Visual LANSA Features

Visual LANSA

Application development software for IT professionals

4.65/5 (17 reviews)

Visual LANSA Feature Summary

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Business Rules
  • Code Refactoring
  • Data Modeling
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • Mobile Development
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Repository Management
  • SQL Support
  • Software Development
  • Source Control
  • Web App Development

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API
Access Control
Approval Process Control
Change Management
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Templates
Data Capture and Transfer
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Database Integration
Document Management
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Notifications
Offline Access
Project Workflow
Software Development Kit
Task Management
Task Tracking
Template Management
Version Control
WYSIWYG Editor
Workflow Management
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API
Access Control
Approval Process Control
Change Management
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Templates
Data Capture and Transfer
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Database Integration
Document Management
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Notifications
Offline Access
Project Workflow
Software Development Kit
Task Management
Task Tracking
Template Management
Version Control
WYSIWYG Editor
Workflow Management
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API
Access Control
Approval Process Control
Change Management
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Templates
Data Capture and Transfer
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Database Integration
Document Management
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Notifications
Offline Access
Project Workflow
Software Development Kit
Task Management
Task Tracking
Template Management
Version Control
WYSIWYG Editor
Workflow Management
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Mobile apps

iOS App


1 review

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


0 reviews

Visual LANSA Feature Reviews

16 reviewers had the following to say about Visual LANSA's features:

Kyle Ashton

Solid product that makes development easier

2020-03-03

Visual LANSA has allowed our strictly iSeries environment to expand to allow web based objects into our integrations, as well as max field sizes beyond normal green screen.

Pros

Web based interface make development much easier than on the green screen, plus RDMLX allows for greater field sizes and development tools.

Cons

Sometimes task management can get confusing with objects checked in/checked out.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from LANSA


Kyle,
Thank you for the great review. We get so excited to hear how Visual LANSA is making a positive impact on our customers. Thank you for your feedback on the cons as well. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our product and reviews like this help drive those improvements.

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Benzy Wilt

Best Low Code Development Software in the Market

2020-02-19

Back a few years we also used Lansa Integrator to interface with Lotus Notes database to create a uniform experience - which including using the data between the two platforms for web applications.

Pros

Once that has been accomplished you can concentrate on UI design and coding.

Cons

It's great working with various interfaces but sometimes there is limited (or no) documentation to those interfaces (such as when MS released Office 16, little information avaliable to access Excel .net newer features).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from LANSA


Benzy,
We are thrilled Visual LANSA is making a positive impact on your application development process! We are working hard to address our issues with limited documentation. We have some exciting improvements coming in the near future!

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steve pearson

20+ years and it's never let me down

2020-02-21

(at least in a business application - you won't write an image processor or a protein sequence analysis program but you can probably integrate with the back end data.)

Pros

in the 20 years, it has always been able to keep up with what needs to be done in the business (and i've seen the product evolved from a green screen, SEU/PDM like interface to one that you can develop robust windows, web, and mobile apps with).

Cons

IDE can be a bit slow (especially when you've just started it) and is a few steps behind a visual studio type interface.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from LANSA


Steve,
Wow! It is really great to hear how Visual LANSA has been a reliable solution for you for over 20 years. Thank you for sharing your feedback on the IDE. We are always looking for ways to improve our product.

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Meyer Elnadav

This product has been a game changer for our company. Write code once and port to host/web/mobile.

2017-07-27

Ability to access data on different platforms and present it on a web/mobile interface (see the FrameWorks portion of Lansa).

Pros

The software designers provided a feature rich user interface.

Cons

When checking out/in or compiling there are a number of queues set up to handle these different requests. I would actually like an option to have 1 queue so if I know I am compiling 100 files and want to check them back in I would like to queue up that sequence and not need to wait for the compiles to finish before making my request to check them back in. Would also like audible feedback if a compile failed or an object was locked when checking in so I can work on other things and be interrupted only when necessary. Right now I'm a little glued to the process to verify everything is going as planned until the next action can be taken.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Peter Jowahir

I am a person that has many "What If" questions and the Lansa support staff have been excellent.

2017-08-24

Cost / time savings in development and significant cost savings in ongoing education on the software that seems to come out every six months

Pros

One of problems that we faced which launched our need to select a new development software package was the number of skilled people we required with proficiency in a wide range of software development applications.

Cons

The Visual Lansa is a development product that allows us to build virtually any application we need on any platform.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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David Naigles

LANSA has provided the easiest development effort for any platform of any tool I have used

2017-07-28

Visual LANSA allows us to substantially increase our development productivity and its ability to generate applications in multiple environments without new developer training allows us to "redeploy" developer resources from legacy technologies to modern functionality.

