Programmers.io IBM i/AS400 Services
iSeries development team at Programmers.io are IBMi/AS400 programming and consultation experts. We extend your existing team to help you accomplish your goals faster.
Maintenance and Application Development
We have experts in RPG III, SQLRPGLE, and RPGLE. Our IBMi developers have extensive knowledge of ERP and EDI packages; therefore, we understand every detail of IBMi /AS400 support and services. From providing assistance or maintenance to application development from scratch, our AS400 iSeries development team knows it all.
Do you want a classic user interface without losing the secure RPG code and business logic? Let our expert IBMi/AS400 development team can update your green screen application by leveraging existing code with GUI. ISeries developers know all the concepts of IBMI Modernization from Open Access to API-fication and integration.
Migration and Conversion
Migrating from IBMi to other platforms to meet your customer demands is one of our areas of expertise. Our AS400/IBM iseries support services support can help in migration and conversion. We generate business documents for legacy applications written in old RPG to make the migration seamless and effective.
Technologies Support by Our AS400/IBM i Developers
- MS SQL
- V5R3, V5R4
- V7R1, V7R2, V7R3, V7R4
- SQL Performance Monitor
- Data Mirror
- Galileo Performance Management
- EDI (Trusted Link, Menten, Liaison Delta)
- Infor LX (ERP)
- Infor XA (MAPICS)
- S2K Enterprise (ERP)
- CAMS/400 (ERP)
- JDE (ERP)
AS400/IBM i Support and Solutions
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.
EDI: Electronic Data Interchange
Retail, manufacturing, logistics, warehouse, health, insurance, and so many other industries use Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) to interchange EDI documents smoothly in a timely and cost-effective manner. Programmers.IO has expertise in setting up the Trading Partner, EDI Documents Mapping, Analyzing and Monitoring the Inbound/Outbound documents Errors, and the Setup/Upgrade/Modify EDI Processes.
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.
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.
Programmers.io 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
Electronic Data Interchange Services
Customer Relationship Management
Enterprise Resource Planning
State of the IBM iSeries in 2023
AWS Java SDK
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.
IBMi API Integration Services
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 Companies Still Believe in AS400/IBMi
Organizations and a few technology experts have considered IBMi/AS400 outdated. However, it is still one of the most integral systems for enterprises, manufacturing industries, finance and others. Ignoring the importance of the versatility and efficiency of a modernized AS400 system is not an option
Organizations and a few technology experts have considered IBMi/AS400 outdated. However, it is still one of the most integral systems for enterprises, manufacturing industries, finance and others. Ignoring the importance of the versatility and efficiency of a modernized AS400 system is not an option.
Most know that the AS400 iSeries system includes an extensive library-based operating system. In addition, IBM Power Systems services multiple instances of AIX, Linux, Lotus Domino, Microsoft Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003.
Sometimes, a single processor server is linked to internal blade servers (IXS) to support Windows. Other times, Windows is serviced by multiple externally linked processor servers (IXA and iSCSI). Windows, Linux, and VMware ESX(VI3) are supported on iSCSI attached servers, which support IBM Blade centre attachments.
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 IBM i version of application development. When companies choose to move, there are several ways to keep the old RPG code intact when migrating the frontend to its new platform. This migration is simple when following the following procedures:
- One solution 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.
- Enhance the standard green screen using RPG Open Access to separate the business logic from the UI, which utilizes the same business logic on multiple UIs.
Benefits of IBM iSeries developers 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.
- They can locate, debug, and solve issues If you need IBM iSeries support for existing software.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Some of the most commonly asked questions about IBMi/RPGLE aka AS400 Development, answered by our Dedicated IBMi Development Team.
IBMi also known as AS400, is a line of business computers used for a variety of purposes, including enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), eCommerce, Banking, Insurance and much more. It provides a robust platform for businesses to manage their data, applications, and operations, helping them to improve efficiency and productivity. IBMi is widely used in industries such as finance, healthcare, and manufacturing.
An IBMi iSeries /AS400 developer is an IT professional who specializes in developing applications for the IBM iSeries platform (also known as AS400). IBMi iSeries developers help businesses automate processes, manage data, and streamline operations with custom applications.
The cost for an iSeries (IBM iSeries/RPG/AS400) web/software development and iSeries application development project depends on several factors. Three considerations include the scope and complexity of the project, the size of the development team, and the duration of the project. Factors such as location, skills and experience, and hourly rate also impact the cost. It is best to consult with a specialized provider by filling out the "Schedule a Call" form for a detailed estimate of the cost of your iSeries web development project.
The duration of an outsourced IBMi (AS400) development project depends on several factors. A few considerations include the scope and complexity of the project, the size of the development team, and the resources and technology being used. A development project can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months. We follow the agile development methodologies, however, so you can see iterations along the way. It is best to consult with a specialized provider by filling out the "Schedule a Call" form for a more accurate estimate of the duration of your IBMi (AS400) development project.
