ONgroup Intl now helps organizations boost their value by running MultiValue applications directly in Microsoft .NET. Companies can run in the .NET or Mono CLR, the Common Language Runtime. MVON# is the toolset that allows sites to keep what works while removing barriers to integration with contemporary technologies.
In addition to more obvious gains when using pervasive Microsoft technologies, this alignment with the industry alleviates the strains of interoperability. IT is able to move many tasks directly into the hands of end-users while other tasks go away completely. The ease of managing applications with satisfied users yields an overall increase in the value of those applications.
ONgroup Intl is scaling up with the formation of ONgroup Africa and the global distribution of MVON#. The idea of running MultiValue as managed code in the CLR without a MultiValue-only run machine originated in South Africa where the MVON# toolset is already in use. "By decoupling applications from the DBMS, sites have the first horizontally scalable MV applications," said Grant Hart, Chief Architect for the MVON# toolset. MVON# is optimized to run with SQL Server and is architected to run with any MultiValue or SQL-based DBMS on the back-end, including Rocket U2 and Oracle.
Developers with their own application generator can use it as a .NET application generator. The opportunity to run in .NET is also extended to sites running in System Builder or SB+ who can experience the new browser user interface for their existing application using MVON# Netbuilder.
"We added the sharp symbol to the name to give a hint that with this toolset, MultiValue source code transpiles to C# to run in .NET. Running applications side by side with everything else running in the Common Language Runtime will be as obvious a choice in the coming years as running applications in common operating systems is today," said Charles Stauffer, CEO of ONgroup Intl.
ONgroup's mission is to help organizations maintain their investment in mission critical business systems. Whether business systems are scheduled for development today or are the proven, mature and stable applications developed over the past decades, our goal is to allow them to be executed on recognized, standard platforms such as Oracle, Microsoft and IBM. ONgroup provides transition to these platforms without disruption to the daily operation of the organization.
ONgroup is helping clients worldwide reach significant IT goals with low risk programs for seamless migration to relational platforms and integration with standard packages such as PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Oracle Financials. Oracle has recognized ONgroup's unique knowledge of both the MultiValue and Relational software development markets—ONgroup is Oracle's only certified partner providing migration and integration tools and services for the MultiValue market sector. ONgroup is also an IBM Business Partner and Microsoft Certified Partner.
ONgroup's solutions are currently being used by clients such as Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) and CitiGroup's CitiBank and Salomon Smith Barney divisions to run their business systems, developed on a MultiValue platform, directly on Oracle Server. Other companies such as New York State Parks have used ONgroup's solutions to migrate their MultiValue business systems to SQL Server.
ONgroup's proven methodologies have taken our customers from legacy to standard Relational in months versus years and at a saving of millions of dollars. ONgroup's solutions allow your company to get value out of current technical resources, while at the same time allowing new applications and new skill sets to be acquired in the world of Oracle and other relational platforms. ONgroup's solutions will save you time—the complete conversion timeline is a fraction of what it takes to re-write or purchase and make modifications to a package developed by a "verticals" vendor.
ONware is software that opens the door to a wide variety of
technology types, such as MultiValue, Object and Relational. ONware
offers an API (Application Program Interface) that emulates U2, D3
and other MultiValue and Pick type environments. ONware includes a
MultiValue environment that separates the application from
dependency on a specific type of database system. The application
is the application; the data is only data. ONware protects the integrity of the MultiValue application objects, allowing data to be stored in the database that best fits each organizations needs.