New, Improved BCA Debuts In Anaheim

After a year of retooling, the MIDRANGE Systems Buyers Choice Awards program reemerged at the Fall Common Conference & Expo in Anaheim, Calif., with a new set of criteria designed to better recognize and reward new product innovations and overall customer satisfaction in the AS/400 market.

All award winners introduced their products and/or services during the 1996 or 1997 calendar years, and all products were required to be commercially available to the midrange market. Unlike in prior years, the 1998 BCA awards were awarded based on a "real world" customer satisfaction survey rather than balloting for winners in specific categories.

BCA winners – listed alphabetically – where selected based on customer satisfaction with product performance, installation and support. These winners included:

ADVANCED BusinessLink (Kirkland, Wash) – BusinessLink For Java,

Advanced Systems Concepts Inc. (Schaumburg, Ill.) – Century UpDate,

Affinity Systems (Lansdale, Pa.) – 5250 Plug and Play Adapter,

Aldon Computer Group (Oakland, Calif.) – CMS Enhancements; versions 5.4 & 6.0,

ASNA (San Antonio) – Acceler8DB 4.2, ACTIV8 7.6, DataGate/400 4.2, ASNA Visual RPG.2.2,

Business Computer Design Int'l Inc. (Hinsdale, Ill.) – Docu-Mint Version 3.2, File-Flash Plus Version 3, ProGen Plus Version 4.7, Spool-Explorer/400,

Bytware Inc. (Grass Valley, Calif.) – MessengerPlus,

CD Group Inc. (Norcross, Ga.) – Transition/2000 featuring Gear 2000 tools,

Create!Print of America (Cambridge, Mass.) – Creat!print for the AS/400,

DataMirror Corp. (Markham, Ontario) – DataMirror Transformation Server,

Extol Inc. (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) – Extol Auto-Mapper,

Help/Systems Inc. (Minnetonka, Minn.) – Robot/MONITOR 2.0, Robot/NETWORK 7.0,

Infinium Software Inc. (Hyannis, Mass.) – Infinium Financial Management, Infinium Human Resources/Payroll 9.0,

INTO 2000 Inc. (Jasper, Ga.) – INTO2000,

J.D. Edwards World Solutions Co. (Denver) – J.D. Edwards WorldSoftware Financial Management,

Macro 4 Inc. (Parsippany, N.J.) – AutoConsole,

michaels, ross & cole (Lombard, Ill.) – mrc-Productivity Series 97,

Nexgen Software Technologies Inc. (Naperville, Ill.) – Focus/2000,

NLynx Systems Inc. (Austin, Texas) – MacMidrange-Client,

Optio Software (Duluth, Ga.) – OptioDCS (Document Customization Server),

Premenos/Harbinger (Atlanta) – TrustedLink EDI/400,

Quadrant Software (Mansfield, Mass.) – FastFax/Plus version 5.0,

RJS Software Systems Inc. (Minneapolis) – WinSpool/400 Email Report Server,

Seagull Software USA (Poway, Calif.) – Text Translation Tool,

SoftLanding Systems Inc. (Peterborough, N.H.) – SoftMenu, TurnOver,

T.L. Ashford & Associates (Covington, Ky.) – Barcode Labeling Software – Graphical Designer.