have one of the youngest teams of RPG developers that can service
any ERP or Supply Chain project by multitasking across disparate
roles achieving a significant reduction in the total cost of
are the details:
||Protect our client’s
business from RPG (AS400) brain-drain: a 2011 survey titled
“The Aging RPG Talent Pool” revealed that half
of the staff working on the technical side of AS400 is over the age
of 51. This means there will soon be a serious shortage of
technical talent to manage mission-critical systems. Our median
employee age is around 37 with a combined development experience
of over 400 years!
||End to End
modernization and Cyber-security: Modernize current IBM i
(AS400 or Power) system instead of migrating to a new system
by using modern programming languages and SQL. Convert legacy RPG
code to Free-form RPG for ease of maintenance. Convert legacy
read/write into SQL to allow the application to take advantage of
the features supported by IBM i within DB2.
Advise clients regarding best of breed security software to stay
compliant with SOX and PCI-DSS standards.
development and testing (RPG, RPGLE and Free-form RPG):
Support mundane IBM i tasks thereby freeing up key client
personnel to focus on mission-critical newer applications. Our
consultants can quickly learn applications and implement changes
using Legacy RPG (RPG3, RPG4), Free-form RPG, SQL RPG etc. We are
equally adept at RDI and SEU for programming and can generate
almost the same throughput with either. We can seamlessly convert
business requirements into workable solutions using modern tools
on IBM i (either AS400 or Power).
Integration – Sharing data between IBM i and other
applications: We use open source tools (HTTPAPI), SOAPUI
i Web service wizard to build a complete IBM i based SOA layer for
complex business rules. We can implement Change Data Capture
to allow IBM i data to be shared with other DBMSs for reporting
along with other traditional data-sharing approaches like FTP,
Journal replication, MIMIX, webMethods etc.
||Supply chain support
on Modern IBM i (legacy AS400): Our team has the technical
and functional understanding of standard ERP
packages from Oracle, SAP, Infor etc. Our technical consultants are
APICS and MITx supply chain certified and can understand
supply chain systems coded in any form of RPG. Since they are also
experienced Business Analysts and have a working knowledge
of other best of breed systems for WMS, TMS, MES etc., they provide
further cost savings to the client through headcount reduction.
SQL based design is imperative to stay ahead of the curve and to
appeal to the younger programming populace.
However it brings along with it the critical need of real-time
performance tuning. We use tools like SQL plan cache, Visual
Index advise, Index usage, optimization goal etc. Our goal is split
second execution of all the active programs.
Dashboards: Convert raw AS400 data into decision-making
Dashboards using BI tools like Tableau and statistical open source
tools like R. Client executive management can stay ahead of their
competition by using this real-time Dashboard analysis built
upon machine learning and predictive algorithms.
and enhancements: We have performed JDE WORLD upgrades
across many versions (technical and Functional).
We have also reworked applications with underlying operating system
and user interface upgrades. For example, we have improved
the e-commerce experience using Magento integrated with ERP
solutions like JDE and legacy ERPs running on AS400.