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Rocket Software Introduces SB/XA 6.2


Rocket Software, Inc. ( today announced the general availability of the newest version of Rocket U2 SystemBuilder Extensible Architecture, SB/XA v. 6.2. The new software has several enhancements, including a new form designer that works in .NET environments, the ability to design for any size screen, and a new user WYSIWYG interface that lets developers see their applications without switching to a new client. SB/XA 6.2 also comes with additional default styles, including Microsoft® Outlook style navigation, and for the first time, Rocket's SB/XA is integrated with Rocket CorVu Business Intelligence tools for reports and dashboards.

Key benefits include:

  • Accelerates development of business solutions
  • Enhances the user experience quickly with beautiful, intuitive interfaces
  • Leverages commercial or custom .NET controls to extend functionality
  • Exchanges data easily with Microsoft Office
  • Integrates with Rocket CorVu Business Intelligence tools for reports and dashboards

"The new version of SB/XA was built to give our partners and end users more options," says Susie Siegesmund, Vice President and General Manager, Rocket Software. "It lets you focus on modeling your business logic using high-level Tool and Process Definitions. Once they are defined, defaults, validations, business rules and data management expressions can be re-used to bring consistency across all of your applications. SB/XA's rapid application development tools keep your business logic independent of your applications' look and feel."

Rob Foulkes, President of Rocket U2 partner Software21, says, "This release is a significant addition to the U2 products and will make SB/XA even more useful to organizations around the world. This is a great way to accelerate the development of business solutions while quickly enhancing the user experience with beautiful, intuitive interfaces. We are already getting great feedback on it from our customers."

In addition to launching SB/XA v. 6.2, Rocket has also added key content to the new U2 web site ( including data on SB/XA, information about the new CorVu NG software, and a new "professional services" section. The site also includes Rocket U2 Technology Solutions, and the "Partners Solutions" section has been subdivided into "Solutions by Industry" and "Solutions by Business Need" to make it easier for partners and users to find the relevant information they need.

About Rocket Software

Rocket Software ( is a global software development firm that builds enterprise products and delivers enterprise solutions in the following segments: Business Intelligence and Analytics; Storage, Networks, and Compliance; Application Development, Integration, and Modernization; and Database Servers and Tools. Rocket is engaged in business and technology partnerships with IBM, EMC, Fujitsu, HP Enterprise Services, Hitachi Data Systems, Avaya, Motorola, Epicor, and many others. The company is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA.

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