SOURCE: BluePhoenix Solutions

BluePhoenix Solutions

June 26, 2013 09:36 ET

BluePhoenix Increases Fortune 100 Customer Base and Adds Large Outsourcing Partner

The ATLAS Platform Is Gathering Momentum in the Legacy Technology Marketplace

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - June 26, 2013) -  BluePhoenix ( (NASDAQ: BPHX), the legacy application lifecycle company, announced the addition of another Fortune 100 customer and new partnership with a leading global outsourcer.

"In the last month alone, we've not only added a significant Fortune 50 customer but launched a new licensing model for partners and signed our first agreement," explains BluePhoenix CEO Matt Bell. "The new customer is a Fortune 50 global logistics firm who was looking to reduce the cost and maintenance cycles of their mainframe applications. Moving from CA GEN and COBOL to Java enabled them to take advantage of a richer development community and extend functionality in a more agile fashion."

BluePhoenix's new partner is a top global IT outsourcer taking advantage of a new licensing model introduced in early 2013. "We've made parts of the ATLAS Platform available to global SI partners, enabling them to deliver new services associated with legacy technologies" says Bell. "This enables them to present a cohesive project management and execution plan, using their resources as the primary delivery mechanism and our resources for support."

"The flexibility of the ATLAS platform is driving new kinds of dialogue," adds Rick Oppedisano, BluePhoenix Vice President of Product R&D and Marketing. "For customers that want to remain on the mainframe, we can reduce cost through services like Batch In The Cloud. For customers looking to build the business case, analyze and reduce risk around migrations, our Legacy Indexing Services can help. We still have the most advanced automated translation technology on the market. Once customers are in their target state, through ATLAS, we can offer services like SQL Performance Tuning to ensure the ongoing success of their new applications."

With ATLAS, customers can:

  • Reduce MIPS and Overall Mainframe Cost By 50%
    BPHX's Batch In The Cloud service leverages off-mainframe processing power to significantly reduce batch processing cost. Use cases for this service are detailed in BluePhoenix's website blog.
  • Unlock Legacy Data, Get the Big Picture
    Businesses are looking to make better decisions based on data, but can be hampered by legacy systems. BPHX's BI Enablement Services enable companies to integrate legacy databases like IDMS with SQL Server, DB2 and Oracle.
  • Modernize legacy COBOL, Natural, CA COOL:GEN apps and legacy ADABAS, VSAM and IDMS databases
    BPHX's Automated Translation technology is the only solution on the market that guarantees 100% business logic and functionality match between the source and target environments. This empowers customers to keep the best of their legacy system while moving to a modern codebase and infrastructure. This service translates legacy languages like Natural, CA COOL: GEN and COBOL to Java or C#- and legacy IDMS, ADABAS and VSAM to DB2, SQL Server and Oracle.
  • Use Maintainable Code
    Our Automated Translators generate clean, maintainable Java and or C# code. This approach reduces project risk and gives the customer freedom of choice -- for their architecture, data tier and physical infrastructure.

For more on BluePhoenix, research, whitepapers and case studies are all available on the company's website at

About BluePhoenix Solutions

BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd. (NASDAQ: BPHX) is the leading provider of legacy application lifecycle solutions. The BluePhoenix portfolio includes a comprehensive suite of tools and services for automated database and application migration. Leveraging over 20 years of best-practice domain expertise, BluePhoenix works closely with its customers to minimize risk and provide a clear path from legacy platforms like COBOL, Natural/Adabas and others to modern solutions like SQL, DB2, Java and more. BluePhoenix customers come from diverse industries and vertical markets such as automotive, banking and financial services, insurance, manufacturing, and retail. BluePhoenix has 6 offices in the USA, UK, Italy, Romania, and Israel.

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Contact Information

  • Rick Oppedisano
    Vice-President, Product R&D and Marketing
    BluePhoenix Solutions