4 Key Steps to Application ModernizationA Customer PerspectiveGartner Symposium ITxpo 2012                                ...
Mainframe Value Robust Scalable High-performance Platform choice Improved TCO
Mainframe IT challenges vary by role  Head of       Service                   Strategy                                 Chi...
We are running short                                            “Talent management processing                             ...
Common themesWhich of our applications           We must solve our                Our mainframe testing            We are ...
Your Modernization Journey                           Unified Mainframe     Test Environment, Portfolio Knowledge          ...
Enterprise product set Client Objectives                        Key Requirements                        Micro Focus Soluti...
Modernization: sound practice               Package                                                                       ...
Thank you
Real life replatformingJeroen van der HeijdenCTO – Raet7 November, 2012
Raet                                                                      Acquisition by strong internationalGrowth       ...
Raet
About Raet• No. 1 IT services provider in HR and payroll services in the  Netherlands• Founded in 1965; based in Amersfoor...
Client base• Businesses: including banks, insurance companies, industry,  retailers, ICT companies.• Healthcare: including...
Explosive growth of eHRM portal  1,000,000   900,000   800,000   700,000   600,000   500,000   400,000   300,000   200,000...
Introducing Gemal•   Batch-oriented payroll engine for Not for Profit market in NL•   1,1M payslips monthly•   COBOL / JCL...
Reasons for replatforming• Need for improved flexibility in capacity• Wanted to move from batch oriented to real time user...
The proposed change•    z/OS                     => Windows•    DB2                      => Microsoft SQL Server•    Endev...
In a picture               Gemal Wintel
Pre-migration Assessments- automated technology to quickly and accurately plan the project
… the bad and the ugly• Lots of undocumented Rexx and system dependant JCL• Lots of undocumented intermediate files, conta...
Batch duration on Mainframe in Jan 11
Batch duration on Wintel in March 11                                                               Salarisproducties maart...
Batch duration on Wintel in Sep 11                                                                                        ...
Project gains• Mainframe cost savings: €1.000.000+ p.a.• Need fewer staff to run the new system: - 2 FTE• Speed:   – Proce...
Gemal in the Cloud• New Micro Focus Enterprise Server for Windows Azure• The great compatibility from mainframe to Windows...
Summary• Replatforming Mainframe to Windows using Micro Focus  Enterprise Server is a great opportunity   – Not easy   – V...
QUESTIONS?
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“Learn about the 4 Key Steps to Application Modernization from Solutions Director Derek Britton along with our customer Jeroen van der Heijden, Chief Technical Officer at Raet. This presentation took place at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo in Barcelona on 7th November 2012.”

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Micro Focus and RAET - Gartner

  1. 1. 4 Key Steps to Application ModernizationA Customer PerspectiveGartner Symposium ITxpo 2012 November 2012
  2. 2. Mainframe Value Robust Scalable High-performance Platform choice Improved TCO
  3. 3. Mainframe IT challenges vary by role Head of Service Strategy Chief Technical IT Ops Mgr Ops Mgr CTO QA Manager CIODevelopment Delivery Mgr Manager Architect Analyst
  4. 4. We are running short “Talent management processing of batch Our mainframe environment can’tMy 3rd party suppliers won’t time we need to try to is the #1 priority for and soon enough the new testing we need to do. We know what support We are stifled on 3270 andchange their pricing so weOur production system leaders,is difficult All our composite applications need corporate butwe won’t be able to run do, it up to decide My Java guys cut can’t meet demand because itneed to find a quickest takes priority and third on theto start. Everything front ends toMy enough but Which is the more cost- from where list their end-of-month in time – test against code well mainframe takes too long to get applicationeffectivebuild of running the way to way new last year” - PWC don’t have budget frequently impacts ourrelates to test the back-end – but our developers costly changes delivered. weeverything else and they know nothing is environmentbusiness – what about our business experts run schedules. We never for easy upgrade plus access or the knowledge. there’s no the way of managing services because I need We need no testto identify don’t have We have first cases to applications just aren’t My teams everything else our testing isprocesses run the just to the applications that ofWe need to stop spendinghit test milestones. system atlas. productive our All manual right now. speak of and use copies should we use? enough to meet environment. are costing aon the there’s no We are stifledus– 3270 and but most production datacomplex set ofnearly the our Op Ex on just all backlog of business I have All studies we do are immediately Exhibiting common themeskeeping the lights on We need to find ways tocan’t meet demand because – money mainframe applications it automation oraprocess of across variety behind requirements out of date. I can’t track changes I want to our Service meet know how indicators – these towould up. and it nothing else deliver it takes too long are the takes forever to set Testing is hugely applicationsI only have a couple of Which We need to find ways to meet provide the same I have 20% more made back to our we commitments which are any we need to changes can overtake ones application assess first! expensive in human our Service commitments the applications that needs this original change request ourharder than ever are making us business function service delivery competition with costs but also harder than ever do RAS but I’m paying a lot for which are because it most money – We won’t collaborate projects to completethere is simply no – superior IT consumes over 50%have the skills toeach year. We need to fix we of it properly unless we can all this year than last joined up process functionality mainframe resources them forward? take this. use Eclipse Head of Service Strategy Chief Technical IT Ops Mgr Ops Mgr CTO QA Manager CIO Development Delivery Mgr Manager Architect Analyst
  5. 5. Common themesWhich of our applications We must solve our Our mainframe testing We are running shortshould we take forward? skills shortage is hugely expensive of processing timeWe need factual insight We are stifled using We never hit our test We need to budget forto shape our IT strategy 3270 software and QA milestones the mainframe upgradeWhat is the impact of My teams aren’t We need 20% more We need to replicatethis system change? collaborating enough capacity for testing core systems quickly Knowledge Development Quality Deployment Head of Service Strategy Chief Technical IT Ops Mgr Ops Mgr CTO QA Manager CIODevelopment Delivery Mgr Manager Architect Analyst
  6. 6. Your Modernization Journey Unified Mainframe Test Environment, Portfolio Knowledge Application Test Data Application Service and Management Development Management Deployment Knowledge Development Quality Deployment Enterprise Test Enterprise Analyzer Enterprise Developer Enterprise Server Server Micro Focus Enterprise product set
  7. 7. Enterprise product set Client Objectives Key Requirements Micro Focus Solutions Application Service Delivery Prioritization and cost containment of Understand the application landscape. Modernization projects Simplify complexity Enterprise Analyzer Modernization Reduce cost of maintenance Cut through traditional development improving development group Enterprise Developer processes and log jams efficiency and quality Aligned and Effective Improved Service Delivery Cycles Enterprise Test Server Application Service Delivery Exploit contemporary technology for accelerated and Rapid, Cost-Effective Enterprise Enterprise Server agile workload delivery Application Deployment
  8. 8. Modernization: sound practice Package 10x costCOST Rewrite 4x cost Modernize 1x cost Lowest cost Package Medium riskRISK Rewrite High risk Modernize Low risk Lowest risk Package 2-3 yearsTIME TO Rewrite 3-5 yearsVALUE Modernize 4 months Shortest time Package 0/10 competitive advantageCOMPETITIVEADVANTAGE Rewrite 6/10 competitive advantage(0 – 10) Modernize 10/10 competitive Greatest advantage advantage
  9. 9. Thank you
  10. 10. Real life replatformingJeroen van der HeijdenCTO – Raet7 November, 2012
  11. 11. Raet Acquisition by strong internationalGrowth investor CVC Capital Partners Internationalization No1 strategic “from Payroll to priority Total HR Solution” Multilanguage; Support Dutch Shifted to SaaS multinationals Development and growth in HR BPO Standalone eHRM International acquisitions Market leader with focus on Focus on and large innovation, mobile and self- growth in Personnel service and Salary Administration 14,000 customers 2.7m people on our systems time 1962 1995 2006 2011
  12. 12. Raet
  13. 13. About Raet• No. 1 IT services provider in HR and payroll services in the Netherlands• Founded in 1965; based in Amersfoort, The Netherlands• Both SaaS solutions for HR / payroll and HR outsourcing• More than 2 million salary and pension calculations every month for clients• Market share of 35+% and more than 14,000 client organizations.• International expansion started with new brandname: Youforce
  14. 14. Client base• Businesses: including banks, insurance companies, industry, retailers, ICT companies.• Healthcare: including hospitals, home care organisations, mental health institutions, nursing homes.• Government: including local authorities, provinces, police forces, fire brigade.• Education: including schools on every education level.• Pension funds
  15. 15. Explosive growth of eHRM portal 1,000,000 900,000 800,000 700,000 600,000 500,000 400,000 300,000 200,000 100,000 0
  16. 16. Introducing Gemal• Batch-oriented payroll engine for Not for Profit market in NL• 1,1M payslips monthly• COBOL / JCL / Rexx on z/OS• DB/2 database• Total storage on mainframe: 1 TB• Code 40+ years old• Development team: 30, average age 55+
  17. 17. Reasons for replatforming• Need for improved flexibility in capacity• Wanted to move from batch oriented to real time user experience• Ageing workforce: 7 programmers out of 30 soon to retire• Desire to standardise IT architecture• Mainframe maintenance and running costs in a highly cost- competetive market (need to protect business advantage)• Drastic TCO reduction Raet
  18. 18. The proposed change• z/OS => Windows• DB2 => Microsoft SQL Server• Endevor => Team Foundation System• TSO/ Mainframe Express => Micro Focus technology Technologies leveraged• COBOL• JCL• REXX (to be abandoned following move to Cloud)
  19. 19. In a picture Gemal Wintel
  20. 20. Pre-migration Assessments- automated technology to quickly and accurately plan the project
  21. 21. … the bad and the ugly• Lots of undocumented Rexx and system dependant JCL• Lots of undocumented intermediate files, containing complex data structures• Project took 20 months instead of 9 months
  22. 22. Batch duration on Mainframe in Jan 11
  23. 23. Batch duration on Wintel in March 11 Salarisproducties maartTijd tussen afroepe en beschikbaar zijn 20:00:00 16:00:00 dossier on line 12:00:00 8:00:00 4:00:00 0:00:00 1 501 1001 1501 2001 2501 3001 Aantal verwerking
  24. 24. Batch duration on Wintel in Sep 11 Salarisproducties SeptemberTijd tussen afroep en beschikbaar zijn dossier on line 12:00:00 8:00:00 Toekomstig SLA 4:00:00 0:00:00 1 501 1001 1501 2001 2501 3001 3501 Aantal verwerkingen
  25. 25. Project gains• Mainframe cost savings: €1.000.000+ p.a.• Need fewer staff to run the new system: - 2 FTE• Speed: – Processing PostNL:  20+ hours on mainframe  <6 hours on Windows• Processing power boost - up from 130K calculations to 250K• Opportunities to improve flexibility – Additional processing power at reasonable cost
  26. 26. Gemal in the Cloud• New Micro Focus Enterprise Server for Windows Azure• The great compatibility from mainframe to Windows now moves into the Cloud• Suddenly, applications on legacy platforms will run on leading edge technology
  27. 27. Summary• Replatforming Mainframe to Windows using Micro Focus Enterprise Server is a great opportunity – Not easy – Very rewarding• Enterprise Server for Azure is opening up completely new opportunities
  28. 28. QUESTIONS?
  29. 29. Thank you

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