LANSA Composer

No-Code Business Process Integration

Code-Free Data Transformation and Business Process Integration

LANSA Composer is a simple and cost-effective way to get business transactions in and out of your business systems with less human effort. LANSA Composer satisfies the five key requirements of any business process integration solution:

  • TRANSFORMATION — map data among many multiple formats.
  • TRANSPORTATION — move data between source and target via multiple protocols.
  • PROCESS ORCHESTRATION — execute sequential and conditional process flows.
  • TRADING PARTNERS – configure trading partner communication settings.
  • ADMINISTRATION — auditing, error-handling, logging, security, and system operations.
  • A comprehensive range of built-in activities makes it possible for nonprogrammers to create simple solutions to complex problems without coding.

Transformation : Visually Map Data Among Disparate Formats

LANSA Composer includes a powerful visual mapping tool for defining data transformations that can be directly integrated into your business processes. Simply map data points between source(s) and target(s).

  • TRANSFORM INFORMATION between external and internal targets as it is received or before it is sent.
  • SUPPORT MULTIPLE FORMATS such as XML, EDI (UN/EDIFACT and ANSI X12), HL7 (legacy EDI and XML V3.x), XBRL, JSON, Excel, text, database table, and many more.
  • EXTRACT INFORMATION from corporate databases to send as XML, EDI, and other document formats to trading partners
  • TRANSFORM INCOMING data files and write directly to your database for processing by existing applications, and much more.
  • EDI SUPPORT with many of the common EDIFACT and X12 mappings is already preloaded.
  • EASY-TO-USE drag-and-drop graphical user interface for point-and-click data transformation mapping.
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Transportation : Ready-to-Use Activities for Popular Transport Protocols

LANSA Composer supplies many ready-to-use activities that support all of the most widely used transport protocols, including:

  • FTP Inbound (file transfer protocol)
  • FTP Outbound (file transfer protocol)
  • HTTP Inbound (hypertext transfer protocol)
  • HTTP Outbound (hypertext transfer protocol)
  • POP3 for inbound email (post office protocol)
  • SMTP for outbound email (simple mail transfer protocol)
  • Inbound and outbound via message brokering systems such as IBM MQ Series

Invoke web services, whether publicly available, published by trading partners or internal to your organization
LANSA Composer is built on LANSA Integrator, which provides the services to support virtually every transport mechanism and data format you might encounter.

Orchestrate New Processes to Streamline Old Ones

LANSA Composer supplies many ready-to-use activities that support all of the most widely used transport protocols, including:
LANSA Composer provides a simple but powerful process orchestration capability that allows you to combine transport, transformation, and custom business processing with processing directives that provide conditional, iterative, and other capabilities.

A complete business process consisting of a number of steps may be defined, sequenced, executed, and managed as a single process. Orchestrate transport, data transformation, and other activities; pass variable data between them; and apply conditional and structural directives to create multistep business processes that can be executed and managed as a single unit of work.

Since this is a code-free solution, business analysts (or power users) can orchestrate their own business processes without being programmers. Business analysts use a simple process design canvas to wrap business logistics as activities and combine them with industry-standard data transformation and transport services to create business processes.

Professional developers also find value in LANSA Composer because it greatly increases the speed of developing business process integrations.

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Externalized Trading Partner Setup and Maintenance

The way in which you set up a trading partner is a powerful and beneficial feature of LANSA Composer. The creation, configuration, and maintenance of trading partner details are insulated from the business process sequences that utilize the trading partner’s information.

  • CONFIGURE variable trading partner parameters for common transport activities and for database connections.
  • DEFINE source and target identification and addressing, as well as security credentials.
  • CHOOSE transport and database configurations and trading partner definitions to give maximum flexibility.
  • CREATE as many configurations as you need to define the information to connect or communicate with other parties.

Separating the trading partner configuration from business processes enables you to make changes independently of each other, saving time and reducing risk.

Monitor Day-to-Day Processes and Activities

LANSA Composer is equipped with a browser-based management console for monitoring performance, throughput, processing sequences, history, and event logs that provides operational insight for administrators.

The built-in transaction document database and a Document Manager provide users with visibility into each transactional step of any process to verify success or failure.

