Output Management

LaserSoft ® - Maintenance and Replacement

The LaserSoft ® document formatting system from DETEC Technologies was conceived and implemented in the early 1990s and was based on mainframe technology (LS/REXX scripting). A replacement for LaserSoft ® was announced by DETEC in 2005 and the some LaserSoft ® users have already upgraded to the next generation product, DoXite ®

Companies still running LaserSoft ® have a number of current requirements:

  • Continued maintenance of their LS/REXX & LS/Designer applications.
  • What product to choose as the successor to LaserSoft ®.

We can help in both cases. With a wealth of experience and know-how of the LaserSoft ® products, we can help maintain your existing Lasersoft ® applications (e.g. specific project implementations, holiday cover, etc.) and we can advise on what strategy makes sense for you in seeking a replacement for the LaserSoft ® system.

Although DoXite ® has features that are not available in LaserSoft ®, unfortunately for existing LaserSoft ® users, DoXite ® also does not have all the features of the LaserSoft ® system, which can mean that a major re-implementation of documents layouts is required to migrate from LaserSoft ® to DoXite ®. In such cases, it can make more sense to look around on the market to see if there is a better alternative to DoXite ®. SAP users, for example, will have to consider the new Adobe document layouting tools for SAP. We have a considerable knowledge of the market for layouting tools, with their various strengths and weaknesses, strategic advantages and disadvantages.

We can give you independent advice on what options are available, what difficulties might arise in a migration to DoXite ® and support you during a migration. During that time, your existing LaserSoft ® staff must train to use a new product and must re-implement all existing LaserSoft ® document layouts using that new product. We can cover the day-to-day LaserSoft ® workload, freeing your staff to concentrate on the migration product, significantly reducing the time required to migrate and the potential success of the migration.