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IBM i prepares you for business growth with data at its core. Run multiple applications in a single environment, benefit from industry-unique, virus-resistant, object-based architecture, and use best-of-breed IBM Rational development tools and IBM tools partners.

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IBM i review by Saumil S.
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"IBMi for enterprise"

What do you like best?

I like how easy it is to set up the OS and maintain dataQ for various users as well as production reports which needs to be printed. Database is flexible and hardware performance is great for day to day workflow management.

What do you dislike?

API is kind of old and navigation is very static. The OS support for external application to the cloud or digital signature and automation stuff is very hard to integrate. Also, if you have network printer all over the place then manually managing and configuring each printer with its associated dataQ is very time consuming.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make the cloud based solution more robust so that migrating from on prem. is easy and fast. Also the API needs to be updated since the new interface can integrate many modern features to plug the external workflows. OS should be also capable to attach the external reference links to their specific IBMi records.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have general document created like invoices, PO, accounting reports and month end reports which different users can use it to do their day to day work. We also consult our clients to integrate their IBMi solution with custom development and other solutions that can enhance their ERP system workflow.

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IBM i review by User
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"IBM i - the most reliable midrange server in the market"

What do you like best?

I have been an IBM i programmer for the past 25 years. I like it because it's very reliable server. Always up 24/7, no downtime, unless you perform an occasional maintenance. The hardware architecture is very secure. IBM i can't be infected by a PC virus. Viruses cannot hide in RPG and CL programs or physical and logical files. You can also use the IBM i as a server for other applications like SAP.

What do you dislike?

There's nothing I dislike about the machine.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a very reliable server especially if you are considering housing your business' application system. It's definitely worth the investment.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

IBM i had been very useful in my work. I've worked with different application systems and ERPs that reside in IBM i and the companies I've worked for relied mostly on these application systems to run their business.

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"Temperamental but Powerful"

What do you like best?

IBM i (we call it ERPLX in our organization) is an incredibly flexible program. Within itself it includes dozens of programs, so much so that it is almost a one stop shop for anything related to order entry, invoicing, shipping, and inventory management. Being of an older design similar to a console, it tends to run fairly quickly as well.

What do you dislike?

Every keystroke must be specifically what the program expects, otherwise it will lock up rather than ignore the irrelevant stroke. It can crash easy. It's very unforgiving to the new user. It is so powerful that a small error can cause a tremendous problem downstream.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be sure to learn it's uses inside and out; it can be as much a value about the organization as a hindrance.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use this program for all of our order entry, invoice, shipping, inventory management, customer databasing. It is the backend for our entire business.

IBM i review by Executive Sponsor
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"IBM i great system"

What do you like best?

We love our IBM i systems. They work 24x7x365 and don't need much over site by an operations staff. The hardware and software are all supported by IBM. Responsiveness by IBM support is great. The hardware runs all the time and does not have to be reset like windows based systems on a regular basis.

What do you dislike?

IBM timing on phasing out hardware has increased in the last few years. Hardware only 5 years old is getting put off service eligibility.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend the system to support your business. It is not a dead platform like others think.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We run our full business applications suite of software on the system. The software continues to support our business needs and IBM keeps investing in the platform to support newer technologies. We love that IBM continues to look to the future with the platform. The system has to be available 24x7 362 days a year for the 5 facilities.

IBM i review by User in Insurance
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"This software makes mainframe coding and testing much simpler"

What do you like best?

The simplicity of setting up a debugging and being able to see your code execution in real time was wonderful. It was also easy to do code compare, changes etc.. all from one clean dashboard

What do you dislike?

The price and the fact it is not available at my new job

Recommendations to others considering the product

Get it!! :) (if you can afford it) It will make your life a whole lot easier

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Debugging in real time complex mainframe programs. The ability to easily copy and paste more than one page of code is a huge benefit

IBM i review by Vinod K.
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"Ibm I the fastest business server"

What do you like best?

Speed, performance, integrated database, ide plug in, security

What do you dislike?

The user interface is pretty old with old terminals. That's the only drawback of ibm i

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Information technology applications like banking, insurance, retail etc.

IBM i review by Consultant
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"Cloud for IBM i"

What do you like best?

Safe data over the cloud.give you the best of your data.

What do you dislike?

Options are still not fully tested for full data restore from the cloud.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reducing data loss. No need for extra infrstructure required.

IBM i review by User in Computer Software
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"Best enterprise level products"

What do you like best?

All the products that ibm provides for integratio. Has barious features required by the enterprise

What do you dislike?

Sometime they are late in adopting industry.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Primarily integrating systems. The stabiyis good.

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