HelpSystems Partners with SoftLanding® Systems to Enhance Change Management Solution for IBM i

The partnership will provide customers with greater efficiency and control in software development environments


Minneapolis, MN, February 11, 2015 - HelpSystems, a leading provider of systems management, business intelligence, and security solutions, today announced it has partnered with SoftLanding® Systems, a division of UNICOM® Global, to provide enhanced software development capabilities for IBM i customers. SoftLanding is integrating the HelpSystems application development tool ABSTRACT with its TURNOVER® for iSeries v100 change management software to deliver an enhanced development solution.

TURNOVER for iSeries supports repeatable procedures for developing and maintaining IBM i applications, unifying the software development process. ABSTRACT speeds application development with its set of cross-referencing, documentation, and programming tools. When combined, customers will experience increased efficiency and greater control over their development environments.

"The partnership provides SoftLanding with a platform through which its built-in product interfaces to newer versions of ABSTRACT can be ratified," said Jim Fisher, Operations Manager, SoftLanding. "The continued compatibility with ABSTRACT through our Application Lifecycle Management solution, TURNOVER® for iSeries v100, and also our Menu Management solution, CENTRAL® for iMenu v100, will be of great benefit to our mutual customer-base going forward."

By partnering with SoftLanding, HelpSystems is able provide customers with an easy-to-use, robust software development solution.

For more information about ABSTRACT, contact Stacy Jensen, Sales Manager, at 847-273-1053.

To learn more about TURNOVER® for iSeries v100, contact Russ Guzzo at 818-838-0606.

About HelpSystems
HelpSystems, LLC is a leading provider of systems and network management, business intelligence, and security and compliance solutions. HelpSystems software reduces data center costs by improving operational control and delivery of IT services. Founded in 1982, the company has 15 offices worldwide and more than 9,800 customers from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, HelpSystems sells its solutions directly and through strategic partners worldwide.

HelpSystems brands include: Robot, SEQUEL Software, PowerTech, Halcyon, Skybot Software, AutoMate, Safestone, Bytware, ShowCase, InterMapper, CCSS, and RJS Software. Learn more at

About SoftLanding® Systems
SoftLanding is a division of UNICOM Global, specializing in software change management, automated operations, and performance management solutions for the IBM i, System i, iSeries and AS/400 platform. SoftLanding's software change management solution defines and supports repeatable procedures for developing, deploying and maintaining IBM i, Web and multi-platform applications, across the entire software development lifecycle (SDLC). The company's automated operations and performance management solutions keep core business systems running at optimum levels and prevent unplanned application downtime. SoftLanding’s menu management solutions provide efficient, secure, flexible, and standardized access to corporate business applications running on IBM i.

About UNICOM® Global
UNICOM Global consists of more than thirty-five (35) corporate entities encompassing a wide range of businesses across all geographic regions. With its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California, to offices in Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia, throughout EMEA in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland and the UAE, and across Asia/Pacific with locations in India,

Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and the Philippines. UNICOM Global offers deep in-house resources and flexible IT solutions to its partners worldwide. UNICOM Global focuses on acquiring and integrating mature and growing mid-cap NASDAQ, London Stock Exchange AIM and German publically-traded companies in technology, financing, IT, real estate, and business services.