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COBOL Conversion Tools Service

A common obstacle with application modernization is that most legacy applications have hardcoded the company’s business processes and logic, which are tightly coupled with other aspects of the legacy code, making the dependencies of the process complex.

We recognize this is a huge barrier for many businesses and have done extensive work to minimize the risk for you. Our team of experts employs a proven methodology, and use industry-leading assessment and migration tools to leverage the cloud. This is accomplished by significantly reducing the complexity of application modernization and Cloud migration. For example, one set of COBOL to the Cloud assessment and migration tools we use comes from Micro Focus, the owners of Visual COBOL and Micro Focus COBOL.

  • COBOL applications have two options: re-hosting COBOL, or COBOL language transformation
  • Applications in COBOL can be re-hosted to another operating system
  • COBOL applications may be transformed to modern languages such as C#.NET and JAVA
  • Applications in COBOL may be moved from mainframes to Windows or LINUX Platforms
  • Legacy COBOL applications may also be transformed and deployed on Cloud platforms

 

The COBOL Conversion Process

COBOL applications can be moved from their existing operating system environment, to a new and different operating system environment. For instance, a large COBOL application that is on an IBM or UNISYS mainframe can be “re-hosted” to a Windows or LINUX operating system environment, with the database, and other components like JCL, getting moved and converted as part of the re-hosting process. The newly re-hosted application may then be operated in the Cloud, or on-premise.

COBOL applications that are candidates for transformation to a different programming language, such as C#.NET or JAVA, require a different methodology and process compared with re-hosting. In the case of an application transformation, we rely on intellectual property to perform most of the automatic transformation work necessary to deploy a newly transformed application on the Cloud, or on an on-premise style deployment.

  • Evaluate the existing COBOL applications for re-hosting and transformation
  • Decide on a strategy for the COBOL applications: re-hosting or transformation
  • Develop project plans according to your request
  • Assign staff and manage the project to conclusion
  • Deliver the results of the COBOL application to you

 

COBOL Conversion Safety and Security

Our professionals will perform all client work in a safe and secure environment. The work will be performed at your site, and at secure Astadia facilities, as appropriate.

  • Assign Astadia professionals with appropriate security credentials
  • Maintain a safe and secure project environment
  • Secure and protect your Intellectual Property
  • Deliver COBOL application project results to you
  • Complete and secure project

 

COBOL Conversion Deliverables

We’ll produce a complete profile of your target COBOL project, which typically lasts several weeks. At the project conclusion, you will receive a transformed application and database, and documentation, per the specifications defined in the planning stage of the project.

  • Discuss project plans with you, including all security-related issues
  • Deliver a preliminary package to help you prepare for the project
  • Meet with you on a regular basis to discuss project status
  • Present you with final project results
  • Project concludes and we discuss next steps

 

Choose Astadia for your COBOL Conversion Project

Over the past 20 years, we have successfully completed more than 100 Legacy Application Migration projects, all of which required different services. Many of these projects involved COBOL applications. Our skills and experience with COBOL modernization, and our proven results with clients in this category, make Astadia the best partner to conduct your COBOL Conversion project.

In addition, we offer a number of services to help you resolve application and database issues, and move through the entire “Legacy to Cloud” experience.

  • Proven track record of more of experience
  • Broad skill set and experience base
  • Clear path to the Cloud for your Legacy Portfolio
  • Full services across the entire system life cycle
  • Fixed price, fixed timeframe set of deliverables for your business

 

Astadia’s Experts

If your business applications exist in a mainframe environment, you may be dealing with higher costs of maintenance, a diminishing workforce of mainframe specialists, and a shrinking pool of vendors from which to choose. Additionally, your business agility and competitive edge may need the boost that only mainstream technology can support today. 

Astadia’s Experts

By making the leap from mainframe to mainstream, you'll lower your overall technology costs, increase your agility and enable your competitive edge. Together with our partner Micro Focus, we'll help you confidently map and move your business applications to where they need to be today, and where they can provide the boost your business needs.

Astadia’s Experts

To ensure you can consistently turn out a high quality product with sustainable attention to value, cost and speed to market, it's critical to have quality processes that meet top standards and the state-of-the-art. Ours do. And they'll help you gain the agility and confidence you need to meet evolving business goals and to respond to ever-changing customer demands and market changes.

Astadia’s Experts

Astadia’s Experts

Astadia’s Experts

Darrell Cypress

Vice President & General Manager of Digital Solutions

Darrell Cypress

Darrell Cypress is Vice President and General Manager of Astadia Digital Solutions, our global marketing strategy firm that partners with CMOs and marketing technologists around the world to provide end-to-end solutions for optimizing the customer journey and delivering maximum return on digital technology investments. Darrell joined Astadia in 2015 with nearly 20 years of experience selling and delivering large scale marketing transformational implementations across industries such as financial services, technology, healthcare, high-tech, pharmaceutical, government, and consumer goods. He also brings vast experience in delivering global CRM solutions for Marketing, Sales, Service, and Product organizations. Darrell previously worked at Deloitte Digital where, as Digital and Marketing Cloud Leader, he managed marketing transformation pursuits. In his combined five years there, he also served as Digital Eminence Leader, Finance Leader and Delivery Leader, managing large-scale, multi-million dollar projects across geographies. Prior to Deloitte, Darrell was Director and Relationship Manager at Perficient Inc., leading major trade promotion process and technology implementations for clients such as Cadbury and Nestle Waters North America. He was also previously IT Director at Covance, Inc. and Engagement Manager and Consultant at Extraprise. Darrell’s bachelor’s in Information Systems Management and master’s in Computer Systems Management are both from the University of Maryland. Darrell was an Engineer in the United States Navy from 1984-1992.

