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Modernize MainFrame Apps Hassle Free With Microfocus RUMBA

Written by  Ritu Saxena | 28 January 2013
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rumbaNow you can give modern look and feel to your green screen mainframe applications with the latest release of MicroFocus enterprise application modernization suite, RUMBA.  Such a solution not only provides user friendly Windows, Mobile and Web friendly enterprise apps to maximise end-user productivity and satisfaction but also ensures that the transition is hassle free and does not involve getting into the risks associated with heavy-duty modernization development projects.

The latest release includes

  • RUMBA 9.0, the core server required for RUMBA+ deployment. Quickly and securely connects to a range of host systems, enabling green-screen terminal emulation along with a set of popular supporting features and functionalities.
  • RUMBA+ introduces three different clients that allow the customer to modernize green-screen applications without the need of specialized knowledge of mainframe applications or Windows, iPad or web browser technologies. Easy point and click controls can be created to enhance a single green-screen or to considerably update an entire application.
  • RUMBA+ Desktop is the Windows based client that can quickly introduce productivity enhancements to the green screen pop-up calendars, dropdown menus, tool tips, in line help, graphs, Google maps and more.
  • RUMBA+ Mobile is an iPad client that enables mobile access to the application with the RUMBA+ Desktop enhancements driven by native iPad functions.
  • RUMBA+ Web is a Web client with out-of-the-box usability and immediate extended reach to the mainframe applications. It offers a modern, fresh and user-friendly interface through browser technology without the normal system overheads.

The latest ones to reap benefits out of Micro Focus’ Enterprise Application Modernization software are South Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company (SCFBMIC), the modernization yielded significant efficiency gains for them as well as annual savings of $620,000.

On this Bert Young, vice president of information technology, SCFBMIC said,

“Micro Focus has given us the tools to not only preserve the significant investments we’ve made in our application portfolio over the years, but also build on that investment to dramatically improve efficiency while simultaneously cutting costs, the new systems not only provide a platform for the provision of new services alongside our proven COBOL programs, but our visual programming tool will also greatly speed up development, which boosts business agility and helps us create new, contemporary solutions for our customers.”

[Image Credits: MicroFocus

Ritu Saxena

Ritu Saxena

Ritu is the technical brain behind the website and comes from a strong development background across Web and Mobile platforms. She is our senior editor primarily responsible for Product Reviews and in future will be leading Start-Ups, Mobile and Quality areas.

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