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IBM i Analysis and Productivity Tools

Maximize the value from your RPG, COBOL and CA 2E Synon applications. The suite has everything you need to manage your IBM i application lifecycle, fully understand your data model, and modernize your code and databases.

Ensuring the Continuity and Quality of Your IBM i (AS/400) Applications

For 25+ years, X-Analysis has empowered thousands of IBM i developers comprehend, enhance, and evolve RPG, COBOL, and CA 2E (Synon) code. The suite helps you manage your IBM i lifecycle, understand your data model, and modernize your code and databases. While modernization efforts aligning IT with business needs can get expensive and risky, the X-Analysis suite preserves detailed IBM i data, assesses risk, and enhances development quality, enabling you to achieve business goals.

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A Look at the X-Analysis Suite

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Automated Documentation

IT and business analysts can easily visualize and understand application design and flow through interactive charts and graphs.

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Powerful Impact Analysis

Track “where used” information starting from a single field or variable through numerous iterations and associated variables and fields.

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Access to Your Data Model

Extract relational data models from RPG, COBOL & SYNON application environments to facilitate database modernization efforts & re-engineer projects.

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Key Design & Quality Metrics

Track design, quality, and complexity metrics to measure program complexities against benchmarks such as Cyclomatic, Halstead, and Maintainability Index.


Documentation of Business Rules

Extract business rules from RPG/COBOL applications to cross-reference, view, and understand the critical logic that forms the nucleus of your business.

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Code Conversion

RPG/COBOL/SYNON and database conversion allows you to transform legacy assets into modern languages and databases quickly, without exposing the business to risk.

X-Analysis Suite Modules

X-Analysis View

Equip RPG & COBOL developers with application and data insights.

X-Analysis Advisor

Analyze code quality, extract business rules, and document your entire system.


A comprehensive data and test management solution for large IBM i applications.


Flexible, highly-automated tool test your 5250 screens during development.


Automate field resizing in the affected programs on your IBM i.

X-2E Analysis

Automate graphical documentation, business rule extraction, and application metrics.


Rapid development tool to build modular, next-gen, free-form RPG applications.


Automated conversion tool that transforms RPG applications to modern languages.

X-DB Transform

Convert data types, remodel table structure, and convert DDS to DDL.

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