OO COBOL as its predecessors [for decades], has been designed for the support of the most up to date business rules and requirements, information systems and advanced computing technology (IT). Just as important OO COBOL will STILL run existing COBOL applications written during the last four decades!!! It helps you take advantage of your extensive in-house COBOL and business rules expertise and wealth of existing programming resources and COBOL applications in which you have invested so much to stay ahead of the competition during all these years.
OO COBOL is the most viable solution to help meet and resolve today's business challenges. It works as it has in the past with your data and your business needs. As in the past the inner power and strength of COBOL is its ability to interface and work in conjunction and harmony with other tools - such as CICS, IMS, DB2, ASSEMBLER ADABAS, ORACLE, GDDM, and now even Windows GUI, ActiveX and the Internet!!!
OO COBOL brings you something new in addition. Seamlessly and transparently integrates your COBOL programs with Microsoft Visual Basic, Visual C++, Visual J++, Visual InterDev and many other tools such as Crystal Reports, Data Junction, Oracle, MS-Access, ODBC data access support, Excel etc.
OO COBOL let you use existing third-party ActiveX or even create and export COBOL ActiveX controls that fit your COBOL applications into Microsoft's component architecture!
How about running your COBOL applications on the Web? You can even do it with your existing COBOL applications! And COBOL will always remain the fastest and most efficient machine code generator for business applications, the fastest and most comprehensive data manipulator from simple sequential files to indexed files to relational database tables. No other programming language in the history of business computer applications can match its powerful and versatile data handling capabilities under so many methods of data storage.
The proof? Discover how many HDBMS and RDBMS vendors are supporting COBOL from Mainframe to minis to personal computers: DB2, IMS, ADABAS, Oracle, Informix, Sybase, TOTAL, Dbase, etc. etc. etc.
All that and more on MVS, VM, VAX, AS/400, OS/2, ICL, UNIX (times 100+), Windows and all other past and existing computer Operating Systems.