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…and we provide training and consulting in their use.

We also provide general consulting and expert witness services.

NOTE — in 2013 our name changed from Pennington SYSTEMS INCORPORATED to XTRAN, LLC.
  Our Web and email addresses changed from Pennington.com to XTRAN-LLC.com.

Wouldn't you like to automate your software work?

Reduce cost of software creation and maintenance
Shorten software schedules

Get more done with existing software staff by multiplying their effort Increase software quality
Reduce risk of delayed delivery, cost overruns, or even project failure
Reduce backlogs
Increase transparency and accountability
Increase profitability and competitiveness

You can, using XTRAN!

XTRAN is a software meta-tool we have developed that marries compiler and expert system technologies to automate software engineering tasks throughout the Software Development Life Cycle — manipulating a wide variety of computer languages, data, and unstructured text — using a rules language that can be learned by any senior software engineer.

XTRAN comes with many existing rule sets for automating a wide variety of tasks, so you can start using it right out of the box.  And, after training, you can modify existing rules or create new ones to make XTRAN do exactly what you want.

What can XTRAN automate?

"With XTRAN, code and data become clay,
XTRAN's rules language creates the modeling tools,
and you are the sculptor."

Stephen F. Heffner, author of XTRAN       

"We have used this product because we had to convert our software
written in various languages, among those Pascal.  Migration on a new
processor board was mandatory and we also used the opportunity
to have the code written in C++ and cleaned up.

"XTRAN is a great tool to achieve such a conversion.  Steve's support
was great too.  With only 2 programmers and XTRAN, we managed the
conversion of a decade of investment in a short time."

Bernard Lacoste, CEO of ZEAG       
(now Hub Parking Technology),       
Spreitenbach, Switzerland

Areas of XTRAN application

Via its rules language, XTRAN provides automation of virtually any software engineering task to the greatest possible extent.   We support this claim with many .

XTRAN's capabilities include automating every aspect of every software engineering project and process of areas to which XTRAN has been applied include:

How can XTRAN benefit you?

XTRAN's benefits apply to any organization with responsibility for a significant amount of code.  To find out how, please review the following common benefits first:

Then return here and select the organization type that best describes you:


Whether you want to document, analyze, standardize, improve, or re-engineer your code, need to change programming languages, computer hardware, operating systems, or APIs, or analyze or manipulate data or unstructured text, our software and services can help you.  Put our 50+ years of creating sophisticated, high quality software to work for you!

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