In an ever-changing business environment with shifting market dynamics, enterprises are banking on innovations in IT and business to gain competitive advantage. However, modifying existing systems runs the risk of destabilizing existing workflows and processes. To strike the right balance between innovation and maintaining status quo, the Japan Unisys Users Association Tohoku Group focused on modernizing the user interface of legacy systems without modifying existing resources. The group adopted Unisys ClearPath ePortal to improve the work efficiency of warehouse operations, which had formerly been subject to limitations in terms of the amount of information displayed, efficiency of display output, and input constraints.
Modernize the user interface of legacy systems and increase business productivity for storage and shipping operations without additional costs and modifications to existing resources and the core system infrastructure.
Deployment of ClearPath ePortal to improve the work efficiency of warehouse operations and the addition of new mobile device-specific functions allowing users to work via a single mobile terminal.
- Productivity: Reduction in operator input errors and a provision for users to formally conduct paper-based checks and verify storage location using a single terminal, thus improving the efficiency of inspections for storage and shipping operations by 30%.
- Mobility: The iPad-based terminal gives users increase mobility for functions such as information retrieval, image capture, and reporting - with video capability bundled with the terminal.
- Efficiency: Web development based on the ClearPath ePortal eliminates the need to make significant modifications to the core system, resulting in a reduction in man-hours for developing new applications.
- Costs: The core system infrastructure was not modified and full compatibility for all Web applications was integrated in the system, at no additional costs.
- Ease-of-use: Increased availability of talent to develop more applications for the system with the option of more popular programming languages such ASP.NET and Java, in addition to legacy languages such as COBOL.