New UI modernization tooling completes ARCAD’s integrated offering for Modernization and DevOps on IBM i.

Annecy, 12-09-2019 – ARCAD Software international leader in DevOps and Modernization solutions, today announced ARCAD iNow, an automated UI modernization suite offering complete platform and device independence, “advanced on the fly” modernization capabilities and tight application security thanks to its architecture based on Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).

Complementary to ARCAD’s transformative source code and database modernization technology, the ARCAD iNow solution will be delivered as an integral part of the ARCAD for IBM i Modernization suite.  This deep integration guarantees stability of the overall system allowing customers take a progressive approach to modernization, adding modules as their requirements evolve.

As part of its on-the-fly capabilities, ARCAD iNow uses advanced algorithms to anticipate user needs to generate custom fields and data, populating subfiles to offer an exceptionally rich user experience.  It includes a graphical UI designer for ongoing development of value-added functionality, allowing custom UI modernization from either C#, ILE RPG or even COBOL.

Philippe Magne, ARCAD CEO explains the strategy behind the new solution: “The new ARCAD iNow answers the need in our customer base for an advanced UI modernization solution offering complete platform independence and, most of all, bulletproof security. Our customers in the BFSI industry have penetration tested ARCAD iNow, and by using only one secure RDP port, applications modernized with ARCAD iNow pass the most stringent of security regulations”.

With ARCAD iNow, customers embarking on UI modernization also benefit from the advanced Release Management and Test Automation technology in the ARCAD for DevOps solution.   Instead of working with individual point tools and multiple vendors, IBM i customers gain an integrated, end-to-end modernization process across UI, database and source code, all secured within ARCAD’s DevOps technology.  Additionally, ARCAD for DevOps can be used with Git, Jenkins and Jira to standardize on a common delivery pipeline across all development platforms.  This holistic approach to modernization brings advanced automation and greater flexibility for customers, accelerating their delivery timescales and reducing the risk of error.

Philippe Magne is convinced: “ARCAD iNow marks the completion of our modernization range. This is important because ARCAD is the only vendor able to offer a complete and fully integrated range of DevOps and Modernization solutions, from the database through the source code and now up to the UI.  All changes are secured within an overall DevTestOps framework, which accelerates delivery and detects any defects early. With this level of automation there is absolutely no doubt that when compared with a risky rip-and-replace alternative, modernizing an IBM i application has undeniable advantages: from the reliability and low TCO of the underlying platform, the competitive advantage of a custom application and above all less risk and cost – up to 40% in some cases”.

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