AS400 has been in the industry for over three decades now. While the machinery is widely lauded for its impeccable performance, green screens still seem to suck the sap out of users. With modern applications and its aestheticism becoming the parameter for user satisfaction, enterprises are now unearthing ways to meet the demand of open architecture and graphical user interface for their IBM systems.
- James Redfield
Get past these challenges that you face in everyday workflows.
Workflows are stuck in silos & often require manual intervention.
Users have a limited degree of freedom with the default AS400/iSeries features.
The productivity of the in-house IT team dips, slowing the overall pace of the organization.
Working on green screens can bring down the happiness quotient by leaps & bounds.
Choose What Works For You
RPG Open Access allows programmers to access modern technologies within the existing RPG code by specifying programs that connect the modern tech to the RPG architecture. Open access (handler procedure) calls the existing program to complete I/O ops using tools.
Developed by IBM
Get data from RPG
Uses existing RPG skillset
Bypasses 5250 data streams
This approach is focused to elevate the usability and flexibility of AS400 systems from the users’ perspective without tinkering with the underlying code.
‘Read n Write’ Data
Host HTML/CSS webpages
Quick turnaround time
No changes in the code
This method enables AS400 organizations to expose the features of their system as APIs to facilitate information exchange with internal and external systems.
Create new screens
Leverage REST APIs
Future Ready Design
It involves an IBM i toolkit for an easy deployment of modern applications which aids the RPG programmers get a flexible programming environment while modernizing the 5250 green screens.
Runs native on AS400
Integrated runtime envir.
With a modern AS400/IBMi system
With the green screens gone, users experience a surge in productivity.
Expand the reach of your native AS400 system to mobile & web.
Users can now switch between tasks with greater fluidity.
User trainings are simplified, yield better results and are less time consuming.
Increase AS400 adoption and cut down on training time and costs.
To be addressed before you take the first step
Training plan for users who’ll move from the 5250 green screens to modern screens.
Decide on the timeline for moving the userbase to the modern system.
Evaluate options to leverage the desired modernization tool.
Understand the scale at which you’d like to modernize the system.
To a Better AS400/iSeries
To a Better AS400/iSeries
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