Visual LANSA's Integrated Development Environment (IDE) allows you to develop and maintain applications for Mobile, Web, Windows and IBM i (System i, iSeries and AS/400) using a single tool set and a single skill set. LANSA developed applications run free of the underlying operating system, database technology or display style. Key features include a repository for business rules and a highly productive 4GL. LANSA generates the most efficient code depending on the application and platform. It allows developers to stay focused on the business requirements rather than underlying technology. With technology changing at an incredible fast rate and developers spending a lot of time keeping up-to-date, it makes good business sense to invest in LANSA’s agile development technology that has a 25-tyear track record track of being future proof.
- NACCO Materials Handling Group
- National Assembly for Wales
- National Envelope
- Paradigm Housing Group
- Pely Auto Aircon Parts
- PGI Nonwovens
- Piraeus MultiFin
- Port Logistics
- Robinson Manufacturing Company
- Sherrill Furniture Company
- Sir Charles Gairdner
- Strauss Discount Auto
- Tee Yih Jia Food Manufacturing
- TV Tokyo
- ViaTech Publishing Solutions
- Walon UK
- Weber School District
- Western Australia School Curriculum and Standards Authority
- Western Financial Group
- Wilson Bowden
- Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation
- XLM AERO
- Yachiyo Industry
NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells lift trucks and aftermarket parts on a global basis under the Hyster® and Yale® brand names. Lift trucks and component parts are manufactured in the United States, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the Netherlands, China, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines and Brazil. NMHG has implemented a large Visual LANSA-based demand flow manufacturing system that includes modules to manage production lines, materials and operational method sheets. The system integrates with an Advantage 2E-based Order Management System and PRMS' MRP system, and has been deployed to plants around the world, in three different languages. Read the Case Study
The National Assembly for Wales develops and implements policies, which reflect the particular needs of the people of Wales. Wales is part of the UK and has approximately 3 million people. The Welsh Assemblies Finance department has been using AS/400 servers running JBA with a number of in-house developed sub-systems based around this. The Welsh Assembly selected Visual LANSA to migrate to a Windows GUI environment as well as support and maintain existing 5250 applications. Read the Case Study
National Envelope Corporation , based in Frisco, Texas, has grown to become the largest envelope manufacturer in the world and one of the largest women-owned businesses in the USA. The company operates facilities across the US and produces more than 180 million envelopes per day. National Envelope used Visual LANSA WAMs and Weblets to create an intuitive, modern application that has increased customer service efficiency levels by 20 to 30 percent. The application, called Unity, provides users with browser-based access to four ERP applications (JD Edwards, Baan and two homegrown systems) and three databases (DB2/400, Informix and SQL Server). In addition Unity gives users access to millions of PDF documents, such as invoices, statements and work orders. LANSA Integrator is used for a variety of data assimilation tasks. LANSA Commerce Edition is used to provide customers with access to their orders. Read the Case Study
Neller Pty Ltd ia LANSA business partner in Australia, has been a leading provider of computerized payroll and people management systems for the Australia and New Zealand marketplace since 1976. Neller's LANSA-based Preceda application, with integrated modules for Payroll, Human Resources and Labour Management, is used by over 350 blue chip organizations including Woolworths, the largest corporate employer in the region with 160,000 people. Read the Case Study
The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) is the UK’s leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse. The NSPCC has 6.2 million supporter records in its database, of which 1 million are active supporters. The phone, mail, email and social media queries of these supporters are handled by NSPCC’s Supporter Care team.
The old solution that the team used has a 5250 user interface, was complex to navigate, required duplicate data-entry effort and was unproductive in many other ways. The NSPCC used Visual LANSA to develop a new solution with a productive Windows user interface and better functionality, but keeping the existing database structure intact. The new solution, implemented at a fraction of what the CRM integration would have cost, is greatly benefitting the NSPCC and its supporters and has kicked off a number of similar modernization projects. Read the Case Study
Paradigm Housing Group is a leading provider of affordable housing in England. Paradigm owns and manages over 14,000 properties and provides a wide range of housing and support services throughout the South, East Midlands and London. Paradigm used Visual LANSA to develop its document management, CRM and financial systems, Visual LANSA Framework to redevelop its core management system and LANSA Integrator to exchange information with business partners. All development and maintenance is done in-house by a development team of two. Read the Case Study
PartyLite, one of North America's fastest growing direct sales companies, sells high-quality candles and accessories via in-home demonstrations by over tens of thousands independent consultants. LANSA's productivity and multilingual facilities have helped PartyLite to rapidly deploy customized applications to overseas offices. Visual LANSA applications instantly retrieve, process and present information from PartyLite's huge AS/400 based data files. Read the Case Study
Pely Auto Aircon Parts Pte Ltd, headquartered in Singapore, is one of the largest automotive air conditioning parts distributors in the region. Pely has an annual turnover of S$45 million and serves the domestic market as well as OEMs overseas. Pely has improved customer service and internal efficiency with eC-LINK Enterprise Software-VL, a Visual LANSA-based multi-lingual Enterprise Resource Planning system from LANSA business partner eC-LINK.com Pty Ltd. Read the Case Study
PGI Nonwovens B.V. in the Netherlands (PGI) is part of Polymer Group, Inc., a global supplier of engineered materials and one of the world's leading producers of nonwoven materials for medical, hygiene, wiping, industrial and specialty uses. PGI used Visual LANSA to automate over 30 production lines in its converting and manufacturing plants in Cuijk in the Netherlands. The applications integrate in real time with PGI’s PRMS ERP system and drive barcode scanners, label printers and robotic devices for counting and packing products and applying labels. Read the Case Study
Piraeus MultiFin SA based in Athens, Greece, is one of the country's leading finance companies for the automotive, motorcycle and marine sectors, both in retail and stock financing. Piraeus MultiFin used Visual LANSA Framework to redevelop its core line of business system, transforming it from a green-screen legacy interface and to a modern Web application. The system provides secure Web access to over 400 car dealerships and numerous customers, collection partners and other stakeholders. Read the Case Study
Plantion, based in Ede in the Netherlands, is one of the most modern and environmentally friendly flower auction and horticulture trade centers in the world. Plantion offers a wide assortment of flowers and ornamental plants at its daily auction and via intermediary services. Plantion uses a LANSA-based in-house developed system to manage grower information, incoming produce, integration with the auction system, compensation to growers, plus the invoicing and distribution to customers. User interfaces include rich-client Windows applications, PDAs and touch screens. Plantion's complex and time critical mega operation is managed by a very small IT team. Read the Case Study
Port Logistics Group (PLG) is the USA's leading provider of gateway logistics services. PLG's just-in-time retail store replenishment division is using a LANSA-based solution for its warehouse management system. The company's Web and AS2 communication with customers is also largely based on LANSA technology. Exchanging information electronically has cut costs for PLG and its customers. It has also improved accuracy and taken hours from order fulfillment procedures. Read the Port Logistics Case Study
REHAU AG+Co in Germany is one of the largest polymer processing companies in the world, manufacturing components for the construction, automotive and medical sectors and for virtually every other industry. REHAU's small development team used Visual LANSA to develop its ERP system, deployed on 21 iSeries machines in 23 languages and used by staff at 170 locations worldwide. The system contains 1,500 physical files and 9,500 programs. Business partners have Web access and LANSA Integrator supports Web Services and XML transactions with third-party systems, SAP Financials and between the local ERP systems. Read the Case Study
Robinson Manufacturing Company, based in Dayton, Tennessee in the US, is a supplier of basic and fashion boxer underwear, loungewear and activewear products to both the retail and wholesale markets. Robinson uses Visual LANSA to gradually redevelop its legacy ERP system and move it from a UNIX platform to the IBM i. Robinson offers a rich-client Windows interface to internal users and a Web interface to vendors and other third parties.
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RORC (Retailed Owned Research Company) has redeveloped from the ground up its 15 year old Visual Basic-based retail system with Visual LANSA. The new Point-of-Sale and back office solution is being rolled out to over 700 retail locations across the USA, who have a mixture of Windows operating systems. RORC selected Visual LANSA because it insulates the IT team from having to worry about underlying version incompatibilities in the operating system or database. This saves RORC a lot of time and removed a prior headache – code instability, In addition, RORC spends less time on maintenance because of Visual LANSA's object oriented code. Read the Case Study
SAKRET-GmbH, one of the largest producers of ready-mix concrete and mortar products in the world with over 60 licensed production plants worldwide has its European headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany. SAKRET-GmbH, a long-time LANSA user, built its core manufacturing system with LANSA, as well as a variety of extensions including Computer Telephony Integration for customer service and a Wireless scanning solution in factories and warehouses. Read the Case Study
Sherrill Furniture Company, established in 1944 and based in North Carolina, USA, is a leader in premium home furnishings. The company’s skilled technicians hand-build each piece of furniture using time honoured manufacturing techniques and the highest quality materials.
