CICS/Fax PC Server allows you to distribute data via fax, Email message, FTP, or by copying a file to a drive connected to the CICS/Fax server (local or network drive). Email messages and files created via FTP uploads or files copied to network folders can be in plain text, Rich Text Format (RTF), and TIF (graphics) format.
The CICS/Fax server was designed to accept message data from MacKinney Systems’ eSendIT product for z/OS or z/VSE. But CICS/Fax can also be used without eSendIT if your own applications want to create a file containing the message data and routing information and copy it into a specified folder on the CICS/Fax server.
Beginning with release 4.0, CICS/Fax was redesigned to provide more information concerning the operation and status of processed messages. The routing information and the processing messages generated by the server are stored in database tables that can be accessed from the CICS/Fax server programs or other applications like Microsoft Excel and Word.