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State Government Agency Takes the Plunge with Mainframe Assessment

A US state government agency is currently operating a Natural/ADABAS and COBOL/CICS shop and wants to begin the process of moving to a modern C# and SQL Server environment.

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Large International Health Agency Replatforms Natural and ADABAS with Modern Systems

Modern Systems (NASDAQ: MDSY) announced successful replacement of a large international health agency’s Software AG Adabas Natural applications. The solution replaced the Adabas databases with SQL Server databases and uses the Modern Systems advanced Application Transparency Platform (ATP®) tool suite to allow continued development and maintenance of the agency’s Natural syntax in Windows.

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New Technology enables DevOps for Core Legacy Applications

Software named “Cool Tool” by Gartner, unites devops mainframe, reduces application modernization costs by two-thirds.

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Manufacturer/Retailer eliminates Adabas

Modern Systems completed the cut-over for the mainframe and all Software AG licenses for an east coast manufacturer/retailer. The project included database conversion from Adabas to SQL Server and the replatforming of Natural to the Modern Systems ATP for Natural Windows environment. The new application performs well and provides the same functionality as the former mainframe applications. Both online and batch code is maintained as natural syntax using the advanced developer workbench within ATP. All batch natural syntax is auto-converted to C# within ATP for execution in batch.

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Large U.S. Manufacturer to eliminate Adabas and Natural

A large U.S. manufacturer has contracted Modern Systems to eliminate Adabas and Natural from the company’s application portfolio. Modern Systems will use its automated technology to convert the Adabas databases and the related data. The new databases will use IBM’s DB2 LUW and will execute on the Linux platform. All natural code will be converted to COBOL executing in the Dell BPE/TPE environment. The conversion includes more than 14,000 Natural components and is scheduled for completion in December 2015.

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Australian Law Enforcement Agency Selects Modern Systems for Mainframe Assessment

One of the largest law enforcement agencies in Australia has selected Modern Systems to assess their Natural/ADABAS environment to help provide clarity for a future legacy modernization project. This mainframe assessment will provide information on the composition of the Natural applications, how they interact with ADABAS, and highlight areas of the legacy environment in need of concentration during modernization project planning.

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Agricultural Company Gains Visibility into Mainframe System with eav Licenses

A well-known agricultural company wanted to improve visibility into their existing applications and underlying infrastructure to ease the maintenance of their Windows XP, 7, 8, and mainframe environment. The company had no plans to migrate, modernize, or replatform anytime soon but needed a tool that would help debug, maintain, and enhance multiple, complex applications within their Natural programming environment. The customer required better visibility into their application dependencies, and a way to eliminate objects not being utilized. The Enterprise Application Viewer (eav®) solution equips their application and business teams with the ability to quickly understand and follow the logic within and across the applications and programs.

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Super Market Chain Converts Adabas/COBOL to DB2/COBOL

An innovative super market chain wanted to remove their Software AG licenses and move to a more modern relational database platform. The original environment of Adabas/COBOL used ADA SQL to access the data from the applications. The target platform was IBM’s DB2 database with COBOL. Modern Systems began the project in April of 2013, re-assessing the existing environment to determine the actual scope of the project. An assessment had been completed in 2012 to help the company understand the actual nature of their application. The assessment revealed that of the 82,000 objects existing on the mainframe, only 19,000 objects were actually in use and only 500 of those components were related to the conversion project. This reduced the scope of the project significantly and saved the super market chain hundreds of thousands of dollars while helping management make informed decisions. Automated conversion technology was used to convert the ADABAS data structures to DB2, provide extraction programs to extract, transform and load the data from ADABAS into DB2, and convert the COBOL ADABAS direct call code to COBOL SQL code. The project went live in March of 2014 and is currently in the post production warranty phase.

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