Programmers.io IBM i/AS400 Services

We are programmers who are experts in IBM i/AS400 programming. We extend your existing team to help you accomplish your goals faster.

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Maintenance and Application Development

We have experts in RPG III, SQLRPGLE, and RPGLE. Our IBMi experts have extensive knowledge of ERP, EDI packages, therefore we understand each and every detail of IBMi development. From providing assistance or maintenance to application development from scratch, our AS400 development team knows it all.

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Application Modernization

Do you want a classic user interface without losing the secure RPG code and business logic? Our team of qualified IBMi experts know all the latest and modern platforms/frameworks to help your green screen application modified with a GUI leveraging the existing code. We know all the concepts from Open Access to API-fication and integration.

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Migration and Conversion

Migrating from IBMi to other platforms to meet your customer demands is one of our areas of expertise. Our team can help in migration services. We generate business documents for legacy applications written in old RPG to make the migration seamless and effective.

AS400/IBM i Technologies Programmers.io Supports

Databases
  • DB2/400
  • PostgreSQL
  • MS SQL
Operating System
  • OS/400
  • V5R3, V5R4
  • V6R1
  • V7R1, V7R2, V7R3, V7R4
Modernization Tools
  • Profound
  • LANSA
  • Others
Source Control
  • Aldon
  • Turnover
  • Implementer
  • GitHub
  • SVN
Tools
  • Hawkeye
  • Robot
  • X-Analysis
  • TLAForms
  • SQL Performance Monitor
  • MIMIX
  • Data Mirror
  • RDI
  • ACS
  • Synon
  • Galileo Performance Management
Packages
  • EDI (Trusted Link, Menten, Liaison Delta)
  • Infor LX (ERP)
  • Infor XA (MAPICS)
  • PrismERP
  • S2K Enterprise (ERP)
  • CAMS/400 (ERP)
  • JDE (ERP)
  • Smart400
Domain
  • Banking and Finance
  • e-Commerce
  • Manufacturing
  • Insurance
  • Retail
  • Healthcare
Languages
  • RPG-Free
  • RPGLE
  • RPG II, RPG III, IV
  • SQLRPGLE
  • CLLE
  • COBOL

Programmers.io AS400/IBM i Specialties

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JD Edwards Cloud Solutions

The rapid growth for the need for the cloud has led to a significant rise in the demand of JD EnterpriseOne, JDE One World, OneView, JD Edwards ERP, and JDE Cloud solutions. Programmers.io has hands-on experience in implementation, integration, customization, support, and upgrades of JD Edwards solutions to meet your business requirements.

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EDI: Electronic Data Interchange

Our EDI experts specialize in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) integration development, supporting businesses to go paperless and reduce as many manual steps as possible. Using our expertise we have enabled industries on large scale in secure, quick, and standardized data exchange.

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Prism ERP Solution

Programmers.io provides extensive support for PrismERP integration, upgrades, deployment, and migration of your old systems to this new platform. Enabling your business functions with the PrismERP application will provide enhanced management and accurate business insights. Get it integrated to give a competitive edge to your business.

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Smart400

Smart400 is entirely based on the native IBM iSeries, extensively used by renowned insurance companies for technical implementation. Programmers.io comes with the expertise and an immense pool of IBM i talent. We provide extensive support for Smart400 implementation and customization to organizations worldwide.

Our IBM iSeries Development Features

    • IBM iSeries Application Development using RPGLE and COBOL
    • IBM iSeries Application Development using Stored Procedures
    • Synon Development for IBM i System
    • EDI Integration with IBM i System
    • Various ERP Integrations with IBM i System

  • Integrate SQL server with IBM i System
  • Integrate RPG-XML Suite
  • Modernize IBM i using Custom Development
  • Modernize IBM i using tools like Profound and LANSA
  • Implement Open Source apps on IBM i System, such as Java, Node JS

External Packages

Electronic Data Interchange Services

Customer Relationship Management

Enterprise Resource Planning

IBMi_Interaction

IBM i

State of the IBM iSeries in 2022

Modernization

Profound UI

Data Extract/ETL

Sql Server

FTP Services

FTP

HTTP Server/CGI

API

Surrounding Tech

JSON

AWS Java SDK

AWS

  • Java
  • Python
  • Node
  • jQuery
  • Zend
  • PHP

Integrating IBM i with Third Party and E-Commerce Platforms

IBM i applications are robust and secure compared to other applications. There’s no limit to what you can achieve with AS400 when you integrate with the right third party technologies. For example, warehouse management systems, CRMs, security applications, EDIs, or any cloud services, like Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The same applies to integration with Magento e-commerce integration. If you have your online marketplace built up on IBM i, integration with Magento streamlines the online purchasing process while IBM i continues to process
transactions safely, securely, and quickly.

