More Customer Testimonials
“Mobilize.Net offers valuable technology and services that help customers easily modernize their legacy applications for use on today’s modern platforms and devices program at Microsoft. Mobilize.Net WebMAP is a great example of how our key partners are creating practical and innovative solutions that customers can use to solve challenging, real-world problems.
Shawn Nandi, Sr Director, Cloud App Development, Data & AI Marketing
“We used VB6 for all of our internal certification testing and were pushing its end of life pretty hard. So we started rewriting our application from scratch and gave up due to time constraints. But then I found your product through Microsoft, and it helped us convert to the latest version of VB.NET in just a fraction of the time. I really liked the reference mapping capability; there’s so much new stuff in .NET, and this feature worked great for us, allowing us to significantly shorten the learning curve. Thank you for having such a great product.”
Jeffrey Cole - Chief Operating Officer, Hine Automation, LLC
“We were able to migrate our VB6 code to .NET using the VBUC license we acquired through MSDN. After the migration only a few things needed manual modification. So your software did a great job and saved us a lot of time”.
Marco Botermans, Owner - Fluke
“We were in doubt whether we could migrate our complex application (100,000 lines of code) automatically, but after extensive proofs of concept and with professional support we could confirm its feasibility.
We used the Visual Basic Upgrade Companion to successfully convert our software from VB6 to C# .NET and are very happy with the results; after only three days of work we were able to compile our C# migrated application without any errors. We know there’s still work to do after compilation, but this is a big start. Thank you for this great migration tool! ”
Christof Graff - Development Lead, Comparex
“It was amazing to see our Curo application compiling in .Net with just 5 days of onsite support from a Mobilize.Net consultant – with the overall conversion taking about 12 weeks. The management team was impressed by how much time and money the VBUC saved us in migrating over 300,000 lines of code. If it wasn't for Mobilize.Net, we would never have been able to squeeze an undertaking like this into the small window of opportunity given to us. Their assistance was critical to the success of the project and we were all impressed by their level of professionalism, dedication and service”
Terry Pittman - Chief Information Officer, Tiger Financial, LLC
“I downloaded three different migration products in the demonstration form. One of them actually crashed from the start, so there was no way that it was usable to begin with. But right after trying the VBUC I decided it did much more than the competitors, so I immediately purchased it online and started to work with it that very evening.
In the very beginning I sort of thought about a manual rewrite too, but I’m glad to say now that the thought didn’t last very long. I also tried the Upgrade Wizard that shipped with Microsoft’s Visual Studio, but I looked at what I would have to do manually and estimated it would take several months to complete.
So for me, the benefits of using the VBUC are 100% down to time and efficiency. It allowed me to save a lot of time in terms of research around VB6/.NET equivalencies, taking care of a huge potential learning curve. And for the most complex application I had, it took me just one week to get the converted .NET version running.”
Philip Blackman – Owner, LMM Designs Ltd.
“We felt it would be better to upgrade our VB6 application rather than waiting until it became mandatory due to future operating systems incompatibilities. So we chose the VBUC because of the level of expertise displayed, plus we loved the speed and simplicity of the product and the idea that we can generate our existing application to 100% .NET native code, including the conversion of the data access layer directly into ADO.NET, all of which constitutes a significant advantage over any other migration tool out there.
A manual rewrite would require touching all 500,000+ lines of code, and there is the almost unavoidable scope creep involved with such a massive task. The VBUC simplifies the conversion and will help keep our time to market in line with our goals by minimizing rework and re-engineering. All in all, we estimate that the VBUC represents a reduction of cost and time of about 80% over what is required to rewrite our application”
Kevin Flynn – Director of Technology, Ineo Relocation Technologies
“The more I know of this product, the more impressed I am! Thus far I have experienced the intuitive interface design and logical assembly of the required configuration parameters for a smooth and successful migration, and it has been a revelation to us. The flexibility of the Custom Map Feature is also a powerful option. With the help I received from ArtinSoft, our first VB6 product was converted to Green Code in .NET 100%. And the useful notes and pointers inserted into the code make it simple to understand the differences in language functionality.”
Martin Summerley - Chief System Engineer, SMC Software
“We ran a proof of concept comparing the Visual Basic Upgrade Companion (VBUC) with other VB6 migration tools and we definitely preferred the way VBUC handled the conversion. We liked the highly integrated environment, the way it works with ActiveX controls and the fact that the provided optional helper classes were light and did not require a runtime. Compared to the other migration tools, the VBUC provided a superior look, feel, overall user experience and conversion efficiency.”
James Lewis Stevenson II – Software Design Engineer, GT Software
“A manual rewrite of our VB6 GUI applications would have been very tedious and extremely time consuming. And given our timeframe, we just couldn’t afford it. We estimate that using the Visual Basic Upgrade Companion (VBUC) will save us about 70% of the man-months required to do the port. While that’s really significant, we also expect that the process will be more organized and controlled than with other VB6 conversion tools.
