Menten Goes for the i-effect
January 4, 2005 Alex Woodie
German software developer Menten is selling a suite of OS/400 tools called i-effect that’s designed to help users manage their iSeries data. Available in the U.S. as well as Europe, the 13-part i-effect suite is made up of products the company previously sold under different names, and which address many aspects of day-to-day iSeries operations, such as converting spool files to more popular formats or freeing up disk space by compressing archives.
Menten EDV-Beratung GmbH has been developing OS/400 data from its headquarters in Bergisch Gladbach, near Cologne, since 1989. Last May, the company decided to merge its respective ascon, edicon, and gzip400 product lines into a single integrated, yet modular, suite called i-effect.
Users are free to purchase whichever i-effect components they need to get the job done. Some of the components are dependent on one another. For example, the encryption module requires the compression module, and the fax component requires the spool file and e-mail components. But no matter which product users buy, they will only be charged one price, and will be free to run it on any size machine they like.
Here’s a rundown on the i-effect:
In the past, Menten sold its products in the United States through partners. The company still provides English language support but does not currently have a partner in the United States. For more information, go to www.menten.com or www.i-effect.com.