IBM i API Integration

Looking for API integration with your IBM i system? Programmers.io is here for you.

Integration using Java

Java is one of the most reliable options to integrate APIs into IBM i systems because it

  • Supports both SOAP and REST API.
  • Easily manipulates complex requests and responses.
  • Handles XML better than RPG.
  • Handles multimedia formats (like files and images).
  • Can be used as a wrapper to upload API content
  • Calls RPG programs from Java to perform business logic.

Integration using IBM i tools

  • Uses open source tools like the LibHTTP to call external API.
  • Incorporates IBM i, Db2 SQL functions to make HTTP calls directly from SQL statements.
  • IBM i Db2 SQL functions are used to parse the information received by HTTP calls and stores them in relational tables in Db2.

Why So Many Companies Still Use AS400/IBM i

For years, organizations and even some technology experts have considered AS400 obsolete. However, when we look at the facts, including the characteristics and the importance of this system in its updated format today, we discover that AS400 cannot be ignored. Today, it is still one of the most integral systems for enterprises, manufacturing industries, finance and more.

For years, organizations and even some technology experts have considered AS400 obsolete. However, when we look at the facts, including the characteristics and the importance of this system in its updated format today, we discover that AS400 cannot be ignored. Today, it is still one of the most integral systems for enterprises, manufacturing industries, finance and more.

As we already know, AS400 systems now includes an extensive library-based operating system. IBM i, it is also capable of supporting multiple instances of AIX, Linux, Lotus Domino, Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003. The Power processors support IBM i, AIX, Linux and Lotus Domino. Windows is supported with either single-processor internal blade servers (IXS) or externally linked multiple-processor servers (IXA and iSCSI). iSCSI also provides support for attachment of IBM Blade centres. Windows, Linux, and VMware ESX(VI3) are supported on iSCSI attached servers.

Other important features include:

  • Logical portioning
  • DB2 Mirror
  • Common client-server support

RPGLE-the most secure and robust language

RPGLE or RPG IV is the latest version used for IBM i application development. Although companies are migrating to new platforms, there are ways of migrating the frontend to new platform keeping the old RPG code intact. This includes some simple and easy procedures:

  • One of the simple solutions is re-facing or transforming the green screen into a GUI. Re-facing makes the interface user friendly giving a browser-based look and feel without any programming changes.
  • The common green screen can be enhanced by using RPG Open Access to separate the business logic from the UI, allowing the same business logic to be used on multiple UIs.

Benefits of IBM i development from PIO

  • Our programmers have in-depth knowledge of a variety of tools and have a wealth of technological expertise.
  • They follow functional specifications to create technical documentation and develop pseudo codes.
  • They troubleshoot your business processes to diagnose where the issues are.
  • They will help your enterprise modernize legacy code, integrate your ERP or EDI solutions, as well as develop and maintain applications.
  • If you need support for existing software, they can help debug, locate and solve issues.

See Your Project Take Flight

We Support Legacy
& Modern Platforms

  • Developers for both legacy and modern platforms
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  • Certified SMEs with access to knowledgeable support staff
  • Remote support in a variety of time zones

Performance
Guarantee

  • Try us for 90 days
  • No startup costs or upfront fees
  • You will not be invoiced if you are not happy with our work

Transparent
Billing

  • Fixed monthly pricing
  • No hidden fees
  • No long-term contracts

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‐ Applications Director

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‐ EDI Manager

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‐ IT Manager

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‐ Project Manager

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‐ Director of Technical Business Systems

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‐ Director Of Development

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‐ IT Project Manager

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