Profound Logic Software, a leader in IBM i application development and modernization software, has released a new customer case study: Kansas Turnpike Authority Takes the Fast Lane to Modernization with Profound UI.
When faced with modernizing a decades-old IBM i (AS/400) application that has been maintained by several different RPG developers, it's easy to see how an IBM i development team might feel overwhelmed about where to begin. Not only could such a large-scale application modernization project be expensive, but it could potentially take a very long time and be very disruptive to the business.
Such was the case with Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA). Their end users hated the old-fashioned iSeries green screen interfaces of their main application, K-TAG, and as a result, the IBM i platform had developed a negative reputation in their business. KTA needed an IBM i interface modernization solution that would be powerful enough to completely modernize their application and remove ties to 5250, but intuitive enough for their RPG development team to use and get up to speed with it quickly.
“Point-and-click interfaces are much more intuitive, and web interfaces give developers more freedom and flexibility with applications than when you’re limited by a fixed layout in a green screen,” states Blake Butterworth, Sr. Programmer Analyst at KTA.
The case study details how KTA was able to deliver the modern IBM i application interfaces they needed much faster than they originally planned thanks to Profound UI's intuitive, developer-friendly features. The new K-TAG web GUI makes KTA's end-users and business management happy; significantly reduces training for new developers and users; and gives the company a bright future on the IBM i platform.