Sherrill Furniture used Visual LANSA (Version 14) to build a responsive Web warehouse management system (WMS). Warehouse staff access the solution from their Symbol MC92N0 scanners to receive, ship, move, locate, display, cycle count and bin materials. The Web application is served from Sherrill’s IBM i server and is a replacement for an older character-based WMS solution. The new application uses an audio widget to interface with the scanner’s Android Enterprise Browser to enable/disable warning, error and confirmation sounds, that way improving productivity and accuracy even further. Sherrill Furniture’s IT team created the app in a very short time by copying and modifying example code that came shipped with Visual LANSA.
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, based in Perth, is one of Australia's leading teaching tertiary hospitals. The bioengineers of the hospital's department of Medical Technology and Physics used LANSA WAMs to develop eMED, a Windows and SQL Server based system that manages the maintenance and quality assurance for over AU$80 million of medical equipment, as well as handling the purchasing and provision of radiation safety services. eMED has proven to be such a success that, with the help of LANSA partner Lateral WA, the system is now being implemented at other biomedical engineering facilities.
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Strauss Discount Auto, headquartered in New Jersey with over 100 stores through the eastern US, is a leading Automotive Aftermarket Parts and Services Retailer. Strauss has implemented several LANSA based solutions, including a Store solution for Automobile service integrating to a Parts and Labour Catalog, providing Quick Quotes for customers with Security and Time Card. Transactions generated by the stores POS systems are captured, transferred to and processed in a Strauss central iSeries database. A Sales Audit solution provides an audit capability to review the daily sales by each store and provides an interface to the corporate financial systems. The LANSA based solutions integrate with Lawson, Log Pro, Score and Showcase and are developed with the help of LANSA business partner Mindtree Software Services (formerly Linc Software Services).
LANSA Business Partner Sundata developed Quad, an integrated schools administration solution which gives school staff, teachers, students and parents efficient Web access to information. Developed with LANSA eBiz Accelerator, Quad is used by a growing number of Australian schools and colleges, including early adopters Mowbray College, St Mary Star of the Sea and The Southport School. Read the Case Study
Tee Yih Jia Food Manufacturing Pte Ltd in Singapore is a leading frozen food manufacturer of ready-to-eat Asian convenience foods, exporting over 80 percent of its renowned Spring Home products all over the world. Tee Yih Jia has improved customer service and internal efficiency at its group headquarters with eC-LINK Enterprise Software for iSeries, a Visual LANSA-based multi-lingual ERP system from LANSA business partner eC-LINK.com Pte Ltd. Implementation of their system - including customization, data conversion and staff training was successfully completed in less than three months.
The Terminix International Company, headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee USA is part of the ServiceMaster family of brands and the largest termite and pest control company in the world, safeguarding over three million homes and businesses. Terminix replaced a COBOL mainframe system and hundreds of standalone UNIX systems at its branches with a central LANSA-based application running on a single 595 iSeries. The system, used by 12,000 employees at over 400 locations and 5,500 service specialists on the road with hand-held devices, also interacts with an increasing number of third-party systems using LANSA Integrator and Web Services. Read the Case Study
Truvo Belgium (formerly Promedia) is the market leader in local search and advertising and publishes the printed and online Golden and White Pages phone directories. Since 1994, Truvo has used LANSA for its core System i Golden Pages information system and recently integrated a .NET system for its 400 sales reps using LANSA Integrator Web services. Reps download customer portfolios and then upload contracts and advert specifications to the back office systems for processing. Printed guides are also prepared on the System i and sent to the printers as XML using LANSA Integrator. Read the Case Study
TV Tokyo Corporation, part of the Nikkei Group, is a major TV broadcasting company in Japan, broadcasting to 32 million households or about 70 percent of the entire nation. TV Tokyo used Visual LANSA to redevelop its Sales System for Commercial Broadcasting to meet the impact of digital broadcasting. Sales staff use the system to sell advertising time. Viewers use the Electronic Program Guide component. The broadcasting center uses the system's cue sheet to control the actual broadcast of adverts. The system also provides management with program cost versus revenue details. While Java was used to develop the user interface with a strong visual element (1,060 programs) and batch processing was developed in CL/RPG (355 programs), everything else was developed with Visual LANSA (3,200 programs). Read the Case Study
ViaTech Publishing Solutions, headquartered in New York, is the authority in on-demand destination printing. Through its facilities and partners in the US, Europe and Asia, customers can create content locally and print globally. The process of uploading print files, customizing them and ordering copies to be delivered anywhere in the world, is entirely automated. ViaTech's core IT system, Web portal and systems integration are all based on LANSA technology. The solution is developed and maintained by a small team of analyst developers, from both ViaTech's own IT department and LANSA business partner ML Info Design. Read the Case Study
Walon is the leading supplier of finished vehicle logistics services to the UK automotive industry, responsible for over 1.2 million vehicle movements each year on behalf of vehicle manufacturers, fleet operators and dealerships. In its first year using LANSA, Walon has delivered a real-time Workshop Management Control system and given manufacturers and dealers Web access to its Vehicle Tracking Management System (VTMS).
