SpinSys & GT Software Partner for Legacy Projects

SpinSys, a leading provider of enterprise-wide cloud based and information management solutions to federal government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies, has announced a reseller partnership with GT Software, a provider of innovative enterprise modernization, migration and data access solutions, to expand their COBOL legacy migration and modernization solution sets.

Legacy systems are the backbone to any company. By nature, they are successful, mature, and have been in existence for a long period of time. Though these systems thrive, one weakness of legacy software is that it was constructed with only the technologies available during that time, as opposed to the most modern software technologies of today. Older technologies are more difficult to maintain and are key issues for many legacy system owners.

GT Software is the leader in migrations of candidate applications from IBM mainframes to the Microsoft .NET/Windows environment. Their suite of legacy system enhancement solutions allow users and developers to unlock, open, access and redistribute data in legacy databases and systems, while supporting standard web service access to mainframe data and assets. “We’re seeing cost savings from 60% to 80% being achieved with relative ease, and better performance as well with our approach. Once migrated, your legacy business rules are easily exposed to C# and VB.NET, and modernization options abound,” states Raul Menendez, Director of Development at GT Software.

“The decision to partner with GT Software only made sense. There’s a natural and technical synergy between SpinSys and GT Software’s .Net and JAVA products.  Their experience and professionalism are ideal for what we look for in a partnership, in addition to their proven track record, and place as a market leader.  We look forward to working with GT Software in the near future,” says SpinSys CIO, Chakib Jaber. SpinSys’ approach for legacy system migration includes a combination of code reuse, automation, and minimal manual techniques to ensure successful migration. One of the key elements to SpinSys’ legacy migration is the use of the Spin Business Framework (SBF), a highly configurable business application framework that can swiftly build enterprise-level information management systems for almost any vertical application coupled with the GT Software tool set . SBF features include rapid application development, document management, document assembly, workflow, team collaboration, reporting, and executive dashboards. SBF also supports multiple applications and business groups.