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IAD Builds eBusiness Extension to LMS in Rapid Time

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Executive Summary

Inter-American Data Inc. (IAD) is an IBM business partner based in Lawrenceville, Georgia. It specializes in AS/400 software and services for the Hospitality and Manufacturing industries. IAD offers an integrated hotel and casino management system called Lodging Management System (LMS). Using LANSA for the Web, IAD has given LMS an eBusiness extension called ResNet. Using ResNet, IAD's customers can now offer an AS/400 based Internet facility that checks hotel room availability and places reservations in real-time over the web. LMS automates every aspect of hotel operations from property management to credit card processing. Presently, LMS is installed in over 120 hotels and resorts and manages over 120,000 rooms. Without any expertise in the internet, IAD was able to make the application using LANSA. At first, LMS property management and reservation modules were developed in RPG. Since then, LMS has grown into many million lines of code and includes interfaces to a variety of devices such as point-of-sales terminals, telephone systems, keylock systems, in-room movies and services. New application modules and enhancements to LMS are now been done with LANSA for the AS/400. LANSA provides great productivity benefits over RPG along with additional features like agility and efficiency. LANSA for the web offers the ability to work directly and securely with production data.

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