DALLAS, July 23 --

- eavRPM(TM) Simplifies The Modernization Process for COBOL and Natural

ATERAS, a leading provider of solutions for legacy migration and modernization,
announced today the receipt of Microsoft Corp.’s Product Innovation award
for eavRPM(TM) (Rapid Program Modernization) tool at Microsoft’s Worldwide
Partner Conference (WPC) 2009. Mainframe analysts and developers can create
customized, high powered and well documented applications in C# from either
COBOL or Natural without knowing any C#. The business case for .NET Framework
legacy modernization has never been more compelling. ATERAS provides the optimum
cost effective solution for global enterprises to modernize their applications
from the mainframe to the .NET Framework.

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eavRPM was designed to simplify the modernization process leveraging a direct
connection to the target relational database, such as Microsoft SQL Server. The
relational database can be from a new design, a conversion, or a purchased COTS
or ERP package. Once the relational database is defined, eavRPM empowers your
existing programming staff to create modern applications via an easy-to-use
graphical interface using the existing mainframe application. In fact, the users
only need to know how the application works. That’s because eavRPM uses
intuitive copy features to capture lines of COBOL or Natural code that are then
pasted into eavRPM. The result is pure C# code written for that program,
converted by eavRPM, while maintaining the integrity of the legacy code

The resulting web applications are truly native, taking full advantage of the
Microsoft software stack (Windows, SQL Server, Visual Studio, Team Foundation
Server, etc). The .NET Framework solution exploits the features of HTML, ASPX,
ADO.NET, C# and object-oriented design. Because eavRPM generates native C#
solutions and true .NET objects, it delivers the C# applications to Visual
Studio as a project.

eavRPM was recently used to modernize Anchorage Water Wastewater Utility
(AWWU) legacy Special Assessment Receivables System (SARS) from a CICS VSAM IBM
370 mainframe application to a Microsoft C# ASPX .NET application running on
Windows. The ATERAS solution includes no system-level software, no black box
processing, no perpetuation of VSAM commands, no additional execution overhead,
and no functional changes from the end-user perspective.

ATERAS’ eavRPM modernization tool allows global organizations to increase
productivity, decrease costs, and enhance performance of their legacy
applications by modernizing to Microsoft’s .NET Framework. Organizations
can take their existing mainframe staff and modernize COBOL and Natural
applications to native C# that can be delivered straight into Visual Studio. Bob
Ellsworth, Director Platform Modernization, Microsoft.

From a business perspective, eavRPM makes fiscal sense. It frees companies of
the licensing fees that can often cripple an IT budget, costing tens of
thousands of dollars. eavRPM empowers your existing programming staff to create
modern applications via an easy-to-use graphical user interface using the
existing mainframe application. The resulting applications that are modernized
using eavRPM take full advantage of the .NET Framework. Scott Miller, CEO,
President, ATERAS.


ATERAS has supported global enterprises for 26 years, offering state-of-the-art
services to our clients by modernizing and migrating legacy systems to the most
current IT environments. The patent-pending eavRPM(TM) and DB Shuttle(TM)
technologies provide both modernization solutions and comprehensive assessments
of existing IT environments to fully automated conversions. www.ateras.com.

Contact: Anna Stamatelatos, Vice President Sales Marketing +1-469-385-7236


Anna Stamatelatos, Vice President Sales Marketing of ATERAS, +1-469-385-7236,
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