A new partnership between TMW Systems and IBM will allow for the modernization of legacy applications and code from TMW’s products without the need for retraining to create Web 2.0 applications, according to TMW.
The deal includes a new set of application modernization capabilities, including IBM’s Rational Software Delivery Platform and EGL programming language. In addition, an RPG-based software application from TMW will offer business exception monitoring and alerts when using complex, RPG-based operations systems, including TMW’s TL2000 and TMT Fleet Maintenance – IBM i.
“The opportunity to partner with IBM directly on a project of key importance to TMW and many of our customers, namely, protecting their investments in System i (OS/400) applications and infrastructure, is compelling for us,” said David Mook, COO & CIO of TMW Systems. “The modernization of legacy applications and code are key components of TMW’s market strategy and ensures that all of our customers have full access to web-ready business technologies and ongoing product innovations. IBM has focused on these same challenges for customers on the System i platform for several years and we look forward to bringing more of their expertise to our development teams.”
“IBM introduced EGL as the natural evolution of rapid development technologies already widely used in the marketplace and we believe that it holds tremendous benefits for TMW and their customers concerned about product modernization,” said Todd Britton, application transformation executive for IBM Rational Software.