APPLICATION UNDERSTANDING & DOCUMENTATION

Enterprise Application Viewer

The Enterprise Application Viewer (eav®) is a complete analytical team within a single tool. eav provides both application and business teams with the ability to quickly understand and follow the logic within applications, between applications and within programs - meaning you'll no longer need technical specialists for each application. A core team of programmers and analysts can debug, maintain, and enhance multiple complex applications within any environment using eav.

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Why eav?

OUR SOLUTION

Reduce costs

The knowledge gained from using eav reduces maintenance costs, which often
account for more than 75 per cent of an IT budget. It also reduces project cost overruns by accurately estimating enhancements and new development efforts.

Increase productivity and understanding

eav provides you the ability to research and resolve issues quickly. Even without prior knowledge of the application functionality and without in-depth knowledge of the programming language, minimal research can lead directly to the source of an issue.

Reduce risk and define impact

Finally, your business and technical analysts will have full visibility into your complex applications and can predict the impact of specific changes across
your environment. They are able to easily visualise the impact of a change and predict the outcome of a change with only minutes of effort.

Enterprise Application Viewer (eav®)

OUR SOLUTION

Many IT organisations are experiencing difficulties with application maintenance and enhancement that is caused by the “newness” of their technical teams and the lack of up-to-date documentation regarding the applications. Many have seen the “original design team” or “everyone that knew that system” move ahead to management, other technologies, or retirement. Identifying the source of some production problems is a weeklong battle, when it once was a matter of minutes or hours.

eav propels any IT organisation into a state of fast problem resolution, accurate impact analysis, and complete up-to-date application documentation, regardless of how team members have come and gone. eav provides both business and technical teams with instant insight into application flow, cross-program or intraprogram flow, and even field-level usage across your entire enterprise.

With eav, IT teams no longer need technical specialists for each application. A core team of programmers and analysts can debug, maintain, and enhance multiple complex applications within any environment using eav.

eav provides easy to use access for system administrators to manage users and mobile devices. Organisations can:

  • Reduce downtime by resolving critical production issues in a fraction of the time

  • Maintain, enhance and develop applications with fewer team members

  • Reduce IT project headcount by including business team members in IT analysis

  • Maintain up-to-date application documentation with no human resources

  • View statistics across all applications to make more information portfolio management decisions

  • Reduce maintenance costs, which often account for more than 75 per cent of an IT budget

  • Reduce project cost overruns by accurately estimating enhancements and new development efforts

Increase productivity and understanding

eav provides any IT programmer or business analyst the ability to research and resolve issues quickly. Any team member can become an expert in complex application processing, and perform fast and accurate research and impact analysis. They can begin analysis with an error message or a
transaction ID, and quickly isolate business rules leading to a
result.

Reduce risk and define impact

The Enterprise Application Viewer takes the guess work out of enhancement planning. Business Rules are visible and easy to analyse. Entire teams can become knowledgeable about any set of applications, eliminating the risk associated with a reduced or retiring technical staff. Your teams can visualise the impact of a change and predict the outcome of a change with only minutes of effort.

Reach documentation compliance

eav automatically updates its documentation repository every time that a production program changes, whether the change is made on your mainframe or in your network environment. With eav, all program and application documentation is always up-to-date without any effort from any of your team members. Unique in the documentation industry, eav’s printed documentation can stand alone to fully document any program and its relationship to all other program artefacts. With eav’s graphical workbenches, documentation and application research is completely interactive.

Increase agility

With the Enterprise Application Viewer, your IT team is armed with a tool suite to quickly change, enhance, and expand your application portfolio to better meet your business demands, increase your market potential and meet the everchanging needs of your customers. With eav, change is faster, simpler and safer.

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Over 35 years of mainframe modernisation experience

More than 500 successful modernisation projects completed

Over 2.5 billion lines of code refactored through automation

Additional resources to help you modernise

 
 

GUIDE

Modernisation secrets of the Fortune 1000

This paper highlights the drivers to modernise, and profiles three global businesses who leveraged Advanced solutions for success.

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WHITEPAPER

Know the details, reduce the risk

This whitepaper details why a detailed assessment of legacy applications and databases is essential for risk mitigation prior to any modernisation effort.

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REPORT

2022 Mainframe Modernisation Report

Exploring the impact of the new era of digitalisation and change on the current state of legacy systems and organisations' modernisation plans.

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