Discussing the 2022 Mainframe Modernisation Report
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
“We were looking to accomplish two things with the pilot. The first was to prove the solution would work on GE hardware under our roof. The second was to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt to our users that their UI wasn’t going to change.”
Marc Rubel, Executive Director of Application Development
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