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A leading insurer was undertaking a significant transformation to become a challenger brand in the New Zealand insurance sector.

As part of their transformation journey, the client wanted to renew their outdated systems to embrace digital technologies. The applications chosen for modernization handled key products, including house, contents, motor, travel, business assets, business income, business money, business burglary, business liability, workmen’s compensation, business interruption, etc.

Key Challenges

  • High hardware and maintenance costs due to old technologies such as DMS, DOS-VSE JCL , etc.
  • Aging workforce and obsolete skills
  • Application complexity which acted as a barrier for cloud adoption

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The Solution

Modernizing Legacy Technologies

Infosys analyzed the mainframe systems and migrated to VMware using Micro Focus Enterprise Server. All the unsupported components such as Assembler and Easytrieve were re-engineered to COBOL, and DMS converted to CICS screens. Our accelerators automated the overall mainframe migration and helped in cost reduction.

Infosys migration solution to transform mainframe systems

  • Legacy application was migrated to a Windows 64-bit Micro Focus Enterprise Server architecture on VMware
  • Conversion of DMS (4GL) to CICS and DOS JCL to MVS JCL
  • Re-engineering of Assembler and Easytrieve to COBOL
  • Deployment of modern CI/CD tools such as Bamboo, Source Tree , Octopus, and JAMS
  • Adoption of good testing practices in automation testing and performance testing
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Benefits

   
70% reduction in operating cost

70% reduction in operating cost

85% reduction in batch execution time

85% reduction in batch execution time

Elimination of business operational risk

Elimination of business operational risk

Platform to enable web services for mobile applications in future

Platform to enable web services for mobile applications in future

Application scalability is now limitless with virtual hosting

Application scalability is now limitless with virtual hosting