Maximize legacy assets and lower TCO
For the past 50 years, COBOL has been the language of business and COBOL-based systems continue to process billions of transactions a day.
With extensive mainframe and distributed systems experience, COBOL Migration Services from Clerity maximize the value of legacy application investments by lowering the TCO of existing programs, enabling integration with SOA and Web-environments, and evolving programs to new technology platforms when appropriate.
Clerity can assist organizations in moving to its vCOBOL Enterprise platform
, a powerful environment for developing and deploying business-critical COBOL applications across Linux®, Microsoft® Windows® and UNIX® systems, or to other alternative COBOL dialects.
COBOL Migration Service Areas
Clerity's COBOL migration service offerings include:
Moving mainframe-based COBOL applications to open systems
With automated tools and procedures, Clerity can move COBOL programs, as well as integrated legacy IBM® CICS® applications, IBM® IMS® transations, IDMS/DC and batch environments to cost effective open systems environments.
Transitioning between alternative COBOL development and execution environments
Clerity can analyze your current environment and determine the TCO advantages of a COBOL-to-COBOL platform migration.
Migrating alternative program languages to COBOL
Clerity has many years of experience moving 4GLs, Assembler, FORTRAN, and other languages to COBOL.
Modernizing and extending existing COBOL investments
If your goal is to maintain existing COBOL code while enhancing end-user environments, interoperatibility, and data access, Clerity offers the following modernization services:
Upgrading COBOL program end user environments with graphical interfaces and Web connectivity.
- Improving connectivity and interoperability with other clients, servers, peers, messaging, or service oriented applications in other heterogeneous architectures like .NET and Java.
- Changing data access interfaces from accessing ISAM, VSAM, and hierarchical database files to relational databases.
Transitioning COBOL programs to Java
For organizations with a strategic direction to move to Java, Clerity can develop a comprehensive language migration plan. In the Java EE platform, presentation layers can be moved to Web interfaces or the Java Swing toolkit can be utilized to produce a universal GUI environment. Over time, core business logic and procedures implemented in COBOL can be preserved and transformed into reusable components.