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Going beyond conventional refacing technologies that only provide presentation enhancements, RAMP is a set of technologies and a process that enables you to take your legacy IBM® iSeries™ applications – and without any reprogramming – turn them into a modern application in a way that's never been seen before.
  • - Business Value

    Pattern Overview

    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.

    Business Case

    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    Companies rewriting their core systems without RAMP might be using outdated systems while they develop the new system.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.

  • -Technical 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.

  • - More Information

    Provider Information

    Name: Sherry Barnvos


    Phone: 1-630-874-7000

PureSystems patterns are part of a broad portfolio of PureSystems solutions for business, cloud, and infrastructure applications.

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