Ooh La! La! French Social Security Moves from COBOL to Java For Less

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SoftwareMining goes from strength to strength with the success of its COBOL to Java solutions. We find out how French Social Security system reaps benefits and heaps SoftwareMining with accolades for its low-cost, low-maintenance and user-friendly tools.

Artificial Intelligence based tools for translation of COBOL Applications to Maintainable Java or C#

As a financial application, 100% numeric accuracy of translation and runtime of new application was essential. SoftwareMining's previous experience with migration Financial applications allowed achieving this seamlessly - on time and within budget.

SoftwareMining ‘s COBOL to Java solution is the new chic thing for French Social Security, and has heralded an 'all change for the better' with no disruption to services and 100% success in modernising RSI - part of the French Social Security System - at a fraction of the cost of a re-write.

Régime Social des Indépendants (RSI) part of the French Social Security system, formed from the merger of the Protection Social Fund, represents an insured body of practitioners, merchants and professional service providers. Supplying a public service, the RSI manages the social protection of over 5.6 million policyholders and beneficiaries.

When RSI took the decision to build a new common application, it was vital for the new look system to mirror the original, maintaining the policyholder database and the procedure for batch applications.

To sustain functionality, the EXTALC module responsible for the real-time calculation of retirement rights was automatically translated from COBOL to Java using SoftwareMining's language modernization tools. The quality and integrity of the code generated by SoftwareMining tools was a huge advantage to RSI, allowing the new code to be maintained by existing Java/JEE developers.

TELEBIG, The French legacy modernization specialist, an RSI partner who originally contributed to the migration of the Retirement Application from Bull GCOS7 (COBOL, IDSII, Mantis)to unix (AIX)/Oracle, now manage the conversion of the COBOL application to Java using SoftwareMining tools and services.

SoftwareMining’s approach allowed the EXTALC module to be deployed without any need for modification and developed the interfaces (web services) with a 100% iso-functionality. Translation was 100% correct with zero regression and Bull has successfully integrated it into SIPRES.

Background Information
SoftwareMining’s unique approach to translating legacy COBOL applications to highly maintainable Java and C# languages has been used in the successful modernization of many applications in government and finance industries.

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