RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) today announced the development of an improved omnichannel capability for AAFMAA (American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association) to enhance the provision of military life insurance and financial solutions as well as increase engagement across multiple channels that support more than 90,000 American service members, veterans and their families.
Amarish Pathak, Chief Information Officer, AAFMAA, said, “Our goals were to optimize current investments, significantly modernize our systems and website, provide access from any mobile device, and reduce costs. In essence, we wanted to make it even easier for our members, current and former American service members and their families, to access, select and manage the most competitive insurance and financial solutions available to them. I’m delighted to say that we achieved this and reduced our costs and provided a new self-service offering via web and mobile devices to our members.”
AAFMAA is using Software AG’s NaturalONE to develop and upgrade its applications. Mr. Pathak noted, “As an Eclipse-based software product, NaturalONE has enabled us to build our team with computer science students who have already learned Eclipse at their universities, providing continuity for the foreseeable future.”
To modernize AAFMAA’s website and develop mobile access, Software AG partnered with MetroStar Systems. Additionally, MetroStar Systems transformed its mainframe applications using Adabas and Natural Application Modernization platform to meet the demands of AAFMAA members. This approach ensured that AAFMAA did not need to ‘rip and replace’ core systems, but rather modernized its current environment with a new ‘look and feel’.
Ali Reza Manouchehri, co-founder and chief executive officer, MetroStar Systems, said, “With minimal effort, we installed the Adabas and Natural Application Modernization platform to build new web and mobile applications quickly and modernize current applications. Most importantly, we did not need to change code, saving testing and validation time – enabling our team to realize savings faster. We helped AAFMAA recoup its investment faster than planned, realizing ROI in the first five months instead of the expected year. In just 12 months, AAFMAA saved 40% in both batch processing and online processing costs.”
Joe Gentry, senior vice president and general manager, Mainframe Business Unit, Software AG, said, “Adabas-Natural continues to be a stalwart transaction processing ‘workhorse’ for organizations wishing to leverage their core systems in new, modern ways. Most importantly, MetroStar Systems has proven to be a very capable partner who we are working with to bring its capabilities to the broader Software AG community.”
AAFMAA (American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association) is the longest-standing not-for-profit military aid association, provides current and former military families with affordable financial solutions including life insurance, investment management, and Survivor Assistance Services.
About MetroStar Systems
MetroStar Systems is an information technology services and management consulting company that specializes in emerging technologies within the public sector. Our team has a heritage of building solutions, engineering systems, and providing strategic consulting services that have led us to develop a distinctive set of skills, products and hybrid methodologies blending the best agile product development and iterative consulting techniques in the industry.
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Software AG empowers customers to innovate, differentiate and win in the digital world. Its products help companies combine existing systems on-premise and in the cloud into a single platform to optimize and digitize their businesses. The combination of process management, data integration and real-time analytics in one Digital Business Platform enables customers to drive operational efficiency, modernize their systems and optimize processes for smarter decision-making. Building on over 45 years of customer-centric innovation, Software AG is ranked a leader in many innovative IT categories. Software AG has more than 4,300 employees in 70 countries and had total revenues of €873 million in 2015.
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