Business to Business (B2B) self service Web solutions have streamlined the way companies do business with their suppliers, distributors and customers. LANSA customers achieved efficiency improvements and significant Return on Investment, usually within a few months of implementing their LANSA developed eBusiness solutions. Key to success in any industry is tight real-time integration between the Web solutions and the core operational system.
- Everlight Chemical
- Federal Equipment
- GASA Odense
- Gates Unitta Asia
- General Electric Appliances Canada
- GF Inc
- Government of Bermuda
- Grupo Porteo
- Harry Fox Agency
- High Liner Foods
- Holly Performance Products
- Honda Australia MPE
- H-P Products
- Institute for Workplace Safety in Chile
- Jay Group
- John Wiley & Sons Australia
- John Wiley & Sons Inc.
- Klein Tools
- Material Sciences Corporation
- Merchants Insurance Group
- Maronda Homes
Everlight Chemical Industrial Corporation, headquartered in Taiwan, is one of the major manufacturers of dyestuffs and UV stabilizers in the world. In recent years, Everlight has diversified its operations to include bulk drugs, electronic chemicals and imaging products. Everlight uses LANSA-based Windows and Web procurement and sales management systems developed by Innatech, a LANSA business partner in Taiwan. Suppliers can access the procurement system to view Everlight's material requirements and respond with quotations. Customers can access Everlight's sales system to place and trace their orders.
Federal Equipment headquarter in Cleveland Ohio USA, is one of the world's top suppliers of processing equipment to the pharmaceutical, chemical, plastics, and related process industries. Federal Equipment's traveling salespeople use a LANSA-based Web solution to look up and show products, create and update orders and inquire in customer order and account history. The Commerce Edition built site, delivered in three months, integrates with CB Software's Distribusmart ERP solution. The solution also offers an integrated solution for faxing and emailing of orders.
GASA Odense, a leading fruit and vegetable sales cooperative in Denmark, used LANSA for the Web to build an eBusiness solution that gives growers and resellers access to information enabling better decision making and higher revenues from sales of produce. Read the Case Study
The Gates Corporation is a leading manufacturer of automotive and industrial belts, hoses, connectors and related products worldwide. Gates Unitta Asia Company, a joint venture between the Gates Corporation and Nitta Corporation has offices throughout Asia, used LANSA Commerce Edition for BPCS to let customers in Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia place orders and view delivery, inventory and accounting information over the Web. Read the Case Study
General Electric Appliances Canada's (Camco), part of the 6 billion dollar General Electric Appliances group, is Canada's largest manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances. Over 1,200 dealers can use Camco's Dealer Online site to place orders and look up inventory, account and other information. The site was built with LANSA Commerce Edition. Camco plans to use Commerce Edition for rapid and cost effective development of its Hotpoint, Moffat and Monogram lines as well. Read the Case Study
Camco is now fully owned by General Electric Appliances Canada, which in turn is part of the Mabe Inc. group.
