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MOR SYSTEMS INTRODUCES NEW GENERATION OF CONVERSION TOOLS WHICH SIMPLIFY MOVE TO OPEN SYSTEMS

 BAYSHORE, N.Y., Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- MOR Systems announced the release of Prophet(TM), a new generation of tools used to migrate software from proprietary to open system computers. Prophet delivers a vastly more portable software and data conversion than that achieved by other methods. That is, software designed for proprietary computers such as Data General MV's, IBM mainframes and AS/400's, DEC VAX's, WANG VS's and others, is converted to the customer's choice of programming language or 4GL.
 "The philosophy behind Prophet is a major departure from tradition in the computer industry," said Alex Massimi, Executive Vice President of MOR Systems. "This business has a long history of over-complicating matters for end-users. For years customers were forced to stay within a narrow range of products and services and to some degree, nothing has changed. There's big money in creating customer dependence and despite the talk of open systems, hardware and software manufacturers are reluctant to let go. Prophet, however, promotes freedom of choice by migrating applications to the most open environments that technology will permit."
 Other migration methods can leave users as "locked-in" to their open system as they were to their old computer. Many use shells and emulation programs that fool software into thinking it's still running in the old environment. Subsequent programming and hardware changes often become more difficult than before. Prophet, unlike other tools, completely converts software from one programming language to another. The user ends up with source programs and data which can run on just about any vendor's UNIX-based, MS-DOS, Windows NT or OS/2 platform.
 Prophet has been used to convert complex applications for NYNEX, the New York Stock Exchange and IBM. The programs were primarily written in WANG VS PACE, WANG VS COBOL and AS/400 COBOL. Underscoring Prophet's versatility, the applications were converted to ORACLE with a "Windows" interface on an NCR network, MicroFocus COBOL in a Hewlett Packard environment and MicroFocus COBOL interfaced to an INFORMIX relational database on a network of over 100 RS/6000's, respectively.
 Prophet is currently available for most computing environments. Pricing is application dependent and is available upon request. Trademarks and proprietary names are the properties of their respective companies.
 MOR Systems, Inc. was formed in 1978. Headquarters are in Bayshore.
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 /CONTACT: Alex Massimi of MOR Systems, 516-326-6760/


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