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Visual COBOL

The leading COBOL application development, deployment, and modernization solution for distributed systems.

Future-proof your COBOL Business Applications

Overview

Visual COBOL provides COBOL development and integration tools – in your choice of Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code or Eclipse – that offer programmers an unrivaled development experience. Use Visual COBOL to help your software delivery teams transform core business systems written in COBOL using the latest technologies including .NET, JVM, Containers and Cloud.

Visual COBOL 7.0

Introducing the next chapter of COBOL Innovation – Visual COBOL 7.0. This latest release delivers new and exciting development capabilities designed for Micro Focus COBOL applications. Take full advantage of the NEW, open and popular toolset, Visual Studio Code for COBOL development.

Visual COBOL 7.0 also delivers a continued Micro Focus commitment to COBOL deployment across a wide array of platforms including new Linux distributions, .NET core, Docker containers, Azure Cloud and AWS.

Compile COBOL applications to Java

Compile COBOL applications to Java

Compile COBOL applications to Java byte code for deployment within the Java Virtual Machine.

Compile COBOL applications to .NET

Compile COBOL applications to .NET

Use Visual COBOL to compile directly to Microsoft intermediate language for deployment within Microsoft .NET.

Fully featured COBOL editor

Fully featured COBOL editor

Also includes an integrated COBOL debug experience.

Native code generator

Native code generator

Visual COBOL includes a native code generator for the leading Enterprise platforms, including Windows, Linux on Intel, Linux on Power, Linux on z systems, AIX, Solaris, and HP-UX.

Mixed-language support

Mixed-language support

Integrate COBOL with C/C++, C#, VB.NET, Java, and more.

RDBMS support

RDBMS support

Visual COBOL includes RDBMS support for Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, and open source databases, including PostgreSQL.

Support for virtualized, container, and cloud environments

Support for virtualized, container, and cloud environments

Visual COBOL supports COBOL deployment to industry-standard frameworks such as Docker, Kubernetes, Amazon AWS, and integrated support for the Microsoft Azure SDK.

COBOL refactoring

COBOL refactoring

Instantly isolate and extract business rules and data within your COBOL application and deploy to any API or services infrastructure.

Advanced diagnostics tools

Advanced diagnostics tools

Visual COBOL includes easy-to-use tools including patented reversible debugging aids for RHEL Intel systems.

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    Case Studies

    APRA AMCOS

    APRA AMCOS tunes up application performance to take on explosive growth in digital streaming market.

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    COBOL deployment using Docker streamlines cloud delivery, time-to-market, and DevOps practices.

    Micro Focus and Advanced enable digital transformation at the Department for Work and Pensions

    Micro Focus and Advanced enable digital transformation at the Department for Work and Pensions.

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      Leveraging Visual COBOL we created a CI/CD and container pipeline approach in AWS to give us rapid deployment capability. Instead of two major releases each year, over the last 12 months we deployed 800 times.

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      Leveraging Visual COBOL we created a CI/CD and container pipeline approach in AWS to give us rapid deployment capability. Instead of two major releases each year, over the last 12 months we deployed 800 times.

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      Upgrading from COBOL Workbench to Visual COBOL for Eclipse was much easier than I had anticipated. I had expected the need to rework code and was reluctant to make the move. However, the risk of continuing to use older technology, as well as the promise of a modern development toolset with mixed language support, convinced us to pursue the upgrade.

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      Ameritas Life Insurance Corp
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      It is always our priority to bring together the best in class experience for our application development and management teams. With support for Visual COBOL we have taken our user experience to the next level by providing a well-integrated, seamless development and deployment of COBOL apps to our enterprise-grade platform.

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      IBM
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      Thanks to Visual COBOL, we can now use COBOL code more flexibly as microservices, integrated in a service-oriented architecture, to accelerate business processes.

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      German Pension Fund
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      Visual COBOL for Eclipse has helped us reduce technical debt and increase flexibility, preparing us for future business challenges. Today, we use, maintain and update fewer tools, helping developers to increase productivity and deliver state-of-the-art services to staff.

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      LV 1871
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      The move to Visual COBOL has given us significantly improved graphics and video capabilities; enhanced visualization tools; an online version of the solution, and a much more modern look and feel.

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      Sydex Sports Software
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      The pragmatic approach embodied in the Micro Focus Modernization Maturity Model, the Micro Focus blueprint for modernization, matches our own philosophy perfectly, allowing our clients a low-risk path to digital transformation.

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      We had not appreciated the difference in user interface, but our developers love the new environment. Code debugging and editing is so much easier for them.

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      New Era Life Logo
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      We feel there are still many opportunities to be exploited with Visual COBOL, and that is exactly the position we wanted to reach; flexibility and agility to meet any future challenges head-on.

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      Cooper Farms
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      We successfully migrated a couple of our applications from aging development and database platforms to a more modern and cost-effective environment using Visual COBOL. The migration effort enabled us to continue to leverage these applications while mitigating risk, managing the TCO of these applications, and modernizing the user interface.

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      Nationwide Financial
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      Most organizations today rely on COBOL systems for critical business service delivery but need to innovate faster to address competitive and legislative pressures, meet new customer demands, and enter new markets. By taking the application modernization route, reusing core business systems over other alternatives, companies can take advantage of the latest technology, dramatically reduce development costs, and improve application and organizational performance.

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      Creative Intellect Consulting

    Visual COBOL: New Application Modernization Tools for the Java Developer

    Re-imagine software development and application modernization using the power of Visual COBOL.

    Visual COBOL data sheet

    Visual COBOL Solution brochure

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    The Visual COBOL Azure DevOps and Serverless Computing Walkthrough.

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