GT Software, Inc. drives business application modernization exploiting software solutions which target the Microsoft® Application Platform.
Migration of IBM System z COBOL applications to the Microsoft .NET™ Framework is made possible by the use of the Fujitsu NetCOBOL compiler and the GT Software, Inc. Neo suite of solutions.
CICS/TS BMS applications are migrated to Microsoft ASP.net web pages, VSAM data files are migrated to MSSQL and z/OS batch JCL/JOB processing is migrated to the NeoBatch solution executing Windows scripts.
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Clients which have already benefited from the .NET migration process include; Simon & Schuster, Crystal Cruises, Crédit Agricole and Scottish & Southern Energy.
The migration software suite of NeoBatch®, NeoKicks™, NeoData™ and NeoSort® provide clients with and environment mush like z/OS on the .NET platform. GT Software, Inc. is sole worldwide distributors (excluding Japan) of NetCOBOL for .NET, the premier COBOL compiler for the Microsoft Windows platform.
NetCOBOL for .NET
NetCOBOL for .NET, the COBOL compiler to generates executables which run natively on .NET. NetCOBOL allows COBOL applications to be extended and function in a seamless fashion with C++, VB and C# programming languages.
NeoKicks provides the environment to allow CICS/TS BMS map screens to execute as ASP.NET web pages. The migration process retains the original “Look and Feel” of the CICS screens while allowing for advancements in functionality to be designed into the web pages to meet future requirements.
NeoData provides the ability to migrate data sources designed for the EBCDIC platform to the ASCII platform. The VSAM file runtime component of NeoData provides a method to allow KSDS and indexed file data to be hosted on the Microsoft SQL Server. The Visual Studio tooling of NeoData provides and editing process based on metadata imported from COBOL applications. The metadata process of NeoData ensures the field data types are migrated to the correct target format and will processed correctly in the new environment.
The management and processing of z/OS jobs / JCL for batch processing is provided by the NeoBatch graphical interface. The administration console of NeoBatch provides the ability to distributed workload over multiple servers, monitor and analyze batch job performance by generating statistical reports from MS SQL server.
The z/OS sorting process is provided by the record winning NeoSort utility. In 2006 the NeoSort product achieved the World Record in the MinuteSort contest. Even today NeoSort remains one of the fastest sort applications on record.
GT Software, Inc. is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner based in Atlanta, Georgia with a long history of providing innovative solutions for Microsoft and the IBM System z.