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Over the years, the members of the System i Developer consortium have learned a lot from development-oriented System i vendors. That's why we consider them such a vital part of our community and our educational events.

The RPG & DB2 Summit conference provides a friendly, informal setting in which to chat with a targeted group of organizations that provide commercial and/or educational support to RPG and DB2 developers. These organizations have a vested interest in keeping our core technologies viable, and they just may have the solution to a problem that has been driving you crazy. Many of them offer free tools or subscriptions in addition to paid products. We had a great line-up of Exhibitors at the last conference.

In addition to our vendor sponsors, many thanks to our very important media sponsor:

Exhibitors at RPG & DB2 Summit

Thanks to the following companies who helped make the October 2018 RPG & DB2 Summit a success: Click on the logos below for product information.


Profound Logic Software

At Profound Logic, our mission is to provide the most innovative and native solutions for IBM i application development and modernization. For over 15 years, we've helped thousands of customers around the world transform legacy interfaces and source code; develop modern desktop and mobile applications; and optimize enterprise systems. Our developers are true IBM i experts, fluent in modern languages that include RPG, PHP, HTML5, and Node.js.

We have offices in Ohio, California, and Mississippi, in addition to partners located around the world. Learn more at or contact us at 877-224-7768.


Fresche Solutions

As leading experts in IBM i, Fresche Solutions provides products and services spanning the complete application modernization and management spectrum.

With the widest solution portfolio in the IBM i marketplace and 100% referenceability, our team of experts help organizations add value to their business by modernizing business processes, technologies, applications and skills.

Fresche IBM i divisions, BCD, looksoftware and Quadrant Software, offer solutions in:

  • GUI, Web & Mobile
  • Analysis & Productivity

  • Staff Augmentation
  • Code & Database Modernization

  • IT Strategy & Planning

  • Reporting & Document Distribution

Showing IBM i clients that IT can make you smile.

Business i | Formtastic | Newlook | Presto | WebSmart | X-Analysis


Silveredge Consulting

Since 1987, Silveredge has specialized in helping clients succeed with IBM i-centric application development projects such as ERP implementations & upgrades, integrations, warehousing applications, EDI systems, application modernization, Web and Windows applications, dashboards, and imaging. With a full-time team of business analysts and developers comprising specialists in nearly every IBM i technology, business application and package - including PRMS, BPCS/LX, HFA/Frontier, SAP, JDE, Varsity Logistics, Infinium, MAPICS/XA, Lawson, Warehouse BOSS, AR Traffic, .NET, LANSA, PHP and more - we can evaluate a business problem, design a solution and deliver it.

Whatever your challenge, chances are, we've done that. Learn more at


T.L. Ashford

TL Ashford develops world class Barcode Labeling and Forms software for the IBM i (Power Systems, AS/400) to meet ever-changing market demands associated with the bar code industry. Since 1983, T.L. Ashford has built a substantial client roster, based on a steadfast commitment to customer service and an unwavering passion for customer satisfaction. Our entire support staff is located in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region, with an average of 18 years of experience supporting Barcode400 and our newly-released TLA Forms.

No matter what TL Ashford product you are using, our goal never changes: 100% Customer Satisfaction.


New Generation Software

NGS offers IBM i users three paths to modern query, reporting, and BI:

  1. Qport Office: Windows run-time access to IBM Query/400 enables Query/400 users to output data to Excel, Access, and Word in one click. NO LICENSE FEE for two users.
  2. NGS SDK: graphical, point-click query development and Web reporting for one developer and one user. $895 for the software and one year of toll-free support and online education.
  3. NGS-IQ: Our popular enterprise solution with point-click report development featuring conditional calculations, date math, run-time prompting, email, FTP, and output to Excel, Access, Word, OLAP, PDF, HTML, CSV, TXT, XML, and more.


Prodata Computer Services

Access ANY data with DBU and RDB Connect.

Access cross-platform, real-time data on remote systems using ONE interface, DBU. Use DBU to access your DB2, Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL and virtually any database on your network from IBM i. (NEW plug-in is also available for Rational Developer for i.)

Use this same power to integrate remote data into your IBM i applications with RDB Connect! RDB Connect is a collection of commands and functions allowing record level access to remote data using RPG, COBOL or CL.

Stop by our booth to see more!


TAA Tools

TAA Tools produces the world’s largest suite of tools written by IBM i experts for IBM i.

Programmers, System Administrators, and Database Administrators agree - TAA Tools makes their job easier and more productive.

Within the tools are commands and utilities for backup and recovery, cleanup, and systems operation. There are tools to efficiently handle jobs, spool files, journals, and other IBM i objects.

All of the nearly 2,000 TAA Tools are completely documented and professionally supported. No matter what the task, with TAA Tools to complement and enhance your IBM i, you will find: There’s a tool for that!


CNX Corporation

CNX supports and offers custom development services for the Valence™ Web Application Framework. Designed explicitly for developers on IBM i, Valence equips your IT staff with tools for creating world-class desktop and mobile applications using a robust JavaScript-based front-end and either RPG or PHP on the back-end. Valence includes a full-featured portal for logging in to your IBM i, a utility for automatically creating simple web apps (including the RPG code), a query tool for creating custom dashboards with no programming, and a treasure trove of front-end browser components for use in your custom apps. Common GUI features include dynamic forms, drop-down menus, grids with sortable/movable/resizable columns, charting & graphing widgets and much more.

