4 Leading Wholesale Distributors "Go Native" with jBASE
Zumasys announced today that four leading plumbing, HVAC, and electrical distributors have migrated Supply House Information Management System (SHIMS) applications to jBASE running on The Zumasys Cloud.
Utilizing Zumasys' turnkey migration services, Wedco, S.G. Torrice, Golden West and Allied Electric embraced jBASE's "native" architecture to improve performance, system uptime and data protection, while improving the long-term supportability of their MultiValue systems.
jBASE is a world-class application platform that includes development tools, middleware and a multi-dimensional database. Unlike other MultiValue databases, jBASE turns older Pick MultiValue applications into native applications that run directly on the underlying operating system as C programs. Supported on Linux, Windows Servers and IBM AIX, this native approach makes it easier to attract younger developers, improves connectivity and dramatically reduces processing times.
Following the acquisition of this technology by Zumasys in 2015, jBASE sales have reached record levels. jBASE offers lowers ongoing maintenance costs and allows businesses to take advantage of new features, including modern GUIs, disaster recovery and cloud computing, without losing years of investment in their core applications.
jBASE is 100% owned and supported by Zumasys, so customers can rely on global support from the leader in IT and cloud solutions for MultiValue applications. Additionally, the jBASE PortBas conversion tool makes switching easy by automating up to 99% of the conversion process—accomplishing weeks of manual work in as little as an hour.
"In 2015 we converted from AIX/UniVerse to jBASE hosted in Zumasys' cloud. The process started on a Friday evening and was fully operational by Sunday afternoon. In addition to the ease of the conversion process, we were surprised by the stability and speed of our ERP. Anyone who has been using Shims for a while knows what I'm talking about. This new system allows our branch locations to operate independently. No more hub and spoke. It used to be that if headquarters went down the whole company would go down—not anymore," says Kevin P. Coleman, Director of Purchasing at S.G. Torrice.
As Pick MultiValue users explore alternatives, many are turning to Zumasys and jBASE. By integrating jBASE technology with The Zumasys Cloud, Zumasys provides comprehensive operating system and database support, unsurpassed cloud migration expertise and a lower overall cost of ownership.