Frontier is a world-class enterprise software solution (ERP) optimized for the IBM i Power System (AS/400, System i, iSeries).
Developers at Friedman Frontier have a close technical relationship with the IBM i development team. This ensures Frontier software continues to be optimized for the IBM i platform. We have been focused on software for the IBM platform since our start in 1980. Friedman Corporation is continually updating and optimizing our solutions to bring customers the latest software and hardware technologies for the very fast, very stable, and very secure IBM platform.
The best ERP for complex, custom manufacturing, MTO, ETO, ATO products.
Frontier ERP software is optimized for engineer-to-order (ETO), make-to-order (MTO), assemble-to-order (ATO), job shop, and project-oriented manufacturers and service contractors.
Frontier’s powerful configurator handles both make-to-order (MTO) and make-to-stock products with ease. This means you need far fewer SKUs to track all your options and customizations. As a result, your company can be more nimble and profitable by minimizing the amount of capital tied up in inventory.
Frontier ERP Software and IBM: Industries Served
Friedman Corporation and IBM have a strong alliance and a partnership focused on our joint customers. This ensures our combined hardware and software solutions are ideal for diverse industries, including:
- Automotive and Aerospace
- Industrial Products and Machinery
- Metals and Metal Fabricating
- Promotional Products, Ad Specialties
- Printing and Packaging
- Window Fashions
- Windows, Doors and Glass Fabricating
…and many others.
Frontier ERP is available as an on-premise or hosted solution on the IBM i platform. Frontier ERP software supports single-site, multi-site, and multi-currency businesses. Our ERP software for the IBM i Power system (iSeries, AS400) is installed throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
If your current IBM iSeries ERP software solution no longer meets your needs or no longer supports the IBM Power i, iSeries, AS/400 platform, it’s time to talk with the experts at Frontier.
ERP Software for IBM Power i System | iSeries | AS/400
Frontier software is built from the ground up for the IBM i platform using IBM’s native tool-set and database. Our software was first developed on the IBM System/38 under the name of HFA. When IBM introduced the IBM Application System/400 (AS/400) in 1988, we were among the first to commit to the platform. As a result, we quickly optimized HFA software to run on it. HFA was renamed Frontier in 1998, and Frontier v 1.0 was released in July of that year. IBM renamed the AS/400 to iSeries in 2000. Thus, Frontier was one of the first ERP software solutions available for IBM users when the IBM AS/400 family of computers was introduced.
Yes, Frontier ERP Software Runs on IBM POWER9 Systems!
IBM launched the latest family of Power Systems, built on the industry-leading POWER9 processor, in 2018. Frontier solutions on POWER9 are fully supported. Frontier certification is based on IBM i OS releases, and with POWER9 supporting IBM i 7.2 and IBM i 7.3 there is a wide choice of support options for all the Frontier releases. Our intimate knowledge of the IBM platform is just one reason you can depend on Frontier ERP software for your business.