There is no doubt IT departments face a multitude of challenges when it comes to working with COBOL programs. Tackling each problem as it arises drains valuable resources; what IT teams need is a single solution that helps resolve multiple challenges at once.
|Requirement||SMART TS XL Solution|
|Fully analyze programs and clearly identify key objectives before starting any project.||Locate snippets of code, see upstream and downstream interactions, track COBOL fields and program flow, etc. among other things.|
|Identify potential impact that a change would cause to downstream programs.||Discover program interactions with the Impact Analysis tool to be better prepared to make changes and understand what the potential impact may be.|
|Metrics regarding program complexity, predicted errors, and other important factors.||Estimate time frames and difficulty levels with the Complexity Analysis tool, using industry standard measures, so IT managers can assign tasks accordingly.|
|Perform system analysis and identify programs and other modules that are not being used.||Find dead, unused programs and copybooks with the help of the Suspected Orphans report.|
|An off-the-mainframe tool that allows you to complete analysis and research faster.||Build simple queries or powerful complex searches (using Boolean, proximity, etc.) to pin-point data. Offload search and analysis from the mainframe.|
|Encourage knowledge exchange between new employees and existing SMEs, and provide both with an accessible code review tool.||Bridge new programmers to old systems with SMART TS XL. It requires very little training thereby allowing users to become SMEs much faster.|
|Shave hours off search and analysis with search utilities that quickly return presentable results.||Improve productivity and slash elapsed time with lightning fast performance. Searches take seconds irrespective of the number of lines of code and results are obtained in presentable form.|
|Generate results that are relevant and easily navigable.||Follow search results with customizable color-coding and hyperlinking. Also, narrow down results by using wildcards, Boolean, & proximity searching.|
|Transfer results to standard formats.||Export or save results and diagrams in standard formats - Word, Excel, HTML, PDF, JPG, XML or TXT.|
|Modest installation and requirements that don't drain resources.||Save MIPS by working off the mainframe and requires no full-time product administrators.|
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