U.S. Municipality Undergoes Mainframe Assessment to Aid IT Strategy

A heavily populated municipality in the United States is currently locked in an IDMS ADS/Online and COBOL environment, but plans to migrate away from IDMS in the near future. Modern Systems will perform a mainframe assessment to assist with planning and setting a direction for the conversion from IDMS and from ADS/Online and COBOL. The assessment will include the analysis of the IDMS dictionary and databases, as well as the COBOL applications that reside outside the IDD. As part of the mainframe assessment, the customer will receive statistics for each IDMS-based application, details on utilities in use, replacement options for their databases and code base, and a road map to move them forward.

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How GE Capital Reduced
Modernization Scope by 78%

How GE Capital and Modern Systems worked together to reduce COBOL Modernization project scope by 78%. Video presentation from Gartner Symposium.

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Canadian Insurance Organization preparing a Roadmap

Modern Systems began a mainframe software assessment with Fujitsu consulting for the benefit of a large Canadian insurance company. The software assessment is being performed using advanced technology from Modern Systems. Language types include COBOL, ADS/Online, ADSA , ULTIM, JCL and more. The organization has used IDMS, DB2 and VSAM in the past and plans to define a roadmap for the future using the Modern Systems assessment process and the Enterprise Application Viewer portfolio management suite.

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State Agency Archives IDMS to SQL Server

A U.S. northern state government purchased an IDMS Database Archive from Modern Systems for the preservation of former IDMS mainframe data in a SQL Server database. Modern Systems used its automated technology to generate a replacement database for the IDMS schema, COBOL IDMS extract programs and related JCL to extract the data from IDMS into a SQL Server Bulk Insert format, and the related FTP and FMT files for moving and loading the extracted data to SQL Server. The conversion was delivered and the archive completed within a two-month period.

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Modern Systems Completes Legacy Modernization Initiative with Moorcroft DRG

Modern Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Phoenix, LTD (NASDAQ: MDSY), one of the largest legacy modernization companies in the world, today announced the successful completion of its project with Moorcroft Debt Recovery Group, a leading UK-based financial services firm. The application modernization initiative, which was completed in 24 months, leveraged a three-phase approach, which provided incremental business value at each step in the process. The modernized application allows for greater integration flexibility, increased productivity and visibility into the company and generated savings upwards of $300,000 annually.

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North American Technology Provider Converts IDMS to Oracle on Linux

A North American technology provider made a strategic decision to reduce the current and future application support, infrastructure, and operational costs associated with their IDMS-DC, COBOL, and ADS/Online applications. The applications in scope manage and integrate hundreds of very complex systems for a group of related businesses. The company’s goals were achieved by engaging Modern Systems for a conversion to an Oracle relational database and the Dell TPE/BPE environment on Linux which addressed both the online and batch processing requirements. The initial assessment performed by Modern Systems found 37,500 components in the application inventory with only 2,300 actually in use. All of the multi-lingual programming code was automatically converted to run as COBOL on the Linux server in the Dell TPE/BPE environments.

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North American Rail Company Migrates CA-IDMS to SQL Server

In order to address escalating software costs and a declining pool of talented support staff a North American rail company made the decision to move away from their mainframe. After carefully researching the options they decided to use Modern Systems to migrate their large CA-IDMS based applications running ADS/Online (ADS/O) to COBOL running on SQL Server. Modern Systems began the project with their standard assessment which revealed that of the 48,000 components existing in the legacy system only 14,000 components were actually used. This reduced the scope of the migration by 71% and the information gathered was used to create the project plan with timelines and responsibilities for the automated conversion.

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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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