Excel Program Inventions was founded in 1989 and specializes in developing expert systems software for the IBM iSeries and AS/400 computing platform.
EPI's first national product offering, TARGET/400 is an award winning expert system designed to convert and restructure custom developed IBM S/36 RPG II and OCL applications to native mode applications for use on the AS/400 and IBM i computing platforms. The software provides comprehensive features for defining and implementing the DB2/400 database as well as converting S/36 menus, screen formats and data. TARGET/400 was jointly developed with the IBM Migration Assistant licensed program and is recommended by the IBM National Solution Center. It has repeatedly been IBM's tool of choice when providing conversion services to its S/36 customer base both in the U.S. and abroad.
With TARGET/400 firmly established as a market leader EPI went on to develop the Database Assistant, a field level database relations tool for the IBM i. This programmer productivity software is designed to dramatically speed up the maintenance cycle by allowing users to easily visualize the impact of changing any field/s in the DB2/400 database on user applications. The Database Assistant additionally provides functions to effectively manage and significantly accelerate file and program changes.