This list was derived from interviews with information executives involved in large-scale legacy modernization or migration efforts.
Product: Interface Server, Integrator and BPM
Selling point: The Interface Server provides a universal interface layer between new and existing applications. The Integrator and BPM integrate legacy systems with CRM and e-business applications.
Customers: Boeing, Delta Airlines, Volvo
Product: EnterpriseLink with Component Generator
Selling point: Users can mine legacy applications for business rules, integrate with new applications or put a new Web front end on their legacy applications.
Customers: New York City Board of Education, Ramada Express Hotels, ABC-TV
Selling point: The tool identifies, isolates and repackages data and business processes wrapped up in old code.
Customers: Charles Schwab, National City, UBS PaineWebber
Product: Various (BlueZone, TRansidiom, TTT, WinJa)
Selling point: The software suite allows users to do one or all of the following: put a Web front end on their legacy applications using a Web emulator or by building a user interface; turn mainframe applications into Java or XML components; TRanslate applications into other languages.
Customers: Portland, Ore., Police Bureau, RLI, U.S. Secret Service
Product: Mosaic Studio
Selling point: The tool mines legacy applications for business rules and uses the information to create component-based programs in Enterprise JavaBeans or XML.
Customers: Canada Life International, Nationwide Insurance, Temple University