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Advanced partners with Information Balance to extend legacy application modernization portfolio

Global partnership will help organizations reduce cost and time to modernization by 40%

2 March 2015 – Advanced (formerly Transoft), a market leading software company, today announces a strategic global partnership with Information Balance (Infobal), a leading provider of application maintenance, development and modernization solutions.

The partnership brings together two companies with many years of experience in helping businesses in both the USA and UK to increase agility and efficiency through legacy application modernization.
Under the terms of the agreement, Advanced will resell Infobal’s portfolio management solution, ib-ARM, to enable its UK and North American customers to reduce operating and maintenance costs by 40%.

Software modernization reduces total cost of ownership and maintains quality assurance by ensuring legacy applications are compliant with industry and regional data management regulations.
ib-ARM assists organizations to migrate applications currently hosted on legacy platforms, including HP’s OpenVMS and IBM mainframes, to alternative modern environments which increases agility.

The robust solution creates a searchable database of information relating to all legacy applications, significantly streamlining the process of development and modernization planning. Users can also easily understand language, code and data structures, in addition to the relationships between communications and web services used to deliver applications, assisting them to regain control of their core business processes.

Paul Holland, Vice President of Advanced (American office) comments: “Many enterprises rely on multiple legacy software applications which have been developed over several years by different programmers. Keeping track of changes and understanding how an application works can therefore become a complex, time-consuming and expensive process.

“ib-ARM will enable our customers to consolidate information about their software applications quickly and easily, typically reducing the time and associated costs by 40%. It will also equip them with the comprehensive information they need to ensure modernization projects are successful whilst keeping business disruption to a minimum.”

Development teams from Advanced and Infobal will be working closely together in order to help businesses use ib-ARM effectively for planning and also to maintain audit trails of application development work on an ongoing basis.

Gabor Szirmak, CEO, Information Balance comments: “ib-ARM is a well-established solution that has been built on Infobal’s expertise in source code parsing, application software discovery and modernization.

We are very pleased to have formed a partnership with Advanced and look forward to collaborating with their teams in order to help organizations meet the challenge of future-proofing their business applications.”

Advanced is an Advanced Computer Software Group company. The Group recently won Tech Company of the Year in the prestigious UK Tech Awards 2014 and ranked in the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50, which recognizes the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK.


Notes to Editor

About Advanced Business Solutions
Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced) provides leading integrated business applications and services that enable organizations to retain control, improve visibility and gain efficiencies while continually improving corporate performance.

Advanced prides itself on getting close to its customers by understanding their businesses and responding to their evolving needs.

Advanced’s software systems comprise core accounting/financial management, procurement, supply chain management, human resource and payroll systems, integrated with a range of collaborative, document management and business intelligence solutions to extend the value and effectiveness of the finance, human resource and payroll departments.

US customers include Bank of America, US Airways, TTI and Dean Clinics.

Advanced Business Solutions is a division of Advanced Computer Software Group plc, a leading supplier of software and IT services to the health, care and business services sectors.

Advanced’s North American operation is located in Atlanta, GA.

Press contacts:
Angela Mycock, Advanced Computer Software Group
+44(0)1625 856 513

About Information Balance, Inc.
Information Balance, Inc. develops software solutions to support large scale application development and maintenance practices across mainstream technology platforms. Its flagship product ib-Application-Road-Map (ib-ARM) is a unique Application Portfolio Management (APM) solution. The company’s clients include leading financial services, insurance, telecommunications and retail organizations across North America.

Press contacts:
Gabor Szirmak, Information Balance, Inc.
+1 416 962-5235 x226