Partnerships and strategic alliances play a key role in LANSA's delivery of applications that drive results and create value for our customers. To complement our business applications, services and solutions, we have partnered with technology and hardware platform manufacturers, operating systems vendors, software and database developers, consulting firms, resellers, system integrators and service organizations.
Since its inception LANSA has had a close relationship with IBM and is an IBM Business Partner. LANSA also participates in a number of strategic alliances with Microsoft - in addition to being invited to participate in Microsoft’s Platform Strategy Reviews, LANSA is a founding member of Microsoft’s Midrange Alliance Program, VSIP, PMA and other strategic Microsoft programs. And, with its LANSA Composer BPI tool, LANSA chose Altova as its partner by tightly integrating Altova’a MapForce® transformation tool into LANSA Composer.
LANSA and IBM Partnership
LANSA has always had a close relationship with IBM and is an IBM Business Partner – making a significant investment in IBM products and technologies through a combination of platform integration, product support, certifications, solutions, revenue achievement, high customer satisfaction and joint marketing plans.
LANSA products have a very tight integration with the IBM i platform and its predecessors, System i, iSeries and AS/400. Over the last decade LANSA has worked closely with IBM to bring the same value to the IBM i and Linux platforms. At the software layer, LANSA complements its products with IBM WebSphere Application Server.
Consequently, IBM and others have recognized LANSA as a leader in the development and solutions software market.
LANSA products and IBM PureSystems
The combination of LANSA products and IBM PureSystems will help businesses simplify deployment and ongoing operations of their applications. Accelerating implementation times and reducing operation and maintenance efforts will require fewer IT resources, reduce costs, and achieve a return on investment faster.
LANSA has enabled its products on IBM PureApplication™ System and IBM PureFlex™ System. Optimization on IBM PureSystems allows customers to realize improved time to value and faster deployment. Consolidated servers and application workloads achieve efficiencies in resource usage, improved performance, and reduced management complexity.
The IBM PureFlex™ System includes integrated patterns of expertise designed to automate and optimize the deployment and maintenance of solutions built with LANSA products. Deployment expertise can accelerate your time to value versus traditional systems. Consolidation and management expertise drives automation to significantly reduce manual processes that consume too many staff hours. Optimization expertise also allows the infrastructure to cope with unexpected demands without requiring expensive surplus capacity. This system is designed to provide a simplified experience and reduce IT complexity without compromising flexibility.
Whether you operate in a traditional or private cloud environment, LANSA products and the IBM PureApplication™ System can provide you with superior IT economics. Running on systems with integrated expertise can help you achieve greater agility, enabling you to adapt to workload spikes and to deliver new business capabilities. You can increase efficiency by consolidating IT resources and raising productivity and you can improve simplicity for ease of management, deployment and integration. The IBM PureApplication™ System helps you enhance control to help reduce risk and to help ensure reliability.
About IBM PureSystems
PureSystems is a new class of expert integrated system, combining the flexibility of a general purpose system, the elasticity of the cloud and the simplicity of an appliance. Expert integrated systems fundamentally change the experience and economics of IT. For more information, please visit www.ibm.com/ibm/puresystems
The IBM PureFlex™ System is a full infrastructure system with integrated expertise. This IBM offering provides an integrated computing system that combines servers, storage, networking, virtualization and management into a single structure. The built-in expertise provided by the IBM PureFlex™ System helps organizations to flexibly deploy and manage integrated patterns of virtual and hardware resources. Efficiency and operating agility help support business leaders who wish to rapidly deploy IT services at a reduced cost.
The IBM PureApplication™ System is a platform system designed and tuned specifically for transactional web and database applications. This workload-aware, flexible platform is designed to be easy to deploy, customize, safeguard and manage.
LANSA and Microsoft Partnership
LANSA has developed a strong relationship with the Microsoft Corporation. Our customers, partners and the market in general, are recognizing Microsoft has a leader in IT. Microsoft technology has become ubiquitous in the market. The strong relationship with Microsoft allows both companies to deliver the best applications for their customers. The investments that Microsoft and LANSA are making together will lay a foundation for businesses to move to the next level of computing. Whether it be integrating with your current systems or redeploying them, the benefits of combining Microsoft software with LANSA’s, are endless.
