ArtinSoft Announces Revamped Version of NET. Migration Tool

4/10/2008 ArtinSoft Update /

San José, Costa Rica.-- ArtinSoft, the innovative provider of automated software transformation technology, introduced this week the all-new version of its leading product, Visual Basic Upgrade Companion (VBUC 2.0), aimed at converting legacy systems to the .NET platform.

Software migration is a highly effective option for companies that seek to protect their investment in current applications as they evolve to more versatile development platforms. In addition, there is an ongoing global tendency to move away from languages that are no longer supported, such as Microsoft's Visual Basic 6.0.

Based on its 15-year experience as an international IT provider and in compliance with state-of-the-art market requirements, ArtinSoft managed to incorporate a variety of enhancements into the product, which will ultimately translate into huge productivity gains for organizations worldwide.

Among the new features, the VBUC2.0 now includes an intuitive Graphical User Interface known as the Upgrade Manager. This GUI is oriented to create a richer migration experience, and it allows end-users to assign specific migration profiles to a particular application.

By using profiles, developers are able to increase the percentage of automatically migrated code, and the quality of the generated code for both VB.NET and C#.NET is also significantly improved.

"We're striving to deliver authentic corporate evolution opportunities, where companies can take advantage of the latest technologies", ArtinSoft's CEO Roberto Leitón confirmed. "With this tool, we want to reinforce the idea that software migration does not have to be a distressing process; on the contrary, we guarantee a fast, safe and cost-effective solution".

Thus far, the release has enabled the company to land several deals with clients in North America and Europe, partly because VBUC 2.0 is the tool's first certified version to integrate with Visual Studio 2008, released by Microsoft in late February.