Systems Implementation has provided software and services to the IBM midrange community since 1980. Systems Implementation offers a one-stop, full-service IBM i ERP package for two-way and wireless companies that include, hardware and software services, and on-going tech support for these businesses. Several years ago, Systems Implementation used ASNA Wings to modernize the UI of its IBM i green-screen ERP package. Wings transforms green-screens into HTML5 Web pages for use with desktop browsers and tablets. Before Wings, the application's green-screen diminished the prospects’ first impressions of Systems Implementation’s solution. Wings changed all that, and prospects and customers love the application's new browser-based Wings UI.
Lately, Systems Implementation noticed customers acknowledging a need for mobile solutions, particularly in the area of Field Service. Enterprise mobile applications, once a curious novelty, are rapidly becoming mainstream. Managers are realizing that mobile applications have genuine and rapid ROI potential. After several conversations, Systems Implementation identified several areas where a smartphone-based solution would offer not just improved functionality, but new and powerful functionality that could dramatically redefine business workflows and increase sales offerings. This is the story about how Systems Implementation coupled existing RPG skills with ASNA Mobile RPG to provide a new IBM i mobile solution to its customers.