This showcase originally published in our customer magazine, the LANSA Review Issue 32, 2006.
LANSA Solution Partners across the world offer solutions that range from small Windows-based systems with just a few clients, to large iSeries systems implemented by the top global banks with hundreds of simultaneous users. LANSA's central repository, impact analysis and automated documentation facilities allow development teams of 50 or more to work productively together on large projects, while smaller partners work equally productively in a single seat development environment.
In this article, we showcase just a few of our 300-plus partners who have used LANSA to increase market share by developing core functionality or modernizing industry leading COBOL and RPG solutions with Web, Windows and XML extensions.
Common advantages cited by LANSA partners, large or small, include:
- Support cross-platform and hosted ASP deployment in multiple languages from a single set of source code.
- Quicker time to market with LANSA's short learning curve and productive development environment.
- Easy XML, Java and Web Service integration with LANSA Integrator.
- Adopt new technologies without constantly upgrading customer's operating systems.
Agilysys ESG Hospitality Solutions, formerly Inter-American Data is based in Alpharetta, Georgia. Agilysys powers the largest resorts in the world with its suite of enterprise solutions for property and materials management as well as electronic document storage. Over the years, the core functionality of the LMS hospitality system has been extended with LANSA.
In 1997, the LANSA-based Web extension LMS ResNet was the first real-time, fully integrated Internet hotel booking system in the world. Currently, close to 5 percent of all U.S. Internet room sales are made via LMS ResNet. LMS has also been extended with LMS GuestExpress, a wireless check-in facility. And ongoing developments such as ShowGate and Web Services continue to add value to the Agilysys suite of applications.
Customers include Harrah's, Gaylord, The Riviera, Venetian, MGM Mirage, The Breakers, The Borgata, Colonial Williamsburg, The Boyd Group and many others.
Criss Chrestman, director of strategic technology at Agilysys, said, "The ability to efficiently work in real-time with production data in a secure manner was one of the reasons we chose LANSA for the Web as our development platform for Internet applications. We have reviewed all the other technology options available and LANSA remains the best ROI platform for us."
Apparel Business Systems (ABS), based in Norristown, Pennsylvania, specializes in solutions for the apparel, footwear and sewn products industries. For three decades the ABS ERP software suite has given manufacturers, importers, contractors and distributors the tools needed in the global marketplace.
A LANSA Partner since 2000, ABS uses LANSA for eBusiness portals, PDA access for sales staff, credit card processing, executive reporting and other enhancements including a B2B extension that lets customers at in-store kiosks check inventory, place orders and add name and logo embellishments.
Customers include, Lacrosse Industries, Phoenix Footwear Group and Lilly Pulitzer.
Damien Kodner, ABS sales and marketing manager said, "ABS eBusiness suite of LANSA applications lets our customers exploit the power of the Web without the need for a room full of servers and technicians to manage software applications."
ACCEO Solutions Inc., offers Scoopsoft, an integrated management system designed for the forestry products and mining industries. Scoopsoft has been enhanced with a LANSA CRM portal and uses LANSA Client for querying and reporting.
Scoopsoft is used by over 350 companies in North America including Kruger, Forest Products Group, Rosboro Lumber Company and Chantiers Chibougamau.
Alain Dubois, VP forestry products at ACCEO Solutions, said, "LANSA has been our partner for over 15 years and has served us well in making sure that Scoopsoft continuously evolved with the new technologies that emerged over those years."
Capitol Appraisal Group, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, specializes in appraisals for oil wells, mineral mines, power plants and other related industrial properties. A solution vendor as well its own largest customer, CAGI wanted a more contemporary appraisal, tax collection and county government software solution to market. CAGI used Visual LANSA to redevelop an internally developed COBOL system as well as RPG-based software from a merger with midrange developer Thompson Data Systems.
Its new Centurion Software Series product determines a value for real, personal or mineral property and processes the appraised values for collection by taxing jurisdictions. Centurion provides interfaces to GIS and imaging products and runs on iSeries, pSeries and Windows servers.
Customers include around 80 appraisal districts in Texas and one in Alaska.
Bob Thompson, CAGI VP, said, "Since government regulations change constantly, our software must be able to change very quickly, which is a big reason why we choose LANSA. LANSA has become our primary development tool because it lets us keep our company technologically agile, regardless of the deployment platform."
