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3 Reasons Mass Conversion Can Help You Successfully Modernize Your IBM i

Posted by Tim Losee on May 23, 2017 3:53:59 PM

Mass Conversion is a tool that can help migrate green-screen code into Web applications for the IBM i (AS/400, iSeries) platform. This modernization service is exclusive to Profound Logic Software. Using mass conversion technology allows your applications to be rebuilt quickly instead of investing years of doing it manually. 

The Mass Conversion service is done by transforming your limited green-screen into a modern interface without creating another layer over your system (aka "Screen Scraping"). This new modern interface is driven by HTML, CSS and JavaScript. 3 reasons Mass Conversion can help Modernize your IBM i system are:

  • Saves You Time and Money
  • The Process is Automated and Repeatable
  • Cutomizable Coding and Enhancements to Your System

Let's break down each of these reasons hand how they can effectively help Modernize your IBM i platform easily through a Mass Conversion effort: 

1. Saves You Time and Money

After determining what DDS and keywords you are using, a proposal for what work is involved in putting together your conversion process analysis is created. This proposal allows for significant reductions in the amount of time you spend on the conversion process. It also enables an accurate assessment of the scope of the project, allowing you understand the immediate impact on your business without wasting time or money trying to figure it out. 

2. The Process is Automated and Repeatable

With the Mass Conversion service you can create an automated process that can improve and test your newly converted code. By the end of this project you will have a modern and functional system without any ties to your old 5250 green screen. If needed at a later date you can always repeat the process for code that you may want to convert at a later date. 

3. Customizable Coding and Enhancements to Your System

For most modernization projects it isn't a "Point A to B" type of project. There comes a great deal of customization which can be costly and time consuming. Getting the functionality of a point-and-click application from 5250 applications can be difficult on your own. With the Mass Conversion service, customized coding and skins can help make the process seamless and your applications fully functional. Your entire conversion process is monitored and tracked by an entire team of developers. These developers can configure, catalog and run all of your libraries through the converter. This team will test every aspect of your modernized application and help create enhancements that might be required. 

Companies can be fearful of a massive change like modernization, but with the right tools and the right partner you can achieve your modernization goals quickly and painlessly. Profound Logic is here to create a avenue for your agile modernization, and we can help you with all your modernization needs. 

To see how it all works, you can download your trial here

Topics: Application modernization, IBM i applications

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