NEWS RELEASE.............11/1/97...........FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


 	Lynn Witzaney 
	ANE Resources, Inc.

ANE Resources, Inc. announces KEYpak available on IBM OS/390

ANE Resources, Inc. announced today that KEYpak document conversion software is now available for use on IBM's OS/390

Chicago, IL, November 1, 1997 - ANE Resources, Inc. announced today that KEYpak Document Conversion software is available on IBM's OS/390. IBM OS/390 is one of the many platforms supported by KEYpak document conversion software. KEYpak is currently operating on IBM VM, IBM MVS, Digital VAX/VMS, Digital Alpha/VMS, Digital UNIX, HP-UX, SCO UNIX, SUN Sparc OS, SUN Sparc Solaris, DG AVIION, IBM AIX, Windows 95/NT, and many others.

As recently noted in Information Week, News in Review, (Martin J. Garvey July 7, 1997), many companies such as GTE Data Services, Motorola Semiconductor, University Health System, and others are beginning to move toward leveraging the mainframe to back out of costly or unmanageable UNIX and Windows NT client-server implementations. Brian Jeffery, an analyst with International Technology Group, an IT consulting firm in Los Altos, California, says about 70 sites worldwide are porting UNIX or NT applications back to IBM OS/390-based mainframes. By fall, he estimates, as many as 300 sites will convert Oracle, SAP, and PeopleSoft projects to OS/390. "By 1998, there will be thousands of these accounts," predicts Jeffery. "It's a brand new life for the mainframe," says Cal Braunstein, a consultant with Robert Frances Group, an IT market research firm in Westport, Connecticut. "It's far less expensive to tie UNIX and client-server information into mainframes than it is to spread it out across much smaller syst

"KEYpak migration and conversion products will now be available for OS/390-based requirements", according to Gus Esposito, CEO of ANE Resources. "All the features and functionality of KEYpak on the existing supported platforms, such as autodetection of file type, single document or batch conversion and support of Windows, DOS, Legacy-based and HTML formats, will be extended to the OS/390, including support for Windows 97. Text extraction for search engine requirements and KEYpak integration with email switch and gateway products will also be supported on the OS/390".

Other products by ANE Resources, Inc. include PostFAX, File Reporter and KEYpak Migration Tools (KEYplus and KEYnotes). PostFAX is a FAX Server-based conversion tool designed to convert native file formats to PostScript and Group III or Group IV formats. File Reporter is the autodetection module which determines the file type and version of the file by examining the contents of the file, and not the file extension, allowing KEYpak to correctly convert the file. File Reporter, PostFAX and the Migration Tools are available as stand alone products for end users as well as through OEM channels.

ANE Resources, Inc. is a privately-held company and a leading supplier of document translation software on multiple platforms, which enable millions of users worldwide to access, convert and translate information across disparate computing platforms. ANE Resources, Inc. markets its products and services worldwide through an international distributor network, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and direct sales. Pricing and product information is available by calling 403-235-5939 or e-mail or visit our web page at


KEYpak and PostFAX are registered trademarks of ANE Resources, Inc. All other names are the property of their respective companies.