GF Inc (GF), the leading supplier of industrial packaging and fastening products in Western Canada, has improved customer service and reduced call center traffic with an online eCatalogue site for easy ordering and inquiry. The solution was built with LANSA Commerce Edition in only four weeks. Within three months of implementation the largest 300 of GF's 6,000 active customers signed-up, leading to immediate relief in the call center. GF has also implemented a Visual LANSA-based contact management system. Both solutions integrate directly with a COBOL and IBM i-based ERP system. Read the Case Study
The Government of Bermuda offers www.careers.gov.bm, an interactive Web solution for linking Bermudian students and graduates to local employers. The project was initiated through Commission for Unity and Racial Equality in close cooperation with other departments. The site, which has been built with LANSA Web Application Modules (WAMs), uses Web services to exchange data with the Dep. of Immigration. Students are kept up to date about new opportunities even when not online, by email as new opportunities are posted. The solution was delivered by LANSA and business partner BITS and widely advertised with help from Insight Visual Communications. Read the Case Study
Grupo Porteo is a top logistics provider in Mexico. With the help of LANSA business partner eSipo Technology, Grupo Porteo has implemented eSipo®, a LANSA-based Web solution that allows end-to-end tracking of each event in the delivery process between Porteo's manufacturing customers, such as 3M, Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, L'Oréal, Nabisco, Philips, Sony and retailers that include Wal*Mart, Sanborne and many others. The solution has helped to win new business and generates a climate of trust, because Grupo Porteo has made themselves 100 percent accountable and transparent. Read the Case Study
Harry Fox Agency (HFA), is the USA's leading provider of rights management, licensing and royalty services for the music industry. HFA used LANSA WAMs to re-develop its Publisher Online Licensing Interface (POLI+), used by publishers to accept/reject license requests and manage their transactions. HFA's online license request solution for music distributors was already based on LANSA Web technology. Due to the success of the two high traffic Web sites, HFA is now also using LANSA for internal corporate solutions, this time using LANSA's rich client interface. The new LANSA-based solutions have been developed by HFA's RPG team, now trained in LANSA. By up-skilling its RPG developers, HFA has doubled its resources for Web and Windows projects, putting the RPG team on equal footing with the Java team. Read the Case Study
High Liner Foods Inc, headquartered in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, is one of North America's largest processors and marketers of prepared, value-added frozen seafood and pastas. High Liner markets its products under the High Liner, Fisher Boy and Gina Italian Village brands. A LANSA customer since 1989, High Liner uses LANSA for its iSeries, Web, Windows, 1SYNC and EDI-INT extensions to JD Edwards World, previously call JD Edwards World. A LANSA-based Virtual Supply chain has helped High Liner to transform its business and emerge as an industry leader. Read the Case Study
Holley Performance Products, Inc., headquartered in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA, is one of the world's leading makers of high-octane aftermarket automotive components, including performance carburetors, exhaust parts, fuel pumps, camshafts, intake manifolds and superchargers. Holley carburetors power every NASCAR® team and every NHRA® Pro–Stock champion. Holley used LANSA Commerce Edition for BPCS to give dealers Web access to inventory, orders and accounts. The project took four weeks, from concept to the first pilot test. Holley improved customer service and achieved internal efficiencies as well. The system is expected to pay for itself in seven months. Read the Case Study
Honda Australia Motorcycle and Power Equipment (Honda Australia MPE) distributes motorcycles, marine, power equipment and personal watercraft in Australia and is part of the global Honda company that is the world’s largest engine manufacturer. Honda Australia MPE provides its dealers with Web and direct B2B access using LANSA, including a LANSA-based Web solution for sales registration and warranty claims. The LANSA Web sales registration solution handled over 30,000 registrations within its first four months, over double the volume of the hosted solution previously used. Dealers can also upload orders directly from their system to Honda’s using LANSA Integrator technology. Honda Australia MPE views LANSA as a key component in their ongoing strategy of building better communications with its dealer network. Read the Case Study
H-P Products is a manufacturer of floor care and tubing products based in Ohio, USA. H-P brand names include METFLO and VACUFLO. H-P has several business divisions, each with their own dealer network, and was considering outsourcing at least three individual Web sites. With LANSA Commerce Edition, and the help of the business partner United Computer Group, H-P built its first dealer Web site in just two weeks. Now three separate dealer Web sites run on H-P's iSeries, all three integrating in real-time with H-P's MAPICS core system. Read the Case Study
HUMMER is the ultimate go-anywhere, do-anything vehicle. AM General, manufacturer of HUMMER brand vehicles, was able to triple the number of dealers worldwide that it serves and decrease overhead, by implementing a LANSA for the Web-based dealer communications solution from Strategic Business Systems. The payback for the initial investment, based solely from the elimination of 800# phone charges, was four months.
