Indigo Chooses CNX’s Valence to Modernize RPG App
September 4, 2012 Alex Woodie
Since 1988, Indigo has served the community of System21 users throughout Europe and beyond. The company, which was formerly called JBA North East, is an Infor reseller for the System21 product, which has its heritage in the U.K.
In addition to selling, installing, and supporting System21 environments, Indigo also develops several packaged add-on products aimed at enhancing the venerable ERP system. These include barcoding and RFID automation solutions and an IBM i-based warehouse management system (WMS) called RealTime for System21 (the company also sells a product called RealTime for Movex/M3).
Indigo has a big investment in RPG and will continue to develop in that language. But going forward, the company desired a better-looking user interface layer, which led it to search the market for the appropriate product and technology.
Peter McLane, the founder and managing director of Indigo, explains his company’s decision to go with the Chicago, Illinois, company and its product. “Valence allows us to leverage our experience with IBM i and RPG while at the same time providing a rich interface that the market demands,” McLane says. “My development team evaluated many different technologies in our efforts to modernize and Valence stood out to us as the obvious choice.”