Metex has developed a whole suite of technology to manage the complete process of 4GL application modernization that includes an advanced code transformation engine, code mining technology, project management and bug tracking software and technology for test case creation. The whole solution is described as Accelerated Application Modernization (AAM) and the key objective is to use technology in all steps of the process but never compromise on code quality. The code quality is equal to or better than what can be achieved in a manual project but the cost is far lower, project timelines are a fraction of a manual project and completion times are more predictable.
Established in 1989, Metex commenced business initially as a contract enterprise application development company, completing client server applications for major government and commercial clients. In the mid 1990’s, Metex developed a number of software utilities to enhance the functionality of 4GL languages such as PowerBuilder, Centura, Oracle Forms and more. In 1995 Metex became Rational’s first solution partner when it developed the “LINK” product line to “connect” Rational Rose to a number of 4GLs including PowerBuilder, Centura and DOORS.
In 1999, the management at Metex recognized that the Client Server architecture was not becoming popular with new application development and three-tier web based solutions would be the norm. Based on this viewpoint, a significant investment in R & D commenced to create advanced technology to transform legacy client server applications to high quality three tier solutions in Java or .NET.
Now in 2011, Metex has achieved and continues to maintain the clear technical lead in application transformation and modernization. The technology includes advanced project management and control software to keep large projects on track with progress transparent to the client. Hundreds of applications in over 20 countries have been successfully completed with a 98% satisfaction measurement.