Date Added: Jan 2010
This case study is an in-depth analysis of Blackmer, a Dover company that is the manufacturer and supplier of positive displacement pumps, centrifugal pumps, and compressors that are used for transferring liquid and gas products. The company has a global network of distributors and OEM's and serves a wide range of industries. With the help and use of LANSA, Blackmer gives all distributors online access to orders and account information in its BPCS ERP including a rules-based configurator that takes custom assembly orders. This paper mentions the challenges faced by the company with all solutions and benefits of web ordering. LANSA provides quick delivery of standard eCommerce functionality and tools and services for a Web configurator for taking custom orders, access, and account in real-time. Another point discussed in this statement is LANSA's direct integration into the company's ERP system. This paper states that the web inquiry and ordering is integrated in real time with the company's BPCS ERP system without the need to change line of code. The LANSA services handle the entire project and require the company to provide the rules and validation of the data. This paper discusses all important functions, working, and benefits of LANSA. The business applications and web ordering for distributors runs on the company's System i that is reliable and secure. LANSA services are quick, fast, and consistent.