ArtinSoft and Summit Software Announce Agreement to Provide VSTA Migration Services to VBA Partners

9/14/2005 ArtinSoft Press Release /

Industry leader in automated software transformation technology and services teams up with authorized Sales Agent for Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)

Los Angeles, CA - September 14, 2005 - Artinsoft Corp. (San José, Costa Rica) and Summit Software Company (Syracuse, NY), today announced an agreement to provide ArtinSoft's migration technology and expertise to ISVs who have integrated Microsoft VBA into their products. By entering into this agreement, ArtinSoft and Summit will work together to market, sell and deliver migration solutions to independent software vendors (ISVs) who have integrated Microsoft VBA into their applications and choose to integrate Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA) into their .NET Framework-based applications.

"We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of the ArtinSoft solutions through this agreement with Summit Software for VBA Partners looking to migrate their VBA applications to VSTA," said Dr. Carlos Araya, President and CEO of ArtinSoft. "We have designed this new solution to meet the migration needs of VBA partners worldwide. The core of the solution is a recasting of the ArtinSoft Visual Basic 6 to .NET Upgrade Wizard Companion in order to process VBA projects effectively and then efficiently convert them into fully natural VSTA solutions through the migration and restructuring of their original code. Summit Software, which has supported hundreds of VBA Partners since 1996, has provided invaluable input into the design of our new solution. We are looking forward to working closely with Summit to deliver this support program to the VBA community."

"We are thrilled to be working with ArtinSoft to provide their knowledge and expertise in migration technology to ISVs worldwide," said Bill Fisher, president of Summit Software Company. "In recent months, we have seen strong acceleration in the level of investment made by VBA partners in their .NET Framework-based applications. We expect that many VBA partners will decide to integrate VSTA into their existing VBA-enabled products and this, in turn, will create strong demand among their customers for migration of their VBA code to the .NET Framework. We are convinced that the ArtinSoft Migration Solutions for VBA partners will help Microsoft achieve their vision of highly customizable applications on the .NET Framework as the development of distributed Web applications evolves."

"ArtinSoft is a leader in language migration solutions, and Summit Software has worked with Microsoft's VBA Partners since 1996," said KD Hallman, General Manager of Visual Studio Tools for Applications at Microsoft Corp. "We are very excited to see these two companies working together to provide help to VBA partners interested in moving their infrastructure forward to VSTA."

About ArtinSoft

Since 1993, ArtinSoft has been helping customers worldwide to use and protect their investment in current applications as they evolve to new platforms, primarily the Microsoft .NET Framework. ArtinSoft created the migration products that Microsoft provides within Visual Studio.NET, and were named as Microsoft's preferred supplier of worldwide upgrade services for customers. Find out more about ArtinSoft at or e-mail ArtinSoft at

About Summit Software Company

Summit Software Company is a leader in designing, marketing and supporting scripting language engines and development tools. Founded in 1991, Summit has a customer base of more than 300 ISVs who have successfully integrated Microsoft VBA or Summit BasicScript (a VBA-compatible scripting engine) into their applications. For more information on Summit Software and its customers, products and services, call 315-445-9000 or visit us at


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