A worldwide major tire manufacturer replaced an error-prone and high-support desktop terminal emulator with the zero-footprint, instant delivery of Inventu Flynet Viewer Web Terminal Emulator.
Prior to working with Inventu, distributors in Mexico would be mailed a CD or DVD with a licensed desktop terminal emulator from one of the major emulation vendors. At the distributor, the emulator would then be installed using instructions and configuration information. Regardless of the use of mailed CD's or downloaded installation setups, the process was still easily broken, particularly when configuration of the TN5250 host connection to the company's European AS400 had errors.
Working with Inventu, a clustered pair of Inventu Flynet Viewer servers was installed close to the AS400 and integrated with the company's firewall and load balancer (F5 BigIP). Further integration is underway to provide a SalesForce Single-Signon solution using Inventu's new SAML 2.0 security configuration option.
Now, instead of a mailed CD with complicated instructions, Dealers throughout Mexico can simply click on an App Tile in their SalesForce web application to gain instant access to the AS400 application.
An added benefit compared to other, less mature web terminal emulation options: users can view all messages, tips and pop-ups in Spanish, as the latest Inventu Flynet Viewer versions include support for eight languages!