LANSA is a leading provider of mobile and desktop application development tools, modernization solutions and integration software. LANSA's powerful suite of cross-platform development tools lets organizations overcome the complexity inherent in creating and maintaining business applications. LANSA’s integrated tool set is also the technology foundation for a wide range of business solutions from LANSA and over 300 Business Partners. Established in 1987, LANSA supports thousands of companies around the world with its products and services.
What we do
LANSA has invented a software development process that significantly reduces the complexity of building business-oriented, database-centric systems. These are the systems that run the daily operations of small, medium and large organizations in critical areas like enterprise resource planning, financial accounting, sales force automation, supply chain management and e-business.
The principles of this methodology have been encapsulated in a set of tools and technologies that we call the LANSA platform. This platform can be retrofitted to existing systems to revitalise legacy applications, as well as serving as the foundation for brand new business systems. The LANSA methodology has stood the test of time – two decades in fact – with our customers recording unprecedented levels of productivity and agility.
LANSA is used by organizations that recognize the many advantages of tailored systems, but who no longer have the time, money or inclination to develop applications the old way. Frustration with in-house development has caused many such organizations to adopt packaged application software to automate their commodity processes; like preparing financial statements or processing the payroll.
But it’s in the gaps created by these generic software packages where the real opportunities to innovate and gain competitive advantage exist – and this is where LANSA fits. Our customers use the LANSA platform to rise above the blandness of packaged software – where you eventually find all competitors running fundamentally the same system – and gain an edge in the time-to-market for new ideas as well as providing their customers with superior service. LANSA users are often regarded as best-in-class in their respective sectors, enjoying lower costs and higher returns than their competitors who either stagnate or get consumed by complexity.
The LANSA suite of Application Development and Integration tools first saw the light of day way back in 1987 as a Repository-based 4th Generation Language (4GL). LANSA's genesis sprang from our practical association with the Colgate-Palmolive company in Australia and two brilliant lateral thinkers, one from Colgate and one from LANSA. In the course of developing line-of-business applications with RPG, both pragmatists decided that there must be a better, simpler and faster way to develop and test applications, while being mindful of the disproportionate amount of the system development budget spent on their subsequent maintenance and modification. LANSA was born. Since then, we’ve never looked back.
The LANSA organization is privately held by its executives and is managed from three major sales, support and services centers: Chicago for the Americas, St Albans for EMEA and Sydney for Asia Pacific. Most of the software R&D is still performed in Sydney.
For over two decades, LANSA has ridden at the forefront of each new wave of hardware and software technology – from green-screens, personal computing, client/server, the Internet, application integration, Object Oriented, SOA and mobile – and has delivered a capability to software developers unmatched by most of LANSA’s competitors who have come and gone over the years.
The LANSA customer family spans the globe, in fact there are line-of-business applications developed in LANSA, spanning the gamut of commerce, government and industry, in more than 90 countries. Many, many organizations, both large and small, have "bet their business" on LANSA technology.