Comments
yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.
Cloud Expo on Google News
SYS-CON.TV

2008 West
DIAMOND SPONSOR:
Data Direct
SOA, WOA and Cloud Computing: The New Frontier for Data Services
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
Red Hat
The Opening of Virtualization
GOLD SPONSORS:
Appsense
User Environment Management – The Third Layer of the Desktop
Cordys
Cloud Computing for Business Agility
EMC
CMIS: A Multi-Vendor Proposal for a Service-Based Content Management Interoperability Standard
Freedom OSS
Practical SOA” Max Yankelevich
Intel
Architecting an Enterprise Service Router (ESR) – A Cost-Effective Way to Scale SOA Across the Enterprise
Sensedia
Return on Assests: Bringing Visibility to your SOA Strategy
Symantec
Managing Hybrid Endpoint Environments
VMWare
Game-Changing Technology for Enterprise Clouds and Applications
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts

2008 West
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
Appcelerator
Get ‘Rich’ Quick: Rapid Prototyping for RIA with ZERO Server Code
Keynote Systems
Designing for and Managing Performance in the New Frontier of Rich Internet Applications
GOLD SPONSORS:
ICEsoft
How Can AJAX Improve Homeland Security?
Isomorphic
Beyond Widgets: What a RIA Platform Should Offer
Oracle
REAs: Rich Enterprise Applications
Click For 2008 Event Webcasts
Project Enables Access to Legacy Systems and Data with SOA Strategy
Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan selects GT Software's Ivory

GT Software announced that Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan has launched a new Customer Center using Ivory Visual Connect and Ivory Data Access. Ivory Data Access enables new legacy-SOA integration strategies that tap into mainframe performance, security and programming resources, as well as valuable data.

Farm Bureau Insurance was faced with two problematic situations: a legacy mainframe and based applications, when they selected GT Software’s solution set.

What started out as a project to modernize a mainframe-based inquiry system evolved into the full-scale Customer Center that now serves 1,500 users. In the process, some 150 mainframe “green screens” have been updated with graphical user interfaces making the system more effective for agents and home office customer service to address customer needs.

While the majority of data and information resided on the mainframe, more and more critical data was housed in SQL.  Farm Bureau Insurance wanted to integrate these environments into a seamless graphical user interface delivered in the browser.  The staff had extensive COBOL programming knowledge, and needed a tool that they could use to write non-COBOL applications without having to become experts in .NET or Java.

Although the initial goal for modernizing the customer inquiry system was to put a GUI on the back-end mainframe systems, senior programmer/analyst Steve Dietz related, “The ability to truly integrate our disparate systems was a key benefit of Ivory. We can do SQL calls off-platform and then use Ivory to do COBOL calls on the mainframe. It allows us to actually extend our systems, not just put a GUI in front of a green screen.” 

As a result Farm Bureau Insurance was able to improve its inquiry system with the addition of SQL data into the application.

Ivory also enabled Farm Bureau Insurance to integrate its billing administration system. “The system keeps a log, allows the agent to easily balance payments, do deposits, and so on. It’s been very well accepted,” said Dietz, “and since the agents themselves can do the processing, we are processing lien holder changes much faster now. That has a positive impact on our customer service.”

Farm Bureau Insurance’s use of Ivory to integrate its mainframe systems and resources has grown since its initial adoption. “The product grew with our needs, and has continued to grow over the years we’ve used it. GT Software has listened and been very responsive,” concluded Dietz

About SOA News Desk
SOA World Magazine News Desk trawls the world of distributed computing and SOA-related developments for the latest word on technologies, standards, products, and services and brings key information to you in a timely and convenient summary form.

In order to post a comment you need to be registered and logged in.

Register | Sign-in

Reader Feedback: Page 1 of 1

Latest AJAXWorld RIA Stories
DX World EXPO, LLC, a Lighthouse Point, Florida-based startup trade show producer and the creator of "DXWorldEXPO® - Digital Transformation Conference & Expo" has announced its executive management team. The team is headed by Levent Selamoglu, who has been named CEO. "Now is the ...
Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structu...
"Akvelon is a software development company and we also provide consultancy services to folks who are looking to scale or accelerate their engineering roadmaps," explained Jeremiah Mothersell, Marketing Manager at Akvelon, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct ...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, James Henry, Co-CEO/CTO of Calgary Scientific Inc., introduced you to the challenges, solutions and benefits of training AI systems to solve visual problems with an emphasis on improving AIs with continuous training in the field. He explored app...
The question before companies today is not whether to become intelligent, it’s a question of how and how fast. The key is to adopt and deploy an intelligent application strategy while simultaneously preparing to scale that intelligence. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sangeeta...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET News.com Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)sys-con.com!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)sys-con.com! 201 802-3021


SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers
ADS BY GOOGLE