Release 3.0 of AB Suite enhances developer productivity and speeds process for modernizing applications to take advantage of mobility trend
BLUE BELL, Pa., December 5, 2012 – Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced Release 3.0 of the company’s Agile Business (AB) Suite application development software for the Unisys ClearPath MCP and Microsoft Windows environments.
IT organizations today need a fast, easy way to develop new applications and modernize existing mission-critical applications to take advantage of mobility and other key trends that can boost employee productivity and benefit their business.
Unisys AB Suite Release 3.0 provides a model-driven approach to application development. Using a high-level scripting language and industry-standard tools, application developers can generate complete applications from a set of business specifications. They need not write code line-by-line or separately define databases, transaction managers and other crucial resources.
AB Suite Release 3.0 also provides programmers with the capability to modernize mission-critical applications, without changing the core system, so end users can easily access them from mobile devices.
“Unisys AB Suite Release 3.0 gives CIOs a way to quickly commission applications that address pressing business challenges,” said Bill Maclean, vice president, ClearPath and AB Suite portfolio management, Unisys. “Because application developers can use contemporary techniques and familiar tools to develop and modernize applications, the organization can capitalize quickly on emerging business opportunities without sacrificing its long-term investment in mission-critical application software.”
New Capabilities Enhance Mobility and Simplify Migration
Unisys AB Suite Release 3.0 is available for the Unisys ClearPath MCP and Microsoft Windows operating environments. It employs the widely used Microsoft Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server for application development and lifecycle management, respectively. Those tools provide a familiar environment that enables software engineers to quickly achieve and maintain a high level of productivity. Team Foundation Server helps streamline operations and reduce project-management costs by giving all team members access to common project-related information.
AB Suite Release 3.0 for MCP is integrated with the Unisys ClearPath ePortal for MCP specialty engine. This special-purpose processor provides Web services that enable mobile devices to be integrated into the ClearPath environment. Developers can use Microsoft Visual Studio to quickly web-enable enterprise applications without changing the applications themselves. They can replace outmoded text-based application interfaces with contemporary graphic looks, so mobile users can execute transactions easily on Apple iPhones and iPads, Android devices and BlackBerrys.
Integration with the ClearPath ePortal specialty engine not only makes it easier for programmers to modernize server-based applications, but also expands the range of application access options for end users conducting business at the point of customer contact and service.
Unisys has also enhanced compatibility of AB Suite Release 3.0 with the predecessor Enterprise Application Environment (EAE) development system. That compatibility makes it easier to migrate EAE applications to AB Suite Release 3.0 without impacting performance.
Because of its reliability, scalability and ease of use, Unisys has used AB Suite as the basis for key vertical-industry solutions, including voice mail/messaging for communications providers and a mortgage-processing solution for financial institutions.
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