At the foundation of LANSA’s strength is its meta data repository. Microsoft and LANSA continue to work together to integrate Microsoft’s .NET platform to the LANSA Repository. As a result leading edge technologies like LANSA Open for .NET are on the market. LANSA will continue to work with Microsoft in developing timely and reliably solutions for those in the market that want to create business applications for the Microsoft platform or interoperate with it.
LANSA participates in a number of strategic alliances with Microsoft. There are relatively very few companies that are invited to participate in Microsoft’s Platform Strategy Reviews - and LANSA is one. In addition to the reviews, LANSA is a founding member of Microsoft’s Midrange Alliance Program (MAP), and other strategic Microsoft programs.
Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP)
Being a member of VSIP allows LANSA to get early previews of new products and insights on Microsoft developer and industry research. The Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program provides focused benefits for companies extending Visual Studio while the Microsoft Partner Program provides a wide range of benefits across the Microsoft technology stack.
The Platform Modernization Alliance (PMA)
The Platform Modernization Alliance (PMA) is a group of companies that are working together to help customers modernize their Mission Critical Enterprise workloads onto the Microsoft Application Platform. The Alliance represents a group of companies that have their interests aligned in making IT modernization easier and more efficient for customers. LANSA’s membership in PMA offers organizations operating in mixed mode environments – with enterprise applications on IBM i servers and a variety of Microsoft products around the edge – a software development platform that optimizes the interoperability of this mixed environment, making computer systems more agile. LANSA’s platform allows businesses to deliver composite applications utilizing their existing, and often “siloed,” programming resources from both their IBM i and Windows development teams. The new unified or “fused” applications present their users with a modern and intuitive interface that supports the way they really work, greatly improving productivity.
LANSA and ALTOVA Partnership
In 2007, LANSA decided to enter the Business Process Integration marketplace with a new product called LANSA Composer – a design and execution platform for integrating business activities involving transport, data transformation and custom business processing.
A key component of this data transformation is the ability to visually map the required business information using a drag-and-drop interface to pictorially represent the transformation of the data between the different formats.
LANSA Composer does this by incorporating the MapForce® transformation tool from Altova as an integral part of the complete LANSA Composer solution.
Altova MapForce® is an award-winning any-to-any graphical data mapping, conversion and integration tool that maps data between any combination of XML, database, flat file, EDI (UN/EDIFACT and ANSI X12), Excel 2007+, XBRL and/or Web service, then transforms data instantly or auto-generates royalty-free data integration code for the execution of recurrent conversions.
For further information of the Altova Mapforce® and LANSA Composer integration visit: www.altova.com/cust_LANSA.html.
LANSA and 1WorldSync Partnership
With the emergence of multi-channel commerce, and mobile/social engagement, the need for connected and trusted product content is growing exponentially. Customers are seeking fully integrated technology solutions for item creation and management. 1WorldSync's strength has always been providing the combination of trusted data, enabling technology and professional services to its customers to share product information with its trading partners. LANSA, on the other hand, has always focused on "behind the firewall" integrated solutions that create, enrich, aggregate, manage and share product information.
Both companies have a proven history of working together, since 2001, and have successfully completed many joint customer engagements by simplifying Item Management Processes through thought leadership and technology. The extended level of global collaboration helps joint customers ensure that product information will be managed efficiently and remains accurate and timely throughout its lifecycle.
1WorldSync and LANSA focus upon joint industry imperatives providing turnkey Product Information Management (PIM) solutions with real-time integration, focused on product data management and synchronization enabling customers to have a highly configurable solutions to meet today’s and future business requirements.
With more than 15,000 customers across 54 countries, 1WorldSync is the industry leader in global product data management and data pool solutions certified for the GS1 Global Data Synchronization Network™ (GDSN®). 1WorldSync solutions and services allow companies to share trusted product information with one another and with consumers, driving business and convenience for everyone, all around the world. 1WorldSync is a joint venture of GS1 Germany and GS1 US, which are member organizations of GS1, the organization that develops global standards for identifying, capturing and sharing product information. For more information, visit www.1worldsync.com