Fresche Legacy Selected by Los Angeles Department of Water & Power to Modernize IBM i Environment

Fresche Legacy Selected by Los Angeles Department of Water & Power to Modernize IBM i Environment

12:00 27 September in News Archive

Montreal, Canada, September 27th, 2012 – Fresche Legacy has been selected by Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) to modernize and update its real estate division’s mission critical applications running on the IBM i (AS/400).  LADWP’s real estate division owns and manages more than 310,000 acres in the Eastern Sierra to deliver reliable, safe water and electricity to 3.8 million residents and businesses in Los Angeles.

Fresche Legacy will execute the conversion of the legacy applications that are currently written in RPG to a Microsoft C# .NET environment that will run on HP systems. The modernization will allow LADWP to improve business process efficiencies, reduce IT operating costs and give it access to state-of-the-art IT capabilities to better serve its customers.

“We are very pleased to welcome LADWP as a new customer to Fresche Legacy. We are excited to have this opportunity to work with one of the largest public utilities in the U.S. as we continue to execute our core strategy to grow and expand our footprint in the IBM i (AS/400) market, ” said Andy Kulakowski, President and CEO of Fresche Legacy. “Our expertise, commitment and proven approach to rebuilding and enhancing value in business-critical legacy IT applications is what we deliver to our customers and why successful companies like LADWP choose to partner with us.”

At Fresche Legacy our goal is to ensure our customers’ businesses run better by making their IT run better. And we don’t just say it; we back it up with our 100% customer referenceability. Many Fresche Legacy customers are impressed with our technical knowledge, complete service offering and proven experience with RPG and the IBM i environment. Fresche Legacy’s network of satisfied customers is a growing confirmation that Fresche is the right choice to bring real business value to legacy systems.

Fresche Legacy, formerly Speedware, is one of North America’s leading providers of end-to-end legacy management and IT modernization solutions.   Experts in application transformation and application support services for IBM midrange and mainframe systems, including the IBM i (AS/400) platform.

That’s what we do. That’s Fresche Legacy.

About Fresche Legacy
Fresche Legacy (formerly Speedware) modernizes legacy applications and manages legacy environments. With more than 35 years in the industry, and a client list of top Fortune 500 companies, Fresche Legacy helps companies align IT with key business goals to increase financial performance, improve market competitiveness, remove risk and add value. We re-host, re-write and re-architect business-critical applications where needed, plus we have the knowledge and experience to plan, manage and support the entire process. We handle the full lifecycle of your project from concept to maintenance, and with our disciplined and unique five-step methodology, we ensure success on every project.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the nation’s largest municipal utility, provides safe, secure and reliable water and electric service to the almost 4 million residents of Los Angeles. LADWP is a leading provider of Green Power, an environmentally friendly alternative energy source. LADWP is also in the forefront of efforts to ensure that drinking water supplies remain environmentally safe and are available for the needs of the people of Los Angeles. For more information, visit

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Press contacts:

Marcel Sarrasin
VP, Marketing and Business Development, Fresche Solutions
Tel: +1 250.655.1882 ext: 114
Cell:+1 250.857.5023

Christine McDowell
Senior Marketing Director, Fresche Solutions
Tel: +1 514.747.7007 ext: 8851
Cell:+1 514.220.1309

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