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
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
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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