LANSA Rapid Application Modernization Platform (RAMP) enables organizations to give RPG & COBOL a new updated face, and eliminate the need for users to work with the traditional iSeries 5250 “Greenscreens”.
In contrast to many of the run-of-the-mill solutions which offer a dead-end refacing of legacy applications, the RAMP approach provides a comprehensive and strategic solutions. Although you can utilize a quick-fix approach to give your Greenscreen applications a Outlook-style GUI, with RAMP, you can continue to enhance your applications, leveraging new technologies such as SOA, Web services, portals, & composite applications.
In addition, RAMP allows you to solve the maze-like tree structures that users have to navigate through to get where they perform tasks. You can also extend functionality by creating integrated voice, email, video, mobile, and Web browser interfaces as requirement dictate.
Although there are solutions that provide the ability to redevelop and reengineer applications, it usually involves migrating and repurposing code, which brings with it the risks, costs, and disruption to operations inherent with projects of this scope.
RAMP offers a staged approach to application modernization, allowing you to develop a modernization framework to work with and evolve throughout the modernization and enhancement process. Avoid budgeting constraints and other objections to modernization by employing a practical approach that starts off by visually enhancing the presentation of your legacy applications without having to touch the underlying code, and gradually enhance & enrich as opportunities present. You can utilize open standards and patterns such as MVC, SOA & AJAX, and even modernize your applications to full platform independence.
North American Systems has a number of iSeries platform experts with a deep knowledge of legacy applications and modernization techniques. Work with our professional services to develop a modernization solution that meets your business requirements.