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GoodFly for RM

Smoothly and safely migrate to .NET

GoodFly for RM is the solution for the migration of applications developed in RM COBOL with WOW to Visual COBOL for .Net.

With this innovative solution, several companies have already completed in a short period of time modernization projects of COBOL applications towards .Net, with minimal impact in terms of intervention on the code. The result is a new greatly enhanced User Interface that can be deployed over the web and mobile channels.

The main features of the solution are:

Automatic conversion of COBOL-WOW projects with the creation of WPF screen set.

The mask and the source remain separated, exatcly like in COBOL-WOW. The logic of the program is not modified in any way: the program pilots cobol masks and not vice versa.

Support of all COBOL-WOW controls.

Support of Active-X controls.

Support of main COBOL-WOW functions ( WowGetProp, WowSetProp, WowAddItem, WowGetMessage, etc.).

Emulation of the COBOL-WOW event management.

Conversion, when necessary, of RM/COBOL statements not compatible with Visual Cobol.

Support of the main RM/COBOL P$ spooler functions for printing.

Ability to manage the controls through the COBOL-WOW native calls or directly through the object reference.

Ability to add new controls to the forms, and to handle them in a native way.

The analyzer/code generator can be used to perform automatic changes to the sources, thus facilitating the migration (not only related to WOW functions). Example: if you used a non-graphical Active-X for Winform and you want to replace it with the .NET equivalent and natively access it, the analyzer/code generator can be configured to handle this kind of migration.

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SUCCESS STORIES

We develop and distribute a production control application for pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries compliant to GMP and FDA regulation. We needed to convert this application from RM Cobol to Visual Cobol aiming to get a remarkable improvement of the user interface while retaining all the data processing functions (almost 70% of the entire application). The solution suggested by GoodWorks was to use a Java-based GUI while preserving in Visual Cobol all the data processing logic. We'd like to thank GoodWorks both for the effective solution suggested and for the consultancy and support they provided us during the critical phases of the conversion project. They proved to be responsive and highly experienced in solving each problem we presented to them. This collaboration was very profitable for us. We hope to continue for long time to work with GoodWorks.

Ing. Antonio & Raffaele Mottalini,
M-it m-information tecnology