CAPP Associates, founded in 1980 and based in Mississauga, Ontario in Canada, is a long-time LANSA Partner and IBM Business Partner specializing in a number of vertical markets, including distribution, manufacturing, real estate, service dispatch and warranty claim processing.
CAPP Associates extended its RPG-based Distribute III and CAPPauto ERP offerings with CAPPnet, a LANSA B2B eCommerce extension to streamline customer-service operations for wholesale distributors and manufacturers, along with XML trading partner integration using LANSA Integrator.
Customers include Ideal Supply, Eecol Electric, Global Industries and many other electrical, plumbing and auto parts companies.
Peter Quattro, president and partner, said, "I believe strongly that customer needs are best met when we communicate and work with them in a partner relationship, rather than as supplier and customer. Key to this is LANSA's productive and flexible development environment."
CB Software Systems, based in Shaker Heights, Ohio, specializes in the distribution/redistribution industry. CB Software used LANSA Commerce Edition to extend their RPG-based custom ERP package Distribusmart with online shopping, quoting and account inquiries and uses LANSA Client for queries and reporting.
Customers include Dean Supply Company, Empire Wholesale Lumber, Federal Equipment Company, Great Lakes Towing, Ohio Soap, SS Kemp & Co., State Restaurant Equipment Co. and Telarc International.
Chad Barr, CB Software founder and president, said, "We chose LANSA Commerce Edition for its ability to integrate in real-time with our iSeries Distribusmart solution. Full integration without data duplication is critical to eBusiness success. It took only six weeks to deliver a fully functional and integrated B2B site to our first eBusiness customer."
Distribution Service Technologies (DST), based in Mission Viejo, California, develops solutions for the automotive, heavy-duty and performance parts distribution vertical markets. DST provides TurboParts, a LANSA-based eCommerce offering not only for ordering parts, but also increasing sales.
DST recently released TurboParts 2006, developed using LANSA's Web Application Modules (WAMs). In addition to an entirely new look and feel, TurboParts 2006 offers such business management features as drill-down capabilities for sales and order history.
Customers include A & F Imported Parts, Aurora Parts and Accessories, Betts Spring Company, Burlington Foreign Car Parts Inc., Diesel Injection Service Co., Fortuna Distributing, Genuine Parts Distributor, Global Automotive Imports Inc, Ignition & Fuel Systems, Stone Wheel Inc. and many other parts distribution companies.
Lou Stover, VP marketing at DST, said, "The vehicle service industry, by the very nature of its operation, demands live inventory and DST delivers this with TurboParts. A service facility utilizing TurboParts can view a distributor's inventory in real-time, thus marrying the two enterprises as business partners."
Euronet Worldwide, based in Leawood, Kansas, is a global leader in the processing of secure electronic financial transactions for banks, retailers and mobile operators. Euronet's product lines include: Mobile Banking, Internet Banking, IVR, EFT network connections, Recharge, Debit card, Credit card, Prepaid card, EMV issuing and acquiring, POS and ATM.
With Visual LANSA, Euronet's Integrated Credit Card Solution (ICCS) and Integrated Merchant Solution (IMS) seamlessly interconnect credit card processing for all product categories into a single solution.
Euronet is the largest pan-European ATM processor and operates the largest shared network in India. The company's integrated banking software supports its own operations centers as well as financial institutions in approximately 70 countries.
Fidelity Information Services' ACBS® division is the global leader in high-end systems for originating, syndicating, servicing, trading and settling of corporate loans, especially large syndicated loans. ACBS Servicing is LANSA-based and available on Windows and iSeries platforms or as an ASP solution.
With more than 85 clients including 19 of the Top 25 global banks ranked by Tier 1 Capital, ACBS is used to process in excess of 30 percent of syndicated loans.
Global Programming Services, based in Richmond Texas, specializes in the operation support system needs of the independent telecommunications industry. TDO, its LANSA-based Tangible Data Options solution offers account based hierarchy, dynamic user-defined fields, integrated facilities management including Cable TV and Pay Per View along with Web account inquiry and bill payment.
Customers include Big Bend Telephone Co., Chester Telephone Co., Etex Telephone Co-op, Lakedale Telephone Co., PBT Communications, Peoples Telephone Co-op and Smithville Telephone Company.
