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

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About SoftLanding® Systems

SoftLanding, a division of UNICOM® Global, specializes in software solutions for the IBM i and Power Systems platform.

SoftLanding’s application lifecycle management solution helps IT teams to deploy software changes faster, with less effort, and eliminates errors throughout the entire development process.

The company’s enterprise content management solution releases the power of digital communications through web, mobile and email channels, without changes to existing IT systems and applications.

SoftLanding’s automated operations and performance management solutions keep core business systems running at optimum levels and prevent unplanned application downtime. The company’s menu management solutions offer easy access to corporate business applications running on IBM i.

About Macro 4

Macro 4, a division of UNICOM Global, develops software solutions that accelerate business transformation. Macro 4’s cross-platform enterprise information management solutions make it easy for companies to go digital, personalize customer communications and unlock the value of their corporate content. Macro 4 solutions for DevOps, session management and performance optimization are used by many of the world’s largest enterprises to modernize their mainframe applications and development processes.

About UNICOM® Global

UNICOM Global consists of more than fifty (50) corporate entities encompassing a wide range of businesses across all geographic regions. With its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California, to offices in Illinois, Kentucky, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia, throughout EMEA in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland and the UAE, and across Asia/Pacific with locations in Japan, China, India, Australia, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and the Philippines.

UNICOM Global offers deep in-house resources and flexible IT solutions to our partners worldwide. UNICOM Global focuses on acquiring and integrating mature and growing mid-cap NASDAQ, London Stock Exchange AIM and German publicly-traded companies in technology, financing, IT, real estate, and business services. Please visit our websites for additional information about the services, products and solutions that UNICOM Global offers:

UNICOM Global - Assets, capital and investment management

UNICOM Systems - IBM Mainframe software products

UNICOM Government (formerly NASDAQ: GTSI) - Government IT solutions

UNICOM Engineering (formerly NASDAQ: NEI) Appliance platform

UNICOM Science and Technology Parks

UNICOM Technology Park – Innovation Labs in Virginia

UNICOM Science and Technology Park – Innovation Labs in New Jersey

UNICOM Capital - Business and Financial Services

USRobotics - Data communications products

Memeo - Enterprise-grade Secure File Sharing for the Cloud

Firetide - Wireless technology solutions for security and transportation

DETEC - Document composition products

SoftLanding Systems - IBM i software products

Macro 4 (formerly LONDON: MAO) - Document Management products

illustro - z/OS and z/VSE software products

iET Solutions - ITSM software products

Eden - Mergers & Acquisitions, Business & Financial Services, and Real Estate - Hardware, Software, Outsourcing and Professional Services

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