LANSA announced that its UCCnet services solution, LANSA UCCnet Direct, is now available for AIX and Linux. Since the fall of 2002, LANSA UCCnet Direct has delivered successful integration to UCCnet's GlOBALregistry for customers running on the eServer iSeries and Windows platforms. The availability of new platforms for UCCnet Direct will allow any retail supplier who bases their business on Linux or AIX to maintain their competitive advantage by fulfilling UCCnet compliancy requirements. LANSA UCCnet Direct provides suppliers the ability to access and update Item information stored in their existing ERP systems and securely send it to UCCnet's GLOBALregistry.
Each LANSA On Demand solution leverages the popular LANSA for the Web application deployment tools. This latest version now runs natively on Red Hat and SuSe operating systems, leveraging WebSphere Application Server v5.0 or WebSphere Application Server Express v5.0 for browser deployment of LANSA solutions.
Al Grega, director of business development for LANSA, said, "Over the last 18 months, LANSA has added AIX and Linux support to all our key development and integration products. This added support has enabled us to now offer our On Demand solutions, such as UCCnet Direct, to any of the 60,000 suppliers actively seeking Linux or AIX solutions for UCCnet compliance."
Grega continued, "As of January 1, 2004, more than 100 customers have selected LANSA UCCnet Direct for UCCnet services. The majority of these customers chose LANSA's behind the firewall solution to be fully integrated with their own systems, although some customers have taken advantage of LANSA's ASP solution. The significant increase in new customers demonstrates that LANSA has emerged as a dominant player for retail suppliers. Many more food and CPG suppliers are expected to join UCCnet in 2004, and hardlines suppliers for retail giants like Home Depot, Lowe's and Ace are right behind with rollout plans for mid-year."
"The retail industry is a critical market for IBM. I am excited to see leading IBM Business Partners like LANSA expanding their support beyond their traditional markets to meet the demands of customers running both AIX and Linux," said Joann Duguid, vice president of SMB, IBM Systems Group. "Now, working with LANSA, we can offer retail suppliers of all sizes -- from the smallest family business to the largest enterprise -- the ability to plug into a global registry of products that are critical to the success of their individual businesses."
LANSA is a software company that helps customers enhance their business performance through the effective use of leading-edge technologies, services and solutions. LANSA's products provide offerings in the areas of application development, e-business solutions, technology integration and data access. LANSA has evolved into a powerful family of products and solutions that support IBM eServer iSeries, AS/400, Windows, UNIX and Linux platforms. Founded in 1987, LANSA has over 6,700 installations in more than 67 countries including e-business solutions for world-leading companies like Visa, General Electric Appliances, Hershey Foods and Dean Foods. For more information visit www.lansa.com.