Montreal, Quebec (November 6, 2008) – Speedware Ltd., a subsidiary of Activant Solutions Inc. and a leading provider of IT modernization solutions and productivity tools, today announced an alliance with Lead Point, Inc. to introduce XFRAME® to the North American mainframe market. Lead Point is the exclusive North American distributor of XFRAME, a re-hosting software tool designed to migrate mainframe applications to newer, more flexible platforms. XFRAME was developed by HTWC, a technology company located in Rome, Italy.
"As our mainframe modernization business grows, the XFRAME product will become an important addition to our portfolio of migration tools," said Christine McDowell, Speedware’s Strategic Alliance Manager. "Our mainframe customers want to reduce their maintenance costs and XFRAME is the ideal solution. XFRAME also has some unique differentiators over its competitors, such as the completeness of the solution and the ability to offer a Windows re-hosting option, in addition to the other UNIX platforms that XFRAME supports."
Due to their reliability and high performance, mainframe computers are still used by many companies to run their core business applications. However, organizations are realizing that it is both risky and costly to continue doing business on older legacy systems. With XFRAME, legacy applications can be re-hosted on systems running UNIX, Linux or Windows while maintaining full functionality and business logic. Re-hosting on open systems can also offer significant cost savings while providing a platform that can easily be extended to meet changing business needs. As an XFRAME reseller, Speedware will be providing mainframe customers with integration services as well as first-line support for the XFRAME product.
"We are very excited about working with Speedware to introduce XFRAME to the North American market. We believe it is one of the most technologically advanced re-hosting tools on the market," said Sean Murphy, Chief Marketing Officer of Lead Point. "Speedware has more than 30 years of modernization experience, industry-certified customer support, and a 100% project success rate. Like Lead Point, Speedware also adheres to a strict standard of making customer success a priority. As a result of our alliance, North American mainframe customers can benefit from the most complete mainframe re-hosting solution on the market today."
Speedware Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activant Solutions Inc., is a leading provider of enterprise software solutions. The company provides a complete suite of legacy modernization, migration and application portfolio management solutions, business intelligence tools and application development solutions. Speedware has been dedicated to helping companies modernize their business applications for over 30 years. With a distribution network spanning 35 countries, Speedware offers market leaders end-to-end solutions that allow them to react quickly to the needs of a changing business. For more information, visit Speedware.
About Lead Point
Lead Point, Inc. specializes in superior customer delivery by partnering with best-in-class providers of technology, services and support. With extensive experience in launching and marketing mainframe modernization solutions, Lead Point is the exclusive North American distributor of XFRAME and other HTWC products.
For over 20 years, HTWC S.r.l has specialized in bringing innovative legacy migration solutions to the enterprise market. Its complete suite of products includes XFRAME mainframe re-hosting solution; ICON®, a powerful tool to catalog and analyze legacy applications and source code; and H2R®, a data and program migration tool to move IMS/DB data structures to a relational database system. HTWC has a deep understanding of what it takes to modernize legacy systems and is focused on providing low-cost, low-risk solutions for any size mainframe workload. HTWC offers sales and support services in all major markets, including Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific. More information is available here.