Yes! We have a team of highly skilled IBMi RPGLE developers with a thorough understanding of SQL, CLLE and COBOL for businesses. With years of experience developing customized IBMi/AS400 RPG applications, our team is ready for whatever you need. Please reach out to learn more about how we can help you take the next step.
Outsourcing or staff augmentation for IBMi RPGLE applications works by partnering with a specialized provider who can provide the necessary expertise and resources to develop, maintain, and support your IBMi applications. You can choose to outsource all or part of your development work, depending on specific needs and budget. Outsourcing or augmenting your staff, saves time, reduces costs, and ensures that your IBMi applications are developed and maintained to the highest standards.
The cost for hiring an IBMi/AS400/RPGLE developer varies based on the developer's experience level, the size of the project, and the location of the developer. The average cost for a full-time IBMi/iSeries developer can range from $80,000 to $120,000 per year. Additionally, there are alternative staffing options, such as hiring a contract developer or outsourcing development to a third-party provider. These options may offer a more cost-effective solution. It's best to fill out our "Schedule a Call" form and let us help you get a more accurate estimate based on your specific requirements.
Yes, we do offer additional support as a part of our IBMi/RPGLE/AS400 development services. Our team of experts are available to provide the support you need, when you need it. Whether there is a bug that needs fixed, a technical issue to resolve, or new functionality for development, we provide high-quality ad hoc support that meets your unique needs.
Yes, IBM continues to develop and maintain the IBMi platform. In recent years, IBMi systems have evolved to include new technologies and capabilities. It's still a critical component of IBM's offerings.
Yes! We have a team of fully vetted expert IBMi/AS400 RPGLE programmers for IBMi modernization projects for businesses in your industry. They have experience working with both large and small businesses on either the front end or the back end. Whatever your need, we have a developer with knowledge and expertise. With our help, you'll find the most qualified developers with the right skills and expertise.
Yes, our team has extensive experience providing automation solutions for businesses using the IBMi platform. We help you streamline your operations, increase efficiency, and improve productivity. Our specialists provide a secure, comprehensive solution that meets your requirements whether your project live or in development. We can help you achieve your goals.
If you’d like to hire developers for an IBMi/ AS400 RPGLE project, we have extensive experience providing automation solutions for the IBMi/AS400 platform. Simply fill out the form to schedule a call. Our specialists will help you with every step of the hiring process, from sourcing candidates to negotiating terms and closing the deal.
IBMi, API Integration Solutions are available for live projects. Our team has been integrating IBM i/AS400 systems with other technologies for years. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive solution that meets international security standards. We can help you reach your goals with an individualized solution that meets your unique requirements.
Yes, we can provide IBM i/AS400, modernization solutions for your IBMi/AS400 project. Our team of experts can help you upgrade your existing IBM i infrastructure to incorporate the latest technology. We will provide a secure, comprehensive solution that meets your specific requirements and helps you achieve your project goals.
Yes, we can offer IBMi iSeries /AS400 RPGLE support on an hourly or monthly basis. Our team of experts can help you find the right support solution that meets your specific needs. Whether you need ongoing support or just a developer for a specific project, we've got flexible, cost-effective solutions for you.
Yes, we can provide a developer to manage your IBMi applications. Our high-quality IBMi iSeries developers offer expertise and a deep understanding of the resources that are available to effectively manage your IBMi applications. Whether it’s maintenance, troubleshooting, or enhancements, we can dedicate a developer to your project who will work closely with your team to ensure that your IBMi applications run smoothly and meet your business needs.
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- Certified SMEs with access to knowledgeable support staff
- Remote support in a variety of time zones
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- No startup costs or upfront fees
- You will not be invoiced if you are not happy with our work
- Fixed monthly pricing
- No hidden fees
- No long-term contracts
"We find your team to be true business partners. Exceptionally responsive, strong domain knowledge, and outstanding at execution."
Chief Integration Officer
"Happy with the performance. The team is self-driving, which is something I’ve had struggles with in the past. Very knowledgeable on the IBMi and requires minimal guidance."
Director of Information Technology
"Every developer we have worked with has been great! They are great at analyzing and making great suggestions, in addition to coding all that we ask for. Even with the time difference, they are always willing to work on "our hours" when needed for deadlines and projects as needed. Thanks for everything!"
Chief Information Security Officer
"The programmers I have worked with have all been great! They think out of the box and make suggestions, and they research and figure things out on their own, which is a tremendous help to me. I would recommend them to any prospective clients you have."
"Great team and still one of the best I’ve worked with on the IBMi/RPG environment"
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