SOURCE: ASG Software Solutions

February 26, 2007 10:42 ET

ASG Announces General Availability of ASG-TMON® Change Manager for CICS® TS Version 4.0

Leading-Edge Technology for Automated Management and Maintenance of IBM CICS® Transaction Server (TS)

NAPLES, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 26, 2007 -- ASG, an enterprise software provider to Global 5000 companies, today announces the general availability of ASG-TMON® Change Manager for CICS® TS and System Definition Auditor feature version 4.0. ASG-TMON® Change Manager for CICS® TS Version 4.0 is a key element of ASG's strategy of total Performance Management and Availability Solutions, which empowers organizations to deliver changes on demand to meet their dynamic business needs.

This automated change management solution enables users to easily make changes to IBM CICS® Transaction Server (TS) tables across all systems operating on z/OS Sysplexes. According to clients, it also significantly increases productivity.

According to Ron Mullins, Vice President at The Northern Trust Company, "As The Northern Trust Company became a global company, we had development going on in India, London and Hong Kong. When NT became a 24/7 development, we initially planned to add more staff. But because we had ASG-TMON® Change Manager we were able to support our global development by substantially increasing our productivity without adding additional staff."

ASG-TMON® Change Manager for CICS® TS offers customers a reduced time to market, decreasing the time and costs associated with managing large CICS® TS environments while also automating change management of repetitive CICS® TS table management tasks. ASG-TMON® Change Manager for CICS® TS provides secure, single sourced, centralized management of CICS® TS resource definitions for local and remote sites. The product creates a clear audit trail, improves quality with build-in edit checks, and reduces time spent by system programmers, cleaning up old CICS® TS system definitions with automatic Intelligence.

"ASG-TMON® Change Manager for CICS® TS Version 4.0 is a key component of ASG's Total Performance Management Suite," says Gary Henderson, Director of Product Management for ASG. "Adoption of the ASG-TMON brand is a statement in and of itself, reflecting the value this technology offers our customers."

About ASG

Founded in 1986, ASG offers companies software solutions to help manage their businesses. More than 85 percent of the world's largest companies use ASG products. Through a wealth of technologies, which have been either developed in-house or gained through strategic acquisitions, ASG enables clients with both mainframe and distributed environments to mobilize their resources, boost productivity, and enhance performance through the intelligent use of technology. Currently, more than 30 percent of ASG employees focus exclusively on product development enhancement and maintenance, in order to ensure ASG products respond to the changing needs of its clients.

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