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SpoolerPlus® on OpenQM Lowers Migration Cost And Ongoing Operating Expense

Application software designed for generic Pick® and Reality® databases can be moved to OpenQM often without any modification of embedded print commands.

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Release Date: Friday, January 30, 2009

Software migration specialist, Sysmark Information Systems , Inc., and OpenQM authors, Ladybridge Systems , Ltd, are pleased to announce the certification of Sysmark 's generic Pick® print spooler, SpoolerPlus ®, on OpenQM .

SpoolerPlus ® provides improved compatibility and lower cost to users of OpenQM as their database of choice to support Multivalue application software. Application software designed for generic Pick® and Reality® databases can be moved to OpenQM often without any modification of embedded print commands.

SpoolerPlus ® provides the print spooler and print queues to which print jobs and printers can be assigned to ensure a flexible and efficient use of printers to print all print jobs.

SpoolerPlus ® also provides the print commands - like STARTPTR, SP-ASSIGN, LISTPEQS, LISTPTR, SP-EDIT, SP-KILL, SP-STATUS and STARTSPOOLER and their options– that have been used by trained staff and that have become part of established business processes on prior databases.

This eliminates time-consuming and often frustrating re-training of personnel and the loss of valuable print management strategies at a critical time in the life of an organization and its IT system.

SpoolerPlus ® also includes the extensions necessary to support the Reality® syntax of key print commands, increasing the compatibility of OpenQM with Reality® software.

Automated Printer Configuration For Each Print Queue

As an added feature to the generic Pick® print spooler, SpoolerPlus ® includes the ability to define print characteristics – like CPI, CPL, LPI, LPP, etc. – for a print queue. A printer can then be automatically reconfigured according to these print characteristics before printing begins, using printer drivers provided with SpoolerPlus ® or written separately. This feature is the Plus in SpoolerPlus ®.

Reducing Migration Costs

SpoolerPlus ® substantially reduces software migration costs by eliminating costly software modifications. "One of our customers avoided rewriting over 1100 SP-ASSIGN statements in just one Reality®-based application account," according to Dave Taylor, CEO of Sysmark . Another customer prints over 3000 insurance policies during the last days of each month thru SpoolerPlus ® with no modification of his System Builder software originally from mvBase.

Increasing Database Value

OpenQM provides those seeking to lower operating costs a low-cost Multivalue database with competitive functionality and outstanding technical support.

In place of required annual support fees, Ladybridge Systems provides bug fixes at no charge, OpenQM upgrades for either one year or ten years based on the original license fee paid and technical support as needed paid for on an hourly basis. All authorized OpenQM dealers also provide technical support on an hourly basis.



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About Ladybridge Systems Ltd

Ladybridge Systems was founded in 1992 by former Prime Computer personnel and is headquartered in Hardingstone, Northampton, England. The primary activity of the company is the OpenQM multivalue database for which Zumasys were appointed as worldwide sales and marketing partner in January 2015. Ladybridge Systems also provide training, consultancy, development, and maintenance services to MultiValue databases in the UK and worldwide. Ladybridge Systems remains a small privately owned company, offering a personal level of service to clients around the world.

For more information, visit http:/​/​www.ladybridge.com

About Sysmark Information Systems

Sysmark Information Systems, Inc. is a leading developer of application software and migration tools and the provider of Multivalue databases and software migration and support services to the Multivalue community.

The Sysmark product line includes SpoolerPlus® for generic Pick print spooler compatibility, FileCaddy™ to facilitate software migration, the EC/EDI Wizard® for EDI document translation and FabMan™ Manufacturing and Distribution software for build-to-stock and build-to-order manufacturers, job shops, machine shops and wholesale distributors.

Sysmark also provides the OpenQM database as a dealer for Ladybridge Systems and the UniVerse and UniData databases as an IBM Business Partner.

Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Rolling Hills Estates, California, the company's products support businesses in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, printing, medical and insurance sectors both within the United States and throughout the world.

