Agri Retail’s core applications are running on IBM i. Examples are FIS2000 for financial services and homegrown applications for invoice matching and product administration.  The company has been utilizing OS/400 and i5/OS since the introduction of these systems. In the beginning of 2011 Agri Retail will upgrade the IBM Power System to i5/OS V6R1.

Agri Retail has been using APD/400 for many years to control user access to the applications running on i5. Due to the upgrade to i5/OS V6.1, they have to search for an alternative of APD/400. IBM has decided to stop supporting and developing of APD/400 further from i5/OS V5.3

IBM’s APD/400

APD/400 stands for Application Program Driver/400 and integrates Application System/400 (iSeries, i5) applications into a common processing environment for IBM applications, third party and homegrown applications. APD/400 provides a standard interface where functions common to other integrated applications can be used in the same way. APD/400 facilitates the work of end users, system operators, application administrators and application developers.

iMenu400, a proven alternative for IBM’s APD/400

iMenu400, a proven alternative for IBM’s APD/400
iMenu400 is a proven standard application for controlled access to applications on IBM i or i5/OS, (formally known as OS/400) and used by a number of companies worldwide like ABN AMRO Bank BU Private Clients, Kawasaki Europe, Mitsubishi Motors Europe, Nidera Handelscompagnie, Santander Benelux, Tauw Group, etc.

iMenu400 at Agri Retail

In September 2010 Agri Retail has replaced APD/400 with iMenu400. SRC Secure Solutions has provided consultancy to implement and configure iMenu400. Agri Retail decided to implement and configure from scratch.

In the years since the initial implementation of APD/400  there have been a number of employees leaving and joining the company and new applications were introduced. The migration to iMenu400 was used to clean up the system.

Based on key-users reference groups were defined in iMenu400. Much of the work of Agri Retail refers to the integration of iMenu400 with the different applications in use.

All features and functionalities which were in use by Agri Retail are available within iMenu400. The implementation and configuration of iMenu400 to replace APD/400 to iMenu400 took only a couple of days from Agri Retail. SRC Secure Solutions provided support to the retailing company for half a day.

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SRC Secure Solutions is a Dutch company specialising in Multiplatform Software for Security and Security Compliance Management.
SRC Secure Solutions builds on more than 20 years experience of supplying state-of-the art ICT solutions to large, medium and small organisations and companies.


SRC Secure Solutions develops software like iMenu400 – a prerequisite for compliance regulations like Basel II - and is Value Added Reseller of a broad range of software solutions for all platforms with which organisations can secure their data for storage and data transmission.
For the users of IBM I, System i5/ iSeries/AS400 and Windows systems we supply tools to ensure (security) compliance for regulations such as ‘ISO 27001 and ISF Standard of Good Practice (SOGP) and for the assessment for requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and Basel I/Basel III.
SRC Secure Solutions BV.
Amstelveen, January 2011.