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CA Helping Transition From COBOL

New Tool Migrates From COBOL To New Platforms

Computer Associates (CA) today announced the availability of its Legacy Renewal Solution, a knowledge-based service that automates the conversion of legacy COBOL applications to J2EE, .NET and Web services without rewriting source code.

CA's Legacy Renewal Solution combines the expertise of CA Technology Services with the power of CA's AllFusion Gen model-based development tool to help organizations migrate COBOL-based legacy applications to new platforms and application architectures, while maintaining their business rules and requirements.

According to Tactical Strategy Group, 75 % of the world's business data is still processed in COBOL. A major challenge for IT organizations is to retain and extend the value of these legacy investments through migration to modern environments.

"IT organizations want to minimize cost and risk when migrating their COBOL applications, while ensuring that the newly converted applications provide optimum functionality and take advantage of today's web-based architectures," said Una O'Neill, senior vice president, CA Technology Services. "CA's Legacy Renewal Solution uniquely leverages our industry- leading technology and a delivery methodology to effectively fulfill these requirements."

CA's Legacy Renewal Solution captures code-based business rules and stores them separately from any specific implementation technology. It automatically extracts the rules and data into CA's AllFusion Gen, which generates 100 percent of the new code from diagrams that mirror the customer's business requirements. Converted business rules can be easily augmented and enhanced to support an organization's current business practices.

The ability to extract business processes from legacy systems, document them within a model-driven environment, and forward engineer them into new applications helps organizations meet process compliancy requirements associated with legislated standards such as Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA.

A model-driven approach to application modernization provides significant benefits over hand-coding because the modernized solutions are technology- and platform-independent, meaning they can be deployed as mainframe, UNIX and/or Windows systems and J2EE, .NET and/or Web architectures without rewriting any code.

EDS is using CA's Legacy Renewal Solution to harvest intellectual property from its cache of healthcare applications and redeploy that industry knowledge using the model-driven development capabilities of AllFusion Gen. Customers are then able to leverage AllFusion Gen to build and deploy applications which are consistent with their current and future enterprise technology strategies.

"CA's Legacy Renewal Solution enables us to extend our Healthcare service portfolio by offering customers the option to have current legacy niche applications redeployed on more modern, agile and cost effective technology platforms," said Pat Costa, vice president, U.S. Healthcare Practice at EDS. "The CA/EDS team can provide Healthcare customers with technology migration and integration solutions which support enterprise-wide technology renewal without redeveloping any code, saving us significant time and cost?benefits that can be passed on to our customers."

CA's Legacy Renewal Solution automates the extraction and conversion of business rules using a knowledge engine based on S2T Technology from EvolveWare. In addition to COBOL conversion, CA Technology Services provides a full portfolio of supporting services such as project assessment and forward engineering, and works closely with authorized CA partners to assist customers with implementations.

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