IBM i Fresche Legacy and looksoftware Offerings




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Fresche Legacy specializes in helping companies achieve their business goals and outcomes by better managing, enhancing and evolving their IBM i application environments. Companies can count on Fresche for complete management and modernization solutions, including planning and analysis, application and database modernization, onsite development and deployment, complete project management and ongoing application support. 

Through our services and our software suites — X-Analysis and looksoftware — we transform traditional 5250 systems, modernizing, connecting and extending them to meet today’s end user expectations and business demands. Companies running RPG, COBOL, CA 2E SYNON and Java applications can rely on us for comprehensive, automated solutions that optimize IBM i systems and help take advantage of technologies such as Web, Mobile, Cloud and RPGOA on IBM i. Browse our complete portfolio below:

Strategy &
Discovery Services
Analysis and Productivity Fresche looksoftware IBM i
Analysis &
Productivity Tools
Modernization Solutions with Fresche Legacy and looksoftware IBM i
Application Support Services with Fresche Legacy and looksoftware IBM i
Support Services

Strategy & Discovery Services

Gain insight into your application portfolio and map a future direction for your business

Businesses today need to improve their agility, grow revenues, increase their competitiveness, and enable new levels of customer satisfaction.

A well crafted and executed legacy management and modernization strategy allows enterprises to harness the power of legacy systems – still the workhorses of many an enterprise – while leveraging modern technologies to streamline the application portfolio. This approach enables business to better meet changing user demand, reduce maintenance costs, mitigate potential compliance risk, and eliminate redundancy. 

View our Strategy & Discovery Service Portfolio, which includes:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Legacy Management Planning
  • Modernization Strategy & Roadmaps
  • Application Inventory Assessment
  • Application Enhancement Strategy
  • Application Support Options
  • Legacy Environment Compliance Audit
  • Application Consolidation Strategy

If you would like a direct consultation to learn more about how Strategy & Discovery Services can work for your business, please complete the form to the right.

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Analysis & Productivity Tools

Unlocking critical knowledge on the IBM i

The knowledge and information contained in your organization’s business software has been accumulated over many years and is extremely valuable. This information covers the operation, metrics, and design of the software but is often tantalizingly just out of reach.

Accurate and current information about an entire system can greatly improve the productivity of your IT staff and reduce maintenance costs by eliminating the need to research, catalog and assemble the information manually for each service request or modernization project. 

X-Analysis is the foundation for any decision you need to make about the applications running on your IBM i. Complete, automated analysis and documentation coupled with impact analysis smooth the path to efficient, well-managed development and increased productivity.

X-Analysis key features:

  • Automated graphical documentation: abstracts code implementation and makes it easy for IT to visualize and understand application design and flow.
  • Powerful impact analysis tracks “where used” information starting from a single field or variable through all iterations and associated variables and fields.
  • Extraction of relational data models from RPG/COBOL/SYNON facilitates database modernization and re-engineering efforts.
  • Extraction of business rules from RPG/COBOL enables IT to cross-reference, consolidate and store business rules, exposing the business logic that forms the nucleus of the application.
  • Design, quality and complexity metrics help IT measure and track program complexities against established benchmarks such as Cyclomatic, Halstead, and Maintainability Index.
  • Automated RPG/COBOL/SYNON and DB Conversion allows IT to transform legacy assets into modern languages and databases quickly, and without exposing the business to risk.

If you would like a direct consultation to learn more about how Analysis & Productivity Tools can work for your business, please complete the form to the right.

Modernization Solutions

Make modernization simple and effective with our solutions

To capitalize on future business opportunities and compete effectively, businesses need to transition their legacy environments to a more mainstream, modern model. Modernization is crucial to provide better service to your customers and staff as their needs evolve.

Organizations seeking to modernize their legacy applications and technologies can take advantage of the Fresche and looksoftware approach at any stage of the modernization process: concept, strategy, development, implementation, integration and maintenance. Our easy-to-use toolsets enable businesses and their developers to complete large projects with little training. At the same time, our in-house application modernization services help transform legacy applications so that they are suited to changing requirements.

We have solutions in the following areas:

  • GUI & UX
  • SOA & Web Services
  • Cloud Enablement
  • Mobile Access
  • RPG Open Access & Open Display Files
  • Database Modernization
  • Automated Code Conversion
  • Business Rule Extraction, Consolidation & Export
  • Re-hosting (HP e3000)

If you would like a direct consultation to learn more about how these and other modernization solutions can work for your business, please complete the form to the right.
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Application Support Services

We provide continuous innovation, smoother modernization and superior support services

We know that application management costs can quickly rise and IT budgets can rapidly shrink. That’s why we offer a highly scalable engagement model and a variety of activity-based SLAs. Our portfolio of services includes many types of support designed to keep your company competitive, enhance your applications and begin the transition away from legacy technology. At Fresche Legacy and looksoftware, we execute on key deliverables to ensure that business outcomes are met or surpassed.

Explore the benefits of our application support services and see how we can make you smile:

  • Support for packaged applications
  • Modernization strategy services
  • Post-migration support
  • Superior 24/7 specialized support services
  • Staff augmentation

If you would like a direct consultation to learn more about how you can benefit from our Application Support Services, please complete the form to the right so we can team you up with the best service professional suited to your needs.

IBM i Fresche Legacy and looksoftware Offerings