Profound Logic Gives Chemical Distributor the Formula for Fast, Affordable Mobile IBM i Development

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Like many companies running on IBM i, Brenntag North America (, a part of the global market leader in full-line chemical distribution, Brenntag Group, was faced with aging application interfaces and a lack of support for their remote workers, including a sales force of over 400 employees. To meet these demands, they could have outsourced the development of their mobile applications to a company who didn’t understand their business or IBM i development. Instead, they turned to Profound Logic Software.

A recent customer success story highlights how Brenntag saved a quarter of a million dollars, became more competitive, improved processes, and made their employees more efficient by mobilizing their sales applications.

"In the past, if a customer had a question about an order or product availability, the salesperson would need to call one of our customer service representatives to get that information," explains Todd Stewart, V.P. of Information Technology at Brenntag.

“In order for our sales team to be truly effective, we needed to give them the tools to access real-time business data while on the road. We needed a software solution that would allow us to deliver this project on time and budget. That’s when we turned to Profound Logic Software.”

Brenntag’s development team successfully completed their project using Profound Mobile – a robust, easy-to-use platform for rapid mobile development. Profound Mobile includes a drag-and-drop Visual Designer tool loaded with mobile-ready widgets and design canvases that make anyone a mobile development expert. Profound Mobile utilizes RPG Open Access, which natively opens up RPG code to Web browsers and mobile devices, without re-writing applications. And with the Profound Mobile client, companies can support BYOD by deploying their mobile applications in any device, including iPad, iPod, and Android phones.

“With their products, we developed top-notch mobile applications quickly, and deployed them on time and for a quarter of a million dollars less than other estimates,” states Stewart. Our modern IBM i applications have significantly improved how responsive we are both internally and externally, and will definitely make us more competitive.”

Watch our on-demand webcast, “Easy Mobile Development with Profound Mobile,” to see the product in action: