Corporate data resides on many platforms, including mainframes, midrange systems as well as UNIX and Windows servers. Actuaries, Data Analysts and other users have to navigate all of these systems in order to access the data they need to do their job. Learning the archaic user interfaces of legacy systems requires a significant amount of time and effort.
Tivity is a Windows application with a web server backend. It allows users to access files on a variety of platforms as if they were on their PC. Users can even submit and monitor jobs on IBM mainframes to generate data and access their output.