In a year shaped by the constantly mutating coronavirus, enterprises running on IBM i platforms are actively adjusting to the “new normal.” For instance, in a pandemic-hit economy, organizations sought to use existing skills and resources to adapt to changing market conditions. Their common goal is to meet evolving customer needs and expectations and stay competitive in their respective markets.
IBM i modernization played a crucial part in enabling businesses to leverage existing resources, boost efficiency, improve productivity and speed to market, and increase ROI. Given that improving productivity is one of the most important benefits of IBM i modernization, let’s look at the biggest trends we’ve seen this year.
How Can I Build Progressive Web Apps (PWAs)?
The latest edition of Visual LANSA, V15+ (plus), lets organizations easily create progressive web apps (PWAs). There is no need to worry about creating a service worker or an app manifest, both of which are vital to PWAs. Visual LANSA V15+ does all that through the power of low-code. As amazing as simply launching just a PWA edition would have been, LANSA went above and beyond and packed even more features into the latest edition.
Find out more about how easily you can create PWAs with Visual LANSA, V15+
How Can I Boost Productivity With Low-code?
Think about all the different software deployment options that have come and gone over the last decade. There is a lot of wasted productivity tied up in obsolete legacy systems. Now, imagine you can generate consistent-looking, high-quality enterprise applications. More importantly, imagine you can do it with minimal coding using a tool that has been rock solid for decades.
This is where Visual LANSA comes into it. It is a low-code platform that can help you achieve maximum productivity and build applications faster. With the low-code Visual LANSA IDE, you can build and deploy IBMi 5250 clients, Windows desktop applications, mobile apps, and much more.
Find out more about boosting productivity with Visual LANSA
How Can I Integrate PWAs With Powerful Business Process And Artificial Intelligence REST APIs?
Integrating Business Processes and Artificial Intelligence with REST APIs benefits businesses by increasing output and decreasing development time. You can stay one step ahead of the competition with REST API artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning capabilities in your Visual LANSA apps. In addition, you can add Google Cloud Vision and Google Natural Language REST APIs to turbocharge your capabilities.
Find out more about Integrating through REST APIs
How Can I Modernize My CA 2E(Synon) Apps?
IBM i is a lean, mean, data-crunching machine. Simply put, it is one of the most powerful business machines on the market. In other words, you already have the best hardware, so the real question is how to modernize your applications. LANSA understands the fear, apprehension, and uncertainty modernization projects bring. Moreover, LANSA can help you seamlessly modernize your legacy applications. With LANSA, you have two solid options depending on your needs. You can rewrite your applications in Visual LANSA. You can also write web and desktop apps using one IDE. In addition, you need to learn one language. Any Synon programmer can easily pick it up and be productive from the start.
Find out more about CA 2E(Synon) Apps Modernization.
How Can I Quickly Develop Portals With Low-code?
You probably face increasing pressure to deliver quick solutions. Like most enterprises, you are also probably considering hiring more IT staff to move the needle on new developments. This might get results early on, however, development technologies constantly change. As a result, you can’t keep increasing staff numbers whenever there’s a need to accelerate improvements. It is impractical, and the cost of constant training/retraining programs and budget constraints also make it a bad business decision.
LANSA packed Portalize, its newest full-featured solution with scalability, localization, and user management functionality. It will help you solve these challenges as well as thrive under increasing customer pressure and expectations.
Portalize is a fully customizable portal framework loaded with the most essential portal features right out of the box. With this tool, your developers can focus on creating solutions rather than building or developing the complex portal today’s applications commonly require.
Find out more about rapid portal development with low-code
How Can I Web-Enable My IBM i 5250 Apps?
LANSA’s aXes is another unique solution that allows 5250 applications to be converted to web pages on the fly. No programming skills are required, and you also don’t need access to source code. You simply install aXes on the IBM i, and your employees have secure access to their 5250 applications from any web-enabled device, including phones and tablets. Moreover, your end-users do not need to install anything on their devices. The work is all done on the IBM i. aXes is a simple yet powerful solution to filling gaps in your remote workforce infrastructure.
Find out more about web-enabling 5250 applications.
What Is The Future Of The IBM i Platform?
So, you’ve made the wise decision to run your business on the IBM i platform, and now it’s time to maximize your return on investment. LANSA’s suite of IBM i modernization tools will digitally transform your business, increase your IT effectiveness, and decrease your total cost of ownership.
Find out more on the future of the IBM i platform.
How Can I Achieve A Successful Digital Transformation?
In our blog, we frequently talk about the services and capabilities of the LANSA low-code platform. In particular, we focus on how LANSA tools help organizations easily and cost-effectively implement digital transformation initiatives and modernize their legacy tools. We also do our best to provide information on how to use LANSA’s products to achieve the most benefit from your digital transformation initiatives.
Here’s a story of a company that chose LANSA to power a successful digital transformation.
Ready To Get Started With IBM i Modernization?
LANSA has helped enterprise technical teams modernize and expand the functionality of the IBM i for 30+ years. If you need to develop new apps, modernize your existing apps, or create an entire ERP, LANSA has an IBM i solution to fit your needs.
Find out more about IBM i modernization with LANSA