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Conversion Migration has been specialized in the migration of information systems for many years, and utilize an industrial approach with a proven methodology for all migrations. We invested many man-years in developing our migration methodology and the result is higher productivity and increased quality. In addition, we invested heavily in the development of an extensive library of software tools for automating many aspects of conversion and data migration. Our investment in procedures, software, programming and computer usage makes the migration process available for most source and target combinations.

Conversion Migration
System Conversion Migration
Migration de donnes.
Data Migration
Upgrading your system to take advantage of the latest improvements in computer hardware and software is frequently desirable, often necessary. But the price of change can be a costly, time-consuming, and complicated rewrite or conversion involving numerous unfamiliar activities. Even in the best circumstances, migration means that a large volume of materials (jcl, procedure, program, transaction, screen, copy, include, database, file, record description, report, listing, documentation, etc) must be collected, cataloged, and controlled. Hundreds, even thousands, of programs runs must be planned, coordinated, and performed over and above your normal production workload.

Often unforeseen during budgeting, however, are the numerous hidden costs of migration. For example, severe operational overhead can significantly paralyze ongoing production work. If migration takes longer than planned -as it frequently does- the cost of extended parallel operation of computers can approach the budget for the entire project. The pressures resulting from these additional costs can make deadlines unachievable and severely damage staff morale, further contributing to the migration problem.

We developed an industrial approach to system conversion which avoids many of the disadvantages of conventional conversion, achieves many of the benefits of a custom rewrite, and can save you time, money, and manpower. This unique approach, uses an extensive library of specialized software (analyzers, generators, translators) and advanced programming and testing methods (quality measurement, source compare, database and file comparison tools). We carefully manages these elements at every stage of the migration process. An experienced migration project manager works closely with you and coordinates the project. Guided by the project managers, technical team leaders supervise the migration programmers. Our staff is skilled in organizing the migration and in anticipating and solving its problems. This organization enables us to meet schedules at a fixed price. Our wokbench has many advantages over conventional conversion. Whereas conversions frequently exceed their budgets and schedules, our tools reduces this risk. The transformation process not only accurately preserves all your application functions, but can also shorten the time needed to make your programs operational in your new environment. For every test, we compares the output of the transformed program with the converted output of the original program and flags any mismatches for the correction. We make sure that the migrated programs will produce output functionally equivalent to that produced by the original programs.
Our tools has been developed, refined, and used successfully in our migration contracts involving only a few programs to those involving thousands of programs for business, industry, and government. We have completed million-dollar contracts for a number of the leading French companies. Our experience includes most of the hardware produced by the major computer manufacturers, most of the programming languages and many data base management and communications systems including IBM, MVS, VM, VSE, AS400, AIX, BULL, GCOS, ICL, UNIX, COBOL, PL1, PLI, CPL1, ASSEMBLY, FORTRAN, RPG, GAP, GMAP, SAS, NATURAL, ADL, IDEAL, AIDA, TELON, PACBASE, ARIANE, GENEROL, RAMIS, FOCUS, NOMAD, REXX, EASYTREVE, SYSIF, IMS/DB, DLI, DL1, IDS2, IDMS, IDMS/R, DDS, SQL, DB2, PROTEE, QMF, ADABAS, DATACOM, SYSBASE, ORACLE, CA-UNIVERS, IMS/DC, IDMS/DC, DM4TP, TDS, TP8, TCAM, CICS, CA-SCHEDULER, CONTROL-M, OPC, PSS, etc. Because of its flexibility, our tools can also accommodate hardware/software combinations not listed including newly developed ones.

Conversion Migration offers an integrated approach to convert existing systems to new environments. The transformation process helps to achieve the needed changes in programming languages, program structures, operating systems, data communications and data management, while preserving processing logic. our tools can pay for itself in savings from the reduction of parallel operation, the avoidance of redundant implementation effort, and the ease of maintaining the transformed programs.Unlike conventional conversion, we have the capability of restructuring and, where necessary, rewriting your existing programs in the way most effective for your new hardware and software configuration. The process combines the speed of automatic translation with many of the operational advantages of a custom rewrite. It preserves past accomplishments and adapts old systems to new computer environments.

Since system migration involves many activities, including study, planning, data preparation, conversion, migration, testing, and implementation, a migration project is usually time-consuming and complicated. Transformation Management System's standards and procedures ensure the accuracy of each step and avoid costly rework and unnecessary processing. The result is higher productivity and quality. This approach also reduces the use of your production resources in the project. Using special software and management techniques, it decreases the time needed for SCHEDULER, JCL, PROGRAM, SCREEN, REPORT, FILE and DATABASE conversion. The emphasis on thorough unit testing often reduces costly system and parallel testing time.