Software AG announced ADP's use of EntireX in in its PAISY payroll system to provide client-server functionality, so that distributed applications such as personal planning, PAISY archive and MS Office can be integrated to the mainframe servers. This is done so that the system's lifespan is extended and can result in cost savings for mainframe users.
EntireX is a middleware for enterprise-wide integration of application systems. Its functional core is a Message Broker. It allows existing mainframe applications to be integrated with applications based on personal systems.
The PAISY is a popular payroll and information system currently used by more than 1,100 companies in Germany. The client-server version, PAISY CS, supports only Windows NT and Unix. These platforms, however, do not offer the performance and security that the mainframes' propriety platforms do. PAISY CSX, basically the souped up PAISY CS with EntireX, allows the best of both worlds by providing client-server funtionality for use with the powerful mainframes.
"Without PAISY CSX we would not have been able to integrate personnel planning with the mainframe. We would have had to convert to another personnel system. With EntireX and PAISY CSX we saved significant conversion and acquisition costs for new software,” comments Gerd Rinkenauer, Human Resources Division Manager for Lidl & Schwarz in Neckarsulm, Germany.