Orv Anderson, GPS cofounder and president, said, "The combination of our extensive understanding of the telephone company business, LANSA's productivity and flexibility and the reliability of the IBM iSeries, has allowed us to deliver a viable and easy to customize solution. At GPS, we felt that the need to adapt with speed and efficiency had to be built right into our product. That is why we selected the LANSA tool set to build TDO from the ground up."
Kirkey Products Group, based in Longwood, Florida, has extended its ERP solution for the agribusiness community with LANSA. Kirkey's product family is designed to meet the needs of growers, packers, shippers, sellers and brokers of fresh packed and processed fruits and vegetables.
Kirkey's customers can offer their business partners LANSA-based Web ordering and inquiry, traditional EDI, EDI AS2 and iTrade Network Integration. Using LANSA, Kirkey also offers an integrated and feature-rich B2C package for companies engaged in the gift fruit shipping industry.
Customers include Calavo Growers, Chiquita Frupac, East Coast Brokers & Packers, Gargiulo Inc., Gracewood Fruit Company, Price Cold Storage, Sunkist Growers and Washington Fruit & Produce.
Stan Ruggiero, CEO at Kirkey, said, "In today's business environments eCommerce has surpassed the stage of being a "nicety" and rapidly escalated to a "necessity". LANSA allows us to deliver flexible eCommerce extensions that accommodate multiple providers and technologies. And we can deliver and customize a solution with enhanced functionality for our clients in a much timelier manner."
Numeric Computer Systems (NCS), headquartered in Hauppauge, New York and with offices in Puerto Rico, Australia and New Zealand, invented computerized route accounting in 1967. Today, NCS provides the food and beverage industry with supply chain execution solutions for the entire Direct Store Delivery (DSD) Order to Cash process.
NCS redeveloped its eRMS host product with Visual LANSA. eRMS runs on iSeries, UNIX and Windows servers and integrates with ERP, SCM and mobile solutions including the NCS eXpress Suite of mobile products.
Robert Hochberg, NCS president, said, "eRMS delivers an open, scalable and flexible solution to DSD manufacturers. With LANSA, we can now offer our solution on the client's choice of server with a browser user interface. eRMS adapts directly into existing SCM and ERP systems and includes secure eBusiness transactions directly integrated with the manufacturer's database."
PFW Systems, an IBM Premier and Lotus Business Partner based in London, Ontario, Canada, provides Web-based dealership management and eBusiness solutions on iSeries and Intel for equipment dealerships.
PFW has used LANSA since 1994 to enhance its dealer management solution and add Web extensions. LANSA was used in the transition of its classic iSeries Dealership Management system to IntelliDealer now completely written in LANSA, with numerous iSeries, Windows and ASP implementations.
Customers include Atlantic Tractor, Grant Equipment, RDO Equipment, SES Inc, Vermeer Mid Atlantic, Westcon Equipment & Rentals, Winchester Equipment, Pine Bush Equipment, Midlantic Machinery, Wolverine Tractor & Equipment and Maple Mountain Industries.
Frank DeDecker, VP development at PFW said, "LANSA has contributed significantly to what the dealer management system is today. One thing that set us apart from the competition early on was the system's true browser and internet capability, available to mobile staff everywhere."
Rippe & Kingston Systems, a highly successful U.S. software development, consulting and services firm based in Cincinnati, Ohio, is an IBM Premier Business Partner and a LANSA Partner since 1989. Rippe uses LANSA for several solutions and as an integral part of its services. Rippe's E.ssential software suite, an IBM approved Value Add for both the iSeries and Linux, now has LANSA WAM Portlet Configurator.
Customers include ITT-TDS Corporate Services, Xerox Connect, multiple divisions within the government of Bermuda, Smithfield Foods, Totes-Isotoner, many other iSeries, Linux, Windows and over 100 ASP implementations.
Other LANSA-based solutions include LMS V, the leading financial and practice management system used by over 400 law firms ranging in size from 6 to 1000 lawyers and METHOS, a Maintenance Management Information System that tracks plant maintenance costs and increases uptime.
Thom Davidson, president Rippe & Kingston Systems, said, "You ask me what we have done with LANSA since we first selected it in 1989? Maybe the appropriate question is what we haven't done with the suite of tools and solutions provided by LANSA."
