SOURCE: Microgen


September 15, 2010 08:00 ET

Microgen Launches Super Charged Aptitude Software Modules

New Modules Will Enable Organizations to Increase Performance, Competitiveness and Innovation

LONDON and BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2010) -  Microgen Plc (LSE: MCGN) today launches three new modules for its flagship Business Process Platform, Microgen Aptitude. The new modules provide substantial performance improvements on the already market-leading capability of Microgen Aptitude and maintain Microgen's position as the technology leader in this category. The modules build on the performance and functionality of Microgen Aptitude Version 3.0, introduced in June 2010.

Currently being beta tested at a number of customer sites, including a major investment bank, the new modules are:

Microgen Aptitude DBClarity - This new capability within Microgen Aptitude functionality positions Microgen at the forefront of the emerging technology of in-database analytics providing substantial performance improvements to database intensive applications. Through its graphical interface, Microgen Aptitude DBClarity addresses one of the major functional weaknesses of current in-database analytics which are written in the database language resulting in a lack of transparency and auditability for non-programmers. For the first time, a business will be able to address this weakness and develop high performance in-database applications via a graphical interface thereby reducing operational risk, speeding up the analysis process and improving collaboration between the business and IT.

Microgen Aptitude PerformancePLUS - Building on the market-leading performance of Microgen Aptitude Version 3.0, the Microgen Aptitude PerformancePLUS module delivers transaction processing speeds that are up to a further 30 percent faster than the already market-leading performance of Microgen Aptitude Version 3.0. Such speeds are critical in high-volume and complex transaction environments such as digital media and retail banking. This performance improvement is achieved by, amongst other leading edge developments, the adoption of Microgen's innovative fast enrichment process, for which a patent has now been filed making a total of 12 patents filed associated with the Microgen Aptitude technology.

Microgen Aptitude BPD & SOA Orchestration - This module enables SOA orchestration from entities within the Business Process Diagram (BPD) providing the ability to merge new and old technologies, such as the integration of cloud services with legacy systems to create an agile environment that can respond rapidly to the speed of business change. With Microgen Aptitude BPD & SOA Orchestration, both IT and business users can now build and deploy flexible applications quickly within a Service Orientated Architecture (SOA) environment.

"These new modules for Microgen Aptitude maintain Microgen's technology leadership position at the forefront of high volume processing in complex transaction environments. Microgen's market-leading capability has been further extended in terms of both performance and functionality," said Tom Crawford, senior vice president, North America, Microgen. "Furthermore, in-database analytics are increasingly being adopted as a necessary development to increase performance of database-intensive applications and Microgen has addressed one of the major limitations of the current market solutions."

About Microgen

Founded in 1974 and listed on the LSE (MCGN) since 1983, Microgen is an established leader in the delivery of software, solutions and consultancy services. The Group implements bespoke applications and product software solutions for the world's largest financial institutions, multi-national corporations and public sector organizations.

The Group's portfolio of proven products and solutions, many of which are based on its proprietary Microgen Aptitude technology, enables the intelligent application of technology in a range of sectors including financial services, energy, asset & wealth management, commercial, transport & logistics and the public sectors.

The Group has offices in Fleet and London in the UK, and international offices in the United States, South Africa, Poland, and Guernsey. For more information, please visit

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