Astadia’s Experts

Darrell Cypress

Vice President & General Manager of Digital Solutions

Darrell Cypress

Darrell Cypress is Vice President and General Manager of Astadia Digital Solutions, our global marketing strategy firm that partners with CMOs and marketing technologists around the world to provide end-to-end solutions for optimizing the customer journey and delivering maximum return on digital technology investments. Darrell joined Astadia in 2015 with nearly 20 years of experience selling and delivering large scale marketing transformational implementations across industries such as financial services, technology, healthcare, high-tech, pharmaceutical, government, and consumer goods. He also brings vast experience in delivering global CRM solutions for Marketing, Sales, Service, and Product organizations. Darrell previously worked at Deloitte Digital where, as Digital and Marketing Cloud Leader, he managed marketing transformation pursuits. In his combined five years there, he also served as Digital Eminence Leader, Finance Leader and Delivery Leader, managing large-scale, multi-million dollar projects across geographies. Prior to Deloitte, Darrell was Director and Relationship Manager at Perficient Inc., leading major trade promotion process and technology implementations for clients such as Cadbury and Nestle Waters North America. He was also previously IT Director at Covance, Inc. and Engagement Manager and Consultant at Extraprise. Darrell’s bachelor’s in Information Systems Management and master’s in Computer Systems Management are both from the University of Maryland. Darrell was an Engineer in the United States Navy from 1984-1992.

Astadia’s Experts

Darrell Cypress

Vice President & General Manager of Digital Solutions

Darrell Cypress

Darrell Cypress is Vice President and General Manager of Astadia Digital Solutions, our global marketing strategy firm that partners with CMOs and marketing technologists around the world to provide end-to-end solutions for optimizing the customer journey and delivering maximum return on digital technology investments. Darrell joined Astadia in 2015 with nearly 20 years of experience selling and delivering large scale marketing transformational implementations across industries such as financial services, technology, healthcare, high-tech, pharmaceutical, government, and consumer goods. He also brings vast experience in delivering global CRM solutions for Marketing, Sales, Service, and Product organizations. Darrell previously worked at Deloitte Digital where, as Digital and Marketing Cloud Leader, he managed marketing transformation pursuits. In his combined five years there, he also served as Digital Eminence Leader, Finance Leader and Delivery Leader, managing large-scale, multi-million dollar projects across geographies. Prior to Deloitte, Darrell was Director and Relationship Manager at Perficient Inc., leading major trade promotion process and technology implementations for clients such as Cadbury and Nestle Waters North America. He was also previously IT Director at Covance, Inc. and Engagement Manager and Consultant at Extraprise. Darrell’s bachelor’s in Information Systems Management and master’s in Computer Systems Management are both from the University of Maryland. Darrell was an Engineer in the United States Navy from 1984-1992.

Astadia’s Experts

Darrell Cypress

Vice President & General Manager of Digital Solutions

Darrell Cypress

Darrell Cypress is Vice President and General Manager of Astadia Digital Solutions, our global marketing strategy firm that partners with CMOs and marketing technologists around the world to provide end-to-end solutions for optimizing the customer journey and delivering maximum return on digital technology investments. Darrell joined Astadia in 2015 with nearly 20 years of experience selling and delivering large scale marketing transformational implementations across industries such as financial services, technology, healthcare, high-tech, pharmaceutical, government, and consumer goods. He also brings vast experience in delivering global CRM solutions for Marketing, Sales, Service, and Product organizations. Darrell previously worked at Deloitte Digital where, as Digital and Marketing Cloud Leader, he managed marketing transformation pursuits. In his combined five years there, he also served as Digital Eminence Leader, Finance Leader and Delivery Leader, managing large-scale, multi-million dollar projects across geographies. Prior to Deloitte, Darrell was Director and Relationship Manager at Perficient Inc., leading major trade promotion process and technology implementations for clients such as Cadbury and Nestle Waters North America. He was also previously IT Director at Covance, Inc. and Engagement Manager and Consultant at Extraprise. Darrell’s bachelor’s in Information Systems Management and master’s in Computer Systems Management are both from the University of Maryland. Darrell was an Engineer in the United States Navy from 1984-1992.

Astadia’s Experts

Darrell Cypress

Vice President & General Manager of Digital Solutions

Darrell Cypress

Darrell Cypress is Vice President and General Manager of Astadia Digital Solutions, our global marketing strategy firm that partners with CMOs and marketing technologists around the world to provide end-to-end solutions for optimizing the customer journey and delivering maximum return on digital technology investments. Darrell joined Astadia in 2015 with nearly 20 years of experience selling and delivering large scale marketing transformational implementations across industries such as financial services, technology, healthcare, high-tech, pharmaceutical, government, and consumer goods. He also brings vast experience in delivering global CRM solutions for Marketing, Sales, Service, and Product organizations. Darrell previously worked at Deloitte Digital where, as Digital and Marketing Cloud Leader, he managed marketing transformation pursuits. In his combined five years there, he also served as Digital Eminence Leader, Finance Leader and Delivery Leader, managing large-scale, multi-million dollar projects across geographies. Prior to Deloitte, Darrell was Director and Relationship Manager at Perficient Inc., leading major trade promotion process and technology implementations for clients such as Cadbury and Nestle Waters North America. He was also previously IT Director at Covance, Inc. and Engagement Manager and Consultant at Extraprise. Darrell’s bachelor’s in Information Systems Management and master’s in Computer Systems Management are both from the University of Maryland. Darrell was an Engineer in the United States Navy from 1984-1992.

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