GBS Reduces the Cost of Migrating IBM Notes Applications to the Web by up to 80%

Woodstock, GA

Announces availability of GBS Xcelerator Suite

GBS (GROUP Business Software), a global software and services company specialized in delivering modernization, mobility, security and social business solutions for IBM collaboration and messaging environments announced the release of GBS Xcelerator Suite.

GBS Xcelerator Suite is a solution that accelerates IBM Notes to XPages application migrations and reduces the effort of web enabling Notes applications by up to 80%.

IBM XPages helps organizations migrating Notes Client applications to a web-based platform achieve all the goals of a migration project while delivering cost leadership and rapid time to value, when compared with migrating to a non-Domino platform. These benefits include:

  • Minimizing Notes Client dependency
  • Ensuring enterprise scalability
  • Enhancing usability for end-users
  • Lowering maintenance costs

For organizations using IBM XPages to migrate their Notes Client applications to the web, the GBS Xcelerator Suite delivers significant savings in development effort and time, while it helps IT teams leverage and extend their existing Domino investments including the utilization of their Notes developers.

GBS Xcelerator Suite’s core Xcelerator Engine automatically converts all the primary Notes Client user interface elements of an application into XPages UI elements. The engine is complemented by a set of “Post Xceleration Tools” which:

  • validate conversion
  • enable precise post-conversion problem detection and
  • ensure rapid remediation of detected problems

“GBS Xcelerator is an attractive option for organizations who want to preserve their investments in the Domino application platform or for those who have migrated partially to a non-Domino platform but continue to use critical Notes applications and need to provide users with web and mobile access and improved usability”, says Constanze Zarth, COO of GBS. “It significantly lowers the effort, cost and risk associated with application migrations because it eliminates the need for data migration and helps leverage critical, native Domino capabilities”.

The GBS Xcelerator Suite delivers the following measurable benefits to IT teams:

  • Saves up to 80% of migration effort and cost for enterprise-wide migration efforts
  • Enables utilization of Notes developers, even those without XPages experience
  • Enables deployment and management of corporate UI standards and best practices
  • Supports theme-based control of UI frameworks to make deployment of “ready for tomorrow” applications easier
  • Decreases maintenance effort and cost

GBS also offers a variety of “Xceleration Services”, including Pre-Xceleration Analysis, Training, Mentoring and end-to-end Migration Services, which help organizations maximize the value of their investments in an XPages migration project.

About GBS (GROUP Business Software)

GBS ( is the world’s leading provider of solutions for enterprises leveraging IBM’s ICS technologies. GBS is a long standing and highly decorated IBM Business Partner with over 50 IBM Awards. GBS specializes in delivering Application Modernization, Mobility, Social Business, Security and Compliance solutions for collaboration and messaging environments. GBS enables customers to effectively respond to the rapidly evolving needs of their business users, while lowering costs and increasing returns on their existing investments.

GBS has over 5,000 customers in 90 countries and 150 partners in 45 countries. GBS resources are available in 11 locations across North America, Europe and Asia, including a dedicated Offshore Product and Mobile Application Engineering center in India. For more information, please visit

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