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"System i" Modernization Services

Organizations like yours have spent considerable time and effort in improving and adding custom features to applications. These features have sustained businesses over the years with an intimate knowledge of the business ecosystem in which they thrive. However, in an era of the internet and collapsing boundaries, these systems have become bottlenecks for companies looking to expand and take advantage of multiple channels of Customer/ Partner/ Supplier Ecosystem Interaction.

HCL understands that there is no silver bullet to address modernization concerns and your needs can be varied. Our approach is to follow a structured, staged model to transform your ecosystem, retain your investments over the years, and utilize all modern approaches to integrate with your new ecosystem.

Our Modernization Services

  • Re-facing – Converting 5250 screens to GUI
    • Converting 5250 screen (Green screen) to HTML-based screen
  • Extend - Extending existing iSeries application
    • Using Web-servicing, XML enabling, web enabling, CGI etc.
  • Re-Factor – Modularizes and simplifies the legacy codes into re-usable components
    • Convert the legacy application to ILE compliant
    • Use EGL, Stored procedures etc. to web enable the iSeries application 
  • Re-writing – Converting RPG to EGL/Java/.NET
    • Not recommended, considering high risk and cost. Success rate on this type of conversion is very low
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What Customers Say

"We were facing two main challenges in our business. First - we needed to reduce our IT cost structure significantly to bring it in line with the declining revenues from the print side of our business. Second - we needed to revitalize and add to our digital product portfolio to reflect the rapidly changing nature of our business. We brought in HCL in March of 2011, and have already seen significant results. We have reduced internal headcount by 30% and reduced IT operating costs by over 20%. Additionally, HCL is playing a critical role in several of our new product development initiatives. This has allowed us to improve the quality of our digital products and reduce costs.”

- CTO, well known Print and Interactive Marketing Organization in the USA

"We chose HCL as a strategic partner to help us manage our existing applications and implement new technologies. HCL provides us with high quality development support onshore, at our offices in the U.S.; as well as a dedicated offshore team in India. Over the last 3 years, we have come to rely upon HCL for the required technical expertise. HCL has been responsive to the needs of the IT group and our customers and have been committed to delivering high quality services with a level of flexibility required by our business."

- CIO, A leading US Insurance Company