Modsys International Ltd 6-K 2006
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE
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This report on Form 6-K is hereby incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement on Form F-3 (Registration No. 333-116044) as amended, filed by BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd. under the Securities Act of 1933, to the extent not superseded by documents or reports subsequently filed by BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd. under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Attached to the Registrants Form 6-K for March 22, 2006 and incorporated by reference herein is the Registrants immediate report dated March 22, 2006.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Dated: March 22, 2006
BluePhoenix and Maraton Complete Platform Migration of Critical Application for Rural
Assignment Leads to 80% Cost Savings and Substantial Rise in Transaction Volume and
MILAN, Italy & HERZLIA, Israel March 22, 2006 BluePhoenix Solutions (NASDAQ: BPHX), the leader in Enterprise IT Modernization, today announced the successful completion of an IBM OS/390 to HP Unix platform migration and DB2 to Oracle database migration project for Rural Servicios Informáticos (RSI), the IT service provider for all of Spains rural savings banks (Caja Rural). The migration benefits RSI by lowering its mainframe CPU consumption, creating lower IT costs and increased system performance. The project was completed in partnership with Maraton, a Spanish system integrator, using the BluePhoenix PlatformMigrator and BluePhoenix DataMigrator automated tools.
The introduction of HP Unix open environment has reduced around 800 MIPS from our mainframe. Also the batch processing time has been reduced by 40%, creating an immediate 80% cost saving, said Luis Martínez Gómez-Lobo, production system manager at RSI. We were particularly pleased with the substantial savings made on manpower training thanks to the incorporation of the applications original integrity and functionality within the new platform.
BluePhoenix was the only company that fully answered RSIs project requirements, said Manuel Guerra Tejado, CEO at Maraton. The migration had to be performed in a short time frame, while maintaining application functionality and code quality. BluePhoenix succeeded in meeting these requirements while enhancing the overall performance of RSIs system.
The migration project was performed on the Centro de Información (C.I.) application, a critical part of RSIs service provision storing client data. This application originally ran on an OS/390 platform with online processing of around 400 million instructions per second (MIPS) and batch processing of 800 MIPS on the mainframe system. The batch process had an elapsed window time of six hours.
With Maraton supplying the on-site project management, BluePhoenix performed the migration using its automated tools and proven methodology. Code migration was performed by moving the application to the BluePhoenix AppBuilder tool, generating standard COBOL running on Unix platforms with standard compilers and no runtime. The database was then migrated by automatically recreating the DB2 tables and data in Oracle using the BluePhoenix DataMigrator tool. In the third and final stage, the JCL modules were migrated automatically to KShell scripts for Unix using the BluePhoenix PlatformMigrator tool.
The BluePhoenix solution was transparent, automated, and preserved RSIs original investment in IT infrastructure. RSI was able to carry on business as usual during the entire duration of the project, said Mario Zerini, vice president of sales at BluePhoenix. If well planned, platform migration can be accomplished while effectively mitigating many of the risks involved and achieving measurable return on investment.
BluePhoenix Solutions has extensive experience in automated global assessment, platform, database, and application migration, and remediation projects for a range of financial institutions worldwide, including Merrill Lynch, Banca Carige, Bank Leumi, Isbank, TEMENOS Group AG (SWX: TEMN), and others.
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