TMW Systems has signed a deal with IBM to implement modernization capabilities into TMW's software, including IBM's Rational Software Delivery Platform and the EGL programming language.

The project will involve an RPG-based software application from TMW designed to provide business exception monitoring and alerts when used with complex, RPG-based operations systems, including TMW's TL2000 enterprise transportation software and TMT Fleet Maintenance - IBM i.

"The modernization of legacy applications and code are key components of TMW's market strategy and ensures that all of our customers have full access to Web-ready business technologies and ongoing product innovations," said David Mook, chief operating officer and CIO for TMW Systems. "IBM has focused on these same challenges for customers on the System i platform for several years and we look forward to bringing more of their expertise to our development teams."

"EGL is a modern programming language specifically designed to help business developers leverage the benefits of System i and Java platforms without extensive re-training to create Web 2.0-ready applications based on RPG code," said Todd Britton, application transformation executive for IBM Rational Software. "IBM introduced EGL as the natural evolution of rapid development technologies already widely used in the marketplace and we believe that it holds tremendous benefits for TMW and their customers concerned about product modernization."

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