Fresche Solutions

Managed Application Services

IBM i developers with experience in RPG, COBOL, Synon and modern web technologies (PHP, Python, etc.)

No IT or IBM i Skills? No Problem.

Many companies have difficulty finding staff with IBM i, RPG, COBOL, CA 2E (Synon), HP-UX and web development skills to maintain and enhance their systems. In some cases, retiring resources take technical knowledge of business-critical applications with them and leave the company without anyone trained to take care of the system. In other instances, small teams with large workloads must postpone IT projects or extend deadlines.

Our flexible portfolio of services lets you hire our experts to help move IT projects forward without hiring long-term employees. We can handle bug fixes, application maintenance, new application development, web and mobile development, application enhancements and database modernization, and more.

Our experts can work as part of your team, or you can choose to let us manage the whole project. We’ll help with as much or as little as you need – we’ve got your back in every situation.

Advantages of our Staffing & Application Services:

Replace retiring staff

Replace retiring staff with highly skilled resources to reduce risk and quickly onboard with little to no knowledge transfer.

Get More Done

Complete projects that may require a wide variety of skills, and free up your internal resources for key new projects.

IT Resources

Reduce your IT backlog with resources who have decades of experience with business application development, and who can also act as valuable backup.

How We Can Help

Let us be the experts who can help you with:

  • Deploying projects faster
  • Completing projects that require a wide variety of skills
  • Freeing up your internal resources for new projects
  • Reducing your IT backlog with resources who have decades of experience in business application development, and who can also act as a valuable backup to your staff
jf fabrics

JF Fabrics Solves Risk of Retiring IBM i Resources with Fresche’s RPG and COBOL Skills

JF Fabrics is the leading Canadian wholesaler/distributor of home decorative fabrics, tapes and trim, drapery hardware, wallcovering and area rugs. Their highly diversified customer base numbers 15,000 globally and includes large retailers, designers, upholsters and manufacturers in both the retail and hospitality sectors. JF Fabrics runs an IBM i-based ERP application to manage critical business functions.
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Flexible Application Service Offerings


  • Application maintenance
  • Prevent downtime
  • Reduce backlog and risk
  • Document application and business rules


  • Extension of your team
  • Full-time resource(s)
  • Business continuity
  • New development

Managed App Services

  • Completely outsource all or part of your IT
  • Whole IT operation or an end-to-end project

Project-Based Services

  • Web and mobile development
  • APIs and integration
  • Database modernization
  • Field resizing

Choosing The Right Sourcing Models​

Hybrid delivery models can provide economies that scale and ability to right-size team and effort across IT. 

Services & Staff To Support Your Needs

Application Development & Testing

Our specialists save you time and money on new development by taking advantage of our analysis and productivity tools, which guarantee accuracy and code quality.

Web & Mobile

Want to take your IBM i applications to the Web and to mobile devices? Our application specialists can do that and much more with the support of tools like Newlook Suite, Presto and WebSmart.


Sharing data and functionality between IBM i and other applications reduces redundancy, improves user satisfaction, increases productivity and ensures the accuracy of your data. Our application services team relies on automated tools that deliver accurate and quick results.

Application Support and Enhancement

Our specialists can quickly learn your applications, implement changes to your code and improve maintainability and code quality by using proven tools that map, document and analyze your applications and perform automated impact analysis.


Your IBM i can do anything your business requires, and our application specialists know how. Develop Web services, take your applications to the cloud, move to a modern database, migrate to an open source language or just modernize your green screens with the help of our experts and tools.

Training, Planning & Development Services

Not enough time, resources or skills to do what you need? We provide training, jumpstart projects or do the whole thing for you. As little or as much help as you need to meet your IT goals.

Let’s explore your IT and IBM i staffing needs 

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