COBOL Conversion

We provide an automated solution, along with proven expertize, to rapidly and successfully move your COBOL applications to Object Oriented (OO) and Cloud-Native programming languages such as Java and C#. The resulting code retains the business logic, intellectual property and functionality of the original legacy application. It can be easily tested and implemented while in production. Our specialist services can be tailored to your business needs.

"Image related to COBOL Conversion"

Latest Findings: 2020 Mainframe Modernization Report

What does the future hold for mainframe applications? 

Read report

Understanding key issues


Difficult legacy technology

Workarounds unnecessarily cause a complex IT estate, with legacy applications often too inefficient and time consuming to manage. Rearchitected applications are more effective and easier to maintain.

High costs

The COBOL compiler and license expenditure drives up the total cost of ownership whereas modern languages, such as Java or C#, do not incur these costs.

Need to converge

Converting your applications to modern languages (eg. Java and / or C#) optimizes and simplifies your IT estate, improving your IT management and enabling the use of automated tools.

Skills shortage

The pool of knowledge and understanding of the COBOL language is diminishing. Moving to a more modern and popular language removes this challenge.

Lack of agility

The agility of your IT is intrinsic to digitization. Your strategic business applications need Cloud flexibility and access to mobile platforms which COBOL conversion provides.

Long lines of code

It takes far more lines of COBOL to construct a program than other languages, making it difficult to learn and time-consuming to write.

Our tool-assisted re-engineering service


“Following the conversion, we anticipate more efficient testing and support cycles. COBOL mainframe resources are becoming hard to find, but we can now work with a global community of young talented developers.”

Thanos Kaponeridis, CEO

“We were looking to accomplish two things with the pilot. The first was to prove the solution would work on GE hardware under our roof. The second was to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt to our users that their UI wasn’t going to change.”

Marc Rubel, Executive Director of Application Development

Read case study

Additional insights to help you transform


  • Reimagining your business means imagining the risk – and then mitigating it

    How best to prepare for any risks that digital transformation may bring – what to consider and best practices for success.

    WhitepaperRead whitepaper
  • The 2020 Mainframe Modernization Business Barometer Report

    Join Cameron Jenkins, Executive Vice President and Rob Anderson, VP of Global Alliances as they discuss the findings from the report and add their own thoughts based on their wealth of experience.

    Watch on demand
    an image associated with The 2020 Mainframe Modernization Business Barometer ReportWebinar

News & Opinions

BLOG // 20-08-2020

How to unshackle legacy data from IDMS and IDMSX

by Brandon Edenfield, Managing Director of Application Modernization

How to unshackle legacy data from IDMS and IDMSX

Advanced’s Picks

Just complete your details below, and we will get straight back to you.