With 138-year history, Unisys is one of the oldest US / Global computer companies. In 2011 Unisys decided to migrate the COBOL part of their URBIS banking application to C#. Having already performed a thorough review of COBOL Migration tools, Unisys approached SoftwareMining to migrate the COBOL code to C#. Unisys's Urbis application is a fully integrated, windows-based international banking system designed to support all of a bank's international business including treasury, customer accounts, lending, derivatives and securities. Part of the system was originally implemented in COBOL.
The translation of these systems to C# offered the additional advantages to Unisys:
< ul>< li>No additional Runtime licenses for distribution to clients< li>Few COBOL resources in the department were remaining.< li>Easier integration with other systems< li>Standardization on Microsoft .NET platform< li>No additional Runtime licenses for distribution to clients< li>Potential of migration from Indexed Files to Relational Databases< li>Use of much larger pool of Java development resources to manage the application