable timber processing mill that uses BCD tools to automate many time-consuming manual processes.

Here’s how Seneca has reduced paperwork and improved the mill’s operational efficiency (which may give you ideas for an upcoming project!):

  • A WebSmart-developed mobile web application gives truck loaders the ability to draw load diagrams using their finger on iPads, then save the diagrams to the IFS.
  • Shipping personnel, including forklift operators, use Nexus Portal and WebSmart web applications to access orders on desktops and iPads.
  • Several internal web applications developed with WebSmart ILE and Clover allow mill supervisors to input statistical information for morning reports via a web browser.
  • IBM i spooled reports are automatically routed to specific personnel via email with Catapult.
  • Presto was used to give a graphical interface to a human resources application.
  • Twin large screen TVs in the sales department run a real-time program that shows total sales and shipments by mill and location (today and month-to-date).

Read the full story on IBM Systems Magazine »

We always enjoy seeing our customers’ IT initiatives showcased in industry publications and on our own website. If you have a story that you’d like to share with us, please contact Candice Schultz.

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Nexus 4.07 available for download

Nexus 4.07 is now available for download from or our public website. You can upgrade directly to version 4.07 from any release 3.60 or higher.

This version includes the following fixes and improvements:

  • Enhanced the Distribution Rules Portlet to allow display of more than 10 rules at a time.
  • Resolved an issue where trying to access a site from Nexus Admin interface generated an HTTP 301 error.
  • Resolved a number of reported items related to navigating favorites.
  • Resolved IE8-related issues related to the ECM and file uploads.
  • Resolved a problem with cloning skins.
  • Resolved a reported problem where the Search was not finding all the matching documents in the ECM.

You can find the complete list of changes at the bottom of the Nexus Updates page.

Please give us a call if you have any questions!

Webinar: Get More Out of BCD Products and Learn from Experts

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. It was presented live on May 7, 2013. 

Do you ever wish you could clone yourself so you could develop more web apps with BCD products? Whether you’re struggling to find the time or want to develop more sophisticated web apps (e.g. mobile), one approach is to work with BCD Professional Services.

Attend our webinar on Tuesday, May 7 at 1PM EST to learn about the services we offer and the benefits of partnering with us, such as short-term commitments. We’ll also show you real-world examples so you can see the quality of our work or get ideas for your next WebSmart, Presto, Clover or Nexus project.

Our team of web development experts can create entire web apps for you, jumpstart your project or work with your IT staff on any size project. We use our own tools (which we know quite well!) to rapidly complete projects so you’ll see professional results faster. You’ll get a further advantage because you’ll be able to see our coding standards and optionally use our mentoring services to help you move forward.

Sign up here!

(Even if you can’t make the live event, sign up to receive a link to the recording).


Nexus 4.05 download available

Nexus 4.05 is now available for download. This version includes all previous changes, as well as these recent fixes:

  • Resolved an issue introduced in Nexus 4.04 with retrieving Nexus user information from portlets hosting WebSmart or Clover programs using the getnxinf function.
  • Resolved an issue where ECM documents and folders could not be deleted from the ECM manager.

Please contact Technical Support if you have any questions or concerns!

Nexus 4.04 available for download

Nexus 4.04 is available for download (released August 13, 2012). You can upgrade directly to version 4.04 from any release 3.60 or higher. If you are not at version 3.6 it can be downloaded from the Download/Product Archives at
The following enhancements are included:

  • Introduced a new and improved embedded HTML editor (TinyMCE) for ECM documents and Skin headers.
  • New Portlet icons.
  • Ability to disable editing for custom skins.
  • Manage ECM Default Content option has been removed in consideration of the new HTML editor.

Nexus 4.04 requires a minumum OS/400 release of V5R4.

Please give us a call if you have any questions about Nexus 4.04!

Update 1 for Nexus 4.03 is now available.

We have published the first update for Nexus 4.03.  Update NX403001 includes a number of fixes for the Nexus calendar portlet:

  • Fixed a problem where the main portlet would appear blank.
  • Corrected problem where appointments wouldn’t appear on the days scheduled.
  • Corrected a reported problem where invalid dates (9999-01-01) were defaulted on the Add and Edit appointment screens.
  • Fixed a run-time error when clicking the date selection icon.

You can download update NX403001 from the bottom of the Nexus 4 updates page.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Nexus 4.03 is now available for download

Nexus 4.03 is now available for download. This version includes all previous changes, as well as these recent fixes and improvements:

  • Resolved issue where no message is given if the incorrect password is entered on the “Work with User” page.
  • Title attribute now exists on the Portlet Options.
  • Nexus now remembers the original location request when handling an expired session.
  • Resolved drag and drop issues in Internet Explorer 9.
  • Resolved issue where after Portlet Details screen was closed, the pencil icon didn’t work.
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Reminder: BCD Minimum Supported OS/400 Release Level Change

This is a followup to our October 19, 2011 Minimum OS/400 Release Level Notification for BCD products.

As of later this month V5R4 will be the minimum OS/400 release level supported by most BCD product releases as well as any software updates we create.

The following versions of our products are the last releases that can be installed on OS/400 V5r3:

  • WebSmart ILE 9.0
  • WebSmart PHP 4.0
  • Clover 3.0
  • Presto 3.8
  • Catapult 7.71
  • Nexus 4.03
  • ProGen Plus 9.6
  • Spool-Explorer/400 4.52
  • File-Flash Plus 4.5
  • DbGen 2.5
  • Docu-Mint 6.6

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Technical Support. Knowledge Base article 5595 includes a list of commands for checking software release levels.

Nexus 4 Update 2 is now available.

We have published update 2 for Nexus 4. This includes the following fixes:

  • Resolved a reported issue where shared content created by a user was deleted along with the object specified for deletion.
  • Resolved an issue with the IBM i password expiry warning (intervals were not correct).
  • Added an alternate login validation API.
  • LDAP authentication can now authenticate users located in sub-trees.

You can download this from the bottom of the Nexus 4 updates page.

Note that Update 1 exists but as it is only applicable to some very specific situations we haven’t listed it publicly.

Please let us know if you have any questions!