Newton, Mass. October 27, 2009 – Rocket Software (www.rocketsoftware.com), a Boston-based developer of Enterprise Infrastructure products, today announced the general availability of Rocket IMS Year 2000 Exit Tool. This product was first introduced in 1997 and is still being used today by companies in a number of industries.
The Rocket IMS Year 2000 Exit Tool provides a solution for dealing with two-digit years in sequence fields without requiring users to change their application programs. The latest version includes a conversion exit routine that works with the IMS Data Conversion User Exit (DFSDBUX1). Benefits include:
- The Year 2000 Exit Tool is convenient and easy to use
- It automatically converts dates in sequence fields in IMS databases
- The user defines conversion exits to manipulate dates and sequence fields
- No changes are required to IMS data structures
- No changes are required to IMS applications
“Y2K seems like ancient history now, but what hasn’t changed is the critical need for date accuracy,” says Shawn Wikle, Vice President of Database Tools at Rocket Software. “This product is still being used by a number of organizations, and we are committed to providing upgrades to help them maximize the value of their investment.”
About Rocket Software
Rocket Software (www.rocketsoftware.com) is a global software development firm that builds enterprise products and delivers enterprise solutions in the following segments: Business Intelligence and Analytics; Storage, Networks, and Compliance; Application Development, Integration, and Modernization; and Database Servers and Tools. Rocket is engaged in business and technology partnerships with IBM, EMC, Fujitsu, HP Enterprise Services, Hitachi Data Systems, Avaya, Motorola, Epicor, and many others. The company is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.