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A New Development Framework on iSeries or i5/OS: Architecture
It is feasible to create native, intuitive and graphical business applications using just available software in i/OS and Open source Java. Using iSeries as an

iseries rpg  New Development Framework on iSeries or i5/OS: Architecture Introduction The iSeries server, IBM's showpiece and well-known successor of the AS/400, has been implemented on a large scale over the past twenty-five years in small and medium businesses (SMB). This midrange computer is still being praised because of its operational ease-of-use, its reliability, flexibility, and scalability. However, because it lacks a graphical user interface and poorly integrates with other software products, its use has

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Server Platform Revitalization in the Enterprise Applications Space


The whole idea of enterprise application modernization is to renew existing software so that it can satisfy the need for integration and graphical presentation without losing any functionality. IBM is looking towards independent software vendors to help it in this endeavor.

iseries rpg  these products require high-performing iSeries models, which makes the hardware cost to deploy these product much higher than for other platforms. Often multiplatform vendors have taken years to introduce the integrated language environment (ILE) RPG version of new ERP releases and UNIX and Windows platform versions have always been shipped out first. This has caused much consternation for many iSeries' customers, of which some rightfully questioning their vendor's devotion to iSeries customers. Over the Read More

Programming for Business Analysts? The Promise of Simplified Web Services Implementation and Access


LANSA offers to rejuvenate legacy systems by empowering developers with simplified programming to use Java services.

iseries rpg  J2EE, which involves IBM iSeries and UNIX/Linux (and even Microsoft Windows) environments has a stronghold on larger companies and demanding environments with open systems requirements. Because enterprise application modernization means renewing existing software, so that it can satisfy the need of integration and graphical presentation without any loss of functionality, Java remains a choice. It allows information and communications technology solutions to develop because Java can answer the user's Read More

A New Platform to Battle Software Bloat?


Lawson has unveiled a new standards-based business applications platform designed to increase overall application quality and improve the product lifecycle experience for current and future Lawson clients.

iseries rpg  Lawson will provide its iSeries customers with tools and a metadata layer for bringing their RPG code into the Landmark integrated development environment (IDE). The move to Landmark should be regarded more like an upgrade than a full-fledged migration. RPG programmers will reportedly not have to learn Java, which does not mesh well with the traditional RPG, to work on Landmark applications. Instead they will have to learn LPL, that will be very declarative and feature an intuitive, easy-to-learn syntax. Read More

Enterprise Resource Planning: Bridging the Gap between Product Vision and Execution


Why has Infor been successful at tacitly nurturing and growing acquired companies when many more noisy competitors have not?

iseries rpg  similar products based on iSeries and pre-.NET Microsoft technologies are to follow suit. The pace at which Corestone will be applied to Infor product lines will be determined by individual Infor business units, which have their own product development, product management, and development organization. It will also have the responsibility to drive industry-specific functionality into products. The centralized Corestone team will work closely with business units to drive standardization and a common Read More

IBS-Slow but Steady (and Demand-Driven) May Win the SCM Race


IBS, a conservative Swedish enterprise resource planning and supply chain management, seems to be making right moves to remain the leader within its selected segments. However, the road to becoming uniformly globally recognized player will not be smooth.

iseries rpg  based on the IBM iSeries (formerly AS/400 ) hardware and include computers and network equipment that contribute towards SCM solutions such as the IBS Pharma Adaptive Supply Chain solution for pharmaceutical distribution. Recently, IBS has refined its overall strategic direction which long focused business operations on medium and large companies, and the subsidiaries of major groups. The strategy is based on the following cornerstones: A focus on key market areas in which IBS can maintain a leading Read More

Choosing a Key Management Solution


The modern enterprise deploys a variety of server platforms, operating systems, and programming languages. A major barrier to deploying encryption has been the challenge of accessing encryption keys from these widely divergent environments. This paper helps define the key management needs of your enterprise, while defining the elements necessary to reduce the technical challenges and cost of deployment.

iseries rpg  The IBM i (AS/400, iSeries, System i) server platform is found in most Enterprise environments providing support for back office applications. The programming languages used on this platform include RPG and Cobol, with the large majority of applications built using the RPG language. Encryption key retrieval should support both of these languages. An effective way to provide key retrieval support on the IBM i platform is by using service programs. Service programs are very similar to shared libraries and D Read More

MAPICS To Leap Forward In A Frontstep Way


MAPICS’ acquisition of Frontstep is a real positive given that Frontstep had already spent ~$60 million to deliver its entire product line, which includes ERP, CRM, and SCM, on a single technology platform, a notable feat. The combined company will have solutions that have been implemented in more than 10,000 customer sites worldwide in only a handful of industries of focus. Now the work of battling Tier 1 vendors and mid-market juggernauts begins.

