Richard Schoen is Director of Document Management for HelpSystems where he spends his time helping customers learn about automating document based processes and implementing automated business processes and system integrations using all of the HelpSystems products. You can contact Richard via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, comments or article ideas. You can also find Richard on Twitter @richardschoen or LinkedIn.
October 7, 2019 Richard Schoen
Have you ever heard of using a robot to assist in completing your daily work? Or maybe the concept of eliminating redundant manual data entry and re-keying of info you didn’t think was possible? Let’s talk about bots, as these software robots are known, and how they are coming to an IBM i shop near you and how your IT and business teams can leverage this technology to get work done more efficiently.
Many people in the IBM i world have never heard of the acronym: RPA. RPA stands for Robotic Process Automation, the current buzz word for implementing software …Read more
September 25, 2017 Richard Schoen
Our businesses have years of existing IBM i legacy applications that contain priceless business logic. We need to re-purpose that code without re-writing so our existing IBM i business logic can be accessed and used by our desktop applications, web applications, web services, and mobile device applications, which often expect JSON or XML-based data. Instead of re-writing your existing business logic, surface it so the code can be called as-is.
For this article we’ll focus on the XMLSERVICE remote program call and remote subprocedure calls that can be used to call existing logic based in existing RPG, COBOL and CL …Read more