4th February 2021

IBM i application modernisation webinar series

IBM i application modernisation webinar series

Our friends over at Fresche Solutions have recently announced a webinar series around IBM i application modernisation.

This series will cover a range of IBM i topics across nine sessions.

In today’s competitive, digital-focused business landscape, the ability to keep up, compete and quickly adapt is critical. This has led many organisations that run IBM i applications to consider the future of their systems. How can you leverage your proven IBM i applications to drive better business value, enhance the customer experience and stay competitive?

In this webinar series, Fresche’s modernisation experts will address the top IBM i modernisation challenges with tips and solutions to help you develop and execute an effective digital transformation strategy.

IBM i application modernisation webinar sessions

Join any, or all, of these nine 30-minute sessions or free. Each session focuses on a different area of opportunity, so you can pick and mix the sessions that suit your objectives, from road mapping and web development, to field resizing and testing:

A strategic approach to modernisation

Tuesday 9th February 2021 18:00-18:30 GMT | Chris Koppe, VP, Strategic Transformation

Chris Koppe’s session shows you why it’s so important to have a comprehensive IT strategy and IBM i roadmap when planning your digital strategy for 2021 and beyond. The session will go over some of the different solutions available to help your organisation align IT with business strategy – and what outcomes you can expect, based on your chosen approach.

Transforming your RPG or CA 2E (Synon) to modern languages

Thursday 11th February 2021, 18:00-18:30 GMT | Nick Hampson, Senior Product Manager, Transformation

How can you enhance core applications (whilst embracing open source, cloud, web and AI technologies)? Learn how you can transform your RPG and CA 2E (Synon) applications to modern languages in this session from Nick Hampson. In the session, you’ll learn how to minimise the cost and risk of rewriting or replacing applications, by modernising and building on the investment in your existing customised systems.

Improve productivity with automated documentation and impact analysis

Tuesday 16th February 2021, 18:00-18:30 GMT | Ray Everhart, Senior Product Manager, X-Analysis

Reduce the time spent managing IBM i applications and onboarding new developers, move projects forward faster, and reduce the risks involved in making changes to your code, with automated analysis and modernisation tools. Ray Everhart will demonstrate how application documentation, analysis and a better understanding of your IBM i applications can bring clear business value.

Automatically resize your database fields

Thursday 18th February 2021, 18:00-18:30 GMT | Robert Arce, IT Strategist

Scaling organisations can find themselves outgrowing the size of their database fields.  create numerous cascading changes throughout an application with Field expansion. In this session, Robert Arce shows you how to take an automated approach to field resizing, in order to reduce the risk of human error, provide a detailed impact assessment for the resize project, and eliminate the guesswork, while handling all aspects of the resizing task.

Grow your business with strategic IBM i web and mobile applications

Tuesday 23rd February 2021, 18:00-18:30 GMT | Kevin Cronin, Director, Web Development Services

digital transformation is driven by business improvement, focused on the customer experience. For those unsure about which initiatives would give maximum ROI and business value,  this can seem overwhelming. Kevin Cronin uses this session to share what he’s learned over the years about the challenges faced by IBM i organisations, and how those challenges can be overcome with strategic web and mobile applications.

Achieve quick wins with IBM i web and mobile development

Thursday 25th February 2021, 18:00-18:30 GMT | Greg Patterson, Modernization Specialist

With many businesses now facing an urgent need to provide web and mobile access to their IBM i applications and data, Greg Patterson will demonstrate in this session how Fresche’s IBM i web and mobile development solutions provide a low-risk, low-cost way to leverage your investment in IT.

Modernise IBM i spool files with electronic forms, cheques and labels

Tuesday 2nd March 2021, 18:00-18:30 GMT | Stephen Flaherty, Technical Specialist

The benefits of a modern forms solution are significant. From improving customer service and building brand equity to extending the life of your applications and the platform, and reducing printing and distribution costs, a modern forms solution is one of the most valuable investments you can make in your IBM i system. In this session, Stephen Flaherty shows you how to use Formtastic to automatically transform forms, checks, labels and barcodes into professional, branded documents.

Speed up application development with automated testing

Thursday 4th March 2021, 18:00-18:30 GMT | Ray Everhart, Senior Product Manager, X-Analysis

In  Ray Everhart’s second session, he will demonstrate how Fresche’s end-to-end testing suite reduces risk by enabling developers to automatically test the UI, business logic and the database. Automation is key to adapting rapidly and moving multiple projects to completion

Gain peace of mind with IBM i application support and services

Tuesday 9th March 2021, 18:00-18:30 GMT | Leo Lymberopoulos, Director, Application Services

Any organisation running IBM i applications will know what it’s like to face staffing and skills shortages. In this session, Leo Lymberopoulos shows you how you can use expert RPG, PHP and COBOL resources to maintain business continuity with experienced backup for critical applications, all while reducing costs and mitigating risk.


You only need to register once and it’s completely free. Once you’ve registered, you’ll be able to join any, or all, of the webinar sessions that Fresche are putting on. Register Here

Posted by Zoe on 4th February 2021.