Software AG Enhances ApplinX Legacy Modernization Tool

Version 5.1 further supports SOA by letting users create Web services from legacy terminal screens, then register those services in a UDDI registry

Darmstadt, Germany, August 21, 2006 -- Software AG today announced enhancements to ApplinX™, a software tool that extends valuable legacy systems to the Web and to a service-oriented architecture (SOA). Software AG’s ApplinX version 5.1 has been upgraded to enable faster and easier creation of Web-based applications and Web services based on legacy applications on mainframe and iSeries platforms. Specific upgrades to ApplinX version 5.1 include “no-coding-required” Web screen creation, the ability to invoke external Web services, and the ability to register Web services in any UDDI compliant registry.

ApplinX lets users combine multiple screens into a single Web page and automatically generates Web components and Web services based upon XML, SOAP, and WSDL standards. These components and services are compatible with Java and .NET environments, and can be readily incorporated into an SOA. New capabilities supported by ApplinX version 5.1 include:

  • UDDI registration of Web services: The ability to publish a Web service in any UDDI registry, including Software AG’s recently announced CentraSite™ registry and repository; CentraSite includes a UDDI v3.0 compliant registry

  • Web screen creation without coding: An intelligent transformation function that recognizes repeating patterns across (potentially) thousands of green screen interfaces and automatically transforms them into modern Web interfaces

  • Invoking external Web services: The ability to bring an externally-created Web service into new applications based on the “flow” of procedures that ApplinX creates by combining multiple terminal screens

“ApplinX provides the simplest and most convenient way to create powerful Web services from a legacy system, which can then be used in a service-oriented architecture,” said Joe Gentry, vice president of enterprise transaction systems for Software AG. “Once they experience how quickly and easily they can personally create these Web services without having to learn Java, HTML, .NET, or legacy code, our customers realize the potential to deliver rapid results to their business users while planning for a long-term SOA strategy.”

Product Availability

Software AG’s ApplinX version 5.1 is shipping now, and is priced with a flexible usage model that scales as customer implementations scale. Additional enhancements to ApplinX version 5.1 include improved installation and “flow” procedures, as well as general availability of Natural Data Upload / Download and BS2000 Telnet Interface capabilities. For more information about ApplinX, visit http://www.softwareag.com/Corporate/products/applinx/product/default.asp.

About Software AG

Software AG, headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany, provides a full range of products and services to deliver a service-oriented architecture (SOA) IT infrastructure, based on over thirty-five years experience in high-performance databases, application development tools, and integration technologies. For more information, visit http://www.softwareag.com.

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