For more information, visit http:/​/​www.sysmarkinfo.com

About SpoolerPlus

SpoolerPlus allows you to run your generic Pick software on Universe and Unidata using the generic Pick printer commands that are embedded in your software or that you use at TCL e.g. :STARTSPOOLER, STARTPTR, SP-ASSIGN, SP-EDIT, LISTPTR, LISTPEQS, etc. and they behave just like they do on your generic Pick database.

SpoolerPlus will hold, print, hold-and-print and spool on-hold print jobs from designated print queues to designated printers when those jobs are generated and/or when those printers are available.

And (adding a feature to the generic Pick spooler) you can configure each printer to the print characteristics of the assigned print queue automatically when the printer is assigned to that queue, using printer drivers that we supply and/or that you may write which is the Plus in SpoolerPlus.

Migrating generic Pick software to Universe and Unidata has never been easier.

For more information, visit http:/​/​www.sysmarkinfo.com/​Spoolerplus.asp

About OpenQM

Effective 1/1/15 Zumasys is the Worldwide Distributor for OpenQM. Users with licenses issued prior to 1/1/15 should visit the Ladybridge website.

OpenQM is a high-performance, self-tuning database with an extremely efficient footprint. At less than half the price of comparable databases, OpenQM comes bundled with AccuTerm and provides incredible value for MultiValue resellers and end users alike. Auto-sizing of database files, object oriented programming, class and exception handling, simplified web development and more can be yours with a move to OpenQM.

Why OpenQM

OpenQM has long sought to revolutionize the MultiValue industry, taking MultiValue to new heights of performance and expectation. OpenQM support and maintenance is now available for the first time directly from Zumasys, one of the largest development and engineering teams in the MultiValue market. With technical support engineers located across the United States and England, you'll always be able to reach someone who knows the importance of keeping your MultiValue application up and running.

Their software developers, technical support engineers, infrastructure experts, and cloud engineers will work with you to support, protect, and modernize your OpenQM database-whether on site or in the cloud. Their cloud platform is optimized for MultiValue database applications using industry-leading technologies from VMware, NetApp, and Cisco, and housed in the world's most secure data center, The SuperNAP, managed by expert engineers who understand your business. They take care of everything including backups, system administration, and monitoring so you can focus resources on your core business while maintaining complete control of your data and applications.

OpenQM In The Cloud

The Zumasys cloud platform has been optimized with Flash memory at multiple tiers to address the disk I/O requirements of OpenQM and other MultiValue databases. If you're interested in leveraging the efficiency, security, and performance of MultiValue in the cloud, Zumasys can help.

Since 2006, Zumasys has provided enterprise-class cloud hosting for Oracle, SQL and Pick MultiValue applications. They have the depth and experience to keep your systems running. Visit www.zumasys.com/cloud for more information on their architecture, monitoring and customer references.

OpenQM At A Glance

OpenQM began in 1993 as an embedded database from Ladybridge Systems. It was released in its own right in mid-2001 on Windows systems and extended to Linux in 2003 and FreeBSD in 2004. In 2015, OpenQM announced a partnership with Zumasys to provide worldwide distribution, to create a comprehensive telephone support/maintenance program and to multi-tenant OpenQM on the Zumasys Cloud. This allows customers to quickly provision OpenQM servers in the cloud and benefit from a convenient, affordable monthly fee for the database, operating system and underlying infrastructure.

Zumasys helps companies of every size transition their infrastructure and applications to the cloud. With Zumasys cloud services, customers can easily access the latest software and hardware technologies over the Web, allowing them to focus on growing their core business instead of managing their IT infrastructures. Zumasys delivers personalized service, integrated disaster recovery and the confidence companies need to outsource the hosting of all their databases including SQL, Oracle and Pick MultiValue systems.

For OpenQM inquiries please visit: http://www.openqm-zumasys.com/ Users with licenses issued before 1/1/15 please visit: www.ladybridge.com

For more information, visit http:/​/​www.openqm.com

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