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Veryant’s COBOL Technology Improves Thin Client Performance and Portability
New isCOBOL Evolve provides cost-effective, modern path for COBOL application investments

August 15, 2011 - Veryant, the COBOL and Java technology innovator, today announced up to a 40% thin client performance improvement, new cross-platform portability, and modernized user interface capabilities for its popular isCOBOL Evolve.

The new software release maximizes the value of existing COBOL assets, reduces ongoing software licensing costs, and simplifies application modernization.

isCOBOL enables developers working on open systems to continue programming in a familiar COBOL environment, and at the same time, deploy updated GUI-based applications across multiple platforms in an open Java framework without rewriting code.

Dov Keshet, CEO and Founder of Starsoft Professional Services, Ltd., a provider of IT Professional Services in the insurance and financial services industries, selected Veryant software as the key underlying technology for the company's Starframe application framework offering.

"Delivering updated, modern interfaces to long-standing business logic is very important to our customers," commented Keshet. "isCOBOL technology provides the best of both worlds, by protecting long-standing COBOL application business logic and enabling cross-platform deployment as pure Java objects through standard Web interfaces."

In the latest isCOBOL release, Veryant has introduced several important enhancements:
  • new GRID and WEB-BROWSER control properties for cross-platform portability

  • improved thin client performance, up to 40%, on slow Internet connections

  • advanced green screen modernization capabilities without application re-engineering
Veryant's innovative COBOL solutions enable applications to be deployed on multiple platforms from a single source code base – without the need for any platform-specific work. By compiling COBOL source code into Java and deploying pure Java bytecode objects, developers can add the power and flexibility of the Java platform to existing COBOL programs and make COBOL investments easily accessible to the Java world.

"Veryant's product performance is excellent, and support has been outstanding. This has been a very good long-term decision for us," noted John Jackson, President, Softwrx.

Jackson decided that Veryant offered the best technology, excellent ease-of-use, and the fastest time to market. In addition, it was the most cost-effective option. Even though Softwrx had already paid for the next year of support from Micro Focus, the company decided to move to isCOBOL from Veryant. Because of the ease-of-use of isCOBOL and excellent customer support, Softwrx was able to make the move from ACUCOBOL-GT in just one week.

To learn more about isCOBOL 2011 R2, click here.

Contact:
Sue Myers
978.369.6336
pr@veryant.com
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isCOBOL technology provides the best of both worlds, by protecting long-standing COBOL application business logic and enabling cross-platform deployment as pure Java objects through standard Web interfaces.
 
Dov Keshet, CEO and Founder of Starsoft Professional Services, Ltd.


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