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The Weber School District (WSD) in Utah is committed to providing students and staff with access to technology and resources to provide the most effective educational experiences possible. WSD has over 40 schools and almost 28,000 students in its district. WSD has used LANSA since 1998 to enhance their school administration systems and to provide Web access to school information by teachers and parents. More recently, WSD has developed a Visual LANSA based point-of-sales system for students to purchase their school lunches. The system is expected to handle a peak of 28,000 transactions in less than two hours every school day.
The Western Australia School Curriculum and Standards Authority (WASCSA) is committed to provide high quality unbiased marking of examinations and is experienced in using information technology to achieve its goals. The WASCSA successfully used MarkManager, a LANSA-based solution developed by the Board of Studies NSW, Australia, for its onscreen marking of senior secondary exams. Onscreen marking technology helps to ensure that marking is impartial, consistent and fair to all. This is because of features like real-time monitoring of markers, insertion of quality assurance scripts and easy implementation of best-practice methods, such as double blind marking and segmentation. In addition, onscreen-marking simplifies logistical procedures because written exam responses are color scanned and securely distributed to authorized markers, removing the need to transport boxes of papers.
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Western Financial Groups' division formerly known as Hayhurst Elias Dudek Inc. (HED), offers specialist advice in a diverse range of commercial, group and personal lines insurance. HED's Visual LANSA-based Life & Health and Pet Plan Insurance systems also uses LANSA Client for management reporting. The new systems have dramatically reduced staff training time and increased productivity and customer service. LANSA allowed HED to gradually implement new systems that integrate Visual LANSA modules with its old RPG system. Read the Case Study
Hayhurst Elias Dudek Inc. ("HED”) is part of the Western Financial Group ("WES") since 2009 and continues to use LANSA to develop and enhance its IT systems.
Wilson Bowden plc, one of the U.K.'s leading house builders and property developers, has implemented an end-to-end integrated Customer Relationship Management (CRM), sales and lead generation solution. LANSA Integrator provides content in XML format to an outsourced Web site and maps incoming sales leads from the site in XML format to a Visual LANSA–based CRM system. Customers who leave an inquiry on the Web site, can expect to be called by a sales advisor 15 minutes after pressing the submit button.
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Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (WHSCC) serves over 14,000 employers and approximately 12,000 injured workers in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. WHSCC is an employer-funded no fault insurance system that promotes safe and healthy workplaces, provides return-to-work programs and fair compensation to injured workers and their dependants. LANSA was selected as the Commissions' primary environment for all application development projects. The implementation of a Web based Assessment Services system facilitates employer registration, auditing and collections.
XLM AERO, based in France, provides multilingual global solutions to over 70 airlines worldwide. XLM AERO’s Keys for Operations and Planning System (KEOPS), developed in Visual LANSA, offers flight scheduling, crew management and operations control.
Yachiyo Industry, headquartered in Sayama City, Japan, is a leading manufacturer of automotive parts, such as fuel tanks, sunroofs, pressed and molded parts. Yachiyo has reformed the structure of its Information Systems Department and selected Visual LANSA as its development tool. In just three months, the IS team delivered its first Web development project, for the parts molding process system at its Kameyama plant. Yachiyo is now in the process to apply the application to around 50 parts process systems at its factories in five locations across Japan. Read the Case Study