Mainframe PL/I Modernization

A low-risk, alternative to rewrite or replacement strategies for PL/I assets

Today, innovations in web and mobile technology require an increase in mainframe system capacity and performance, which increases IT costs to manage PL/I applications on the mainframe. Micro Focus helps customers address these problems by modernizing and transforming mainframe PL/I applications, analysis, development, testing and deployment so IT can achieve faster service delivery.


Micro Focus delivers alternative, low-risk options for your PL/I application portfolios so you can avoid the need to rewrite, convert, or replace mature PL/I applications that deliver unique competitive advantage. Micro Focus helps PL/I customers:

  • Leverage the business value in existing PL/I-based systems to drive new business innovation
  • Streamline mainframe application development activities to deliver new capabilities
  • Achieve the right balance of IT cost, flexibility and speed in response to business demands
Success Stories

Banca Popolare di Sondrio

  • Simplified, automated and accelerated the phases testing and development
  • Facilitated the migration of obsolete terminals to a modern development environment
  • Set up Micro Focus Enterprise Test Server to test the user impact of code changes
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Intersistemi (Banca Fideuram)

  • Flexible, future-proof platform introduced for mission-critical applications
  • Retained and leveraged all intellectual capital within existing PL/I applications
  • Savings of €3 million in charges over three years
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Financial Services Outsourcer

  • Batch time improvement of 300%
  • Reused business rules held within existing PL/I code
  • 70% reduction in TCO
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