October 25, 2019
Dear Liza and the Ispirer Team,
I am writing this testimonial so that you might share it with current and future customers. I was very impressed with your team and the tools you provided for our database and application migration. Therefore, I would like to document our project and experience working with Ispirer below. Please feel free to share it as you feel appropriate.
I am the IT Manager for SCHOTT North America, at a technical optical glass manufacturing site. For many years, we have been using a set of custom written PowerBuilder applications which connect to a legacy IBM DB2 database. The server, the database, and the applications were very old and becoming obsolete. Our plan was to migrate to a new server running Microsoft SQL Server and to modify the PB apps to connect to the new database.
Initially, I thought we could use a tool provided by Microsoft to migrate the database structure and data, and also modify the PB apps to work with MSSQL without any outside help. However, I found out that our version of DB2 was too old to use the Microsoft migration tool. In addition, our in-house developer was too busy with other priorities and was not able to dedicate time to the PB code conversion.
After spending some time with Google search, I found your company. I was happy to see that Ispirer offers tools and professional services for databases and applications migrations. I downloaded the Ispirer MnMTK and obtained a demo license key. I was simply amazed at the ease of use and the speed and accuracy that the tool provides. That completed a very difficult, complex task in a very short amount of time and effort!
After the success of migrating the database, I decided to have the Ispirer development team make the code changes required to interact with the new SQL server database. And again, the work was completed in a timely, professional, and accurate manner.
We are now successfully running live on the new system, with the updated PB apps. I want to express my thanks to Ispirer team. You made this project a success!!! I was happy to work with you and would highly recommend Ispirer!