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Visual COBOL 2.1

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Micro Focus Visual COBOL delivers the next generation of COBOL development and deployment for Linux x86-64, Linux for System z, AIX, HP/UX, Solaris, and Windows.

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Visual COBOL provides the most modern integrated COBOL application development environment in the industry. It combines the leading development environments (Eclipse and/or Visual Studio) with the most significant COBOL update of the last decade. Visual COBOL delivers the power to build and develop mission-critical applications on the business platform that makes most business sense for any enterprise.

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  • + Functional details

    Visual COBOL is a family of COBOL development tools for the next generation of COBOL applications. Based around a choice of Visual Studio or Eclipse IDEs, it includes options for development and deployment of COBOL applications as native code, .NET and JVM on Windows, UNIX and Linux and for deployment to Microsoft Windows Azure. The 2.1 release includes hundreds of enhancements based on customer requests designed to make it easier for Micro Focus COBOL, ACUCOBOL and RM/COBOL users to upgrade their applications to Visual COBOL.

  • + Business problem

    "Visual Cobol allows us to provide greater continuity to our software development processes, including the ongoing maintenance and support of existing business applications. In addition, Visual COBOL provides a path for the future, allowing us the ability to learn and adopt modern, industry standard development tools." D’angelo Fabrizio, Development Manager, Fiat Finance

  • + Business opportunity

    * Future proof business-critical applications Visual COBOL makes it possible to create and continue to develop enterprise class business-critical applications that run on the widest range of platforms. This means that existing applications can be deployed onto new platforms, including .NET, JVM and the cloud, maintaining and extending existing investments, as well as presenting new market opportunities. * Increase developer productivity Visual COBOL’s integration capability with Eclipse significantly increases developer productivity by exploiting Eclipse tools, improving time-to-market for new products and capabilities. * Protect existing investment and intellectual property Existing COBOL applications have extensive business logic built into them, which contains valuable competitive advantage. Being able to use these applications in new environments for decades to come ensures that both investment and market opportunity are maximized. Applications developed in Visual COBOL are deployed on the COBOL Server deployment environment.

  • + Return on investment

    Benefits

    • Reduce risk through reuse of existing COBOL and legacy code, and skills
    • Gain agility by extending reused assets to the internet or SOA
    • Accelerate time to market by leveraging existing investment
    • Increase productivity with contemporary development environment

      Create contemporary graphical or web user interface Extends core business assets to the internet and new business channels Integrates COBOL applications with J2EE and .NET. Leverages COBOL business processes as services in an SOA. Cuts the time taken to build, extend and maintain applications. Facilitates B2B and B2C transactions using XML.

  • + Competitive advantage

    Increase flexibility and future-proof business assets, as COBOL applications can run on any Linux, UNIX or Windows server to simplify business process integration demands.

  • + Industries

    Aerospace & Defense Industry
       Aerospace
       Defense
       Ship Building
    Automotive Industry
       Automotive OEMs (Manuf of Cars, Light Trucks, Motorbikes)
       Automotive Suppliers
       Distributors, Importers, Retailers
       Heavy Equipment
    Banking Industry
       Banking - Global Customer Management
       Banking - Other
    Chemicals & Petroleum Industry
       Petroleum
    Computer Services Industry
       Business Recovery Services
       Computer Leasing and Rental
       Computer Maintenance & Services
       DP Education
       Outsourcing
       Prepackaged Software
       System Integration
    Consumer Products Industry
    Education Industry
       Basic/Secondary Education
       Higher Education
    Electronics Industry
       Electronics
       Technology Systems and Microelectronics
    Energy & Utilities Industry
       Combo Electric/Gas
       Electric
       Electric and Gas Energy Services Traders
       Gas
       Waste
       Water
    Financial Markets Industry
       Financial Markets - Global Customer Management
       Financial Markets - Other
    Government Central/Federal industry
       Defense and National Security
       Environ., Transp. & Pub. Works
       Finance and Administration
       Postal
       Public Safety and Justice
       Scientific
       Social Services
    Government, State/Provincial/Local Industry
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, City/Mun.
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, County/Shire
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, Spec. Dist.
       Env/Trans/PubWrks, State/Prov.
       Fin. & Admin, City/Municipal
       Fin. & Admin, County/Shire
       Fin. & Admin, Special District
       Fin. & Admin, State/Prov./Reg.
       Other Government
       PS & Justice, City/Municipal
       PS & Justice, County/Shire
       PS & Justice, Special District
       PS & Justice, State/Prov./Reg.
       Soc. Services, City/Municipal
       Soc. Services, County/Shire
       Soc. Services, State/Prov/Reg.
    Healthcare Industry
       Alternate Healthcare
       Healthcare Other
       Health Plans / Payors
       Integrated Healthcare Systems / Hospitals
       Pharmaceuticals
       Physicians / Clinics
    Industrial Products Industry
       Construction/Architecture/Engineering
       Fabrication & Assembly
       Forest Products
       Metals
       Other Process
       Textiles
    Insurance Industry
       Insurance Carriers - Life & Asset Management (L&AM)
       Insurance Carriers - Property & Casualty (P&C)
       Insurance Intermediaries
       Other Insurance, N.E.C.
    Media & Entertainment Industry
       Advertising
       Associations
    Professional Services Industry
       Business Services
       Legal Services
       Management Consulting
       Marketing & Public Opinion Research
    Retail Industry
       Retail - Apparel Manufacturing
       Retail - Department Stores
       Retail - Direct Marketing
       Retail - Retail Food
       Retail - Food Services
       Retail - Hard Goods
       Retail - Mass Merchants
       Retail - Pharmacy/Drug
       Retail - Specialty
    Telecommunications Industry
       Broadband
       Telecommunications
       Wireless
    Travel & Transportation Industry
       Car Rental
       Freight Airlines
       Freight Forwarders & Arrangers
       Freight Services
       Gaming
       Global Dist. Systems / CRS
       Hospitality
       Lodging
       Passenger Airlines
       Passenger Water Transportation
       Post Operations
       Rail
       Shipping
       Tour Operations and Arrangers
       Travel Agencies
       Trucking
       Urban Transportation
    Wholesale Distribution & Services Industry
       Wholesale - Food/Food Svc/Drug
       Wholesale - General Trading Co.
       Wholesale - Non-Durables
       Wholesale - Durables
       Wholesale - Services

