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.
- Eagle Systems
- Energiebedrijven Suriname
- Enia Carpets Group
- Enns Brothers
- Euronet Worldwide
- Exploit Technology
- Export Development Canada
- Federated Group
- GF Inc
- Geodis Wilson
- Harry Fox Agency
- Hillfresh International
- Hillman Group
- Jay group
- Kabelindo Murni
- KLM Equipment Services
- Material Sciences Corporation
- Merchants Insurance Group
- Metropolitan Associates
- Morton Salt
- Museum of Modern Art
Eagle Systems, Inc. (ESI) is part of the Eagle Group based in Wenatchee, Washington, USA and a leader in intermodal transportation with locations throughout the USA and Canada and operating authority in virtually all states. Using the Visual LANSA Framework, ESI built a dispatch system, called eDray, which integrates with its core Synon 2E-based logistics system. LANSA Integrator is used to exchange dispatch information via SMS with drivers and send real-time EDI status updates to customers. Read the Case Study
In 1995, Energiebedrijven Suriname (EBS), the state Electricity and Gas Company of Suriname, was the first LANSA customer in the country. Since then the EBS ICT department has replaced the company’s legacy Cobol and RPG systems with LANSA. Now over 90% of the applications used within the company are developed with LANSA. Recently EBS started a project to modernize its core systems with RAMP, including its large Customer Service, Accounting, Payroll and Logistic applications. After using RAMP to deliver the first stage of the new modernized framework, EBS will use Visual LANSA to re-engineer and extend its systems to meet new requirements.
The Enia Carpets Group, previously Forbo Carpets, is one of Europe's leading enterprises in the high quality textile floor coverings segment for the residential, industrial, commercial and public property sector. Enia employs 400 staff and has several production, services and marketing operations throughout Europe. Enia's Visual LANSA Framework based system PRINCE (Product Information Center) provides multi-lingual access to internal and external parties for real-time product and multi-warehouse inventory information.
Enns Brothers, established in 1956 and based in Manitoba, Canada, sells and services John Deere agricultural equipment and Bombardier ATVs and Ski-Doo’s. By using IntelliDealer and eServices, an integrated solution for heavy equipment dealerships from LANSA partner PFW Systems Corporation, Enns Bros has streamlined business and improved service by giving technicians, supervisors and customers online access to detailed equipment and real-time work order information. Technicians have wireless access, using their laptops on the job. Read the Case Study
Euronet Worldwide provides retail banking and secure electronic financial transaction solutions. Euronet serves clients in more than 60 countries and operates the largest ATM network throughout Europe. Services include Wireless and Internet Financial Transaction Services, ATM Management, POS and Merchant Management Systems and Credit and Debit Card Systems. Euronet Worldwide has used Visual LANSA to develop its Integrated Credit Card and Consumer Finance System (ICCS) that is used by over 20 banks through the world. ICCS seamlessly interconnects all product categories (including Wireless, Web, IVR products, EFT network connections, debit card products, credit card products, smart card products and POS) into a single solution.
