Long-time ASNA customer Retail Assist, headquartered in Nottingham, England, was recently awarded two major Awards. ASNA salutes Retail Assist for winning these awards and thanks them for using ASNA Monarch to help them build improved software.
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As technology changes, a company’s management often needs a way to refresh the information infrastructure without sacrificing the value of their applications. Industrial Steel Treating Company (IST) in Jackson, Michigan found that the most productive path to modernizing IST custom built IBM i production application was to migrate it to Microsoft .NET. It chose ASNA Monarch to perform the IST migration and the results couldn’t be better.
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ASNA’s staged application modernization/migration strategy offers the graceful middle ground you’ve been looking for. You can use ASNA Wings to quickly get an affordable, easily improved user interface for your RPG programs. Then later, when or if, you need to migrate your RPG application portfolio off of the IBM i, you can do so with ASNA Monarch and reuse 100% of the investment you made with Wings to improve the user interface. Staged application modernization/migration with ASNA Wings and ASNA Monarch makes it easy for you to get improved user interface results quickly, but also be able to answer to the CFO that your investment in an improved UI is protected should the day come when you need to sunset the IBM i and move your RPG application portfolio to a platform such as .NET. This document explains the details of ASNA’s staged application modernization/migration strategy and what it can do for you.
IBM i (formerly known as System I, i5, iSeries, AS/400, and Application System/400) is a midrange platform produced by IBM. In the ’90s the AS/400 platform became one of IBM’s greatest success stories. A symbiotic relationship between platforms, vendors, and independent software vendors (ISVs) proved to be a critical success factor for both the platform and the application providers. The value propositions of the IBM i platform and the advantage over alternatives, led many enterprises and ISVs to develop vertical applications based on IBM i. Thousands of enterprises and ISVs put their trust and future in this environment. This was the golden age of the platform, and new vertical solutions were created one after the other.
ASNA presented the Business Value of IT Modernization to the Northern iSeries User Group (NiSUG). The 15 October meeting was the last meeting of the year for the Manchester, UK, user group. Teaming up with Microsoft, Transoft and ALTech Software, the presenters made a compelling case for the Return on Asset (ROA) in today’s economic climate.