Vitec Nice is a Norwegian company, founded in 1987, that specializes in providing software for the insurance industry. Its IBM i-based application is a fully-integrated insurance software system for both personal and commercial insurance. Vitec Nice’s software is used by many insurance companies throughout Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.
Although Vitec Nice has sold the software successfully for many years, the IBM i’s inherent character-based user interface was starting to make it hard to convince new customers of the underlying quality and reliability of the software. To resolve its user interface issues and breathe new life into its formidable insurance package, Vitec Nice turned to ASNA Monarch to migrate its insurance application to .NET.
Says, Vitec Nice Director of Systems and Projects, Frode Kongsrud, “Although we had a great reputation in the insurance business, it became quite challenging to compete directly with the lower-quality but attention-getting GUI-based competition with our green-screens. We simply were not able to sell the character-based version of our software anymore. Being highly confident otherwise of the quality and value of our RPG-based software we set out to modernize our application’s user interface.”
ASNA Monarch migrates RPG applications to C# on the Microsoft .NET platform. Kongsrud summarizes the project, “We have been amazed at what Monarch does for us. We couldn’t possibly have rewritten our applications to .NET by hand in the time it took to migrate the existing application to .NET with Monarch. We are now able to present a thoroughly modern user interface to new prospects and that is very exciting for us. We are also very excited at the ‘what can we do now’ possibilities ASNA Monarch has provided us with .NET and our new Web user interface.”
Says ASNA CEO Carlos Valero, “We at ASNA are very proud of Vitec Nice’s work and its success with ASNA Monarch. This success proves that ASNA Monarch can extend the life and value of IBM i RPG assets.”
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