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Wednesday, 30 March 2022 13:57

Assembly to Java - IRS Tax Processing System

TSRI, in partnership with Hewlett-Packard, rapidly adapted its automated JANUS Studio® transformation engine to be ALC-compatible so they could conduct an ALC-to-Java prototype modernization effort for the US IRS. The high levels of automation enabled quick transformation and refactoring iteration, which rapidly and systematically discovered and isolated defects. Allowing TSRI engineers to quickly adjust the automated conversion rules, and quickly regenerate the system at higher output quatlity.

Customer: Hewlett-Packard and The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Source & Target Language: Assembly to Java

Lines of Code: 8,000

Duration:  1 Month

Services: Automated Code Transformation, Automated Refactoring, Integration and Testing Support, Defect Isolation, Transformation Blueprints ®, Application Blueprints ® 



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Navigant Consulting Services was tasked to modernize The Corporate Maintenance & Stop Loss System for HCSC (Health Care Services Corporation). This legacy system was written in the PowerBuilder and Magna-X software languages. Navigant contracted with TSRI to perform the code transformation of both languages into Java, refactor the application to improve performance, and produce bridge documentation.

Customer: Navigant Consulting Services

Source & Target Language: MagnaX and PowerBuilder to Java

Lines of Code: 1,972,691 (MagnaX - 1,785,691, PowerBuilder - 187,000)

Duration:  15 months

Services: Automated Code Transformation, Automated Refactoring, Integration and Testing Support, Engineering Support, Transformation Blueprint®Application "As-Is" Blueprint®



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Wednesday, 30 March 2022 13:50

Fortran to Java - US Air Force WDAC System

Raytheon Corporation awarded a sole-source contract to TSRI for modernization of the US Air Force’s Weather Data Analysis Capability (WDAC) program.  This project was completed very quickly and successfully, using TSRI's fully automated toolset, including the automated production of documentation and refactoring to remove dead and redundant code.

Customer: The US Air Force & Raytheon

Source & Target Language: Fortran to Java

Lines of Code: 47,426

Duration: 1 month

Services:  Automated Code Transformation, Automated Refactoring, Integration and Testing Support, Transformation Blueprint®Application "As-Is" Blueprint®



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Wednesday, 30 March 2022 13:50

COBOL to C# - State of Washington OSPI

The State of Washington’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) awarded a sole-source contract to TSRI for modernization of the State’s Apportionment System.

Customer: The State of Washington OSPI

Source & Target Language: COBOL to C#/.Net

Lines of Code: 204,176

Duration: 5 Months  

Services:  Automated Code Transformation, Automated Refactoring, Database Conversion: Open VMS RMS Flat Files to a Microsoft SQL Environment, Integration and Testing Support, Transformation Blueprint®Application "As-Is" Blueprint®,



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The United States Customs and Border Protection agency contracted with The Software Revolution, Inc. (TSRI) for a Phase 1 assessment as well as a conversion and modernization of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Cargo ACS/Quota (QUOTA) Conversion Pilot code from COBOL/CICS to Java or .Net.

Customer: US Customs and Border Protection

Source & Target Language: COBOL/CICS & JCL to Java

Lines of Code: 163,700

Duration:  4 Months

Services:  Automated Code Transformation, Automated Refactoring, Integration and Testing Support, Internal and External Dependancy Analysis, Transformation Blueprint®Application "As-Is" Blueprint®, Target Architecture Design



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Wednesday, 30 March 2022 13:43

PL/1 & JCL to C# - KMD e-Boks

Originally developed by Denmark-based KMD in 2001 as a mainframe software application, the e-Boks system became more difficult and costly to maintain over time. The original platform also lacked the agility to expand to additional countries at scale and was not agile enough to expeditiously react to business changes. TSRI and KMD were able to modernize the e-Boks application from its original IBM PL/1 legacy code in a monolithic architecture to a modern, multi-tier application in a modern computing environment, running .NET, with no impact on the business and end-user experience. As a result, e-Boks has the potential to save more than 50-60 percent per year in operations and maintenance costs.

Customer: KMD and The Government of Denmark

Source & Target Language: PL/1 & JCL to C#

Lines of Code: 974,201 (781,893 - PL/1 and 192,308 - JCL)

Duration:  6 Months

Services: Transformation Blueprint®, Automated Code Transformation, Automated Refactoring, Integration and Testing Support



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Wednesday, 30 March 2022 13:43

COBOL & JCL to Java & Python - Deutsche Bank KM

Deutsche Bank's relatively reliable mainframe infrastructure utilized COBOL and JCL languages running DB2 and VSAM flat-file databases for a variety of their key financial applications. The company’s leadership knew they would need to be cloud-enabled with a modern architecture to stay relevant for its customers and ongoing market needs. Following a successful proof of concept against other well-known industry soluitons, TSRI emerged as the best solution (highest quality output and most advanced architecture) for the full modernization effort of Deutsche Bank’s internal KreditManager application. An application which gives the company’s employees all of the tools they need to handle all of the company’s loan, credit and mortgage applications.

