Customer Focus - CA Curtze - A Modernization Tale

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Are you worried that your ACU application code is becoming irrelevant? Are you worried that your existing user interface is becoming more and more dated? Are you worried that the tried and true application code that drives your business will have to be reengineered to support the future? Join us for this customer story of how CA Curtze has extended the capabilities of their existing ACU applications and positioned itself for the future. Learn how Micro Focus Xcentrisity Business Information Server (XBIS) and web services preserves your existing logic, allows for many different UI presentations, and opens the door to an exciting future that Visual Cobol has in store for the ACU community.

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Customer Focus - CA Curtze - A Modernization Tale

  1. 1. C.A. Curtze Company“A Modernization Tale” Page 1
  2. 2. Anthony Darden Vice President Page 2
  3. 3. • Using AcuCobol-GT for 15 years• 95% of all code is Acu• Dual Dating Dilemma• Tablet and smart phone surge Page 3
  4. 4. One step at a time….• Incremental visual gains• Report Composer• AcuConnect Thin Client Page 4
  5. 5. A Promise Delivered… • XBIS fully realized • Launch fuel • Confusion before the calm A week onsite brought us closer to the light… Page 5
  6. 6. Full Speed Ahead… • COBOL prep work • Linkage mindset Powerpoint Templates Page 6
  7. 7. Building Blocks…• COBOL “segments”• XBIS install• „srf‟ file• WSDL creation Free Powerpoint Templates Page 7
  8. 8. Windows installrunning IIS
  9. 9. The „.srf‟ file• The key control mechanism of XBIS• Each of your web apps will need one
  10. 10. Building Blocks…• COBOL “segments”• XBIS install• „srf‟ file• WSDL creation Free Powerpoint Templates Page 10
  11. 11. Hmmmmm… Powerpoint Templates Page 11
  12. 12. • Comment, Comment, Comment• soapUI test drive• Hand off to UI designer
  13. 13. Visual Studio 2010 – UI Design • Add a service reference pointing to „.srf‟ • Methods will be Intellisense accessible
  14. 14. Powerpoint Templates Page 14
  15. 15. In Motion(demonstration)• Parallel run• Beyond basics• XML Extensions• Be picky Page 15
  16. 16. In Motion• Parallel run• Beyond basics• XML Extensions• Be picky Page 17
  17. 17. There are no limits… Powerpoint Templates Page 18
  18. 18. Questions? Page 19

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