Throughout the years, we’ve come to learn that efficient data management is crucial for organizations to streamline their operations and deliver exceptional services – we hope to share how that happened here.
This three-part case study chronicles how Gary Wadhwani, an RPG development contractor working with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, successfully integrated the Academy’s membership and credentialing systems, built integrations with DocuSign using webhooks, and communicated with Cvent (an event management company).
In this post, we’ll see how Gary achieved seamless data exchange between the organization’s Microsoft SQL and IBM i environments, resulting in improved data accuracy and overall business efficiency.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a prominent organization for dietitians worldwide, faced a significant hurdle in managing their membership and credentialing processes. The organization maintained separate databases for membership (via Microsoft SQL Server) and credentialing (on the IBM i). Efficient data flow between these two databases was important to ensure they had accurate and up-to-date information.
The previously mentioned Gary Wadhwani, an RPG contractor and owner of Computer Concepts, Inc., recognized the need for a solution that could facilitate this data exchange effectively.
After gathering some options, Gary eventually landed on us, and after a few exchanges with our development team, addressed the data management challenges faced by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics by using RPG API Express.
Fortunately, RXS leverages SOAP-based APIs, which were perfectly aligned with the Academy’s existing setup requirements. This compatibility allowed for a seamless data exchange between the Microsoft and IBM i platforms.
By integrating RXS, Gary was able to eliminate data silos and enable real-time updates, significantly improving the Academy’s data accuracy and streamlining membership and credentialing processes.
Implementing RXS brought about transformative changes within the Academy. Having quickly realized the versatility of RXS, the organization expanded its use to manage other aspects of business as well. RXS’ impact can be summarized as follows:
Having witnessed the significant positive impact of RXS in their organization, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics had ambitious future plans for further utilizing our powerful solution. Initiatives we’ll touch on in the next posts include:
Successfully implementing RXS has revolutionized the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ membership and credentialing processes – and made Gary Wadhwani’s RPG-based API development a breeze. Exchanging data between Microsoft and IBM i platforms, facilitated by RXS, has resulted in improved accuracy, streamlined operations, and enhanced productivity across the board. This is just the beginning; in the next case study, we’ll see how Gary used RXS to make calls via the REST and SOAP architectural styles, helping him communicate with multiple APIs.
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