A challenge to compare how Modernization Vendors approach and handle the same legacy system
CloudServices24x7 is a fictitious company created by Jim Buck and WMCPA to support the material included with his Programming in ILE RPG book. At the 2016 WMCPA conference the Legacy IBM i system used in the materials of that book were used as a UI Modernization challenge. The Common User Group then picked it up and used it at their Conferences where they created a special IBM i Legacy System UI Modernization Education track.
Modernization vendors were given the same set of IBM i programs, files, and 5250 Green-screen UI with the task of using their tools during a 75-minute session to create a modernized system. Attendees were able to see live how each vendor approached the same problem. Surround crushed it of course!
For those attendees that are looking to modernize their IBM i applications but don’t know which solution is best for their business.
CloudServices24x7, a fictitious company, wants an Order Entry application to add and maintain customer orders.
The IBM i Physical Files and associated RPG programs were provided in an IBM i save file.
CloudServices24x7 Legacy IBM i Green Screens App
CloudServices24x7 Database Diagram
Surround was very excited for this opportunity to demonstrate what we could do. How we faired in comparison to others was even more enlightening. Ready. Set. Go!
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This website was part of Surround's Winning Solution and was built in a few hours using the Accelerator CMS. CloudServices 24x7 is a fictional company. You can read more about it at http://www.cloudservices24x7.com/. We have also included content from that site under Original Site Pages as well. Special thanks to Jim Buck and WMCPA for first doing this challenge and providing it to Common to replicate.