Customer: Deutsche Bank

Source & Target Language: COBOL & JCL to Java & Python

Lines of Code: 397,222 (383,358 - COBOL, 13,864 - JCL)

Duration:  12 Months

Services: Automated Code Transformation, Automated Refactoring, Integration and Testing Support, SonarQube Quality Refactoring, Code-Specific Adaptation, Database Migration, Transformation Blueprint®, Application "As-Is" Blueprint®



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This case study documents technologies, processes, and methods of the timely and 100% automated conversion of a portion of the VHA (Veterans Health Administration) Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) system, written in 2.1 million lines of MUMPS. The modernized module resulted in object-oriented and highly maintainable Java compatible with the J2EE framework. VistA is the core Electronic Healthcare Recordkeeping (EHR) system for the VHA hospital system, which provides EHR record keeping for more than 4.5 million veterans.

Customer: Veterans Health Administration and SAIC

Source & Target Language: Mumps to Java

Lines of Code: 300,000

Duration:  5 Months

Services: Automated Code Transformation, Automated Refactoring, Integration and Testing Support, Engineering Support, Transformation Blueprint®, Application "As-Is" Blueprint®



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Using money from the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) under the Modernizing Government Technology Act disbursed by the General Services Administration (GSA) of the U.S. government, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sought to modernize several of its remaining critical systems on a legacy Unisys mainframe written in COBOL with a flat-file DMS-II database.

Customer: Department of Housing and Urban Development and Salient CRGT

Source & Target Language: Unisys COBOL to Java

Lines of Code: 1.3 Million

Duration:  8 Months

Services: Automated Code Transformation, Automated Refactoring, Integration and Testing Support, Enginerring Support, Software Maintenance Agreement, Transformation Blueprint®Application "As-Is" Blueprint®



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As we enter a new year, it’s only natural to look back on what we accomplished in the past 365 days. Many of those accomplishments centered around explaining what TSRI does in a way that nearly everyone can understand. Software modernization and refactoring solutions are, by their very nature, complex concepts. Teams of specialized engineers are required to successfully complete each project, and even the simplest automated transformations can take months to get all the right pieces put into place.

In this blog, we highlight some of the most informative pieces published in 2021. These materials were designed to help make the automated modernization process easier to understand and navigate from start to finish. We hope you’ll find them useful as you consider your organization’s IT plans and modernization initiatives for the coming year.




Modernizing to the Cloud 
Scott Pickett, TSRI’s Vice President of Product Operations and Service Delivery, conducted a live presentation that discussed how automated modernization can help organizations move their applications to the cloud. The presentation resulted in a complete series of videos, all of which are accessible from the post linked above.


Check out this article featuring a downloadable Checklist: Preparing for Cloud Modernization to help you assess your organization’s current assets, including your existing codebase, databases, and other tools that may be installed on your mainframes and other legacy technologies.








One of the major risks of any modernization is the amount of time a system will be taken offline during cutover to the new environment. Any downtime becomes a disruption to the business, whether that means lost revenue or maintaining security of mission-critical systems. This post, 4 Tips for Modernizing with Minimal Business Disruption discusses ways that organizations can mitigate disruption, and also explains how proofs of concepts, step-wise automated migrations, and proper planning play into maintaining continuous uptime.

Common Misconceptions About Modernization (And What to Do About Them)
Application modernization is a game changer in any organization. Oftentimes, perceived obstacles, such as prolonged system downtime, get in the way of bringing mission-critical applications to modern programming environments. This article helps to dispel many of those notions.


Automated Refactoring: The Critical Component to Achieving a Successful Modernization
When any application gets modernized, the codebase shifts from a legacy language such as COBOL or PL/1 to a modern language such as C# or Java. However, just because the language is up to date doesn’t mean the system will operate more efficiently. That’s why refactoring is so important: this automated, iterative process eliminates dead code and redundancies while streamlining the entire application. It’s truly the key to more secure, robust applications.

Microservices Offer Robustness and Security in Modern Systems
Many, if not most of the clients who modernize their mainframes with TSRI started out with monolithic systems. All functions in the workflow relied upon one another, and if one area went down, the entire system went down. Modern software architecture operates using multiple tiers that interoperate with one another, but aren’t dependent on each other. That means if one area goes down, the entire system doesn’t go down with it. A component of this structure, known as microservices, makes for easier software maintenance and also protects organizations while allowing for faster go-to-market strategies for new applications.

Cloud Migration and Containerization: 3 Steps to Reduce Risk and Ensure Success
An important benefit to automated modernization is how the business logic of the transformed application never changes. Sometimes, particularly when modernizing to the cloud, the legacy application may still require some usage. Rather than keep the mainframe in operation or employing some other inefficient, insecure method, transforming to a containerized modern codebase can keep those application instances separate from the rest of its processes. This method increases security and efficiency while allowing for further system development in modern languages.

As you contemplate modernizing your mainframe or embedded-system applications in the new year, we hope these articles will provide you with the knowledge you need to move forward.


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