Jim Underwood, IT Manager at Quest Medical, used Presto to web enable all of their green screens without changing a single line of RPG or DDS code. This included globally converting all their customized menus and subfile navigation keys into clickable links and buttons.
We asked Jim ten questions about his experiences with Presto. Here are his responses:
Please tell us about your organization.
Quest Medical, Inc. develops and manufactures sterile medical devices for a variety of medical markets. The markets our products provide solutions for include cardiac surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oncology, IV fluid and anesthesia delivery.
Why did you decide to web enable your green screens?
We decided to web enable our green screens because the GUI version for our ERP system was no longer supported. Green screens are perceived as antiquated.
Why did you choose Presto?
We chose Presto over other solutions because of the faster implementation time and superior support team during our evaluation efforts. We especially like the way that you can quickly and easily make global changes.
Please describe how you are modernizing your screens with Presto and who is accessing them.
Using Presto, we web enabled over 2,000 display screens within our ERP system for 100% of our users without changing a single line of RPG or DDS code. At this time we chose to enhance 100% of our screens and hundreds of menus with only navigational and calendar enhancements. We also added command key, paging, menu navigation with clickable links. In the future we are planning to enhance many of our inquiry screens such as in Order Entry, Inventory, and Accounting applications.
How much skill or effort was involved with your web enablement and modernization project?
It required basically no skill at all. We were happy with the out of the box results and didn’t enhance our screens much further. That is a big reason why we chose Presto. Presto’s support team helped us make some of the global changes that we needed. It was as simple as that.
How much programming and web development experience did you have prior to using Presto?
Funny you should ask! This is another reason that we chose Presto. My colleagues and I have many years of programming in RPG and COBOL and absolutely no web development experience. So to implement a 100% web enabled solution for our ERP system in a very short time is extraordinary. The end users are also happy, which is a very good thing.
Are you using Presto with mobile devices like iPads and iPhones?
Currently we are not but as we are speaking we are in the final stages of testing our Presto web enabled application with our manufacturing departments. The production supervisors/leads using iPads will then be able to update and inquire shop floor transactions real-time while walking the floor and interacting with their employee’s vs. being tied down to their desk. So far only one minor change was needed for the mobile view vs. the desktop view. That is truly remarkable.
What has the end user response been to the web enabled screens?
The response has been very positive. They took to it like ducks to water.
How would you describe your experience with Fresche’s Technical Support team?
They have by far the best support team that I have ever worked with. They all are very knowledgeable and always make you feel like they are part of your team.
Would you recommend Presto to other people and why?
Yes, that is a simple question. It works, it is simple to use and is rock solid!