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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U.S. Logistics Firm Undergoes Mainframe Assessment

The mainframe assessment will include the standard isolation of the subsystems within payroll and will also include Business Rules isolation/extraction with Field Definition consolidation in preparation for the redesign/rewrite. Modern Systems’ eav Suite will be used to perform the automated process of gathering and documenting the business rules and field definitions.

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Modern Systems Awarded Conversion of IMS COBOL to Oracle Java by Large U.S. Manufacturer

Modern Systems has engaged in a project with a large manufacturer to eliminate their dependence on an aging mainframe environment. Modern Systems is using its expertise and automated technology to convert IMS databases to an Oracle database residing on a Java Enterprise Edition platform. Legacy application code will be converted from COBOL and IMS-DC to object-oriented Java.

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European Banking Giant Completes Mainframe Assessment with Modern Systems

Modern Systems completed the mainframe assessment for a large European Banking customer, providing the bank with a full roadmap for their IMS to DB2 conversion. The bank is now able to engage in additional resource and calendar planning for a full conversion from COBOL IMS-DC and IMS-DB to COBOL DB2. The assessment was successful and uncovered a series of additional refinement tasks that the Bank would like to perform after the conversion to DB2 is complete.

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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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European Banking Giant to Undergo IMS Assessment with Modern Systems

A large European bank has selected Modern Systems to perform a detailed IMS assessment so that the proper scope can be defined for a possible automated conversion effort. This mainframe assessment will include automated collection and inventory, analysis, and measurement of all software and database components in the current environment. The assessment begins with a question-and-answer session and ends with the presentation of findings and plans for a successful modernization effort.

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Modern Systems Tapped For Massive Mainframe Assessment

A large U.S. insurance provider has been working for several years to replace their core policy applications with new applications operating on non-mainframe platforms. Modern Systems was engaged to perform a Mainframe Assessment to ensure that all required applications and subsystems on the mainframe were replaced with new applications prior to decommissioning it.

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Global Aerospace Giant to Engage Modern Systems for IMS Data Archiving Proof of Concept

A global aerospace manufacturer is undergoing a proof of concept with Modern Systems for the preservation of former IMS mainframe data in an Oracle database. Modern Systems will use its automated technology to generate a replacement database for the sample consisting of 3 DBDs with 12 segments, deliver the proof of concept to the customer, and aid in developing a project plan for the larger data archive initiative.

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