Rocket Software Acquires Perth-Based CICS and IMS Software Leader Fundi

18 September 2018
Enhanced portfolio will provide innovative monitoring and diagnostic tools to help mainframe users modernize application
Press Release

PERTH, Australia-Rocket Software, Inc. (, a global technology provider that helps Fortune 500 companies and government agencies modernize and develop applications, today announced the acquisition of Perth-based Fundi Software and its US-based affiliate, Circle Software. Fundi was established in 1982 and is one of the leading providers of software solutions for IBM IMS and IBM CICS systems. Rocket will maintain development operations in Perth.

Rocket will build upon the depth and breadth of Fundi products and create new experiences for customers who depend on the mainframe to run their mission critical business applications. This acquisition comes on the heels of the launch of Zowe, the first open source project for z/OS under the Linux Foundation’s Open Mainframe Project. Rocket is a founding member and a primary contributor to the Zowe project. The company has plans to Zowe-enable the Fundi products.

“We are delighted to welcome Fundi and Circle to the Rocket family,” said Joe Devlin, Chief Technology Officer at Rocket Software. “Fundi’s robust products will expand our technology reach and enable us to accelerate innovation for mainframe customers everywhere. I am excited to have Fundi join the Rocket family at the same time we are launching Zowe. Together we will broaden the utility of mainframes and expand their role as the platform of choice for major organizations that rely on modern, open, fast, secure compute.”

About Rocket Software

Rocket Software ( is a technology company that helps organizations in the IBM ecosystem build solutions that meet today’s needs while extending the value of their technology investments for the future. Thousands of companies depend on Rocket to solve their most challenging business problems by helping them run their existing infrastructure and data, as well as extend those assets to take advantage of cloud, mobile, analytics, and other future innovations. Founded in 1990, Rocket is based in Waltham, Massachusetts with locations in Europe, Asia, and Australia.



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