Insurance Industry, Software Packages, Prototype, Software, Applications Backlog, Integrated Software, Applications, Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States, and Umbrella
Equitable Life Assurance has implemented Hogan Systems' Umbrella integrated applications system to help reduce its programming backlog. Umbrella is an on-line, transaction-driven process and data dictionary for batch as well as on-line processing. System development is a matter of choosing the proper components, supplying parameters tailored to the specifics of an application, then integrating into the system any programming that is unique to that application. It has three major components: the Processing Environment Manager (PEM), Production Support (PS), and Application Support (AS). PEM isolates the application so it is independent of the operating environment. PS controls the processing of exceptions, centralized applications, and cylical transactions. AS eliminates redundant programming, simplifies maintenance, creates application systems, and enables nontechnical personnel to create their own tables and their own error messages.
Computerworld. August 27, 1984, Vol. 18 Issue 35, p15
Software, Software Packages, Integrated Software, New Product, Technology, and McCormack and Dodge Corp.
McCormack & Dodge's Millenium technology is designed to integrate all the company's applications software into a real-time system. Under Millenium, users can switch from one program to another without leaving their work in progress. The system features a consistent user interface and a full-scale application development and prototyping language. Users are expressing concern about the amount of up-front money required to convert to the Millenium technology and the level of technical support the system will require.