Online Payment Collection Systems for Utilities and Government Integrates PowerTerm® Host Publisher
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Largest Supplier of Online Payment Collection Systems for Utilities and Government Integrates PowerTerm® Host Publisher In Their RevenueCollector® System.


Hackensack, NJ April 2001...Ericom® Software, Inc. announced today that System Innovators, a leader in effective payment collection solutions for local governments and utilities, has integrated PowerTerm Host Publisher in their RevenueCollector® system. PowerTerm Host Publisher allows companies to Web enable their legacy applications when exposing business transactions on the Internet. Host Publisher can extract information from the widest range of computing environments and databases, and enables companies to use the latest technologies, such as the Web, Wireless devices and XML. Unlike other solutions, an operational e-business application can be created in just days or weeks, instead of months, using PowerTerm Host Publisher.

"We are integrating Host Publisher with our RevenueCollector system for performing payment inquires and updates with legacy systems. It replaces traditional screen scraping techniques using HLLAPI," says Roger Nelson, President and CEO of System Innovators.

System Innovator's clients run their products on Microsoft NT Server and Windows 2000 Server as a server service. The networks used by their clients vary, but the primary network type is TCP/IP. Their clients also use a myriad of IBM host protocols for communication to their legacy systems. Because Host Publisher's implementation uses Microsoft's COM/OCX model, System Innovators was able to easily integrate the Host Publisher components into their RevenueCollector system with few modifications to their product's architecture, thus saving time and money.

"Host Publisher Integrated with our product easily and supported our requirement to run as a Windows NT and Windows 2000 Server Service. Ericom also offered more licensing flexibility," Nelson said.