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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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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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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BluePhoenix and ATERAS Complete Merger; Commence Operations as Modern Systems

BluePhoenix Solutions Ltd. (NASDAQ: BPHX) and Sophisticated Business Systems, Inc. (d/b/a ATERAS) announced the closing of the merger of the two companies. The new combined company will adopt the Modern Systems brand identity (NASDAQ: MDSY) and be headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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Pension Management Group Selects Modern Systems for Mainframe Assessment

A large North American Pension Management Group selected Modern Systems to assess their mainframe environment as part of a larger modernization project in partnership with Fujitsu. The mainframe assessment focuses on a number of COBOL applications coupled with a DB2 data tier.

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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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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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