Drop by the CNX booth to see the latest bells and whistles of the forthcoming Valence 5.0. The Valence Framework is predominantly open source, meaning the core functionality can be downloaded and used free of charge on IBM i under the terms of a "Community Developer" License. More advanced Enterprise features, available automatically on a 90-day trial basis, can be permanently unlocked for unlimited developers and users for a nominal fee.

Visit us on the web at, or call 312-477-7450.



For 25 years, LANSA has enabled IBM i companies to be innovative and remain competitive by reducing the complexity of extending core IBM i applications to Windows, Web and Mobile interfaces, integrating with other technologies or platforms, and modernizing legacy 5250 applications.

Today, LANSA is ushering in a new era of Web development by changing the status quo. Mastering a half dozen different Web languages will be a thing of the past. With LANSA, developers can build responsive, transactional Web applications with a single language for the client-side, server-side and everything in between. Learn more at


Midrange Dynamics Change Management

Midrange Dynamics change management (MDCMS) handles IBM i and multiplatform development, new technologies, and initiatives such as DevOps with ease. Manage projects and tickets from request through deployment via 5250, browser and Eclipse; MDCMS is compatible with RDi. Git and SVN users benefit from interfaces to their source repositories while providing comprehensive deployment/rollback. Those with complex requirements will appreciate MDCMS's rich API functionality and sophisticated deployment strategies. MDCMS excels in managing SQL development and automates migration from legacy CM solutions such as TurnOver.

With MDWorkflow, track projects/requests, integrate with Jira, and more. With MDTransform, quickly map and manage database file changes. Add MDRapid to move new versions of files into production in seconds. Affordable, easy-to-implement MDCMS handles even the strictest audit requirements.


Remain Software

Remain Software delivers reliable, flexible IT solutions for world-class workflow and change management. Our in-house development and open-architecture design let us quickly adapt and integrate our solutions to new functionality and third-party applications. We consistently advance, release updates and earn the confidence of customers worldwide.

Synergy with our partners generates profound results and support for critical needs, including:

  • Complete application lifecycle management
  • Smooth deployment of environments
  • DevOps integration: develop, test and deploy
  • Impact-analysis assessment
  • Integrated project-management workflow across teams
Embrace Change. Remain in Control.


ARCAD Software

ARCAD Software is a leading vendor in software solutions for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) for IBM Power Systems running IBM i. An advanced technology and business partner with IBM Rational, ARCAD operates internationally with offices in Europe, USA and Asia supporting 1000+ installations worldwide. Since its inception in 1992, ARCAD has built on its methodology know-how and specialist expertise on IBM i to develop a wide range of offerings for multi-platform ALM, Test Automation, Transformation of source code and Enterprise Modernization.

The ARCAD packs - ARCAD Pack for i and ARCAD Pack for Rational - provide a complete development workbench, automating application analysis, change control, integration build and deployment. All IBM i languages and environments are supported, from legacy applications in COBOL or RPG III, CASE tools such as CA 2E (Synon) and LANSA, through to Free Form ILE and newer object oriented code.

The ARCAD Pack for Rational is integrated with Rational Team Concert (RTC) and Rational Developer for i (RDi), and distributed by IBM worldwide.


HelpSystems: GoAnywhere

GoAnywhere MFT is a secure file transfer solution that streamlines, automates, and encrypts data using industry standard protocols like OpenPGP, AES, SFTP, AS2, and HTTPS. With audit trails and reporting functionality, GoAnywhere can help organizations meet strict compliance regulations, including PCI DSS and HIPAA.

GoAnywhere can be deployed on-premises or to AWS and Microsoft Azure cloud computing platforms. It exchanges files via batch, collaboration, and ad-hoc methods, uses workflows to execute tasks before and/or after transfers, and offers IT teams multiple options for users and partners to securely exchange data. Try a 30-day trial at


Rocket Software

Rocket Software is a global software development firm that builds enterprise products and delivers enterprise solutions in the following segments:

  • Business Information and Analytics;
  • Storage, Networks, and Compliance;
  • Application Development, Integration, and Modernization;
  • and Database Servers and Tools.

Rocket is engaged in business and technology partnerships with IBM, EMC, Fujitsu, HP Enterprise Services, Hitachi Data Systems, Avaya, Epicor, and many others. The company is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.



neuObjects Incorporated develops packaged software and custom solutions for a variety of industries. We have extensive experience integrating software running on the IBM i with other platforms. Our unique expertise helps customers extend the reach of their IBM i to their mobile users.

We are proud to introduce our newest application in our toolset - System Eye. Use your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch to check on active jobs, schedule entries, respond to messages and more. System Eye will send you notifications whenever there's a message wait so you can address issues immediately - right from your mobile device. With System Eye, your IBM i is never more than a tap away.

Find out more at


Real Vision Software

RVI - Everything You Need to Go Paperless!

Real Vision Imaging (RVI) is an IBM i solution that enables you to digitize and organize your documents making them available for later retrieval including secured access over the web or even from a mobile device. RVI easily integrates with your existing applications which is why over 1,000 companies depend on us every day to operate their business efficiently. With RVI, going paperless isn't complicated or expensive. Everything you need is included (no user-based fees or add-on modules) and we provide the expertise to implement and support your system. Come see how your documents can be just ONE click away! (RVI is also available as a Windows or Cloud solution).


PTC Implementer

PTC Implementer - Change Management for the IBM i ®.

Implementer is the leading change management solution for the IBM i ®. Utilizing host-based and graphical user interfaces, it provides developers and IT managers with a feature-rich and easy to use environment to streamline development while providing an audit trail of activities.

Please contact us if you are interested in exhibiting at the RPG & DB2 Summit.

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