The model-based application development tool CA Gen continues to be a mission-critical environment for many organizations today. The CA Gen applications represent a significant investment, but because of their age often use outdated application styles and technology platforms that are limited in their support for today's modern architectures. Modernizing these CA Gen legacy systems can reduce ongoing operational risks, improve maintainability, and increase application utility.
Leveraging our nearly 20-year experience with CA Gen along with our proven tools, methods and techniques, Everware-CBDI provides flexible approaches to modernize CA Gen assets. Whether your objective is to increase the efficiency of your current CA Gen environment or to transition those assets to new environments, we leverage your existing investments and the model-based characteristics of CA Gen to lower the cost and risk associated with modernization.
Everware-CBDI can modernize your CA Gen assets by:
Everware-CBDI carried out a semi-automated review of an existing CA Gen portfolio in preparation for a major CA Gen release upgrade. Applied environment upgrades and upgraded 17 CA Gen applications from release 6.0 to 7.6 including model upgrades, regeneration, and test/deployment support.
This long-time CA Gen customer and has several core Gen applications in production. Everware-CBDI was contracted to assess the feasibility of exposing selected strategic Gen transactions as Java EE services to fit within their n-tier service oriented architecture. Everware-CBDI modified development standards and processes, and provided architecture level consulting, mentoring and training to enable the customer to transition their valuable Gen assets towards their strategic SOA vision.
Everware-CBDI applied GenTran™ to two CA Gen applications and delivered functional equivalent, non-proprietary Java applications using the legacy database. The new applications targeted the Hibernate and SpringMVC frameworks with a new browser-based UI.
Following a customer decision to sunset the CA Gen legacy technology, Everware-CBDI was engaged to apply its model-driven approaches to accelerate the replacement of a mission critical CA Gen application into open Java utilizing industry-standard frameworks coupled with a rich browser-based UI. Legacy business rules were transformed to UML and extended to incorporate new requirements. The detailed models drove code generation into standard patterns which were then manually extended and tested. The new application was delivered in functional iterations by a 40% smaller project team and achieved a 0% UAT error rate.
Everware-CBDI Inc, partnering with Jumar Solutions Limited, performed a CA Gen Model Portfolio & Automation Requirements Assessment for a large software & services company providing medical claims processing software solutions including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Using proven tools and techniques, over 12 million objects from 4 CA Gen Models were analyzed and candidate components were identified to modernize the Gen models into a service architecture and portfolio. This effort also assessed the potential of applying Jumar’s Project Phoenix CBD toolset to achieve subsequent component transformation supported via automation.