What is eSendIT's relationship to CICS/Fax?
Can eSendIT work without CICS/Fax? Can CICS/Fax work without eSendIT?
eSendIT runs on the mainframe, mostly under CICS. CICS/Fax is a PC product that works as a fax server to eSendIT. However, there are some situations where both products are not necessary:
- To send email in PDF, RTF, or plain text format from CICS or batch programs, you can use eSendIT by itself.
- If you can store print data into files (with the embedded $FAXIT records to indicate what processing should occur), then you can use CICS/Fax by itself to generate fax, PDF/RTF/TIF/TXT formatted emails, and PDF/RTF/TIF/TXT formatted files stored on a network drive.
eSendIT allows you to track the disposition of fax/email/local file copies performed by CICS/Fax, as well as email messages sent directly from eSendIT to an SMTP server.