The Document Manager provides the ability to monitor and interrogate inbound and outbound transaction documents. Administrators and operations staff use the Document Manager console to monitor and manage the transaction document flows associated with each inbound and outbound document flow.

Using the Document Manager’s search facilities, you can search the database for transaction documents by a variety of criteria, such as by trading partner, status, transaction document, and content type.

LANSA Composer can restart a failed processing sequence from the point of failure. This capability is exploited in the Document Manager to enable you to resume processing for failed transaction documents after diagnosing and correcting the cause of the failure..

Benefits of LANSA Composer

The LANSA Composer business process integration suite is designed to handle the many integration and process improvement challenges businesses face today by streamlining how data is exchanged, processed, and monitored among internal systems, external trading partners, and the cloud.

Increase Efficiency and Reduce Costs

Automated processes reduce costs by minimizing the need for human intervention and managing exceptions. Companies that automate business processes see productivity improvements of anywhere from 40 to 140 percent after two years.

Versatile and Agile Business Processes

Quickly adapt LANSA Composer business processes by updating the assembled process flow or changing one of the insulated transformation, transportation, or trading partner parameters. Business processes are more agile when less human involvement is required.

Faster Business Process Development

LANSA Composer decreased development time by including a set of ready-made activities that most companies need for business process integration. You simply assemble business processes. Assembling a process is much faster than writing program code to manage the process.

Visibility of Day-to-Day Activity

With the ability to drill down into any step of a business process, companies have full visibility into every transaction to examine the success or failure of a process. LANSA Composer includes the ability to restart a failed processing sequence from the point of failure.

Flexible Deployment Options

Data transformations can address databases across your network. Built-in activities facilitate communications across your network. Processing sequences can invoke any executable on the same server or spread across multiple Windows or on IBM i servers.

IBM i Specific Functionality

LANSA Composer runs on Windows and IBM i, but IBM i deployments can leverage features available in . LANSA Composer activities can interact with interactive 5250 applications via aXes to retrieve and send data. The Green’s General Foods case study illustrates this feature.

Simplify Business Practices and Automate Time Consuming Dev Processes

Too many business processes rely on human effort, which affects operating costs, employee productivity, and business relationships. Watch this on-demand webinar to learn how LANSA Composer provides a simple and cost-effective way to automate business processes, react faster, increase revenues, and service more customers.

LANSA Composer Features

No-Code Business Process Integration

 

Code-Free Data Transformation and Business Process Integration

Simple yet cost-effective way to get transactions in and out of your business systems with less human effort.

Powerful Visual Mapping Tool


  • Drag-and-drop, graphical user interface for transformation mapping.
  • Transform information between external and internal formats as it is received or before it is sent.
  • Extract information from corporate databases to send as XML, EDI, and other document formats to trading partners.

Simple But Powerful Process Orchestration Capability

  • Define processing sequences visually using the Processing Sequence Editor—without coding.
  • Processing sequences combine activities and data transformation maps with processing directives such as loops and conditions.

Ready to Use Activities

  • FTP and HTTP transport.
  • POP3 for inbound and SMTP for outbound email.
  • SMS (mobile phone text messages).

Administration and Operations

  • Browser-based management console for monitoring performance, throughput, processing sequences, history, and event logs provides operational insight for administrators.

Configuration and Trading Partner Definitions

  • Configurations encapsulate the variable information required for common transport activities and for database connections.
  • Define source and target identification and addressing as well as security credentials.

It’s More than a Transaction

We are proud to offer competitive pricing for all of our products and services. To us, it’s about the relationship, not the transaction—so while upfront pricing varies based on your unique business needs, the total cost of ownership and total return of investment overtime is a consistent and impressive metric across our client base. Learn more about the long-term value LANSA provides to its customers.

Recent Case Studies

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“The successful rollout of Elder’s digital and online projects was a major factor in the Marketing & Communications winning the 2017 One Elders Team of the Year Award.”

-Elders Leadership

Learn more about our amazing customers

“The successful rollout of Elder’s digital and online projects was a major factor in the Marketing & Communications winning the 2017 One Elders Team of the Year Award.”

-Elders Leadership

Learn more about our amazing customers