Read how companies across many different industries have developed and implemented innovative solutions using LANSA development tools and solutions.

Rotary Corp’s responsive website offers a consumer experience to business customers

Rotary Corporation is the world's largest supplier of parts and accessories for outdoor power equipment. Rotary sells exclusively via dealers and has recently replaced its old dealer web portal with a new mobile responsive website. The site’s public corporate pages and dealer transactional pages are both driven by LANSA Commerce Edition. The site offers everything you expect in a modern B2B solution, including a facility for dealers to export rich product data for publication on their own web site, order tracking and PDF invoice access. LANSA Integrator is used for ePayment, generation of PDF documents and automated email distribution of order confirmations and invoices.

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American Health Care’s solution delivers excellence in the office and at point of care

American Health Care Software, based in Vermont, USA, used Visual LANSA to gradually redevelop its old-style character-based Harmony Health Care Management System that originally consisted of millions of lines of RPG and Synon code. Harmony now offers:

  • A graphical user interface with integration to MS Excel and MS Word.
  • Clinical modules with a touch screen interface.
  • Real-time monitoring of medication distribution for nursing supervisors.
  • Web services and XML integration with pharmacies, laboratories and other third parties

The gradual redevelopment process meant that AHC’s customers had an easy and low-risk migration path.

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Duro-Last delivers Web solution across device types

Duro-Last Inc., headquartered in Saginaw, Michigan in the USA, is the world's largest manufacturer of custom prefabricated thermoplastic single ply roofing systems. Duro-Last is providing its 3,000 independent contractors with a Web solution to manage their roofing projects, place and trace orders, view invoices, and much more. Small contractors may use the solution from their smart phone, while the larger construction companies will have their administrative staff access the solution from their desktop. Duro-Last used Visual LANSA 14, while it was still in beta release, and is now benefitting from a solution that works across client devices of all sizes and across all browsers, from a single set of code. The solution is expected to reduce the number of calls to Duro-Last’s customer service center and to improve the customer experience.

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NSPCC Revamps Supporter System

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.

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Seneca ICT students in tune with the real world

Seneca College, located in Toronto, Canada, provides education to over 90,000 part-time and 17,000 full-time students from its 10 campuses in the greater Toronto area. Teaching staff at Seneca’s School of ICT continuously seek to improve the work readiness of their students by offering a strong curriculum and a wide variety of professional electives. A recent popular addition to the electives is Mobile App Development for IBM i. Students who took the elective presented their work at the annual conference of the Toronto Users Group for IBM Power Systems (TUG). Having an understanding of mature development languages like RPG, as well as having an understanding of new development and integration technologies, like LANSA’s LongRange, makes Seneca’s students well prepared for the real world and popular with potential employers.

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Beacon Insurance

Beacon Insurance gives customers Mobile Access to Portfolio

Beacon Insurance, headquartered in Port of Spain, Trinidad and with branch offices throughout the southern Caribbean, offers a full range of insurance products and financial services. In 2011 Beacon started using LANSA’s workflow and modernization products to improve and extend its Insure/90 core policy administration system. More recently Beacon was the first Caribbean insurance company to offer its customers mobile and Web access to their portfolio. Both the Mobile App and Web portal are based on LANSA technology and allow policyholders to Access policy information, Renew policies, Submit and track claims, Pay premiums, Get Quotes, Order road side assistance and use an Accident checklist. Beacon has nearly doubled in size since 2011 with only a slight increase in employee headcount. All of Beacon’s IT projects are handled by LANSA Professional Services.

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Industry Showcase: More than just middleware

Whether working with purchased or custom applications, on premise or in the cloud, every organization has a need to automate manual processes, integrate various internal applications and share data with external parties. This article showcases companies using LANSA Composer as a practical and affordable BPI solution that helps streamline procedures, reduce human effort and minimize errors.

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