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Speedware Completes IBM Mainframe to Windows Migration for Yale New Haven Health System

November 26, 2009

MONTREAL, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ – Speedware Ltd., a leading provider of IT modernization solutions, today announced the successful completion of an IBM mainframe-to-Windows migration project for its customer, Connecticut-based Yale New Haven Health System. The project involved re-hosting a portion of the company’s mainframe applications on a Windows environment.

In order to reduce operational costs, Yale New Haven had decided to modernize its legacy mainframe systems. As part of Yale New Haven’s migration initiative, Speedware re-hosted a collection of disparate applications and databases onto a smaller and less expensive platform. Speedware utilized XFRAME, an automated re-hosting software tool, to carry out this low-risk transition solution. This project represented the first time a North American organization’s mainframe applications were re-hosted using the XFRAME product. From the start through to implementation, the project took only 13 weeks to complete.

“We are pleased that Yale New Haven gave Speedware the opportunity to demonstrate how easily and seamlessly mainframe applications can be re-hosted to a Windows platform,” said Andy Kulakowski, General Manager of Speedware. “When using an automated software tool, full functionality and business logic can be retained but, more importantly, your organization can benefit from reduced operational costs within months.”

Due to their reliability and high performance, IBM mainframe computers are still used by many companies to run their core applications. However, organizations are realizing that it is costly to continue doing business on these older legacy systems. Re-hosting onto open systems can offer significant cost savings while providing a modern platform that can easily be extended to align with changing business needs.

“As part of our cost-cutting initiatives, we were happy to be able to shut down our mainframe,” said Mark Lafferty, Director of Health Systems Applications and Integration at Yale New Haven Health System. “After having gone through this project, re-hosting is a process we would definitely recommend to other organizations.”

About Speedware

Speedware Ltd. is a leading provider of enterprise software solutions and offers a complete suite of legacy modernization, migration and application portfolio management solutions, business intelligence tools and application development solutions. Speedware has been dedicated to helping companies modernize their business applications for over 30 years. The company offers market leaders the end-to-end solutions that allow them to react quickly to the needs of a changing business.

Speedware Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activant Solutions Inc., a leading US-based technology provider of business management solutions serving distributors and specialty retailers since 1972.

For more information, visit Speedware at www.speedware.com.

About Yale New Haven Health System

The Yale New Haven Health System is comprised of Bridgeport, Greenwich, and Yale-New Haven Hospitals. Yale New Haven Health offers patients a full range of health care services of the highest quality, from primary care to the most complex care available anywhere in the world.

The Yale New Haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response is a national leader in healthcare emergency preparedness and disaster response. Yale New Haven’s Center has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a Center for Public Health Preparedness (CPHP) – the only health system-based and health care delivery-focused CPHP in the United States.

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