iseries rpg  product for the IBM iSeries (formerly AS/400 ) platform along with Frontstep's newly rejuvenated SyteLine 7 product, which was recently completely re-architected on Microsoft .NET . (see Frontstep Ups The .NET Ante ). The fact that the acquisition will not have been a mere opportunistic knee-jerk, me too' reaction, might also be deducted from the price tag while ~$50 million including debt might not be a bad price for an over $90 million in revenues vendor, it is still a good chunk of money these days of Read More

Microsoft 'The Great' Poised To Conquer Mid-Market, Once and Again Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations


Microsoft's reticence to comment on any timelines of product integration and operations mergers, to our belief, stems from their genuine inability to foresee it at this stage. Still, although the indications that the business will continue to be as usual are strong, Microsoft may eventually decide to streamline its diverse, likely redundant, product mix, staff, and channel. Once Microsoft figures it out and gets a much clearer picture, it should emerge as a mid-market leader making its competitors scramble to better its value proposition.

iseries rpg  Java, or to IBM iSeries (formerly AS/400 ) and DB/2 platforms. Some vendors, like SSA GT and Infinium have renewed their vows to the iSeries. In fact, IBM and Linux resellers may benefit in the long run, becoming bigger nightmares for Microsoft while reinforcing Mircrosoft's paranoia, than, e.g., the contest between .NET and J2EE frameworks. As a matter of interest, in February, Navision and IBM announced an alliance to deliver affordable, integrated e-business solutions to small-to-medium enterprises Read More

Baan Resurrects Multi-Dimensionally Part 2: Alliances & Support


Baan and IBM have formed an alliance, IONA is certified for the OpenWorld Network Alliance, and Baan has a program for a smooth migration path for existing customers.

iseries rpg  be bundled with IBM's iSeries platform. These products run on a range of IBM eServers and IBM middleware such as WebSphere, DB2 UBD and MQ Series. Both companies will also work together on joint developments focused on the adoption of key IBM technologies such as WebSphere. Additional solutions and services from IBM and Invensys under the new alliance include the expansion of the IBM Global Services and IBM Global Financing offerings. Invensys Software Systems' customers can work with IBM Global Read More

Has the Mid-market Found Vanguard BI Solutions?


Enterprise performance management (EPM) and business intelligence (BI) supplier, Vanguard Solutions Group's business strategy focuses on selling with and through enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other enterprise application vendors. Over the last few years, the strategy has proven to be successful; however, the ongoing industry consolidation continues to shrink the prospective partner list—is this an opportunity or a challenge to Vanguard and its partners?

iseries rpg  (now MAPICS ERP for iSeries ) ERP product, whereby no major development is required (see MAPICS XA Expands BI Offering Through Partnership With Vanguard ). GPS includes a large number of pre-packaged analytics of MAPICS XA data, featuring summary analysis and drill-down to both lower levels of summarization and the MAPICS XA transactional source data. In addition, GPS includes a development capability that allows the creation of customer views, integration to non-MAPICS systems, and the inclusion of Read More

CA Unloads interBiz Collection Into SSA GT's Sanctuary Part 2: Market Impact


SSA GT believes it is on a path to regain a leading position in its target markets by solving industry-specific business challenges and creating a heterogeneous application environment that works seamlessly with other back-office applications.

iseries rpg  SSA GT points out iSeries as the primary platform. SSA GT Strategy Current SSA GT's management seems to understand its charter, and has already shown that small miracles can happen. SSA GT's recent watchwords for customers are return on investment (ROI), total cost of ownership (TCO), and new product releases and versions included in the maintenance fee. To be fair, SSA GT has mostly achieved its most imminent and important goal of enticing existing BPCS customer base to stay on their maintenance contract Read More

HighJump Grows in a Period of Low Growth Through Adaptable, Broad Function Products Part Three: Highjump SCE Solutions


Besides the highly functional WMS, HighJump provides a comprehensive and adaptable suite of other SCE solutions. Thus, the company’s continued expansion, increases in research and development (R&D) investment, and its products’ flexibility, simplicity and highly competitive prices have been flying in the face of current pessimistic sentiment and tight purses in the IT market.

iseries rpg  different platforms like IBM iSeries ( AS/400 ), Unix and Windows, or that have different functional products for different industries (e.g., RedPrairie and Provia ), which might be a nightmare for product managers to cope with keeping track of all the products' differences (not to mention possibly confused prospects). Aiding HighJump on the implementation front are several integration partners, including general consulting houses like former PricewaterhouseCoopers (now IBM Global Services ), and domain Read More