“Zend Server has been so well received and accepted throughout the company. The fact that we were able to leverage our existing business logic via PHP was huge.”
— Richard McCarroll, Application Development Manager, Sunstate Equipment
Sunstate Equipment is one of the top 10 equipment rental companies in the US, providing everything from hand tools to heavy machinery for construction, industrial, and special event companies.
To manage workflow, the company used a reliable but outdated combination of IBM i “green screen” applications and manual, paper-based processes. Sunstate Equipment had no enterprise view of the process and no visibility into critical metrics for its 62 locations.
They leveraged Zend Server and IBM to develop a fully modernized solution without abandoning existing IBM DB2 database tables or the business logic from the original system. The result is a comprehensive material management system (MMS) that handles workflow for inventory, procurement (including purchasing and distribution), repair, maintenance, and sales.