Future-proof IBM I applications

How to modernize IBM i applications

Your challenge – How to…

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Achieve ‘full stack’ modernization of your IBM i application?

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Convert your source code and database to a modern language?

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Create Web services from your existing code?

Unlock the business value in your IBM i application assets

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ARCAD for IBM i Modernization: integrated tools for ‘full-stack’ transformation, secured by an integrated DevTestOps process

Why modernize your IBM i application?

Proven IBM i applications are a high value asset to any organization. As well as mission-critical – they contain unique business rules that underpin your competitive advantage. Instead of a costly rip-and-replace, an automated modernization project preserves your proven business logic and leverages the security, reliability and low TCO of the IBM i. Plus it makes hiring and on-boarding new talent easier.

Wherever you are on the modernization journey – ARCAD for IBM i Modernization addresses each tier in the application stack, converting tried and trusted code into a cloud-ready n-tier application and Web/mobile experience. Automated, and at zero risk.

Modernization as a Service (MaaS)

ARCAD’s turnkey Modernization as a Service (MaaS) guarantees the complete conversion of your full application stack on IBM i to modern Free Form RPG, SQL with smart Web/Mobile UIs to match your environment and needs.

Zero risk: Delegate your entire modernization project to ARCAD-certified consultants. ARCAD MaaS converts database, source code and UI within a secure DevTestOps framework, guaranteeing the non-regression of the converted application – at a fixed price.

ARCAD customers tell their IBM i modernization story

Using ARCAD, IPECA transforms
their RPGLE source code & database,
reducing project cost by 82%

GEODIS capitalizes on custom code
and resolves IBM i skill shortage,
modernizing applications automatically with ARCAD MaaS

IBM Lab services evaluated
the maintainability
of the Free Form RPG generated
from Synon CA 2E
by ARCAD Transformer Synon

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IBM i Modernization

There is no ‘one’ path to IBM i modernization – every ARCAD customer starts from a different place. If you prefer to start gradually and take a progressive route, ARCAD tools integrate with what you already have.

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Unsure where to start on the IBM i Modernization path?

Run an Application Healthcheck on your IBM I applications, with the help of ARCAD certified partners. Gain valuable insights into the quality and complexity of your source code and database. View application ‘health’ in real-time thanks to graphical ARCAD Dashboards.

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