YOU HAVE A VISION FOR YOUR LEGACY COBOL SYSTEMS TODAY, AND IN THE FUTURE, TO MEET YOUR CURRENT AND ANTICIPATED REQUIREMENTS.

To stay competitive in today’s fast-paced business world, planning is crucial for your COBOL systems to not only keep pace with your vision; but to also enhance your business growth driven by your legacy COBOL systems.  Today, COBOL can help you keep your vision as it continuously offers state-of-the-art improvements and enhancements. The following information is  a snapshot of COBOL in use today…. 

90%

Of Fortune 500 business systems today are supported by COBOL

65%

Of active code used today is COBOL

200 billion

Lines of COBOL code
are still in use
today

Various recently published COBOL articles state the following…

  • COBOL supports close to 90% of Fortune 500 business systems today.
  • 70% of all critical business logic and information are written in COBOL.
  • COBOL is 65% of active code used today; and runs 85% of all business transactions.
  • IBM claims 200 billion lines of COBOL code are still in use today by various industries.
  • COBOL is as current and modern as other programming products in the marketplace.
  • Thousands of organizations are spending millions on COBOL development and maintenance.

These published COBOL articles further state…

  • Sheer cost and effort to replace COBOL is not an acceptable return on investment.
  • New IBM software can take legacy COBOL applications to the Cloud and Web environment.
  • COBOL legacy programming skills are still very relevant for the next decade.
  • 71% of universities surveyed believe companies will rely on COBOL for the next decade.
  •  Between 60% and 80% of all transactions conducted worldwide are done in COBOL.
  • Critical COBOL systems are still driving a large number of prestigious companies.