Modern Systems Completes Application Modernization Project with Banking Giant BBVA

Modern Systems (NASDAQ: MDSY), the global leader in legacy language and database translation, announced completion of a major application modernization project with global banking giant BBVA. The modernized application is currently in production and being used by BBVA employees and customers worldwide. As a result, the company is saving money while making corporate IT systems more efficient.

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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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European Insurance Company Stays with IBM but replaces IDMS with DB2

The goals of a large European insurance company were to eliminate their use of IDMS, expand their use of their chosen DB2 technology, and manage their applications on a centralized z/OS mainframe. Modern Systems performed the conversion of the IDMS databases and languages to DB2 and COBOL using the highly automated DB-Shuttle tool suite. The project was completed in 12 months including all levels of testing. The technology change included the replacement of the IDMS databases and data, the ADS/Online (ADSO) applications, all IDMS-DC and IDMS-DB COBOL, a set of IDMS Easytrieve modules, and the JCL that processed against the IDMS databases, programs and utilities. The resulting DB2 applications are functionally equivalent to the former IDMS applications. No re-training of the end-user community was required. All applications provide the same level of performance in DB2 as in IDMS. This customer met their goals and received the added benefits of lower costs and an increased ability to hire skilled team members!

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Xerox Races from COBOL to Java

Accuracy of conversion in COBOL to Java POC wins the business for Modern Systems.

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COBOL To Java, Live From Gartner 2013!

AeroSoft Systems CEO talks about COBOL to Java Migration with Modern Systems.

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Virginia County Requests Proof of Concept to Convert COBOL VSAM to C# Oracle

A county in Virginia is investigating the feasibility of converting COBOL VSAM to C# Oracle while moving from the mainframe to a Unix platform. Modern Systems is currently performing a proof of concept conversion using the automated DB Shuttle technology. Of the 1,550 components originally under scope Modern Systems has discovered only 128 components are actually referenced within the working code.

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Modern Systems Increases Fortune 100 Customer Base And Adds Large Outsourcing Partner

Modern Systems, the legacy application lifecycle company, announced the addition of another Fortune 100 customer and new partnership with a leading global outsourcer. “In the last month alone, we’ve not only added a significant Fortune 50 customer but launched a new licensing model for partners and signed our first agreement”, explains Modern Systems CEO Matt Bell. “The new customer is a Fortune 50 global logistics firm who was looking to reduce the cost and maintenance cycles of their mainframe applications. Moving from CA GEN and COBOL to Java enabled them to take advantage of a richer development community and extend functionality in a more agile fashion.

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Modern Systems Bags Deal with Jetro Cash and Carry for COBOL to Microsoft Switch

Modern Systems, the legacy application lifecycle company, announced another new customer with Jetro Holdings, LLC. Jetro Holdings, LLC, founded in 1976, is the USA’s leading wholesale provider for grocery retailers and foodservice operators. Jetro Holdings, LLC is the parent company of Restaurant Depot and Jetro Cash and Carry. The company operates over 100 outlets nationwide that provide food and nonfood products under national brands and private labels, including packaging, paper goods, and foodservice equipment.

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