- Through this acquisition Metrixware strengthens its position of major player in the Information Systems valorisation and optimisation market.
- Scort’s tools for application modernisation in mainframe environments grow Metrixware’s range of application portfolio management and IT governance solutions.
 
Metrixware, producer of software solutions dedicated to Application Portfolio Management (APM) and IT Governance, announces the acquisition of Scort, a company specialising in mainframe application modernisation towards J2EE and .Net architectures. This operation underlines Metrixware’s intention to position itself as a major player in the Information Systems modernisation market, with an exhaustive offer that covers all aspects of the IS management and valorisation process. Based on the same strategy, this merger is the foundation stone of a solid and durable group with nearly one hundred people and an expected 2010 turnover of over € 8 M.

From assessment of the present towards modernisation
Historically, Metrixware has been present in the Application Portfolio Management and IT Governance market since 1995, when it decided to provide IT management with the information they require to analyse and steer their application portfolio. 

Scort was created in 1996, and has ever since specialised in solutions aimed at simplifying the integration between mainframe applications and Web architectures. Its solutions make the collaboration between Cobol and Web teams easier, valorise their respective expertise, and automatically generate robust, documented and immediately useable Java/.Net components. 

With this acquisition Metrixware is in a position to offer a complete solution range to industrialise the Information Systems steering and optimisation, from the inventory and quality/criticality/cost assessment, through knowledge mining tools, to modernisation tools for mainframe based corporate applications. 

Functional and geographical complementarity
Scort’s dual competence in mainframe & new technologies complements Metrixware’s. The resulting new team (about one hundred people, out of which 60 in R&D) is ready to guide its clients in the valorisation of their Information Systems, helping them to re-use and optimise their existing applications, regardless of the underlying technology. 

Renowned and appreciated by its customers, the Scort brand remains active. This strategy is bound to enable Metrixware to reinforce its international development, based on Scort’s Spanish subsidiary and its prestigious customers, among which Iberia, Axa and GasNatural.

About Scort
Scort is one of the main European software companies that produce solutions aimed at simplifying the integration of mainframe into new Service Oriented Architectures (SOA). Scort’s technologies take over the business logic from mainframe systems (IBM, Bull, Unisys…) “as is” and make it accessible from within SOA environments. They also make it possible for mainframe based business applications to call upon distant Web Services. 

Scort’s solutions are used by domestic and international corporations to ensure the evolutivity and interoperability of their mainframe applications, among which Allianz, Pôle Emploi, AXA, Banque Postale, CNP Insurances, EDF, Enel, Gaz de France, GasNatural, Generali, Groupama, or Iberia. 

Incorporated in 1996, Scort is based in Issy les Moulineaux (Paris), and has a subsidiary in Spain.
www.scort.com 

About Metrixware
Metrixware is a major player in the Application Asset Management and IT Governance market since 1995. It provides IT management with the crucial information required to regaining knowledge, evaluating and managing their application assets. Through those decision elements, with regards to each application’s technical, economical, business and HR-related stakes, Metrixware’s solutions contribute to making the valorisation of the development effort easier and faster, in terms of cost, quality, deadline and innovation compliance. 

Based in Nanterre (Paris), Metrixware has around 70 employees. Various major organisations trust in Metrixware’s solutions: BNP Paribas, Generali, Bull, Banque de France, Allianz, Pôle Emploi, Axa, Orange, EDF, Logica, Société Générale.
www.metrixware.com