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Powerful Low-Code Enterprise Resource Planning Software for IBM i

by | Jul 7, 2021 | ERP Frameworks, IBM i Modernization | 0 comments

For businesses, Visual LANSA’s hybrid low-code approach means you can build entire enterprise applications more efficiently than with any other low-code app builder on the market. Providing developers with all the tools they will ever need in one IDE streamlines the entire application development process. In addition, with Visual LANSA, there is no need to retrain your team to learn other development languages, because hybrid low-code eliminates the workarounds needed in other low-code platforms. Whether you are building enterprise progressive web apps or desktop apps, there isn’t a more efficient method to develop your applications.

In this article, we will discuss LANSA’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, which is an open-source enterprise resource planning software solution for IBM I (System I iSeries, AS/400).

But before we dive right in, check out our article which defines “what is ERP?”

LANSA’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software has rich business functionality, an Executive Dashboard, Advanced Workflows, and  Desktop Integration, as well as flexible End User Queries and Reports. It will provide you with the visibility you need to gain control of your enterprise as well as make educated business decisions. It is one of our many IBM i modernization tools.

LANSA’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP),  removes the risk and provides:

  • OPEN SOURCE to all of the applications modules
  • CONSULTING SUPPORT to integrate and train your team
  • EDUCATION for your team to implement and support
  • KNOWLEDGE for your team to control its future application life cycle and evolution

Comparing the functionality and cost of low code and full erp systems

What are the LANSA ERP Frameworks Features?

The LANSA ERP Framework was built with a LANSA low-code development platform. As a result, the low code solution leverages all of the benefits the platform provides, such as a powerful metadata repository.

Essentially, the LANSA ERP Frameworks encompass the key areas of your business:

  • Distribution
  • Manufacturing
  • Finance

As an example, the following diagram demonstrates the scope of the LANSA ERP Framework:

Scope Diagram of the LANSA ERP Solution

LANSA ERP Frameworks: Distribution

LANSA’s Distribution Framework is a key component of LANSA’s ERP software solution. Altogether, it offers core application modules to address critical business requirements. What’s more, it can be easily tailored to meet your organization’s unique needs.

Modules include:

  • Inventory Management
  • Purchasing
  • Quality Inspection
  • Order Entry

Suppliers face many challenges today, such as a high level of supply chain inefficiency, shrinking margins, and scaling customer expectations.  Generally speaking, each of these challenges can be solved through the effective use of technology.

Simplify solutions for your ERP in this article related to Enterprise IBM Corporate Code.

LANSA ERP Frameworks: Manufacturing

Manufacturers are under pressure to reduce costs, improve customer service and reduce the sourcing cycle, as well as maintaining supply chain velocity. LANSA’s ERP software solution includes core application modules that work together to form a fully integrated base system.

Designed with this purpose in mind, the manufacturing Framework is easily customizable to meet the specific needs of each organization. It can also be expanded to address trading partner integrations and web browser self-service applications.

Above all, LANSA ERP Frameworks can provide the functionality you need to take control of and satisfy these requirements across your organization:

  • Bill of Materials.
  • Materials Planning
  • Production Control
  • Production Reporting

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LANSA ERP Frameworks: Financial

In short, a well-integrated, soft parameter-driven financial system boosts the productivity of your administrative and finance departments. LANSA’s Financial Framework is a key component of the company’s ERP software solution that provides core application modules such as multicurrency, multilevel tax processing, and multi-company support. LANSA ERP Frameworks give you greater transparency and oversight into your:

CodeStart solutions, frameworks, and modules are licensed as-is, with the source code included. These solutions have no warranty, ongoing software maintenance fees, or upgrades. LANSA Professional Services provides implementation and technical support for the CodeStart solutions on a billable time and material basis.

CodeStart business logic layers

What are the benefits of LANSA’s low-code ERP frameworks?

Some businesses choose to implement large ERP packages that require them to change their business practices to align with what the ERP vendor considers best practices. Adding or customizing functionality after the fact is technically as well as financially challenging. As a result, Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corporation took a different path and is reaping the rewards.

Must read: Kawasaki Chooses LANSA ERP and Reaps the Benefits
Read More Case Studies Here

Here’s a video about low code that may help you understand what it is and help you to Build Responsive Applications with LANSA’s Low Code Development Platform:

Would you like to learn more about LANSA ERP and see a demo?  Contact us!



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