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Year 2000/ Data Integrity Inc. Cuts the Cost, Time and Effort To Prepare PL/I Applications for the Next Century.

WEST NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 28, 1997--

Millennium Solution for PL/I uses mathematical

approach called Dynamic Centuries

The first software product that will find and automatically correct PL/I anomalies associated with the century date change was introduced today by Data Integrity Inc. The Millennium Solution for PL/I uses a mathematical approach called Dynamic Centuries to remedy the projected system failures associated with two-character year definitions (i.e., those that ignore the century).

Data Integrity's groundbreaking product, Millennium Solution for Cobol, has been commercially available since 1996. Company officials said the demand for and acceptance of the Cobol product is fueling the company's expansion into other languages and platforms.

Dick Heiman, Research Manager at International Data Corp., Framingham, Massachusetts, said, "Understandably, Cobol has been the predominant focus of tools for year2000 date code correction. There has been a distinct lack of tools for other important programming languages, notably PL/I. Data Integrity's Dynamic Centuries approach is an important step forward in automating the process of finding and fixing year2000 errors in PL/I applications. It is a welcome addition to a sparsely populated field."

The growing Millennium Solution family of products provides four significant advantages over other approaches such as field expansion and windowing:

-- zeroes in more accurately on date occurrences requiring

change;

-- fixes code without changing existing databases or archived

data;

-- reduces the number of lines of code requiring a correction by

more than 90%; and,

-- achieves a corresponding reduction in testing requirements and

significant time and dollar savings.

Typical applications of the Millennium Solution have resulted in fewer than 1% lines of code requiring correction, as opposed to reported industry averages in the range of 6% to 12% LOCs. As a result, users have reported as much as a 45% reduction in the total cost -- and a greater reduction in staff time -- to find, fix, and test date-sensitive programs, compared with widely used industry estimates.

Millennium Solution for PL/I is currently shipping. Pricing options are based on site licensing or volume.

Data Integrity was founded in 1984 to provide management and technical consulting, as well as custom product development for commercial and government clients. Data Integrity, Inc. is located at 228 Highland Avenue, West Newton, Massachusetts 02165. Telephone: (617) 964-1977. FAX: (617) 244-2324. Http://www/dii2000.com

NOTE: The terms Millennium Solution, Dynamic Centuries, Millennium Solution for Cobol and Millennium Solution for PL/I are trademarks of Data Integrity, Inc. All other marks are the property of their owners and Data Integrity Inc. disclaims any interest in them.

CONTACT: Data Integrity Inc.

Thomas Gary

617/964-1977

tgary@dii2000.com

or

Ed Bride Associates

Ed Bride

413/442-7718

edbride@bcn.net
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