Beyond the actual conversions, we were also very pleased with Mobilize.Net’s support team; they possess exceptional technical savvy and very effective communication skills. They really understand the VB6 source and .NET target environments and the conversion process, while still being able to anticipate the roadblocks and issues which customers are likely to face. We just cannot speak highly enough of their support team.”
Stuart Nelson – Data Access Development Manager, GT Software
“We just didn’t see how we could accomplish a full rewrite from scratch either on time or on budget, so we decided to use the Visual Basic Upgrade Companion, which was really useful in blocking out code, putting in comments and drawing attention to things like Windows API functions. We also worked with ArtinSoft so that the VBUC would recognize some very specific instances and convert the code correctly”
Steve Pownall – Chief Executive, BEMAS Software, Inc.
“I was a skeptic of using automated conversion tools. When I found the Visual Basic Upgrade Companion I thought it was just an extension of the free wizard in Visual Studio. What a surprise to find out that the VBUC is in a class of its own: simply put, the best option to evolve your VB6 application to .NET”
Ivano Raino, Zucchetti S.p.A.
“I am very pleased with the tool and your responsiveness. I have had at least 3 other aborted efforts to convert and hundreds of man-hours wasted. To get a clean compile after only 2 days is thrilling. I suspect that with about a week of effort, I can have a working .NET equivalent app.”
“The VBUC migration tool and the Mobilize.Net support team greatly helped in the conversion to .NET. Their tool is so good that we only needed to use their telephone support twice and both times they solved the issue in less than 30 minutes. Our VB6 code heavily uses Win32 API calls and we had failed three other attempts to convert to .NET prior to using VBUC. I would highly recommend their solution to speed up conversion from VB6 to VB.NET. My only regret is that we didn’t use them sooner!”
Scott Lee – President, Superior ps, Inc.
"Our experience with the Visual Basic Upgrade Companion was really positive. It’s a robust and powerful tool that provided us with very readable code and useful comments about the executed conversions. In addition to the list of associated Errors, Warnings and Issues, it gave us an extremely valuable framework to estimate the complete required effort."
Sebastián Ramírez - Project Leader, EMMSA Consulting
"The migration training provided was conducted in a very professional and efficient manner. After it concluded, our team felt very confident that they had all they needed and were ready to start working on the code migration. Mobilize was very flexible in terms of the schedule and content for the training, which was tailored to our specific project. They provided us with all the tools and information required for our conversion project. Would definitely recommend to anyone in need of a code migration training."
Harry W. Dayton - President, Servicengine
"We have received excellent service whilst converting our VB6 application to C#.NET. The staff has been both knowledgeable and professional throughout the conversion process with timely and accurate deliveries. Xchanging will be looking to Mobilize for future conversion projects."
Anthony Rider - Project Manager for Xchanging
“Since 2001, we have been licensing our Signature electronic invoicing application as a Software As A Service (SaaS). As the number of customers has been building up, operating under the traditional data center modality has become increasingly intricate for us, taking into account the time that the tax authorities demand for the storage of invoices, which averages 5 years.
We discovered Azure during the Microsoft partners global event in 2009, and from the start we concluded that it was an ideal solution for our needs, for security concerns (backup, contingency, availability), ease of scalability and cost savings.
Due to the addition of new customers, new requirements, changes in legislation in different countries, and other improvements and upgrades, our software is under constant development, and that was a critical aspect to consider within the migration project. Therefore, we approached Microsoft to find the best method to move it to the cloud, and they highly recommended Mobilize for this task.
Since then, we have established a strong business relationship with Mobilize, who gave us all necessary support to carry out the migration to Azure in the most efficient way, cutting down on costs and time-to-market thanks to their experts’ know-how. They have given us a complete picture of the migration process, and communication between the two companies has been fluid and constant, being a vital element in the decision making process when dealing with different re-architecture options.”
Sergio Chaverri - CMO, Signature South Consulting
"The easy-to-use JLCA Companion proved to be instrumental when completing our own migration project. Thanks to the JLCA Companion's ability to quickly comprehend our goals and to the expertise it brought to the table, we were able to confidently greenlight our project and subsequently carry it through. In the end, the JLCA Companion help and services contributed significantly to our success."
Jeff Cobb - Willy Technology - a Division of Computer Associates
"After working closely with ArtinSoft’s consulting team, I can assure that because of the robustness of the technology employed and their experience in the automated migration field, ArtinSoft fulfilled our expectations at a 100% level."
Lic. Mario Rodríguez Valverde - Project Coordinator, Banco de Costa Rica
"To redesign an application of this kind from scratch was not an option, because it would have been too expensive and would have taken up valuable time and resources. Through the technology and services offered by ArtinSoft, we are able to rescue the information embedded in the current system, and we will have a much more modern, easier-to-maintain application that provides Web services and that will be easier to upgrade in the future.
The support and professionalism offered by ArtinSoft has given us the confidence and security to carry out our migration project. We are very excited with the project and are sure it will be completed quickly and successfully."
Alvaro Padilla - INS