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University of California, Santa Barbara, Selects ATERAS to Transform the Legacy Software AG Mainframe-Based Student Information System to Microsoft .NET Framework

DALLAS Feb. 16, 2011 University of California, Santa Barbara

The UCSB RFP process invited 22 vendors to participate. Of these participants only ATERAS and one other vendor met the comprehensive set of requirements to continue to the Proof of Concept (POC) stage of the selection process.  Following a thorough analysis of the POC process, ATERAS was chosen based on the best overall score and the completeness of their solution.  The measured evaluation criteria included legacy modernization expertise, technology relevant experience, ratio of automated solution to manual effort, ability to meet strong architectural requirements, ability and track record to deliver timely and a cost effective solution, credible references, vendor flexibility to adapt to scope change, technical support, and Proof of Concept performance results.

ATERAS will leverage the power of its patent pending transformation tool suite, and proven delivery methodology. This combination will enable the execution of a quality, efficient, flexible, and timely project, as required by UCSB. Improving the look and feel of the current green screen user interface is a requirement along with maintaining existing logic and functionality of the Natural programs. The resulting web applications are truly native, taking full advantage of the Microsoft software stack (Windows, SQL Server, Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, etc).  The .NET Framework solution exploits the features of ASP.NET, ADO.NET, C# and object-oriented design.

The inclusion of NeoBatch from ATERAS’ strategic partner, Alchemy Solutions, will provide an environment for managing and executing jobs under the Windows .NET Framework. The result is a high performance platform that satisfies the requirements of UCSB.

The UCSB mainframe-based systems being modernized, used primarily by the Office of Admissions and the Registrar’s Office, are the core back-end to many front end, web-based applications (Microsoft .Net Framework) used by UCSB students, staff, faculty, parents, community members, alumni, applicants, etc.  The transformation will consolidate all core student information related systems into one standardized Microsoft .NET framework, eliminating all costs associated with the mainframe, improving computing efficiencies, and enabling lower cost, higher quality, and easier maintainability of UCSB IT systems.


University of California Santa Barbara

University of California

Media Contacts:

ATERAS: Anna Stamatelatos, 469-385-7236 [[email protected]]

University of California Santa Barbara: George Foulsham, 805-893-3071 [[email protected]]


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