Profound Logic Survey Sheds Light on IBM i Legacy Modernization Market

Dayton, OH - February 1, 2016 - Profound Logic Software - (, a leader in IBM i application modernization and development, announces the availability of a new study on the topic of legacy application systems and their impact on today's businesses.

The State of IBM i Modernization white paper contains the results of a survey that Profound Logic ran in December of 2015. The goal of the survey was to collect data to paint a picture of how the legacy IBM i (formerly known as AS/400 or iSeries) code and applications are currently being used, and what the future of IBM i development looks like for companies that use the platform.

The results of the survey show a marked trend toward modernization of the platform, as well as positive view of the platform by its technical users. Users stated that they believe the IBM i is a very stable, reliable, and cost-effective platform for their business applications.

The greatest challenges to the platform involve the concerns over an aging developer workforce, and the perception of the platform as "old" and outdated based on the use of legacy application interfaces.

"We found that the use of green screen application interfaces is the number one concern IBM i businesses have about the platform, and the greatest challenge they face to supporting their modern business," states Amanda Blackburn, Marketing Manager at Profound Logic Software. "While the majority of the technical users have a very positive view of the platform, and many are using an up-to-date version of the OS (IBM i 7.2 TR3 was released in November of 2015), there is still a negative perception of the platform by a significant portion of decision-makers and upper management."

The view of IBM i by upper managers

Despite these challenges, Profound Logic views the results as "cautiously optimistic"

"By protecting their IBM i investment and updating those areas that need to be addressed - namely, converting to the use of modern, free-format RPG code; training a new generation of developers in this code; and developing modern Web and mobile applications - the IBM i can have a long life and continue to support some of the world's largest and most successful companies," states Blackburn.

The white paper with complete survey results can be requested here.

About Profound Logic Software

At Profound Logic Software, our mission is to provide innovative, comprehensive and native solutions for IBM i application development and modernization. For over 15 years, we've helped companies around the world breathe new life into their RPG applications with modern interfaces, deploy mobile applications, and extend the lifespan of their IBM i systems.

Our focus on innovation resulted in the first browser-based visual designer for RPG application development and the most mature handler available for RPG Open Access - the feature that makes truly modern RPG applications possible. We employ the most talented developers in the industry to meet the unique modernization needs of businesses running on the IBM i.

Profound Logic has offices in Ohio, California, and Mississippi, in addition to partners located throughout the world. Learn more about our products and services at or contact us at 877-224-7768.

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Amanda Blackburn
Profound Logic Software
937-439-7925 x720

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