IN-COM Data Systems (IN-COM) announced today that it has reached agreement with Software Diversified Services (SDS), one of the largest providers of technical support and related software products for IBM mainframes systems, to market SMART TS to its extensive client base worldwide.
SDS’ co-owner, Jim Lampi, who handles sales and marketing for the company, stated that the SMART TS product line is an important addition to its software offerings. “We were greatly impressed with its speed and search capabilities, and particularly with its cost effectiveness and rapid ROI,” he said. “SMART TS has a proven capability for reducing MIPS, which is a significant consideration for efficient mainframe operations. We feel that it will have great applicability to our users and will be widely accepted by our client base.”
Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Brooklyn Center, MN, SDS now provides a wide range of performance monitoring, report distribution, data compression, and client-server applications to more than 1000 customers in the US and 37 countries around the globe. With 20 server-proven products designed to support the IBM VSE and MVS mainframe systems, SDS has been selected as and continues to participate as an IBM Business Partner and Advanced member of IBM PartnerWorldTM due to its capability to provide the highest quality software, documentation, and technical support in the industry, which has been assigned a #1 rating by IBEX.
Developed by IN-COM Data Systems, SMART TS is a platform independent product that focuses on key data, content, and source code integration processes in mainframe environments. Its leading-edge software intelligence tool gives corporate and IT staffs a methodology for managing source code, data, and content -- creating a system to enable instant search, review, analysis, and impact of large volumes of computer code, independent of hardware or software platform, while “virtualizing” a comprehensive view of the entire enterprise’s applications, structure, and relationships. Currently it is in use at a growing number of Fortune and Global 2000 companies including Citi, Nissan, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF), Southwest Airlines, JP Morgan, Radio Shack, and Thompson-Reuters.
Malcolm Roy, IN-COM’s vice president of sales, welcomed SDS to the Company’s rapidly expanding list of distributors. “The addition of SDS is a major step forward in our marketing capabilities,” Roy stated, “not only because of the company’s close working relationship with IBM, but also because of its worldwide mainframe user base, for which SMART TS was specifically designed. We feel that this creates a ‘win-win’ situation for SDS and IN-COM, with significant benefit to both companies.”
About Software Diversified Services (SDS)
Software Diversified Services (SDS), based in Minneapolis, MN, has been providing premium mainframe solutions to the IBM world since 1982. It currently has in excess of 1,000 mainframe customers worldwide.
SDS’ mainframe product repertoire now includes over twenty MVS, VM and VSE products, with the highly regarded Vital Signs VisionNet IP Monitor 7.0 (VIP) being one of these. The products marketed by SDS focus on network management, performance monitoring, report distribution and data compression. SDS also markets PC software related to mainframe operations.
About IN-COM Data Systems, Inc.
IN-COM Data Systems, a privately held company based in Richardson, TX, develops Application Portfolio Management software intelligence (SOA) tools for Global 2000 companies in Healthcare, Financial Services, Telecom, Transportation, and Retail industries. IN-COM’s premiere product, SMART TS XL, is a multi-platform Application Portfolio Management and search tool using patented technology that runs on cost effective server platforms and works with both state of the art and legacy systems.