New World Sells an i5/OS Solution–And 13 More for Windows
December 4, 2007 Alex Woodie
Like many ISVs, government software provider New World Systems offers versions of its applications that run on i5/OS and Windows, enabling it to meet the needs of customers with different server preferences. While the i5/OS version of its Logos and Aegis suites of software used to be pretty popular among county and city governments, lately the Windows-based versions of those products have been about 13 times more popular.
New World, a privately held company based in Troy Michigan, is very good about posting new customer wins on its Web site (unlike some ISVs). From the beginning of October to the end of November, the company ran 14 such announcements. However, out of those customers, only one–the city of Denham Springs, Louisiana–bought the i5/OS version of the Logos public administrators suite or the Aegis public safety suite.
The remaining customers bought either the Logos.NET or Aegis.NET offerings, including the cities of Georgetown, South Carolina; Urbandale, Iowa; Brunswick, Georgia; New Bern, North Carolina; Berkeley, California; Newton, North Carolina, and Commerce, California; the counties of Bradford, Pennsylvania; Brown, Wisconsin; Sandusky, Ohio; Lee, Florida; Craven, North Carolina; and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
In fact, some of the customers upgraded to Logos.NET to replace their Logos/400 systems, including the cities of Georgetown and Urbandale. In both cases, the customers cited its users’ greater familiarity with graphical interfaces as a key differentiator compared to its older green-screen software.