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.
A 30-day pre-study is starting this March, enabling the IBM, Bank, and Modern Systems teams to work together to define and assign the post-conversion refinement activities. Upon completion of this pre-study, the Modern Systems conversion to DB2 is scheduled to begin.