"LANSA has provided the solutions and guidance we and our clients, require in this extremely complex technological world."
"I am amazed that code written 15 years ago offers us platform independence, database independence, Internet solutions, client/server, Wireless, XML, Java and much more. LANSA has made some exceptional promises and has more than delivered."
Strategic Business Systems, based in Ramsey, New Jersey, has been providing information systems solutions to the motor vehicle industry since 1982. Using LANSA, Strategic has extended and modernized its motor vehicle distribution systems with multilingual dealer and consumer portals.
Strategic's customers include Toyota, Mazda, Hummer, Saab, BMW, Land Rover, KIA, Hino Diesel Trucks, Ducati and many other prestigious names in the automotive, truck and motorcycle industries. Strategic has also assisted companies across many other industries with their document management and LANSA-based eBusiness implementations.
John Myers, Strategic's president, said, "Our customers have high expectations. They assume current level technology, require 24x7x365 reliability and demand performance within their budget. LANSA and the IBM iSeries are two of the reasons why we consistently meet these expectations."
Universal Software House, a LANSA Partner in Caracas, Venezuela, has more than 20 years experience in providing consulting, development and implementation services to the financial industry. Its Paradise solution for the banking industry, originally a green-screen solution, has been completely redeveloped with Visual LANSA Framework and has over 70 implementations in Latin America.
Cesar Jauregui, director application development at Universal Software House, said, "Paradise's new architecture, with its very intuitive user interface, database independence and cross platform deployment, contributes to an increase in market share."
Vormittag Associates, Inc. (VAI), based in Ronkonkoma, New York, is a premier-level IBM Business Partner and LANSA Partner since 1998. In 1999, VAI used LANSA for the Web to become the first major ERP vendor to offer an integrated iSeries eCommerce solution. VAI was the LANSA Americas Business Partner of the Year in 2005 for advancing eCommerce and its use of LANSA Integration tools for B2B and A2A.
More than one thousand companies use VAI's S2K Enterprise Edition ERP software and it has been particularly successful in earning the business of franchising corporations, such as Yum! Brands Inc., the parent company of Pizza Hut, KFC, Taco Bell, Long John Silvers and A&W Root Beer.
Many S2K Enterprise Edition users have implemented VAI's LANSA eBusiness solution, S2K Commerce Express, including Haier America Appliances, Widex Hearing Aid Company, Sid Harvey Industries, KwikGoal, BEERNUTS, Roto-Rooter and the Dunkin Donuts NE Distribution Center.
Todd Endsley, director ebusiness solutions at VAI, said, "Our eBusiness strategy has always been to leverage the latest technologies using a variety of toolsets. We have been extremely successful using the LANSA toolset for rapidly developing custom Web applications for our customers, as well as our own S2K Commerce Express product. We have recently expanded our product offerings with our S2K Enterprise Portal, which utilizes IBM's WebSphere platform and tooling to provide a Web-based portal solution."
Europe, Middle East and Africa
CHP Consulting, established in 1990, with headquarters in the U.K. and offices in USA and Australia, is the leading provider of software and consulting services to the global asset finance industry. With its business logic built with LANSA, CHP's ALFA Systems solution has grown to become an industry standard in supporting asset finance, vehicle finance and consumer finance operations at top banks, equipment manufacturers and finance companies.
Customers include Commonwealth Bank of Australia, GE Capital, HSBC, ING Lease, Lloyds TSB, RBS Lombard, National Australia Group, Nissan Finance, Royal Bank of Scotland and Société Générale.
Andrew Denton, CHP sales director, said, "By virtue of LANSA we can deploy our systems over a variety of popular platforms including Windows, IBM iSeries and Linux. LANSA keeps evolving. We can offer new technologies without redeveloping existing logic and deliver high quality, maintainable code very quickly."
Datel Protex Systems, a leading provider of IT solutions to clothing and footwear companies worldwide, is based in Warrington, U.K., with a subsidiary in Hong Kong and agents in Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and India. Datel's LANSA-based ERP solution, Protex, has evolved in line with developments in the clothing and footwear industry and now offers Web access for supply chain partners and self-service order and enquiry facilities for buyers of corporate clothing.
