Software AG debuts modernisation range

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By  Published  October 20, 2006

German vendor Software AG has launched a range of products that enable companies to modernise their existing enterprise systems instead of replacing them.

The Legacy Modernization portfolio of products allows customers to upgrade their existing legacy systems into more up-to-date business applications and process.

Firms can therefore cut costs by modernising existing systems instead of replacing them with new ones.

Legacy Modernization is part of the crossvision suite of open standard software tools that Software AG launched earlier this year, aimed at helping businesses to implement service-orientated architecture (SOA).

As well as including functions such as legacy modernisation, the tools also help organisations to gain a single view of their data, cutting out the duplication that occurs within disparate systems.

“With the introduction of crossvision Legacy Modernization, Software AG further reinforces its position as the world’s largest independent provider of products and services that help organisations bring their legacy systems into the future,” said Peter Kuerpick, member of the board, Software AG, and responsible for the development of crossvision.

“This new portfolio, which is a vital part of our crossvision SOA suite, enables companies to incorporate their legacy assets that are central to market leadership into an SOA,” added Kuerpick.

Crossvision Legacy Modernization products will provide five main functions: analysing an organisation's existing applications portfolio, web enablement, SOA enablement, application and data integration and platform optimisation.

“Software AG’s crossvision Legacy Modernization lets companies focus on the objectives they want to achieve rather than the confinements imposed by their particular mix of old and new systems,” claimed Guido Falkenberg, director of Legacy Modernization for Software AG.

“Now the conversation can change from one about limits to one about opportunities.”

When IT Weekly spoke to Karl-Heinz Streibich, CEO of Software AG earlier this year, he revealed that the company was planning a big push into the Middle East which would include the setting up of a Middle East focused software development facility.

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