COBOL to Maintainable Java & C#

COBOL to Java Migration of Schober's application using SoftwareMining Technologies

Through migration of their legacy application to Java,
    Schrober substantially reduces the run-time license and development tool costs.

run-time license and development tool costs. SoftwareMining Technologies, the industry leader in software and services for legacy modernization, today announced that Schober, a leading provider of direct-mail processing solutions, implemented modernization of their legacy system within weeks using SoftwareMining's "CORECT" platform solution. bA Information Consulting GmbH, consultancy services organization was able to integrate the automation tool flow into the IT development environment and deliver high quality results. This latest success builds upon several years of research and development into SoftwareMining transformation tools.

Operational concerns regarding on-going mainframe support costs and maintainability of the current COBOL development environment, lead the management team to consider alterative platform solutions. Schober needed a combined modernization and services solution that would address the transformation, testing and integration requirements of their legacy COBOL program, while leveraging their extensive knowledge and experience in JAVA program development.

Today's direct-mailing solutions are based upon a fundamental change in the relationship between customer and producer. The company - customer relationship has developed from a sender - receiver model to equal dialogue partners in a growing multi channel communication. An exponentially increasing number of available and well-used online channels make this possible. Only with a large, parallel portfolio of different online and offline services, we can offer our customers the best support for efficient multi channel marketing.

A key factor in the decision was the productivity gains achieved by deploying the SoftwareMining artificial intelligence based language-translation tool flow
Stefan Trabert, CIO Schober Group
This unique approach enabled Schober to adopt a cost effective transformation strategy that delivered modern and structured JAVA code, while substantially reducing the run-time license and development tool costs associated with alternative re-hosting technology solutions
S. Trabert, CIO Schober Group.
Innovative language-translation technologies enabled our IT consultancy team to deliver rapid and cost effective modernization solutions, in just a few weeks we were able to transform legacy COBOL application code into highly legible and maintainable JAVA systems. The CORECT platform delivered excellent results, enabling us to focus our engineering effort on development and integration of new direct-mail processing solutions
B. Auer, CIO bA Information Consulting GmbH

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