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GroupMT needed a rapid application development platform with the power and ease of use to modernize its ‘green screen’ ERP system on IBM i for improved document management, manufacturing execution and other key functions across its 50 manufacturing plants.
GroupMT adopted the Zend PHP application development platform for IBM i, including Zend Studio IDE, Zend Server web application server, and Zend Framework, an open-source application framework.
Allied Beverage wanted to leverage technology to increase its industry leadership through superior customer service. The company wanted to establish industry-leading e-Commerce and mobile applications capabilities but required a more comprehensive and cohesive application development environment to meet this goal.
By choosing Zend PHP software on IBM i, Allied Beverage was able to develop, deploy and manage eBiz, a high-performance application that revolutionized e-commerce in its industry. From concept to roll-out, work was completed faster and at a lower cost than would otherwise have been possible. Using Zend Server and Zend Framework, Allied Beverage doubled the speed of eBiz and implemented key Web 2.0 functionality. When eBiz was launched more than 130 retailers became registered members, and the site won the 2009 IBM COMMON Innovation Award for Best Web Solution.
To maintain lean, efficient central operations while providing fast and impeccable service to a 3,000-member dealer network with a worldwide customer base; driving more processes online to provide a superior business experience for both dealers and customers.
Zend PHP solutions helped Corvette America’s IT group extend the capabilities of its e-commerce application, quickly and cost-effectively, on IBM i.
Value Drug Mart anticipated that growth of its associated network of stores would soon outpace its distribution center’s ability to support those stores unless it could standardize and automate certain B2B processes on the Web.
The IT group at Value Drug Mart chose PHP for its superiority and ubiquity as a Web application development platform, and Zend because of its technology and commitment as the leading PHP solution provider. By implementing Zend Server for IBM i, Value Drug Mart automated the monitoring, troubleshooting and optimization of its Web-based B2B applications to quickly scale up and effectively support more than 300 pharmacies and convenience stores.
Carlo Gavazzi Automation (“Gavazzi”) is a global electronics group focused on the design, manufacturing and marketing of electronic equipment for industrial automation and information processing. Gavazzi relies on a centralized IT department, the heart of which is based on IBM Power Systems running the i operating system. Growing business requirements that demand a Web infrastructure have led Gavazzi to search for a solution that will help them Web-enable their existing enterprise 5250 applications while continuing to enjoy the application's code as the backbone of business methodology.
Gavazzi chose PHP to modernize their existing 5250 applications. Implementing PHP to Web-enable these applications improves both their response time and information consistency. Zend Solutions for IBM i offer Gavazzi reliable and readily-available PHP tools to integrate seamlessly with the many i applications that underpin their business operations. By integrating PHP and Zend Solutions for IBM i, Gavazzi Automation is able to leverage existing i application business methodologies, while reducing application development time and offering a user-friendly modernized Web interface.