docuFORM Mainframe Host Printing
host data printing included
Mercury Suite

Mercury: global solution for Host, AS/400, SAP und office

Mainframe Printing

Mainframe printing

Print data from host applications such as AFP, IPDS or Prescribe can be converted into standard formats within Mercury and printed at any device.

„ Highlights “

Processing of any host print data

Conversion and formatting of this data up to the finished print preparation

Support of all network protocols

Enrichment of raw data with forms and arbitrary barcodes

Schematic overview of different host data

DocuFORM GmbH has been dealing with classic host printing for decades. Companies such as IBM, Xerox, océ or Heidelberger Druckmaschinen used Mercury modules to process unformatted host data.

From this history, the Mercury Suite is still able to receive host data of all kinds, formatting and make any output devices available.

Schematic overview of different HOST data

In the field of host printing, data conversion is still an important mercury module today. Supplementary modules in the area of bar code generation, font conversion and rule-based printing are very important in the area of sap printing and are used continuously. They convert the classic host data into standard formats for integration into the overall, unified workflow of the mercury suite. If the host application also provides user ids, this data can be integrated into the mercury follow "2" print workflow in addition to sap and GPI printing.

Data conversion for host data

Data conversion for HOST data

This is where the module technology and compatibility within the mercury suite come into play. No matter what data source information is provided from, mercury can process and map it into a standardized workflow - one of mercury's unique selling points.

In other words:

If a user fetches his print jobs from any output device, using authentication, he can see all of his documents, no matter what application they are created with, be it sap, GPI cloud or host application. In addition, formatting can be performed in this workflow at any time, individually according to rules, or graphical elements can be added to enrich the overall layout.

The modules of the overlay manager within the mercury print server are responsible for the enrichment and processing of already formatted raw data. In this case, the data parser, in conjunction with the rule module, controls each print job, according to the contents of the data itself, and also the application of the overlays and barcodes. Those can also be generated by an integrated bar code module from data content, an extremely important process for sap printing.