RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE) Continuing its roll out of its e-business integration
flagship product suite Sagavista, SAGA SOFTWARE, Inc. (SAGA) (NYSE:AGS) announced
the availability of Sagavista 1.1, which provides a faster Messaging layer for
improved performance, an enhanced Application Developer Kit (ADK), Unix support,
agent adapters for Adabas(R) and 3270/5250 emulation which provides enterprise
level mission critical mainframe access to legacy applications and databases
for web integration.
1.1's enhanced ADK now includes additional tools and richer documentation that
customers can use to build a broader range of custom agent adapters in cases
where a Sagavista agent adapter may not be available. Sagavista adapters provide
the physical integration to the target application, while the agent acts as
the adapter's host and manages resources as well as publishes and/or subscribes
message queues for the adapter.
Sagavista suite currently runs on OS/390 and NT, now supports the Unix platforms--HP-UXII,
Sun Solaris Operating Environment software, and IBM AIX."
"Now that Sagavista 1.1 supports Unix, it broadens the market the product can
address," said Samir Gulati, SAGA's Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing.
"Unix is a key platform which our customers are using to run their ERP applications
and other mission critical applications. This type of support extends Sagavista's
ability to meet the needs of all systems in the enterprise."
The addition of support for running Sagavista on the three major UNIX platforms
should help Saga compete against some of its strongest competitors, such as
Vitria Technology. Another strength is the enhancement of their Application
Developer Kit. It is very common for customers to have to code adapters (interfaces)
to legacy systems since there is no way the vendor can support everything.
Saga announced that it has concluded a five-year, $20.5 million contract with
a leading systems integrator under which SAGA will provide to the systems integrator
for one of its key clients, a suite of enterprise systems and Sagavista enterprise
application integration products and professional services. This should provide
Saga with additional market momentum.
Customers evaluating enterprise application integration products should include
Saga on a long list of vendors to be evaluated. Examples of other vendors to
be evaluated are Active Software, BEA Systems, CrossWorlds Software, Talarian,
Tibco, and Vitria. Care should be taken to ensure that interfaces exist for
the required databases. In addition, customers should both visit reference sites
and investigate the quality of the vendor's professional services staff, as
consulting will most likely be required.