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Rapid Application Modernization Process or RAMP, is an offering from LANSA that delivers both today's "must-have" tactical enhancements and a smooth path to long-term modernization of IBM iSeries™ applications using LANSA's rapid prototyping and intelligent refacing tools.

RAMP provides a development and execution Application Framework with a Microsoft Outlook-style "look-and-feel." You can "mix-and-match" your existing iSeries 5250 screens and batch-based jobs with Visual LANSA components that can execute against iSeries, Windows™, UNIX™ or Linux™ servers in a Web browser or as Windows rich-client applications.

RAMP goes way beyond conventional refacing technologies that only provide presentation enhancements. RAMP generates Navigation, Filter and Organization components for deployment on your choice of platforms, with your choice of user interface.

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  • + Functional details

    RAMP is a staged process used to deliver a modernized version of your existing applications:

    Stage 1: Creation of a Modernization Framework - You create the aesthetics and behavior of your modernized application.

    Stage 2: Reanimation and Initial Enrichment - Existing 5250 screens are automatically styled to match the look-and-feel of the prototype and possess all the normal properties of the Microsoft Outlook-style interface.

    Stage 3: Ongoing Re-engineering and Enrichment - You use LANSA 2005’s development capabilities to further extend and replace portions of the legacy application - moving your old 5250-based applications into a modern repository-based development environment.

  • + Business problem

    Companies rewriting their core systems without RAMP might be using outdated systems while they develop the new system. Developers integrate the new, complete application with their old system, only to throw this work away as more of the applications are completed. When the implementation is complete, the requirements have changed and the system is showing its age. RAMP’s approach to system replacement lowers risk and speeds up delivery time.

  • + Competitive advantage

    When the pressure is on to modernize a legacy system, it can be tempting to reach for the quick solution — refacing. But an application that looks better is not the same as one that works better. In designing RAMP, LANSA recognized the limitations of existing refacing tools and the difficulty of justifying a replacement project.

    RAMP is the first modernization process to reface legacy applications while simultaneously preparing them for future redevelopment. RAMP enables existing applications to be redeployed with a rich graphical user interface and enhanced navigation in weeks rather than months or years — with no change to the IBM iSeries® server logic.

    In addition, by moving iSeries applications into a LANSA Application Framework, the full power of the LANSA development environment is available to deliver any kind of enhancement or addition.

  • + Industries

    Cross Industry

  • + Solution areas

    Cross industry

  • + Customer size

    Small Business (50 to 99 employees)
    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • + Languages supported

    Portuguese (Brazil)
    Spanish; Castilian

  • + Countries/regions available for distribution

  • + Available from these resellers

    LANSA Product Center
       122 Arthur St., 11th Floor
       North Sydney ,  NSW   2060
       Phone 011-612-8907-0200

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  • + Hardware/OS platforms

    IBM i 7.1
       IBM Systems: Power

Date last modified:    Apr 16, 2014


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