The Institute for Workplace Safety in Chile, known as Instituto de Seguridad del Trabajo (IST), is an employer founded mutual fund that provides medical, legal and accident preventive services and financial compensation to workers and their families who suffer from workplace related health problems or accidents. IST offers medical services from hospitals, rehabilitation and medical centers throughout Chile. IST has implemented a LANSA-based Web procurement solution that authorized suppliers can access, with the help of LANSA business partner Ingenieria De Software of Valparaíso, Chile. The solution helped to make the tender and procurement process more transparent, as well as save on administrative costs. Read the Case Study (Spanish)
ITT-TDS is the transportation and logistic services arm of ITT Industries, a global industrial manufacturing company. ITT-TDS now provides better service and achieves significant efficiencies with a LANSA for the Web extension to its existing Freight Payment system. Read the Case Study
ITWAL Limited, based in Ontario, is Canada's national network of independent distributors, offering a wide assortment of grocery and foodservice products, and operating 149 warehouses covering all of Canada. ITWAL replaced a hosted shared code eCommerce system with a custom-developed on-line order solution. Being in control of its online order platform has allowed ITWAL to deliver focused functionality to its members, better alignment with its internal procedures and additional services to its suppliers. 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 and uses LANSA for the Web to give its clients real-time online access to customer information. Clients have reduced costs because they can perform their own research online using real-time inquiry and reports. These queries were previously time consuming for the Jay group to answer, but now can be handled by the client themselves. Read the Case Study
John Wiley & Sons Australia (JWA), a wholly owned subsidiary of John Wiley & Sons Inc of New York, is a leading publisher of educational and non-fiction titles in the Asia Pacific region. With eCustomer, JWA offers over 25,000 booksellers a 24*7 direct B2B site, that allows customers to find the price and availability of any title, track their orders and query invoice and account information. The site also offers book-covers and other rich content downloads from Linux servers using LANSA Integrator. Read the Case Study
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., is a global publisher of print and electronic products with publishing, marketing, and distribution centers worldwide. Wiley has extended its core Synon applications with LANSA to provide Web-based order entry and inquiry. Thousands of bookstores over the world will be able to access Wiley's regional AS/400s to place and trace orders. Read the Case Study
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. The supplier portal paid back for itself in just a few months. Read the Case Study
Klein Tools is a manufacturer of hand tools and occupational protective equipment for a wide range of industries. Klein is based in Skokie, Illinois, and has an international network of agents and distributors. With the help of Silveredge Consulting, a LANSA business partner in Chicago, Klein has implemented a LANSA Commerce Edition solution to provide customers and employees with Web access to place orders, make inquiries and look up account information. Customers can also set up their own hierarchy of authorized users. The solution integrates with Klein's ERP system (PRMS), warehouse management system (BOSS) and their custom LANSA Catalog Content Management System.
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 uses LANSA EDI Direct to automate advance shipping notices and other transactions, and to provide an easy interface to manage document translation mapping, transaction process monitoring and error handling. MSC also used Visual LANSA Framework to extend MAPICS with Web self-service access for (smaller) customers and outside processors, a wireless shipping release system and other enhancements. 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. Using a LANSA for the Web based solution developed with the help of LANSA business partner Mindtree Software Services (formerly Linc Software Services), Merchants' agents have improved customer service and increased productivity. In addition, Merchants has seen a significant reduction in customer services calls and manual procedures. The Web solution integrates with WINS, a COBOL-based insurance system of American International Group. Read the Case Study
MarktSelect in the Netherlands is a B2B direct marketing specialist. MarktSelect offers a wide range of services including target definition, mail address cleaning and the execution of mail and telemarketing campaigns. MarktSelect uses LANSA for its browser-based outbound marketing system, which is also offered as an ASP service. Another LANSA-based Web service, called U-Select, allows customers to configure and purchase a sales target group by specifying sophisticated selection criteria over an online address database. Read the Case Study
Maronda Homes a U.S. Home Builder has built over 30,000 homes in communities across Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Maronda has improved the scheduling and workflow of selling and building houses by using HomeSoft, a LANSA-based Web solution that allows office staff, sub contractors, supervisors and sales representatives to share real-time information on the status of each home. Savings of over $1000 per house are expected and supervisors can manage twice as many homes as before. Read the Case Study
Mascioni S.p.A, based in North Italy, is one of the world's leading fabric finishing companies. Mascioni uses a LANSA-based multilingual customer service Web solution that lets customers order raw fabrics, view and select print patterns, follow work in progress and view real-time inventory and shipping information online 24 hours a day. Deliveries are up to 30% faster and customer satisfaction has increased. Mascioni does not need to operate with double telephone shifts anymore and has significant savings. Read the Case Study