Customers include Burberry, Rainbow Corporatewear, Top Form International, Magee, Douglas Gill International, Baltika AS and many other manufacturing, sourcing and CMT companies.
Datel's cross-industry Visual LANSA Framework developed CRM solution is now part of the LANSA CodeStart program.
Martin Rath, Datel director, said, "As a solution developer and provider we need to continuously evolve our solutions to meet industry demands and provide innovative solutions in step with new IT developments. Visual LANSA gives Datel a rapid application design, development and delivery lifecycle, both for modernizing existing solutions and delivering new ones."
FicosNet S.L., formerly a division of Accenture and now part of Grupo Choice in Spain, offers Ficos Open Advanced Financials, a solution based on LANSA's Open middleware. Ficos Open provides integrated facilities for Treasury, Cash Management, Fixed Assets, General Ledger, Controlling, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Workflow Management, all integrated with document management database tools, data integration and advanced graphical facilities for financial analysis.
Ficos Open was one of the first LANSA cross-platform solutions in 1997, with many UNIX, Windows and iSeries implementations.
Customers include Nestle, United Biscuits, Bridgestone Firestone, Bacardi & Martini, Lidl and 3M.
Josep Pons, Ficos Open business manager, said, "Over a decade of success in the Spanish market proves LANSA was the best choice. LANSA let us meet changing legal regulations and provide the functionality required by the market on multiple platforms with minimal development effort."
GFS Fundraising and Marketing GmbH, a LANSA Partner in Bad Honnef, Germany, implements specialist solutions for non-profit organizations through customer, contributor and member contact databases. GFS redeveloped its 5250 MSV Open database solution with Visual LANSA. The new solution can be implemented in-house or in a hosted ASP model and offers a multi-client contributory accounting system with an integrated marketing database to handle contributions, confirmations, direct-debit processes and other procedures.
Customers include Amnesty International, the German Red Cross, Euronatur, the Christian Blind Mission and the German Nature Conservation Association. To support its customers, GFS also manages a database with over 10 million addresses with Visual LANSA and prepares over 50 million campaign mail-outs per year.
AArne Peper, GFS IT director, said, "With LANSA's uncomplicated development environment and comprehensive template library, we are able to produce and adapt applications for the non-profit sector with a great deal of flexibility and in a short time. With LANSA we manage very large databases and maintain high performance levels."
IFR France, based at the Toulouse-Blagnac international airport in France, provides multilingual global solutions to over 70 airlines worldwide, including Aeroflot, Bangkok Airways, Middle East Airlines, TunisAir, Vietnam Airlines, South African Express and the French Navy. IFR's LANSA-based operational planning solution KEOPS offers flight scheduling, crew management and operations control.
KEOPS customers include Aigle Azur, Air Mediterranee, Airlinair, Corsair International, Eagle Aviation, Air Horizons in France, Aeromar and Azteca in Mexico, Air Calin in New Caledonia, Air Gabon, Bangkok Airways, Cameroon Airlines, Karthago Airlines and Nouvelair Tunisie in Tunisia, Syrian Arab Airlines and Wanair in French Polynesia.
Hervé Le Roy, founder of IFR France, said, "LANSA is very productive and caters very well with multilingual and other localization issues, such as decimal point or comma and presentation of dates. LANSA is as reliable in a graphical Windows environment as it is in the iSeries environment. Automated functionality and reliability is key in aviation systems. Although the majority of our customers have iSeries systems, it is comforting to know that LANSA does not lock us into the iSeries."
IncQuest in the Netherlands is a total solution provider offering systems integration and consulting. Its ERP solution, LogiQuest, developed with the Visual LANSA Framework, is especially suitable for project-oriented organizations and trading companies. Modules include project management, project administration, operational support, labor and resource management, human resources, communications and workflow.
Main customers include the VAOP, a cooperative of Dutch municipalities for collecting and recycling domestic waste.
C. Siemons, IncQuest director said, "LANSA helped us to meet our goals to deliver a reliable and scalable solution. LogiQuest ERP offers a flexible framework our consultants can easily adapt to the customer's specific requirements. Key to the success of LogiQuest is its easy integration with other systems."
