Miller Systems Partners with Seagull Software to Deliver Web-enabled Legacy Applications

Firms Join Forces to Deliver Seamless User Experience for Web-enabled Legacy Applications

BOSTON and ATLANTA - October 11, 2004

Miller Systems, one of Boston’s premier technology consulting firms specializing in the design and development of elegant online user experiences, today announced a partnership with Seagull Software (AEX: SEAGULL), a leading provider of legacy-aware composite application development technologies. Miller Systems will resell and implement Seagull Software’s LegaSuite®, an integrated software platform for evolving legacy applications to strategic, service-oriented architectures.

“Rarely have we come across a partnership opportunity where a technology is so flexible - and the team, product and corporate culture are so focused on delivering solutions with customer impact,” said Seth Miller, Founder and CEO of Miller Systems, Inc. “When we combine LegaSuite®, an excellent platform for liberating ‘Web-unfriendly’ business logic and data, with our decade of Web development experience, we’re able to produce a browser-based user experience for our clients that seamlessly incorporates business functions from legacy applications, and meets strict standards for performance and scalability.”

Miller Systems legacy integration service focuses on giving clients an end-user facing connection to back-end systems for public websites, self-service customer portals, and other e-commerce applications. Leveraging Seagull Software’s LegaSuite, Miller Systems can rapidly provide clients with an integrated composite application—complete with dashboards, analytics and reporting.

Leading national specialty pharmacy Priority Healthcare recently benefited from the Miller Systems / Seagull Software partnership. Priority Healthcare turned to Miller Systems for help in building its next generation e-commerce customer portal. Aimed at Priority Healthcare’s distribution customers, Miller Systems designed and implemented a modular, easy-to-use, web-based ordering application that seamlessly integrates with Priority's current ERP system, which runs on a midrange host platform.  With LegaSuite, Miller Systems was able to maximize Priority’s significant investment in host infrastructure and software, while at the same time preparing for Priority’s planned move to a new ERP system. LegaSuite enabled Priority to tap into its existing distribution system and in-house host experts without needing to reprogram a new set of business rules, exposing necessary business processes via a world-class user experience in a standard browser that can be re-used when the new ERP solution is ready.  “This migration strategy enables the client to get maximum business value from existing assets and their new investments,” commented Miller.

“With its Web development experience, common sense approach, and legacy integration capabilities, Miller Systems is an ideal partner for Seagull Software,” said Don Addington, CEO for Seagull Software. “Miller Systems has a lot of experience in portal development and LegaSuite solves all of their legacy integration problems, so they’re able to deliver results more quickly.  Enterprise customers in our joint markets will see this partnership as a powerful combination of service and software for affordably extending the value of their legacy applications to the Web and to enterprise portals.”

Seagull Software’s LegaSuite is designed to help enterprises liberate existing application business logic and data for standards-based integration into next-generation enterprise architectures, including new Web applications, enterprise portals, composite applications, service-oriented architecture and Web services. LegaSuite automates the delivery of industry-standard connectors by wrapping host functions and business logic into callable services, which can easily be incorporated into Web architectures and EAI middleware more quickly and at less cost than any other method. 

About Miller Systems

Miller Systems helps mid-market and enterprise organizations solve business problems with thoughtful user experience design and smart technology implementation. By focusing on human beings first and technology second, our award-winning team consistently delivers high quality solutions that get results - and help clients achieve their goals.

Miller Systems provides a balanced set of strategic, design, and technical implementation services that help clients ensure adoption, success, and ROI. Typical engagements include web experience design and development, managed IT services, Microsoft SharePoint strategy and implementation, behavior analytics, system integration, and hosting.

Since 1995, the firm has delivered successful solutions for hundreds of organizations including WGBH, Southern New Hampshire University, Iron Mountain, Debevoise and Plimpton, Ciena, State Street Bank, and the TJX Companies. For more information call 617-266-4200, or send email to info@millersystems.com.

About Seagull Software

Seagull Software specializes in powering legacy-aware application development, helping organizations accelerate the delivery of business solutions. Seagull Software’s LegaSuite® integrated software platform connects IBM mainframe, ICL, iSeries, UNIX/VT and Windows applications and databases to the Web and to other, newer-generations of applications and service-oriented architectures including XML, J2EE, .NET, HTML and Web Services. For more information, visit http://www.seagullsoftware.com/.

Committed to providing the best customer experience, Seagull Software’s technology is in use in more than 8,000 Global 2000, mid-market and public sector organizations worldwide, and by well over 2 million end users. Seagull Software has direct operations in the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Australia, supplemented by distributors serving approximately 30 additional countries.

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