mrc Adds CGI to Web Application Portfolio

Fredrik Johnsen

michaels, ross & cole (mrc), ltd. (Lombard, Ill.), a provider of software and consulting services for the AS/400 community, announced that the mrc-Productivity Series2000, an AS/400 tool suite for Web site creation, rapid application development, and report writing, is now capable of generating common gateway interface (CGI) applications.

"Companies who want to allow customers, distributors, employees, or vendors to retrieve AS/400 data over the Internet will find CGI applications to be an extremely user-friendly Web application," says Tracy Doell, mrc director of communications. "From an IT standpoint, the ability to build and deploy those CGI applications with very little development effort or learning curve is a huge time and money saver. Our customers are building these applications in a matter of minutes."

The CGI application allows the Internet user to communicate with the Web server to obtain live data, without loading a client application, such as a Java applet. The program is executed in real-time and outputs dynamic information.

The mrc-Productivity Series2000 provides web site creation, rapid application development, and report writing capabilities and is immediately. Pricing for the product is tier-based, and starts at $25,000.

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