Case Studies

The perspective in these pages is rooted in over 30 years of experience deploying successful legacy modernization engagements with customers ranging from WAL-MART to Ford to Desjardins to the US government.  Take your time, download and read through the case studies most relevant to your business.  If you'd like to learn more, we welcome the opportunity to talk.

Case Studies

Analyzing a Government Agency's Need to Modernize to Microsoft Azure
After a false start, a EU Government Agency chose to modernize their aging mainframe system to Microsoft Azure. Their decision was based on several mission-critical needs - as well as national security requirements.
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How Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Retired Big Iron In Under 4 Months
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water replaced their mainframe-based Customer Accounting System applications with a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution running on Windows. However, regulatory requirements mandated that at least seven years of customer billing data was to be archived and accessible at all times, a request which the COTS solution was unable to accommodate. As a result, three IDMSX databases containing all seven years of required historical billing data were left in place on the mainframe to meet the requirement, to be accessed as needed. Learn how Modern Systems came in, converted the IDMSX databases to a single SQL Server database, migrated the applications used to access the data to Windows, and helped Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water shut their costly big iron down for good, in less than four months.
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How GE Capital Reduced Modernization Scope by 78%
Take a tour of the assessment, conversion, and replatforming of a massive business-critical application suite with astonishing results.
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How the US Department of Energy: Savannah River Site Left the Mainframe in Under 6 Months
Find out how the US DOE eliminated ADABAS and Mainframe processing within five months, replatformed Natural, and implemented a relational database for future flexibility.
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Mainframe to Microsoft: Police Mutual
The ultimate goal of this Natural/ADABAS to Java/SQL Server modernization project was to help over 200,000 police officers receive savings, investments and insurance services quicker.
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University of California, Santa Barbara Modernizes Their Student Information Platform
With help from Modern Systems, UCSB converted its code and data from its suite of Software AG ADABAS/Natural applications on an IBM mainframe to a platform based on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. Find out how.
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Mainframe Field Expansion: Now That's Progressive
Progressive needed to accommodate an increasing number of policyholders and meet the business needs for expanded status, form, and address fields in their databases and related applications. This would involve complex security requirements, more than 30 database columns and 14 million lines of code.
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Modernizing 4,000 Programs Without The Business Knowing
This COBOL/IDMS modernization project with Desjardins General Insurance Group currently stands as the largest successful modernization project done in both North America and in the history of the insurance vertical.
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COBOL Replatforming: An Inside Look
The Employment Development Department (EDD) of California manages the unemployment and disability insurance benefit programs for over 18 million residents. EDD needed to migrate to a modern platform that could be adjusted to meet Federal mandates, grow with the future needs of the State, and be supported by available employees. Modern Systems assisted in replatforming EDD to a DB2 CICS COBOL environment that met the State of California’s requirements.
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Shooting for the S.T.A.R.S.
The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) handles the registration of property transactions, the issue of new title documents for all properties in Singapore. The Singapore Titles Automated Registry System (STARS) captures this information, applies current policy rules and ensures accurate data for the Land Register, which is guaranteed by law. If this information is inaccurate, or if the updated policy information is not applied, the government is open to legal and financial liability. Get the details on this Natural/ADABAS modernization project that minimized user impact while meeting some unique performance and integration requirements.
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The Golden Goose: Modernizing Core Applications from COBOL to Java
AeroSoft Systems, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada since 1997, maintains a unique position in the aircraft maintenance management software industry. CEO Thanos Kaponeridis wanted to modernize their flagship software product in a way that would be transparent to their current installed base and enable operational and business goals behind the scenes. Here's what happened.
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Sharing Mainframe Data Across the Enterprise
Companies House is Britain’s government bureau with responsibility for recording and storing all information that the country’s 1.8 million limited companies must share with the public. For years, Companies House gathered this information in their customized IDMS application. They elected to move this system to a Unix platform running Oracle in order to curb costs, streamline development work on the application and web-enable their data. Enter Modern Systems' Mainframe DataShare.
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Natural ADABAS Win Book
Our Natural/ADABAS Win Book is the definitive guide for companies seeking to transition out of these environments and into modern systems.
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Converting IDMS to DB2 Without Downtime: Progressive Casualty Insurance Core Claims
Progressive required that their database conversion solution be 100% automated, while still guaranteeing functional equivalency and maintaining all existing business rules. After extensive research into their options, Progressive selected Modern Systems and its unique DB-Shuttle automated technology to perform the modernization.
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ASR Nederland's CA Telon Retirement
With almost 4,000 business critical programs running on the mainframe, developed using CA Telon, this Dutch insurance group was incurring major licensing costs every year just to keep the business running. They sought a way to keep the existing programs but reduce the cost of maintaining them by use of an alternative, modern, application development environment. They chose Casegen.
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Folksam's Breakup with CA Telon
When one of Sweden’s largest insurance companies realized they had an over dependence on increasingly scarce CA Telon developers, they knew they had to find a solution to move them away from the Telon environment.
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Allied Irish Bank's CA Telon Modernization
When AIB decided to eliminate the license charges incurred for an old CA Telon system, they looked for a vendor with good replacement development technology and enough experience to seamlessly manage the changeover.
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