What is Valence?

  • Valence is a Suite of Development and Runtime Software designed to handle all modern application needs for IBM i.
  • Valence is native to the IBM i—all functionality is controlled by Valence-specific web services written predominantly in RPG.
  • Valence requires no external servers—just install Valence to your IBM i at V6R1 or higher and navigate to the url to log in.


How Valence Works

  • Valence runs as a “single page” app in the browser or as an app on iOS or Android.
  • The user interface is designed with Ext JS, an advanced JavaScript framework for developing enterprise business applications.
  • Actions on the user interface trigger calls to web services written in RPG.
  • The design methodology with Valence on IBM i is similar to that of the best apps on non-IBM i systems.



Reasons Why Valence is Better than Other Modernization Solutions


  • Valence takes a “user experience first” approach to applications, resulting in better apps overall.
  • Apps created with Valence are as good or better than any apps on any platform, not just “better than a green screen”.
  • Valence apps are truly modern—other solutions mostly look and work like apps from years ago.
  • The Valence Modernization Suite contains everything in one comprehensive package at a reasonable price.


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