With the help of RPG-XML Suite I was able to cut my personal project time in half. RPG-XML Suite is a proven toolset that allows for easy creation of XML web services from RPG. I'd recommend it to anyone on the iSeries / System i platform because it runs natively in RPG with Apache giving it excellent performance!
I just wanted to thank you again for your excellent support. Issues that arose not related to RPG-XML Suite would have brought this project to a screeching halt if not for your quick and knowledgeable response. We have similar projects on the horizon and after this experience I have the confidence that we/you can handle anything that comes up.