Software AG's ERP system, Prodis, is now available for the AS/400 in a belated attempt to broaden its appeal beyond traditional markets and encourage independent software vendors to become sales partners.
Prodis is targeted at medium-sized industrial and trade businesses and Software AG believes there is a high demand for AS/400 functionality.
Georg Nippert, Software AG's division director, explained: "AS/400 is an important market for ERP software, because companies have lots of AS/400 systems, but solutions are generally outdated and proprietary. Many applications are not Year 2000 compliant ... that has caused a real backlog and we will be able to effectively push through it with Prodis for the AS/400."
Software AG also announced an OpenVMS version of its development environment, Natural 3, for Digital Alpha systems. The Darmstadt based company plans to support Microsoft's new Component Object Model+ (COM+) across its entire product portfolio, saying that DCOM is the de facto standard.
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