Exploit Technology Co Ltd, Taiwan’s leading electronics manufacturer of LCD back light module diffusion sheets, reflector sheets and hybrid optical films, has replaced its obsolete and outdated IT systems, with Innatech’s Visual-LANSA-based ARTS ERP system and IBM’s System i520 server. The new system’s accuracy, scalability and integrated modules have paved the way for public listing initiatives for this rapidly expanding company, as well as having streamlined its daily operations. The project took a mere eight months from the kick-off meeting to the system launch date. Innatech’s solution was selected after an extensive evaluation, as the company stood out for its ability to meet Exploit Technology’s tight implementation schedule, with experts skilled in IT technology and relevant industry experience. Read the Case Study
Export Development Canada (EDC) is Canada’s export credit agency, offering innovative commercial solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business. Nearly 7,000 Canadian companies and their global customers use EDC's knowledge and partnership each year. EDC uses ACBS, a largely LANSA-based commercial lending and trading system and uses Visual LANSA to customize and extend ACBS to meet specific requirements. EDC has also recently delivered two successful SOAP Web Services integration solutions, using LANSA Integrator. Read the Case Study
The Federated Group, based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, provides a complete range of customs and logistics services across North America and around the world. Federated used the Visual LANSA Framework to deliver a Client Management System (CMS) that integrates directly with existing System i backend systems. The Windows rich-client system is distributed to hundreds of users in over 50 locations using LANSA Just-in-Time deployment. LANSA Client is used for reporting and analysis over operational files and the data warehouse. Read the Case Study
Gannett Co., Inc. is a US$5.1 billion news, information and communications giant with operations in the USA and abroad. Gannett owns the largest circulation of US newspapers with 75 dailies and a combined daily circulation of more than 6.7 million. Gannett has replaced its two separate marketing and advertising systems with an integrated LANSA solution called Genesys. This large integrated solution, involving two thousand new programs and integration with a million lines of RPG and COBOL code was developed and maintained by only 7 programmers, half the number needed to support the preceding circulation and advertising systems. Read the Case Study
GF Inc (GF), the leading supplier of industrial packaging and fastening products in Western Canada , has implemented a Visual LANSA-based contact management system, called 'Business Builder'. GF gets more quotes out and of a higher professional level than ever before, creating a better image for the customers. And because the sales staff are more productive, they can handle more accounts per person. GF has also implemented an online eCatalogue site built with LANSA Commerce Edition. Both solutions integrate directly with a COBOL and IBM i-based ERP system. Read the Case Study
Geodis Wilson is one of the worlds largest freight management companies, employing 5,500 people worldwide from a global network of offices and air/ocean hubs in over 50 countries. Geodis Wilson has extended its COBOL-based freight management solution, Freight/AMS from Transaxiom, with LANSA-based Windows functionality, Microsoft Excel reporting and a Web site to improve productivity and customer service. Read the Case Study
The Greenery B.V. in the Netherlands is a distribution, sales and marketing company for fresh produce. With a turnover of 1.6 billion Euro, The Greenery is one of the leaders in the vegetable, fruit and mushroom sectors in Europe. The Greenery has been using LANSA for its USVA core system since 1991. USVA manages all grower information, compensation and payments, incoming produce, invoicing and distribution. More recently, the Greenery has used LANSA Integrator and Remote Function Invocation for real-time integration between USVA, its Windows-based auction and sales systems, and external parties.
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Harry Fox Agency (HFA), is the USA's leading provider of rights management, licensing and royalty services for the music industry. HFA implemented a practical plan to up-skill its RPG developers with LANSA, and by doing so doubled its resources for Web and Windows development projects, putting the RPG team on equal footing with the Java team. Many, if not all, one-off user requests that require new development on the IBM i are now handled with LANSA instead of RPG. The RPG team also used LANSA for a large new Windows rich client project, a new Audit Uplift system. Previously HFA had already used LANSA for two of its high traffic Web solutions for publishers and music distributors. Read the Case Study
Hillfresh International BV in the Netherlands, is an importer and exporter of fruits, vegetables and exotic foods. Hillfresh implemented Freshng® Advanced, a Visual LANSA-based solution for the fruit and vegetable import, export and wholesale industry from LANSA business partner RPO Automatisering. The solution was implemented in less than 3 months from signing the contract. While Freshng can be deployed on multiple platforms, the Hillfresh implementation is on an IBM System i model 525.
