Zortec International and eTransX Announce Partnership
Targets Legacy Software Modernization and Integration Market

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 2, 2005 - - - Nashville-based Zortec International, a leading provider of business software development tools, has formed a strategic partnership with eTransX, a systems integration firm with offices in Nashville and Houston. The new alliance will enable government agencies, healthcare providers, financial institutions and other enterprises to reduce dramatically the costs of modernizing legacy information systems that were developed using decades-old COBOL and other computer languages.

?This partnership allows us to meld our expertise in software development and productivity tools with eTransX's expertise in systems integration technologies,? said Shan Dixon, President of Zortec. ?The end result is an expanded product line designed to help enterprises meet the ever-growing challenges associated with integrating disparate applications and the huge volumes of data associated with them.?

"The need for integration of these systems has simply exploded, as a result of the emergence of e-commerce and Web-access to information stored in various legacy systems,? said P. Mohan, President/CEO of eTransX. ?This combined with ongoing pressure for companies to 'do more with less and do it fast', has raised the stakes even higher.?

?This technology allows us to provide a complete integration solution for organizations that need to share information embedded in business applications, regardless of the type of application or type of database,? explained Keith Gibson, Zortec's Director of Business Development who initiated the partnership. ?Our solution provides this at a fraction of the

cost and time associated with other integration products."

Recently, industry analysts estimated that as much as 85% of the world's business systems are written in COBOL and other legacy languages. These systems are very common in government, healthcare and financial institutions, each of which requires transaction-based systems to support a large user base. Without the enterprise application integration (EAI) tools now offered by Zortec/eTransX, modernizing these systems has often proven prohibitively expensive, just when government and other institutions need better access to existing data than ever before.

Legacy Systems
Legacy information systems are computer systems or applications which typically represent years of organizational operation and contain a vast amount of data and functions that are critical to day-to-day operations. An estimated 200 billion lines of legacy code is still in use today, yet according to a Hurwitz Group study, only about 10% of enterprises have integrated their most mission-critical business processes.

About Zortec
Zortec International is a leading provider of rapid application development (RAD) solutions, providing powerful software development, migration and reporting tools to thousands of organizations around the globe since 1984. Zortec's flagship product, System Z, is an advanced cross platform, database independent development environment designed to help organizations significantly enhance programmer productivity, leverage their existing technologies and ultimately maximize their IT investments.

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Zortec International
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