MDC, a LANSA and IBM Business Partner based in Dublin, Ireland, specializes in developing interactive and transaction-based Web applications for the financial services industry. MDC's LANSA-based InsureIT solution links in real-time to back-office legacy systems and is also offered as BrokerIT, an ASP service for insurance brokers and agents with real-time data exchange via Web Services with multiple rating engines and insurers. ManageIT is a cross industry solution to dynamically and securely manage Web content over the Internet.
Customers include Allianz in Ireland, FBD Insurance and GAB Robins. MDC has recently appointed LANSA Asia Pacific as its regional representative and gained its first customer in Australia.
Mike Dunnion, director of MDC, said, "The flexibility of LANSA's 4GL and its inherent speed of development lets us easily and quickly adapt our solution to suit customer specific requirements. And using LANSA Integrator, we can offer Web Services and other technologies to exchange transactions with third party or internal systems."
RPO Automatisering BV in the Netherlands specializes in solutions for fruit and vegetable importers and exporters and real estate management companies. RPO has completely redeveloped AGF/ng, its RPG and LANSA for the Web solution for the fruit and vegetable industry, with Visual LANSA. The new solution, Freshng Advanced Edition runs on Windows, iSeries and Linux systems.
RPO has over 60 customers in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Spain, including Fresh Partners Thailand, Bocchi Benelux, Alexport BV, MarniFruit BV, Jover BV and The Greenery Organics.
Paul van der Es, RPO's director of commercial affairs, said, "While AGF/ng had grown over the years and was well appreciated by our users, we wanted to expand our market share by supporting multiple platforms and multiple languages. LANSA's productive and flexible 4GL was the only tool that offered easy integration with legacy RPG logic plus portability to Linux and Windows."
SOLAR-IT, a LANSA Partner based in Antwerp, Belgium offers multilingual LANSA Web extensions for BPCS. EZ-Banking Enterprise allows easy bank transactions from within BPCS, including processing of checks and bills, entry of bank statements, execution of electronic payments and automatic entry of bank transactions. EZ-CRM allows easy management of customer relationships with modules for customer information, complaints, sales and marketing automation, product data management and content management.
Customers include Purac biochem, Mitsubishi Heavy Equipment, Greif Germany, Schukra in Austria, Abbott Laboratories, Belden Europe CDT and many others in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland.
Piet van Hemert, SOLAR-IT GM, said, "The robustness of the iSeries, the productivity of LANSA and the openness of BPCS fit in our strategy. These qualities have attracted a huge number of users all over the world. LANSA's ease of use and productivity allowed us to develop a sophisticated and integrated Web solution with our own staff, without having to rely on third party experts."
Advance Computing, a LANSA Partner in Australia, has been using LANSA since 1989. Its LANSA-based MISSION (Mortgaged Investment Software System - Next Generation) and CMS (Contributory Mortgage Scheme) solutions for debenture companies, unit trusts and mortgage investment schemes are deployed on Windows and iSeries.
John Martin, director of Advance Computing, said, "We are happy we chose LANSA as our development tool in the late '80s. Initially we offered our software on the AS/400 platform only. In 1993, when we used the same program source and skills to deploy MISSION on Windows, we expanded our market to include smaller investment companies whose preferred computer environment was Windows NT."
eC-LINK Pte Ltd a LANSA Partner in Singapore specializes in Windows-based ERP and supply chain management software. eC-LINK redeveloped its original LANSA for iSeries ERP solution which was built in 1992 with Visual LANSA. The new generation eC-LINK ERP solution is available in Chinese and English on multiple platforms.
Customers include Nippon Steel Chemical Company, Kishimoto Sangyo, Tipex, Socma Trading, Kavo Dental Equipment, Pely Auto Aircon Parts and Tee Yih Jia Food Manufacturing in Singapore and Malaysia.
Fred Leow, president of eC-LINK.com, said, "We didn't just want to migrate the GUI of our existing solution. With Visual LANSA we completely reengineered eC-LINK as a true event-driven Windows solution. Performance is excellent, with an intuitive and consistent look-and-feel across the entire system."
Innatech, based in Taiwan and 2004 LANSA Asia Pacific Partner of the Year, provides cross industry IT services and eBusiness solutions including Visual LANSA-based ARTS ERP.