The Hillman Group, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, keeps over 21,000 retailers across the USA, Canada and Mexico stocked with an assortment of over 55,000 small, inexpensive but essential hardware items, such as fasteners, keys, signage & engraving products. Hillman uses LANSA for several solutions, including a Mass Price Change application, a Product Information Management (PIM) system and a Customer Information Repository (CIR) that stores attributes such as display planograms, geographic location, rep schedule and routing and an assortment wizard. Sales reps have browser Web access, also using LANSA, to both the PIM and CIR. Read the Case Study
The Jay group, based in Pennsylvania USA, is a full-service marketing support and sales promotion company. The Jay group built a Visual LANSA-based solution for processing rebates, sweepstakes and premiums. Rebate return time has been halved, resulting in reduced costs and better customer service. The system allows for flexible job setup by non-IT staff to cater for every customer's unique program. Training costs for internal staff were reduced because of VL's easy navigation and intuitive graphical interface. Clients have access to the same system using a LANSA for the Web based site. Read the Case Study
PT Kabelindo Murni Tbk, located in Jakarta, Indonesia, is a leading manufacturer of cable accessories and connectors for metal-based cables and fiber optics in the Asia Pacific region. Kabelindo is listed on the Jakarta stock exchange and its offices and factories are over 8.3 hectares. Kabelindo used Visual LANSA Framework to develop a mini ERP system for cable manufacturing and got this up and running in three months time with two IT staff. The system allows for order entry and inquiry, Invoicing, Production Planning, Procurement, Inventory management and accounting.
Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp, USA (KMM), is part of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. Both the Lincoln Consumer Products plant (KMM CP) and the Maryville engine plant use LANSA-based solutions on IBM i power servers, but independent from each other and tailored to the individual needs of each plant. KMM CP's supplier portal, underlying ERP system (LANSA ERP-Frameworks) and the entire process of generating purchase orders, packing slips, box labels, invoices and EDI transactions consists of LANSA-based applications. Read the Case Study
KLM Equipment Services (KES), an independent subsidiary of KLM, the national Dutch airline, is one of the leading providers of ground support equipment (GSE) services in the aircraft handling industry. Based at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, one of Europe's top-five airports, KES manages and maintains thousands of pieces of equipment, ranging from simple baggage dollies to massive main-deck-loaders. LANSA's productivity means that a small team of two can develop and maintain the systems needed to manage Schiphol's GSE, initially with LANSA for i and more recently with Visual LANSA.
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Material Sciences Corporation (MSC), headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA, is a world-class supplier of engineered material solutions for acoustical and coated metal applications to automotive, appliance, electronic and telecom equipment manufacturers worldwide. Customers include most U.S. automobile, major appliance and disk drive manufacturers. MSC used Visual LANSA Framework to extend MAPICS with Web access for customers and outside processors, a wireless shipping release system and other enhancements. The LANSA-based extensions allow partners to report production on the day goods are produced and enter shipment details when material ships. Billing is triggered automatically and whole delivery and invoice cycle went from 7 days to 15 minutes. Read the Case Study
Merchants Insurance Group, headquartered in Buffalo, New York, markets tailored property and casualty insurance products through over 500 independent insurance agents in the northeastern United States. Merchants is gradually re-architecting its COBOL-based core insurance system with Visual LANSA. LANSA's flexibility and ability to deploy and extend the same code to different platforms were key factors in this decision, as well were productive development and reduced maintenance. Merchants also deploys a LANSA-based browser solution to its agents. Read the Case Study
Metropolitan Associates is a residential real estate firm managing over 4,500 apartment homes in Southeast Wisconsin, USA. A LANSA user since 1992, Metropolitan has developed virtually all its systems in LANSA and recently Metropolitan rebuilt its 20-year old property management system with Visual LANSA. The new system offers far more functionality, integration with MS Office and other Windows applications using Active-X, as well as a more attractive and productive GUI for the business users. Read the Case Study
Morton Salt is North America's leading producer and marketer of salt. Morton Salt successfully downsized from an IBM® 3090 mainframe to an AS/400® with LANSA. LANSA was selected because it offered very complete functionality and is easy to learn. Especially attractive was the LANSA's Repository-based architecture. The application took only half the time expected to complete and runs in both English and French. Read the Case Study
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) situated right in the middle of Manhattan, New York, houses one of the greatest art collections in the world. MoMA used Visual LANSA to develop its central membership management system, POS system and wireless ticket scanning system. Memberships cards are printed instantly on joining and, since the three systems are integrated, membership cards are immediately recognized when swiped at MoMA's POS stations or scanned at the entrance doors. Read the Case Study