CA Gen Modernisation

CA Gen is a Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) application development environment. CA Gen applications are usually of considerable size and accumulate complex business logic. A lack of skilled resources, limited integration and high costs create challenges around maintaining CA Gen. Our team works closely with you to help you handle and modernise your CA Gen application, combating these challenges.

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Latest Findings: 2020 Mainframe Modernisation Report

What does the future hold for mainframe applications? 

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Understanding key issues


Total cost of system ownership

CA Gen applications generate significant tangible costs associated with hardware and licensing. The ability to move to a lower cost platform and more open source technologies can greatly reduce IT costs.

Feature freeze

No significant features have been added in over a decade. Unlike modern platforms, CA Gen’s development roadmap doesn’t accurately reflect the value of the data stored on the platform.

Diminishing skills and resources

People who know mainframe technology are steadily retiring and most universities no longer offer mainframe instruction, increasing the shortage and cost of experienced programmers.

Difficulty responding to competitive pressure

Lack of frameworks, debugging tools and test automation add significant time on to development cycles on the mainframe, resulting in slow responses to challenges from competitors.

How our CA Gen Modernisation Services can help you


Additional insights to help you transform


  • Reimagining Legacy Applications to Embrace Transformation

    Embracing digital transformation through reviewing and modernising your legacy applications.

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  • Analyst Firm EMA Recommends Advanced

    EMA positions Advanced as a leader in Application Modernisation and they recommend ModPaaS.

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  • The 2020 Mainframe Modernisation Business Barometer Report

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News & Opinions

BLOG // 17-03-2020

Is it time to move your mainframe applications to the Cloud?

by Tim Jones, Managing Director - Application Modernisation

Is it time to move your mainframe applications to the Cloud?