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Manufacturing ERP & Open Source on the IBM i


IQMS Manufacturing ERP whitepaper

IQMS have published a series of whitepapers about every aspect of Manufacturing ERP, from research to installation, to getting the highest value from your manufacturing ERP software during its' lifecycle

If you're considering taking on a new manufacturing ERP system, or upgrading from an existing one, Reading information from the experts is a great place to start.

With over 20 whitepapers from IQMS you can read up on everything you need to know about ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems for every facet of the manufacturing industry, as well as other IQMS systems, like MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) and WMS (Warehouse Management Systems).

IQMS' systems are a surefire way for manufacturers to increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction and quickly begin to see a positive ROI.

With the demand from users growing for access to both the data and business logic contained on your IBM i, you need the development, modernisation and mobilisation strategy and tools that can deliver web and mobile applications that are as secure, resilient and powerful as your existing green screen applications.

These resources guide you through the process of developing web and mobile applications on the IBM i using PHP, the world's most popular programming language for web and mobile applications. They also look at setting up, deploying and managing the leading enterprise-grade PHP engine on IBMi, Zend Server.

These whitepapers are perfect for beginners looking to get started with open source PHP on the IBMi, or seasoned veterans looking to brush up on their skills.

Getting started with PHP on i

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Fresche IBM i Application Modernisation

Guides on IBMi Modernisation from Fresche, who provide IBM i modernisation software including Presto, X-Analysis and WebSmart.

Proximity are a UK Fresche Power Partner

Download these whitepapers for the latest research and advice on IBM i modernisation from the IBM i modernisation experts at Fresche.

Find out how modernisating those out of date green-screens with a modern, web-based, GUI can give you a competitive advantage, improve efficency and communication within your business and help offer your customers something extra.


Zebra Technologies are the market leader in ruggedised devices for the manufacturing industry, including mobile devices, tablets, handheld scanners and barcode printers.

Most of Zebra's devices are fully ruggedised, with excellent drop specs and water & dust proofing. They can withstand extreme temperatures and are fitted with toughened Gorilla Glass screens to further protect the devices against tumbles. Many of the devices are wearable and come with extended battery life as well as accessories like holsters and chargers. The addition of Zebra's enterprise-grade software and security results in devices that are perfectly suited to the manufacturing industry.

This study from Zebra explores the impact of technology on the future of the manufacturing sector.

Zebra Manufacturing Vision Study 2017

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