Customers include Everlight Chemical Industrial Corporation, China Container Terminal Corporation, Double Crane and Chunghwa Picture Tubes, one of the world's largest manufacturers of computer displays for Compaq, HP, IBM and other leading computer companies.
Richard Chen, founder of nnatech said, "LANSA enables us to provide flexible and easy to integrate solutions for our customers in Taiwan and China. LANSA's strength in multilingual and Double Byte Character Set (DBCS) make it an excellent tool for both local companies and branches of multinationals."
Neller Pty Ltd, with offices throughout Australia, has been a pioneer in computerized payroll and people management systems for the Australia and New Zealand marketplace since 1976. A LANSA Partner since 1999, Neller was the 2005 LANSA Asia Pacific Partner of the Year.
Neller's Preceda People HR Management and Payroll system is used by over 350 blue chip organizations including several of the largest employers in Australia, such as Toll Holdings, Pacific Dunlop, Brambles, MBF and Woolworths, with 160,000 people, the largest employer in the region.
Andy Brown, executive chairman at Neller, said, "Using LANSA's technology, we have been able to take our green-screen legacy product and rapidly upgrade it to a fully Web-enabled solution with a raft of new features and functionality. Preceda is now a modern browser application. More recently we have added Preceda Time for labor management, also powered by LANSA Web technology."
"LANSA also helped facilitate the launch of our Preceda Hosted ASP solution. This has been enormously successful and added over four million dollars revenue in its first four years of operation. As an ISV we rely on technology that can quickly help us meet our business and profit goals and LANSA has certainly helped us achieve them."
Sundata Pty Ltd, another LANSA Partner in Australia, offers complete IT solutions incorporating hardware, software and services. Sundata replaced a green-screen iSeries K-12 school administration application with QUAD, a browser-based LANSA solution available on various platforms or as a cost-effective hosted ASP Solution aimed at small schools.
Leading Australian private schools, including Newington College, St Dominic's College, Mowbray College and Emmanuel College use QUAD.
John Hutson, director Sundata, said, "We finished our initial release of QUAD in eight months, a third of the time we had originally estimated. We saw a window of opportunity and were the first to offer an integrated browser-based school administration solution. Our customers love the new user interface, it offers the same productivity as a native Windows application, but with a zero-install browser and fast XML-based architecture."
The LANSA Application Template Center (LATC) was established by LANSA Japan in 2003 to assist solution vendors in the Japanese market. The partners collaborate on LATC initiatives and meet regularly to exchange market information and synchronize their go-to-market and partnering model.
LANSA solutions are used by over 1,000 companies in Japan, including BMW Tokyo, Canon Sales, Epson Sales, Isuzu, Itochu Aviation, Kanematsu, Kao, Kawasaki Heavy Industry, Matsushita Electric Industries, New Japan Radio, JVC, Nippon Express, NIASCO, NTT Data Sanyo System Corp, Panasonic Communications, Pioneer Display Products, Porsche Japan, Ricoh, Sanyo Electronics, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC), TDK, Tokai Rubber, TV Tokyo and Yanmar.
LATC members and the LANSA-based solutions they offer include:
Kyocera Maruzen Systems Integration (KMSI) offers LANSA-based solutions in a number of vertical segments including LogiPrime for logistics, M-Product for manufacturers and Publis/Shuppan for the publishing industry.
Nippon Dynamic Systems (NDS) offers the e-Kyuyo+ payroll/HR package and e-Shugyo time and attendance solution. Both are LANSA applications with an optimized Web browser interface that suits both in-house and ASP operations.
Mr. Hirayama, NDS president, said, "LANSA allows us to focus on the application itself to be used in real business, rather than on the IT infrastructure."
Sompo Japan System Solutions offers its SompoMate solution for insurance brokers, with an installed base of over 85 companies.
Systems Engineering Laboratory (SEL), a Total Solution Provider with deep LANSA skills, offers Pliant and its predecessor e‑Pack. Both LANSA solutions provide standard financial and operational ERP frameworks that can be extended and customized to meet specific needs. Pliant has an attractive Web user interface and targets manufacturers and distributors.
Tokai Information System Consultation (TISC) offers G-Pack and G-III solutions for the grocery and wholesale industries respectively.
Mr. Umeda, TISC president said, "LANSA is the technology insurance for the portability of our solution."