Swets, the world’s leading subscription services provider and Astadia Europe (Anubex), have successfully completed a two-year, cross-platform migration project involving the conversion, migration, and modernization of Swets’s last remaining back-end application developed with IDMS technology.
“We would like to thank Anubex for all their hard work, continued commitment and dedication throughout this project. This important project concludes the migration of all our applications to a modern IT infrastructure. Aligning our IT systems, both internal and external, in this way will enable us to embolden our already ambitious development plans and create ever more dynamic and flexible applications in the future." - Johan van Campen, Chief Information and Operations Officer at Swets
Using Astadia's tools, Swets migrated an extensive number of lines of code, residing in batch and interactive programs and scripts, as well as a substantial amount of production data. The application has been migrated to a new architecture consisting of a combination of NetCOBOL and Java, running on Linux, enabling an easier and more stable integration with other applications running on the same architecture.
Astadia collaborated extensively with Swets’ in-house IT team during the migration and testing of the applications. They also provided training to the technical staff of Swets as part of the knowledge transfer to ensure the independence of the Swets team after going live with the migrated application.
Worldwide, the migrated application is accessed by over twenty Swets offices, located in several countries throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa.
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