looksoftware today announced a distribution partnership with UK-based Astech, which will see the IBM i consultancy house offer the full range of looksoftware products and services to the UK market.
Astech have an established reputation for innovative IT solutions in the retail and public sectors, and with a large team of RPG and .NET specialists, are well placed to provide training and consultative assistance with the looksoftware suite. Offering look's full range of modernization tools, as well as development options with RPG Open Access and .NET, Astech will provide consultative or full-service solutions for the UK IBM i community to modernize, integrate, mobilize and extend their applications.
Paul Hodgkinson, looksoftware's European Channel Manager, welcomes the partnership: "Working with an organization of Astech's reputation and experience is an exciting prospect, and we are delighted to have signed a partnership with a truly professional team. Astech's knowledge of both the platform and the UK market is extensive, and we see this as a real benefit not only to the organizations with whom they work directly, but to the wider looksoftware user community."
looksoftware and Astech will exhibit and present at the forthcoming International Power Event in London, as well as taking part in the mobile showcase.
looksoftware work with the IBM i community to modernize, extend and improve IBM i applications. That can include providing intuitive, graphical iPad, smartphone or Web access, or integrating with any other desktop or enterprise application in a single, unified interface. We also provide the capability to create and publish Web services to enable functionality to be shared across the Web or enterprise, and use RPG Open Access to assist organizations in extending existing or developing new applications in RPG, with a modern architecture and a native, graphical, non-proprietary interface.
Astech are specialists in IBM i systems and development, frequently dealing with long-established and heavily modified ERPs, as well as bespoke applications. Their expertise has earned the trust of major companies such as Poundland, Abbott, Game, HMV, Waterstones and Laura Ashley, undertaking projects ranging from simple programming fixes and small development pieces, right through to complex iSeries/.NET cross-platform integrations, and fully managed day-to-day support of existing systems.
Astech has one of the largest dedicated IBM i teams in the UK, as well as a highly skilled in-house team of developers with considerable experience in the latest .NET, web and mobile technologies.
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