Net Express/Server Express

Classic COBOL Development Tools for the COBOL Developer

Traditional COBOL development and deployment tools.


Net Express® (for Windows) and Server Express™ (for Linux and UNIX) have been the trusted and proven choices for distributed COBOL application development for nearly 20 years. These classic tools enable COBOL developers to build and maintain enterprise applications.

Build, test, and deploy

Develop efficient and high quality COBOL solutions using a comprehensive programming toolset. Net Express® and Server Express provide the freedom to deploy COBOL applications to the widest range of platforms.

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Develop in Unix and Linux

Server Express offers a COBOL application development solution targeting UNIX and Linux environments.

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Modernize Net Express and Server Express applications

Maintain and modernize Net Express and Server Express applications using Visual Studio or Eclipse. Deploy COBOL applications to .NET, JVM, Restful Web Services, Docker containers or the Cloud.

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Case Studies

Western Australia DoIR

Western Australia Department of Industry and Resources (DoIR) uses Micro Focus to mine for savings.

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Marin County, California

Marin County upgrades tax system, improving IT flexibility while reducing costs.

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Micro Focus is an established player and has conducted many successful modernization projects. We couldn’t afford to lose nearly 40 years of business intelligence and really wanted to reuse as much of the COBOL code as we could. We feel we have future-proofed SBA’s core business systems with the full support of Micro Focus.

Ken M’Bale – CTO
Select Computing
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