About CTA Sistemas
CTA Sistemas have been developing management tools for more than 600 customers in Brazil and beyond for over 30 years. It delivers high quality system automation, consulting services, cargo management, financial management and credit protection services.
CTA Sistemas chose Visual COBOL because it could provide full continuity of service to its clients during a quick move to a new application environment. It would also enable CTA to modernize the application gradually by leveraging its business rules. CTA Sistemas can now provide vital new functionality to its clients, including PDF document integration and Excel spreadsheet generation. Previously, CTA had to build complex mechanisms to deliver and maintain these features. Now, the architecture extensibility within Visual COBOL means these new capabilities are easily achieved.
CTA’s application code was easily moved to a .NET platform, opening up future modernization and integration opportunities. Dagostin comments: “Using Visual COBOL has enabled faster integration with Windows Forms (WFA) and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) technologies allowing us to consider a new user interface strategy for our existing COBOL applications. A new UI wasn’t possible in our previous environment.”
CTA Sistemas plans to utilize new UI technologies such as Microsoft Win Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation more extensively within their application portfolio and are designing new application features which will help its application portfolio take advantage of cloud technology
Dagostin concludes: “Being connected to the latest technology enables us to develop and integrate our solution with other enterprise applications; it gives our development team a more agile and flexible environment to respond to business change requests. We feel the Micro Focus development tools are modern and very practical. Visual COBOL is clearly designed with the application developer in mind and maintains a focus on improving COBOL development without sacrificing quality. We love how easy it is to manage and deploy COBOL code in the .NET environment.”