Your iSeries is a jewel...but what about the software?

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Published on November 23, 2008

Author: mfincham

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This presentation is entitled “Your iSeries is a jewel…but what about the software?” Why? Well, because I am frustrated by how many people judge the IBM iSeries based on what they see on the green screen. People often forget that a system is composed of two fundamental parts; the hardware and the software. Guess what? There is nothing wrong with your iSeries hardware! In many cases it’s the applications that are being judged as modern or not. During this real-life customer case study you will see that everything is possible with an iSeries at the heart of your enterprise.

Your iSeries is a jewel … but what about the software ? LANSA Case Study Martin Fincham General Manager - Europe, Middle East & Africa LANSA

About LANSA Founded 1987, privately-held Number 1 ISV for iSeries Application Development and Integration Tools 7,000+ LANSA customers Distributed in over 65 countries 300+ LANSA Business Partners IBM Developer’s Roadmap Member Premier Business Partner Microsoft Midrange Alliance Program Founding Member, Gold Certified

Founded 1987, privately-held

Number 1 ISV for iSeries Application Development and Integration Tools

7,000+ LANSA customers

Distributed in over 65 countries

300+ LANSA Business Partners

IBM Developer’s Roadmap Member

Premier Business Partner

Microsoft Midrange Alliance Program

Founding Member, Gold Certified

State of the iSeries Market Top platforms for development iSeries (AS/400 and i5) = 99% Windows Server = 45% Windows Desktop = 36% No other platform over 10% Future of the iSeries platform Fully committed = 62% Continue, move some functionality = 25% Migrate off = <10%

Top platforms for development

iSeries (AS/400 and i5) = 99%

Windows Server = 45%

Windows Desktop = 36%

No other platform over 10%

Future of the iSeries platform

Fully committed = 62%

Continue, move some functionality = 25%

Migrate off = <10%

LANSA’s Philosophy Modernisation is a perpetual process Application Logic Platform Connectivity User Interface

Modernisation is a perpetual process

Royal Wagenborg Case Study Global Dutch logistics provider Shipping, ferries, warehousing, road transport, crane rental, stevedoring etc. Dedicated iSeries shop since 1990 All core business applications Traditional RPG / 5250 heritage Began to modernise with SSA's AS/SET and Microsoft Visual Basic Switched to LANSA in 2000

Global Dutch logistics provider

Shipping, ferries, warehousing, road transport, crane rental, stevedoring etc.

Dedicated iSeries shop since 1990

All core business applications

Traditional RPG / 5250 heritage

Began to modernise with SSA's AS/SET and Microsoft Visual Basic

Switched to LANSA in 2000

Royal Wagenborg Toolset Visual LANSA Rapid Application Development 5250, Windows, Web, PDA, … Simple to Learn, Use and Maintain More productive than RPG or Java Same tool for iSeries and Windows LANSA Integrator Connect your iSeries to anything Format and distribute documents Convert between different file formats and transport protocols Publish and consume Web Services

Visual LANSA

Rapid Application Development

5250, Windows, Web, PDA, …

Simple to Learn, Use and Maintain

More productive than RPG or Java

Same tool for iSeries and Windows

LANSA Integrator

Connect your iSeries to anything

Format and distribute documents

Convert between different file formats and transport protocols

Publish and consume Web Services

 

 

 

Enterprise System

System Overview On-board Windows PCs / SQL Server On-shore Windows PCs / iSeries Server On-the-Web Web site for passenger reservations Over-the-Internet XML data exchange with suppliers

On-board

Windows PCs / SQL Server

On-shore

Windows PCs / iSeries Server

On-the-Web

Web site for passenger reservations

Over-the-Internet

XML data exchange with suppliers

From this…

To this…

… and this

Online Passenger Reservations

How did they achieve all this? Development team of only 6 people mix of experienced and younger people transition to LANSA was smooth for everyone Visual LANSA and LANSA Integrator IBM iSeries model 810 for production Integrates CODA financial and EMIS HR systems

Development team of only 6 people

mix of experienced and younger people

transition to LANSA was smooth for everyone

Visual LANSA and LANSA Integrator

IBM iSeries model 810 for production

Integrates CODA financial and EMIS HR systems

In their own words “ With LANSA our iSeries can offer Windows and Web applications as well as XML transactions. It is a fast and reliable platform.” “ LANSA paints the complete picture. We can do it all with our own team. LANSA's methodology appeals to us and fits our pragmatic business culture.”

More Case Studies www.lansa.com/casestudies

State of the iSeries Market Highest priority future projects #1 – modernisation #2 – trading partner connectivity #3 – web self-service / e-commerce Progress along modernisation path Haven’t started = 51% Evaluating choices = 20% Committed to a direction = 10% Pilot or finished deliverable = 18% Sample: 917 responses © 2005 LANSA / iSeries Network Survey (not for distribution)

Highest priority future projects

#1 – modernisation

#2 – trading partner connectivity

#3 – web self-service / e-commerce

Progress along modernisation path

Haven’t started = 51%

Evaluating choices = 20%

Committed to a direction = 10%

Pilot or finished deliverable = 18%

Summary You can do anything with an iSeries Modernisation is a process, not an event Get new tools not new developers! Have long-term vision but a step-wise plan New technology can be very complex Tame this complexity with tools that insulate Strive for maximum developer productivity Find a single skill set for any application Remain iSeries centric but platform neutral

You can do anything with an iSeries

Modernisation is a process, not an event

Get new tools not new developers!

Have long-term vision but a step-wise plan

New technology can be very complex

Tame this complexity with tools that insulate

Strive for maximum developer productivity

Find a single skill set for any application

Remain iSeries centric but platform neutral

Martin Fincham General Manager - Europe, Middle East & Africa LANSA Get Modern. Stay Modern. Forever. www.lansa.com

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