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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Boston College Jumpstarts Legacy Modernization With Modern Systems

Modern Systems wins VSAM conversion project on speed, accuracy of database modernization solution.

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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 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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National Health Care Organization Modernizes to COBOL Oracle from IMS/VSAM

A national health care organization wants to move to a Windows platform using Java and DB2. Modern Systems is currently converting the database and data from IMS and VSAM while modernizing the COBOL using eavRPM. The resulting applications will run using IBM’s Websphere Application Server. 13 million lines of code were assessed at the start of the project which was narrowed down to 3.4 million lines of code in use.

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National Information Provider Selects Modern Systems to Convert Adabas/VSAM Platform to Oracle

Modern Systems is providing a conversion solution to a leading national information provider. The original Natural/COBOL ADABAS/VSAM platform is being converted to a COBOL Oracle implementation on LINUX. 71,228 components were initially identified for the conversion scope. A proof of concept was completed prior to going ahead with the full conversion.

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European Insurance Company Begins Move From IDMS/VSAM to DB2 on z/OS

An international insurance company needed to convert from their legacy IDMS and VSAM databases to DB2 on a z/OS platform using COBOL. An assessment and successful proof of concept was performed in late 2011. The results proved the performance of the DB2 database and quality of the converted application code. The conversion of over 17,500 components and 4.5 million lines of code is currently in progress. Production cut-over is scheduled for September.

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Southwest Airlines Archives IDMS to Oracle

Southwest Airlines needed a solution to archive their legacy IDMS database and VSAM master files. The target database was Oracle. A successful proof of concept was delivered in early 2011 which was followed by the complete archival of the IDMS database, the VSAM file structures, and all related data. The database archival was completed in January, 2012.

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