Transforming CA 2E applications to modern languages opens up a world of possibilities: an increased ability to meet rapidly changing business demands, such as the working-from-home movement, key new functionality and improved sales channels, in addition to easier integration with other systems in the organization.
Retain design value
CA 2E applications contain invaluable business logic that can be a company’s key differentiator. This information is often locked inside the CA 2E model. X-2E Modernize uses this internal CA 2E model to extract design information in a structure that maps cleanly into a modern architecture, making it readily available and accessible.
Retiring resources are a big challenge for IBM i shops, particularly for CA 2E (Synon) environments. Valuable resources take decades of CA 2E application and database development knowledge into retirement and can’t be replaced. Converting to modern technology opens your company up to a world of new resources.
Modernized systems lower costs: reduced development/testing time, widely available resources, expedited time to market, etc. Software licensing is less costly on modern systems and there is greater opportunity to leverage open source and cloud, integrate software as a service (SaaS), and minimize the technological footprint.
Simplify and standardize
Moving toward a standardized set of technologies across an entire organization reduces complexity, the number of technologies and the number of integration points. This reduces the skill sets required to maintain and manage application ecosystems, which can lead to a variety of cost reductions.
Core applications are at risk when the current developers leave or retire, taking their tribal knowledge with them. Keeping that skill set around also becomes more expensive each year. There is a much wider talent pool available working with standardized, proven technologies that provide enhanced integration.