When Service Is More Than Just A Word - Excelsior's Individual
Solutions for Special Business Are Leading Customers To Success
Novosibirsk - Zuerich (PRWEB) August 11, 2005 -- If software is an essential
part of your product or solution which has been on the market for 10 or more
years, you are surely familiar with the challenges analytic ag from Zuerich,
Switzerland faced in late 1990s. Tool vendors no longer exist or do not support
their old products, customers want modern graphical interface and interoperability
with the latest third-party software, staffing becomes a problem because good,
ambitious programmers want to use the latest and greatest technologies, and so on.
You begin to think that the only way to catch up with the younger competition is to
throw away the old code and hire some young talent to write new from scratch.
Fortunately, there exist also less expensive, evolutionary approaches.
Excelsior, LLC from Novosibirsk, Russia, known mostly for its Java Virtual Machine
product called Excelsior JET, also acts as a provider of individual software solutions
for special business. Today, analytic ag is one of Excelsior's satisfied customers.
"Analytic ag is a software developer, which started as a data processing center
33 years ago," said Oskar Herber, founder and Managing Director of analytic ag.
"Today we are selling a software suite that automates production of various
documentation used in the window manufacturing process. We have hundreds of users,
window manufacturers as well as trading companies, in Switzerland and also in some
other European countries."
In analytic's solution, the whole variety of window types, parts, methods of
construction, price calculation and manufacturing documents circulation is hold
in original data bases and is maintained with hundreds of programs implementing
the industrial know-how. The software has a long history. The original version was
developed for the first personal computers and has survived several migrations from
one platform to another.
The cooperation with Excelsior started in May 2000, when analytic intended to make
another modernization of the software. Driven by customer demand, analytic needed
to port their programs from MS-DOS to Windows and design more usable graphic
interfaces. The then current version of the software was written in TopSpeed
Modula-2, so Excelsior has offered its ISO Modula-2 compiler called XDS as
a destination for migration.
"During the past five years, we have migrated analytic's TopSpeed/MS-DOS Modula-2
code comprising the core business logic to XDS Modula-2 on the Windows 2000/XP
platform and integrated it with the new graphical user interface made in Delphi,
which greatly improved usability," said Mr. Vitaly Tsikoza, Project Manager for
Excelsior. "We have also introduced modern technologies into software organization,
maintenance, and deployment." The relationship between the two companies has proved
so successful that Excelsior is now responsible for the improvement and further
development of analytic's main applications.
Mr. Herber added: "We were very happy with the quick and professional services
of Excelsior all the time. We recommend using them for development as well as for
special solutions in the Modula-2 environment. An extra plus in working with
Excelsior is the fact that there are never any problems with the compiler or the
operating system using programs developed by Excelsior. They are so much familiar
with their own system, that no problems can come through to us at all."
Excelsior provides advanced software development solutions such as optimizing
compilers, source to source translators, program debug, analysis and reengineering
tools, and related services including application porting and migration since 1999.
Privately held, Excelsior, LLC, has its headquarters in Novosibirsk, Russia.
Tel: +7 (3832) 138 649 (6AM-6PM GMT)
Fax: +1 (509) 271 5205
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