Press Release

  • For Immediate Release
  • 03/19/03

Out with the Old?

PA Company Helps Bring New Life to Legacy Systems

MEDIA, PA March 19, 2003 - Executive decision makers have long struggled with the best way to handle critical, aging applications. According to some industry polls, as much as 85% of IT budgets are used to operate and maintain legacy systems. Increasing costs to support old undocumented systems are contrasted with the costs to license, implement and train employees on new software.

Now you can retain the business logic of your existing system while modernizing it to work with new software and hardware. Cut training, hardware and software costs and increase efficiency and reliability.

Often, companies feel trapped by their existing applications. Internal staff may not have the skills or time to develop modifications and enhancements. Critical deadlines may slip, leading to customer and regulatory issues. Frustration with the inability of outside vendors to accurately scope, define and deliver a solution on time and on budget adds to the challenge.

Scientific Software Tools (SST), a Pennsylvania Corporation, has developed expertise that dramatically reduces the time spent and costs associated with the migration of legacy applications to newer platforms.

When American Crystal Sugar (ACS) realized their legacy application would not make it through the next harvest season, they contacted SST. With only a 4-month development window, SST migrated the existing 16-bit DOS based program to a 32-bit Windows NT platform. According to Scott Osman of ACS, "We had a very successful harvest thanks to the efforts of Scientific Software Tools, Inc. Together, our two labs ran hundreds of thousands of samples for the harvest and the system worked flawlessly."

Headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, and founded in 1988, Scientific Software Tools, Inc. has earned a reputation for delivering reliable, innovative solutions on time and within budget. SST's customers include manufacturing, pharmaceutical, test and measurement, and healthcare companies.

Scientific Software Tools is now in the process of making its expertise available to manufacturing, food processing and QC labs internationally.

For more information contact: Elise Furman, Scientific Software Tools, 1023 East Baltimore Pike, Suite 100, Media, PA 19063.

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