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"The National Endowment for the Arts' Modernized Management System Goes Operational"

Kirkland, WA. (November 2, 2001) – The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has gone "operational" with their Grant Award and Financial and Budget Management system that was modernized by The Software Revolution, Inc. After only seven (7) months, NEA's nearly 1,000,000-line legacy WANG-COBOL system, along with its associated databases and user and system interfaces, has been transformed into modern, platform-independent C++ and re-hosted on a distributed computing environment. The Software Revolution, Inc. provides services for modernizing legacy software systems using highly automated tools. The modernization process uses artificial intelligence-based tools to assess the legacy system, transform it to modern languages and databases, re-factor the new code to make it more efficient, and provide the necessary instructions and interfaces to the web. Major Milestone "The Software Revolution, Inc.'s successful modernization of the NEA systems was not only proof positive of the efficacy of our automated transformation approach to system modernization, it was an important opportunity to demonstrate the company's broader capabilities to address all aspects of systems integration when the need arises" said Greg Tadlock, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Beyond the legacy code modernization, The Software Revolution, Inc. transformed nearly 350 database tables from a flat file to a relational database environment, while simultaneously recreating over 800 user screens. The Software Revolution, Inc. also performed extensive quality assurance testing with acceptance testing being performed by the NEA staff. "TSRI has been great to work with. The code transformation went smoothly and quickly and we were impressed with the accuracy of the tool. The TSRI staff was also very responsive and quick to fix test issues." said Mike Burke, the NEA's Chief Information Officer. The Software Revolution, Inc. The Software Revolution, Inc., established in 1995, specializes in the modernization of legacy system software. Employing state-of-the-art artificial intelligence-based technologies, The Software Revolution, Inc. has developed the capability to modernize a variety of different software source languages, along with system databases. Employing a highly automated, low risk, cost-effective approach, The Software Revolution, Inc. can transform COBOL, C, Fortran, Assembler, Ada, CMS2, and Mumps into modern, platform-independent C++, JAVA, J2EE/ .Net, or C# and transform their legacy databases to XML with CORBA compatibility. eVolution 2000™ toolset The foundation of The Software Revolution, Inc.'s service offering is the eVolution 2000™ tool-set. Enjoying the benefit of over 100 man-years of development and nearly $20 million in corporate and private investment funding, the eVolution 2000™ tool-set addresses each of the major steps of the legacy system modernization process at near perfect levels of automation. Beyond the ability to address the standard suite of legacy software languages, the eVolution 2000™ tool-set also has the flexibility to address most other legacy software languages, needing only 8 to 12 weeks of automated processes set-up to accept the new source language. Using the eVolution 2000™ tool-set, The Software Revolution, Inc. can help customers enter the modern computing world more quickly, at less risk, and far less expensively than using currently available manual or semi-automated approaches. For more information about TSRI, visit our web site or contact: TSRI
Greg Tadlock
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Phone: (425) 284-2770
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