For years now, the YMCAs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, have run on an IBM i box. Like several other YMCA groups around the country, they use a backoffice IBM i package call Y-Metro. The Milwaukee Y is strongly committed to the IBM i platform–but that doesn’t mean the platform doesn’t occasionally throw the Y for a loop.
To solve this problem, Fritzke turned to Jeff Cubinski, president of JTS Technology, for help. JTS Technology specializes in integrating IBM i platforms with Windows and browser-based interfaces using ASNA’s Visual RPG for .NET (AVR for .NET). With AVR for .NET, Cubinski and his team at JTS created a Windows-based member authorization system called Y-Access for the Milwaukee YMCAs.