Visual COBOL helps Trasmediterranea Acciona navigate to the Cloud



Visual COBOL helps Trasmediterranea Acciona navigate to the Cloud
Visual COBOL helps
Trasmediterranea Acciona
navigate to the Cloud
How modernization
made the difference for
Trasmediterranea Acciona
IT cost reduction of 20%
Return on investment within 18 months
Modernization project completed in less than
nine months, improving time-to-market by 25%
More efficient modern application
development environment
About Trasmediterranea Acciona
CORE APPLICATION: Ticketing and boarding application, comprising of COBOL
batch processes and CICS transactions
Acciona is one of the leading
Trasmediterranea relied on its
Spanish corporations, an operator
mainframe to deliver ticketing
in infrastructures, energy, water
and boarding application services.
and services in over 30 countries.
These core business services are
Trasmediterranea is the largest
Spanish shipping company and
one of the largest in Europe.
Trasmediterranea links the main ports
of Spain with the Balearic and Canary
Islands, Ceuta and Melilla, and with
Morocco and Algeria, throughout
the year.
comprised of COBOL batch processes
and CICS transactions.
Setting a course
towards modernization
The business critical ticketing and boarding
application needed modernizing. Options for this
valuable application included rewriting, replacement,
retiring it and re-hosting to a different platform.
Rewriting or replacing the COBOL application would be
too costly and would take twice as long as reusing it.
Trasmediterranea was also keen to improve customer
service and enhance the user experience.
Trasmediterranea’s mainframe was an effective but
costly solution. With a steady increase in recurring
costs, Trasmediterranea needed a more versatile and
flexible approach; one which would reduce operational
costs and enable the adoption of new technologies.
Visual COBOL for Visual Studio
brings efficiency and cost savings
Reusing existing COBOL mainframe
Moving to the Cloud delivered a
business functions in the Cloud saves
unified web-based user interface, with
time, money, and reduces time to
full integration of information, people
market, from an original plan of twelve
and processes.
months down to less than nine.
Micro Focus Visual COBOL enabled a
Improvements in business operations
have realized a 20% saving in
fast transition to a modern architecture
infrastructure costs. In addition,
under .NET, providing a flexible
Visual COBOL created a collaborative
platform for future growth.
development environment.
Re-use helped Trasmediterranea
meet project timelines and preserve
the capabilities of its businesscritical application.
reaches its destination
“Using Micro Focus Visual COBOL, we
can reuse our critical COBOL application,
which for us is by far the lowest risk route
in taking this application to the cloud.”
“Making our core logistics application
available under Microsoft Azure, using
Visual COBOL has not only dramatically
reduced our costs, but it also helps
position our applications in a more agile,
modern architecture for the future.”
Trasmediterranea Acciona
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