Thousands of organizations worldwide rely on time-tested IBM i (AS/400) applications, some of which were written 30 years ago. While those applications are rock-solid, their green-screen interfaces may be difficult for younger users to learn and navigate. Additionally, your web and mobile developers likely struggle to integrate business logic and data into new projects. Doing nothing will eventually lead to lower productivity, lost customers, and increased workforce attrition. So what's the solution?
Besides being complex, expensive, and time-consuming, rip-and-replace efforts often end in failure and can introduce unacceptable levels of risk to your bottom line. Fortunately, there are less-expensive options that make it possible to preserve your IBM i investments without replacing hardware and re-writing applications.
Revitalize green-screen interfaces quickly and easily
Rocket® Modern Experience (Web Edition) lets you web-enable critical back-end applications so your users can access them from web browsers and mobile devices. Modern Experience (Web Edition) makes web development fast and easy, with drag-and-drop tools and runtime components that extend and repurpose any IBM i application as a user-friendly, HTML5 web application. Unlike other solutions, Modern Experience lets you leverage existing development without having to install or modify code. It also automatically extracts and synchronizes all screens of a legacy application with any modernized user interface, ensuring consistent and coordinated change management at all ends of the organization.
Give any developer access to application data and logic
Your customers expect fresh, modern digital and mobile experiences. But replacing proven systems with Windows or Linux systems can be expensive, risky, and drive up operating costs 3x or more. Rocket® Process Integration (formerly API) helps you unlock the valuable information that’s stored in your host applications for use virtually anywhere, including cloud, mobile, self-service applications, and more. By wrapping application and data and logic in APIs, even your most junior developer can create new web and mobile experiences based on your IBM i applications—without requiring risky modifications to the underlying source code.
Rocket Process Integration helps you turn your IBM i system into a modern API-enabled platform utilizing SOAP or RESTful services, making it easy to integrate core business functionality into web or mobile experiences. Built-in intelligence ensures that codebase changes don't break the connection between your APIs and the applications that call them, letting you modernize without the time, expense, or risk normally associated with rip-and-replace efforts. Rocket Process Integration fits into any current application infrastructure using a no-code/low-code model—eliminating the need to write new application code.
Increase employee retention and reduce training time
While updating your IBM i application's front end is just one part of a comprehensive modernization approach, it’s one of the most important ways you can reduce costs and increase productivity. An intuitive interface means fewer training requirements, faster onboarding and lower training costs. It also means that users can get more done in less time. Call center staff, for example, get up and running faster because the interface and navigation is familiar and intuitive, leading to increased revenue, fewer mistakes, and improved customer satisfaction.
Application Modernization Solution Matrix
Every application modernization project is different, presenting different requirements that can call for different approaches to solving them. However you choose to deliver your modernization project, we have you covered with solutions that enable you to bring your trusted core business applications into the twenty-first century.
Rocket® LegaSuite Web helps you turn green-screen application interfaces into responsive web UIs and workflows using simple drag-and-drop tools, while Rocket® API enables you to make core application functions available via RESTful APIs for access via virtually any other programming language and application.