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About Our Migration & Conversion Services

    ILS International employs the finest available industry experts to help our clients maximize the effectiveness of the technology we use. Our consulting resources are not only migration and conversion experts, they are software tools and application development experts who have managed or contributed significantly to large development projects, including the migration and conversion projects on IBM and UNISYS mainframes and UNIX platforms. In fact some of our consultants have trained the staff of many US/States Government agencies, Fortune 500 companies and many of the world largest consulting firms to use the same tools and methodologies we are offering you. Our consultants apply that knowledge to every new engagement, and can help you address the Migration/Conversion Scope Assessment and an effective and efficient application migration / conversion.

    Our knowledge of where to look for data field sensitivity and what constitutes data-sensitive logic helps our clients manage their migration and/or conversion project on TIME and on BUDGET the two factors governing success or failure of transformation projects. We have the knowledge and experience to implement solutions which maximize efficiency, and minimize the time and money you spend on your migration or conversion project.

    One of the primary benefits we do offer our clients is a timely and cost-effective implementation of our solutions.

    Looking past the assessment phase, some of our expert consultants have successfully established, supported COBOL workstation development environments or trained staff for America's top corporations and State/US Government agencies. We believe to complete successfully a migration or conversion assessment or any renovation project requires knowledge of all aspects of the development life cycle. Our team understands the development process and all the steps involved in creating an environment that is efficient, productive and easy to use. We not only focus on the installation and configuration of our tools to support the success of your migration of conversion project, but we help our clients focus on the issues that are unique and important to their organization. Test data management, source management, and internal support structures are just some of the key issues we can help you address.

    In delivering our solutions, we offer three (3) main levels of services: Silver Platter, Gold Platter and Platinum Platter which are described below.

Silver Platter

Migration / Conversion Preliminary Consulting

    Included in this service are up to three (3) full days of consulting if needed to perform the following:

    1. Describe a blueprint for assessment and implementation by introducing and modifying our Migration/Conversion Project Plan to meet specific criteria

    2. Install and configure our various tools on the Migration/Conversion workstation(s)

    3. Review the configuration with the client and establish projects and source component libraries tailored to the client's existing development and maintenance environments libraries

    4. Assist the client with integrating our tools with existing tools and approaches to help in synchronizing with the current maintenance tools to be used for transformation

    5. Supervise the identification and loading of source components where applicable (source code, definitions, copybooks, CICS Tables, IMS Tables, data files, RDBMS tables, etc.)

What We Perform

    Analyze and identify all related data fields for migration/conversion on a Line Of Code (LOC) basis. There is no limit to the number of lines of code we can process except as specified by the customer. At the customer's discretion as to the solution they elect as part of their migration or conversion strategy, we perform the following where applicable:

  • COBOL programs and COPYBOOK members

  • CICS programs and tables (BMS, FTC, PCT, etc.) and COPYBOOK members
  • IMS programs and tables (MFS, DBD, PSB, etc.) and COPYBOOK members
  • ASSEMBLER modules

  • PL/1 modules

  • SQL

    1. Impact Analysis

    2. File Analysis

    3. Component Analysis

    4. Reviewing with the client the estimate of their exposure to data fields identification - and if need be expansion - affected by the migration or conversion plan.

    5. Analysis for source code requiring data field expansion, using a base set of industry standard search criteria available. These criteria may require customized refinement based on customer coding style prior to performing a complete assessment and detailed analysis.

    6. Work to transfer knowledge of migration / conversion process to users in an "over the shoulder" / mentoring environment during a period not to exceed one (1) full day (which is part of the 3-day preliminary consulting period specified above).  At the customer's request, we may extend the knowledge transfer period to accommodate the customer's project scope, work environment complexity and staff availability.

What We Deliver

    There are two (2) sets of deliverables which are completed before the actual source code is being modified to meet the migration / conversion plan:

    1. Over three dozens of reports can be produced

      1. Seven main reports which include: Detailed Data fields Assessment, Implementation Estimates, File Input report, Points of interest by application, Points of interest by program, Points of interest by source file, Metrics and Statistics displaying the complexity of each program and the number of lines and statements in each paragraph and program.

      2. In addition to the above reports, if requested or needed, any of the following reports may be produced: -Cross Reference Reports for Batch Files, -Copybooks, -CICS Datasets, -Files by Program, -Programs by Files Accessed, -Line Count Loaded by Each Component, -Parsing Errors List, -Missing Components, -Files Not Found, -Copybook lists, -I-O Record Grouping, -Hard-Coded Literals by Program, -Copybooks with no Referenced Variables, -Unused Paragraphs, -Unused Logic in Procedures, -Unused Program Variables, etc...
         

    1. Source files tagging

      1. We provides line tagging by inserting customer-defined text, comments, and/or code into the source code of selected items (Point of interest), therefore applying the necessary coding to support the Migration / Conversion is easy to locate and automate and the work load may be distributed among programmers.

      2. We provide a report that keeps a record of all the data fields which need expansion that you use to modify the source code at your own time perhaps using your own tools whether Mainframe or PC based.

Gold Platter
What We Deliver

    The following will be performed:

    1. Same deliverables as specified in Silver Platter level of service

    2. We do all the necessary coding and compile on all source code (programs, COPY/INCLUDE members, BMS, MFS, PSB, DDL, etc.) that has been tagged for migration / conversion modification and have it ready to be moved to the customer's UNIT/SYSTEM TESTING or PRODUCTION platform.

Platinum Platter
What We Deliver

    The following will be performed:

    1. Same deliverables as specified in Gold Platter level of service.

    2. We do the UNIT TESTING of every program that has been modified for migration / conversion using our computing platform(s), the customer's computing platform(s) or a combination of both which ever is more efficient.

    3. Wherever applicable, if not already done by the customer, we write all the necessary programs (or use tools) to convert the current data (sequential, relative, indexed data files, etc.) to expand the data fields using our computing platform(s), the customer's computing platform(s) or a combination of both which ever is more efficient at the Additional Contracting Labor rate shown in the Price list in effect. This may be also accomplished for history and archive data if requested.

Platinum+ Platter
What We Deliver

    The following will be performed:

    1. Same deliverables as specified in Platinum Platter level of service items A and B.

    2. We do the SYSTEM TESTING of every program that has been modified for migration / conversion using our computing platform(s), the customer's computing platform(s) or a combination of both which ever is more efficient at the Additional Contracting Labor rate shown in the Price list in effect.

    3. Wherever applicable, if not already done by the customer, we write all the necessary programs (or use tools) to convert the current data (sequential, relative, indexed data files, etc.) to expand the data fields using our computing platform(s), the customer's computing platform(s) or a combination of both which ever is more efficient at the Additional Contracting Labor rate shown in the Price list in effect. This may be also accomplished for history and archive data if requested.

Contact Us

    For more detailed information on our Migration & Conversion services and price list, please send an inquiry by email to migration.experts@ils-international.com
    You may also contact us via Telephone: +1 941.240.6686 or Fax: +1 941.240.6688

    We invite you also to visit our world renown web site at www.ils international.com.


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