  • + Solution areas

    Consumer Products
    Education
    Energy and Utilities
    Financial Markets
    Financial Services/Banking
    Government
    Healthcare and Pharmaceutical
    Insurance
    Retail
    Telecommunications
       Service Management
    Travel and Transportation
    Wholesale Distribution
    Cross industry
       Business Process Management and Integration
          Other
       Computer Services
          Capacity Planning
          Systems Management
          Other
       e-Business/e-Commerce
          Internet Services
       Emerging Technologies
       Pervasive and Wireless Computing
          Workforce Mobility
       Product Lifecycle Management
       Professional Services
       Supply Chain Management
       System and data management
          Services Oriented Architecture (SOA)

  • + Customer size

    Small Business (50 to 99 employees)
    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • + Languages supported

    English
    Japanese

  • + Countries/regions available for distribution

  • + Solution collateral

    Name Date Categories
    Oct 23, 2012 Products
    Fact Sheet
    Sales
    Sales Kits
    Oct 23, 2012 Products
    Fact Sheet
    Sales
    Sales Kits

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  • + Hardware/OS platforms

    HP-UX
       Thin Clients (all brands)
       Hewlett-Packard servers (incl. Compaq)
       Other non-IBM servers
    Solaris (SUN)
       Thin Clients (all brands)
       Sun Microsystems servers
    UNIX family
       Other non-IBM servers
    AIX 6.1
       IBM System Cluster 1600
       IBM BladeCenter JSxx (POWER processor-based)
       IBM Systems: IntelliStation Pro
       IBM IntelliStation POWER (POWER processor-based)
       IBM Systems: System p
       IBM Systems: System i
       IBM Systems: Power
       IBM PureSystems: PureFlex System and Flex System
    RHEL5
       Desktops and Notebooks (all brands, including ThinkPad/ThinkCentre PCs by Lenovo)
       Thin Clients (all brands)
       IBM BladeCenter HSxx (Intel processor-based)
       IBM BladeCenter LSxx (AMD processor-based)
       IBM Systems: IntelliStation Pro
       IBM IntelliStation Pro (Intel and AMD processor-based)
       Dell servers
       IBM Systems: System z
       IBM Systems: System x
    SLES10
       Desktops and Notebooks (all brands, including ThinkPad/ThinkCentre PCs by Lenovo)
       Thin Clients (all brands)
       IBM BladeCenter HSxx (Intel processor-based)
       IBM BladeCenter LSxx (AMD processor-based)
       IBM Systems: IntelliStation Pro
       IBM IntelliStation Pro (Intel and AMD processor-based)
       Dell servers
       IBM Systems: System z
       IBM Systems: System x
    Windows Server 2008 (inclusive)
       IBM BladeCenter HSxx (Intel processor-based)
       IBM Systems: System x
    SLES11
       Thin Clients (all brands)
       IBM BladeCenter HSxx (Intel processor-based)
       IBM BladeCenter LSxx (AMD processor-based)
       Dell servers
       IBM Systems: System z
       IBM Systems: System x
    AIX 7.1
       IBM Systems: System p
       IBM Systems: System i
       IBM Systems: Power
       IBM PureSystems: PureFlex System and Flex System
    RHEL6
       IBM BladeCenter HSxx (Intel processor-based)
       IBM Systems: System z
       IBM Systems: System p
       IBM Systems: System x
       IBM Systems: Power
    Windows Server 2012 (inclusive)
       Non-IBM Hardware
       IBM Systems: IntelliStation Pro
       IBM Systems: System p
    VMware
       IBM BladeCenter HSxx (Intel processor-based)

  • + Services

    Application Enabling Services
    Services: Application Implementation
    Services: Application Management
    Services: Custom Application Development
    Services: Integration

  • + Software

    IBM Information Management
       Information Management
          DB2 Connect Enterprise Edition
          DB2 Enterprise 9
          DB2 Express Edition
          DB2 for z/OS
    IBM Rational
       Rational
          Rational ClearCase
          Rational Team Concert
       SCLM Family
          SCLM for z/OS
    IBM WebSphere
       CICS Family
          CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms
       WebSphere
          WebSphere Application Server
          WebSphere MQ


Date last modified:    Aug 21, 2013


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Michael Waters
1-301-838-5000

Company

Micro Focus (US), Inc.
700 King Farm Boulevard, Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20850-5736
United States

+1 410 2808677

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