Jumar news: New partnership with Fujitsu

We’re really proud to announce our latest partnership.  We’ve teamed up with Fujitsu to complement their Legacy Modernisation services with our specialist experience in CA Gen.

All the details are in our press release here…

NEWS RELEASE: CA Gen modernisation offering expands with partnership between Jumar and Fujitsu

Fujitsu logoUsers of the enterprise-level software development platform CA Gen are to benefit from a new global partnership between technology specialist Jumar Solutions and leading system integrator, Fujitsu.

Jumar has today announced the alliance, which will allow its specialist modernisation and migration services to be seamlessly integrated into projects across Fujitsu’s portfolio of international clients.

CA Gen has been used widely since the 1980s to develop and maintain strategic, mission-critical applications in large organisations.

The new partnership combines Fujitsu’s expertise in legacy modernisation with Jumar’s specific skills in CA Gen supported by its unique suite of automated software.

The use of automation can accelerate modernisation projects by up to six times, while saving end-users millions of pounds over the equivalent project conducted manually.

Jumar’s automated tooling can also significantly enhance the migration of an organisation’s CA Gen estate to newer technologies, by adding repeatability, accuracy and predictability while reducing risk and cost.

The partnership with Fujitsu allows CA Gen-using organisations to fully explore the options available to them through Fujitsu’s Application Value Assessment (AVA) programme. The AVA analyses every aspect of the applications from entire portfolios, down to single applications. This is complemented yet further with Jumar’s CA Gen model assessment software which provides specific insights into the CA Gen elements of a modernisation exercise.

Jumar’s Managing Director, Wendy Merricks, welcomes the news saying “We have a long history of working with Fujitsu in this space, and it’s fantastic that we now have a formal partnership with which we can expand the reach of our specialist services to Fujitsu’s clients.

Our expertise in CA Gen is probably the most extensive of any service provider anywhere, and coupled with Fujitsu’s track record in Legacy Modernisation, we are confident that we will significantly enhance any organisation’s CA Gen related project.

Whether they are committed to the platform, and want to continue developing and maintaining their applications within CA Gen, or have taken the strategic decision to migrate away from the technology, together we can deliver a world-class, robust solution.

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CA Gen End of Support – deadline change

Jumar MAPS significantly facilitates CA Gen upgrades by using automation

Jumar MAPS significantly facilitates CA Gen upgrades by using automation

You may have heard that CA Technologies has announced that it is extending its End of Support date for CA Gen version 8.0 – originally due year – to August 2016.

Despite this postponement, now is still the best time to consider an upgrade to the latest version (v8.5).

Indeed, CA itself recommends users upgrade “as soon as possible”.

Jumar’s automated CA Gen upgrade service supports the transition to the very latest version of CA Gen (v8.5 IE2) from all earlier releases.

It follows a proven, predictable activity framework using experienced consultants in CA Gen. Crucially, it automates aspects of the model upgrade using its world-class suite of software tools – Jumar MAPS – which increases reliability and predictability, while reducing time cost and risk.

Further, it avoids the ‘do nothing’ option, which could see CA Gen users facing costly extended support fees.

Even if an organisation is considering migrating away from CA Gen in the future, upgrading to the latest version now provides a supported reference implementation which streamlines any migration process.

For our whitepaper on why you should act now, please click here.

Next steps

If your CA Gen system is running v8.0 or earlier, it is strongly advisable to consider your upgrade options as soon as possible. Jumar’s team of technical consultants can give an initial, no-obligation, view of what would be required to ensure your CA Gen system remains supported as a current version and whether further model-level improvements can be introduced at the same time. Contact us here.