IBM WebSphere® is the leading software platform for e-business on demand, delivering a proven, secure and reliable software portfolio. The WebSphere platform allows easy integration with legacy systems and enhances the ability to build a comprehensive software infrastructure. Applications such as Server, Portal and Business Integration create a complete package that lets users rapidly adapt to new technologies and changing information and environments.
Using WebSphere solutions, McFadyen Solutions can help clients integrate front office and back office systems seamlessly whether you are still using AS400 or mainframe systems or wish to migrate to a new platform. IBM's ability to combine with both ATG and Interwoven allows McFadyen to leverage deep knowledge in those areas and offer clients a more robust solution. Additionally, WebSphere's Express Applications allow Small- to Medium-sized businesses to implement dynamic integrations with external application sources easily and at reduced costs.
IBM Business Partner
Becoming an IBM Business Partner requires a dedication to stay on top of the latest technology and a never-ending willingness to explore new ways to enhance clients' businesses. McFadyen has made a commitment to do just that, remaining focused on the technologies of our exclusive partners.
Investment in the IBM Partner Program:
- Training: McFadyen has sent our professionals to detailed technical certification courses as well as WebSphere Top Gun and Host Access Transformation Server (HATS) training provided by IBM.
- Certification: Both technical and business certifications are required to become an Advanced or Premier Partner for IBM.
- Client References: See our Success Story: Conseco Insurance Benefits from McFadyen’s ATG-IBM Websphere Integration.
Business Integration allows you to capitalize on the benefits of end-to-end integration using a five-level approach: model, integrate, connect, monitor and manage.
WebSphere Application Server facilitates the deployment of a core operating environment that provides a reliable foundation capable of high volume, secure transactions and Web services as well as integration with legacy systems.
WebSphere Portal creates a forum for internal users, partners and clients to interact in a personalized way with diverse, customized business resources.
McFadyen and WebSphere…Delivering Repeatable Solutions and Sustainable Value
Long before the term 'portal' entered the technology mainstream, McFadyen understood the value of collaboration and the need to provide business application users with simplified and direct access to the information necessary to effectively perform their jobs. More than just a collection of unrelated pages on the web, today's enterprise portals establish a foundation for collaboration between your business and its customers, suppliers and employees. Portals provide the technical framework necessary to deploy complex, integrated business solutions through a personalized workspace.
The need to access legacy applications coupled with web services and other "new" technologies has narrowed the field of vendors that can provide these capabilities. WebSphere Portal is the leading solution in this space and allows us to address issues related to diverse functions such as customer service, billing, order management, HR, and supply chain management through a single source with complete security. The enterprise portal should be the cornerstone of your e-business initiatives and McFadyen delivers the experience necessary to effectively deliver a solution that fully meets your needs.
For IBM customers running RPG and COBOL applications on their iSeries systems McFadyen offers consultants who are highly-skilled in the use of IBM's Host Application Transformation Services (HATS) to quickly and easily convert green screen transactions into 1st generation web pages. Unlike WebFacing, HATS allow our consultants to work with your business to easily reengineer application flow to create support changes in business process flow. HATS, however, represents an intermediate step on the path to deploying a complete portal solution. Taking the next step our consultants integrate the newly-built HATS application with other applications using WebSphere technology to create a robust portal that can be deployed internally and externally.
Many of our clients have created their portals as the point of integration of all user functions, including e-mail, calendar, HR, and line-of-business applications. The portals are being customized on a roles basis to meet the needs of workers in the context of what they are trying to accomplish. And, in these companies, we are beginning to see changing behavior as the portal becomes the "place where users live." Working with WebSphere to create robust enterprise portal solutions McFadyen provides your business with tactical and strategic benefits including:
- Integrated Access to Information
- Improved Customer Interaction
- Improved Employee Communication and Productivity
- Business Process Improvement and Cost Savings
- Organizational Improvement