Pros

They only need to understand how to use the Visual LANSA development environment and language to build full featured applications and services.

Cons

Also, the integration with external components and libraries can be somewhat obtuse.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jon Snyderman

Lansa changed my whole development cycle

2018-06-23

We use Lansa for all new development ranging from iSeries green screens to Windows native to cross-browser web development to Mobile.

Pros

The developer is extracted from that layer and only has to focus on a single development environment that continues to improve and present simple ways to accomplish the latest technologies.

Cons

But it is easy to get bored with.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Joe Young

Reduces technical baggage and allows you to focus on solving business problems

2017-07-28

By reducing the amount of technical baggage typically associated with web development, the time from conception to production is radically reduced.

Pros

You have to handle data access with Entity Framework, JPA, Hibernate etc.

Cons

Debugging non-JavaScript based objects like Server Modules, Functions, Windows Forms etc. is good.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Pierre Lefrancois

Super tool that simplifies technology and let us focus on solving business problems for users.

2017-08-11

We used it mostly for modernizing a huge existing ERP application. This ERP application is alive and well because of VL.

Pros

Repository based development and the Framework technology.

Cons

The Framework merge process. If multiple designers are in the same Framework then the process of merging their respective designs is a bit of a pain. I realize that multiple designers in the Framework only happens on very big projects but we went through that and it could have gone better.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Gerald Combs

Working with Visual LANSA has been great. It is so nice to use one tool for multiple platforms.

2017-08-11

Time savings; quick to develop and support applications. The learning curve is quick because it is a single tool to develop for multiple platforms.

Pros

It is quick for developing and maintaining applications. The IDE hides the complexity of needing to know so many different languages and tools.

Cons

It requires specific knowledge of the LANSA Toolkit and its requirements to get things setup and maintained. This is probably not unique to just LANSA, but some up front effort is required to get started. LANSA Support is very good at either assisting with this task or actually doing it for you.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Marc Leonard

Visual Lansa Frameworks product is the tool to Web enable a large Lansa based ERP Legacy system

2017-08-18

The greatest benefit is being able to create a professional looking Web site, serving large amounts of ERP information, without having to master many technologies. Lansa handles the continued need to modernize the look and feel as the internet capabilities expand. Small teams who understand the business can master object oriented programming techniques and rapidly expand the web presence for an organization.

Pros

The legacy ERP system was developed using data modelling relationships and repository based rules. VLF using prototyping which lets us replicate the existing relationships and therefore the application is quickly built and we can just concentrate on user modifications.

Cons

Our development team had to establish a methodology to ensure all objects were promoted to production when a new release of the Web site is required.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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John Arsenault

Recently upgraded to Visual Lansa

2017-10-25

Maintain current systems, developing new processes without much of a learning curve

Pros

Developers have had an easy time transitioning from previous version of Lansa.

Cons

Would like better overall search routines, as well as better usage(File/Field/Function) utilities to determine overall impact of changes to an application.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Robert Dutrow

Order Entry Platform for 18 Years

2020-02-27

Ultimately satisfied our business and user needs.

Pros

Satisfied our order entry GUI needs for our entire enterprise for over 18 years, and still going.

Cons

Ultimately we needed stronger integration and easier deployment options, and are slowly phasing out our LANSA GUI.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from LANSA


Robert,
How great to hear Visual LANSA has been solid for you for 18 years! Are you on our latest version? 14 SP2 is geared toward easy integration and deployment. Even be on the lookout for some updated features to your concerns really soon.

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Manjunath R

My Review of Visual Lansa

2020-02-28

Pros

Easy to maintain, cross-platform tool, productive visual IDE, less complex.

Cons

Poor Debugger, One must know the concept and language to use it, limited prebuilt wizards

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Freeman

Visual Lansa Review

2020-02-24

Pros

The IDE's inherent usability and straight-forward integration features.

Cons

Not very much documentation or presence online when a problem occurs.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from LANSA


Michael,
Thank you for your review of Visual LANSA! We understand our lack of documentation and online presence has been an issue and we are really working hard to improve our customer experience in those areas. Be on the lookout for some exciting improvements in the areas of documentation and online training.

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Baojun Yang

easy to use.

2020-02-27

good.

Pros

as a programmer, I like VL because it is easy to use.

Cons

there are not many open source to use. also there are less users compare to other product.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from LANSA


Baojun,
Thank you so much for taking time to write a review. We are so happy you find working with Visual LANSA easy! As for not many users, we are working hard on building a beneficial community of Visual LANSA users.

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