COBOL-IT chooses COBOL-WORKS GmbH as distributor for the German market

COBOL-IT has chosen COBOL-WORKS GmbH as distributor for German speaking countries.

Online PR News – 31-January-2010 – – Paris Jan 5th, 2010 - COBOL-IT, the first company to provide an enterprise-class Open Source COBOL Compiler has selected COBOL-WORKS GmbH as distributor and Technical Hub for the German speaking market.

COBOL has always been a language for mission-critical business applications. That has been true since the early days of computing and it is still a valid statement. But nowadays there are new environments that can host the applications, and with the use of COBOL-IT, mission-critical business applications can be brought into the world of Open Source.

This is a message that has generated a lot of interest and demand from the German market. Providing the COBOL software to host mission-critical applications requires good service and support. With COBOL-IT’s selection of COBOL-WORKS as a distributor and Technical Hub, the German market will benefit from an experienced support and service staff that knows COBOL, and has years of experience serving business applications operating in open environments.

“With COBOL-WORKS as distributor and service provider we are confident that we have a partner that can listen to and service the important German market. This is a dynamic, and demanding market, which has always shown a great deal of interest in using Open Source solutions as a way of running cost–effective and reliable applications.”, says Stephane Croce CEO at COBOL-IT.

“We see significant potential for growth with this business model, particularly for larger organisations who have large investments in COBOL assets, and who wish to protect these assets without being subjected to unpredictable costs for COBOL licences. Our local presence will help to provide the security that companies with strategic interests in COBOL require”, says Toralf Kandera General Manager at COBOL-WORKS.

COBOL-IT is the first company offering an enterprise-class Open Source COBOL Compiler with a wide range of Premium Professional Services. The COBOL-IT Compiler Suite software is an advanced and specific distribution of the COBOL compiler. COBOL-IT is positioned as a partner for companies with many critical COBOL applications that must be maintained or modernized. The COBOL-IT software range covers all the life cycle aspects of COBOL application: development, modernization, maintenance and production. In addition to its software offering, COBOL-IT proposes a wide range of commercial subscriptions, professional services and advice regarding COBOL usage and related tools. COBOL-IT is based in Paris, France since September 2008 and also has offices in Brussels, Belgium for its Research & Development Department and its technical staff.
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COBOL-WORKS was founded in 2009 to provide a dedicated support backbone for COBOL-IT customers in German-speaking territories. COBOL-WORKS brings together experienced COBOL professionals to provide consulting and conversion services for customers looking to extend their COBOL Applications into the world of Open Source with a professional product suite.

Toralf Kandera
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Lutherstrasse 160
07743 Jena

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