Technical Consulting & Education

With the flexibility provided by XA R7 and R9, XA users have an unprecedented array of tools to help them deliver systems and capabilities that meet their unique needs. And the CISTECH team is standing by to help you gain skills and deliver capabilities you need to effectively utilize these tools.

Application Development

You have never had so many options to enhance your XA system, and we can help you determine the best solution for you. In addition to traditional green screen development, CISTECH is a leader in using Enterprise Integrator, SystemLink, and Catavolt’s Extender application to deliver XA applications where you need them. Like the internet, on your Blackberry, or on an iPad. Check out the XA Enhancements section of this site for examples of our expertise.


System Upgrades

CISTECH offers a unique, fixed price upgrade solution to help you upgrade quickly and cost effectively to XA R9. Using experience gained from over 50 upgrades in the last two years, we offer a detailed project plan, on site assistance, training for the IT team, and a proprietary tool that helps identify any custom programs or reports that will be impacted by your upgrade. For more information on the Migration Bundle, click here.

As an IBM business partner CISTECH also offers complete services for i5 and OS upgrades and new installations.

Technical Education

CISTECH technical experts provide education and training for all aspects of XA and iSeries operations. Following are some of our most popular services which can be delivered at your facility, and tailored for your specific needs:

  • Enterprise Integrator and SystemLink education, delivered in a lab environment to help you learn and apply your new skills.
  • XA Operations Education –XA security, PTF’s, managing jobs, backups, performance, Link Manager, managing PowerLink.
  • iSeries Operations – configuration, iSeries navigator, work management, system configuration, security, updates.

CISTECH did an outstanding job delivering XA Enterprise Integrator training to us. Denise Luther is a gifted teacher and did an excellent job showing us how to use Integrator. By the end of the week we were all beat! But very motivated, because we can now use Integrator to do our jobs in the real world.

Mark Otten, Ameriwood