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Acucorp, Inc.

Acucorp, Inc., founded in 1988, provides a COBOL development and runtime environment that allows COBOL applications to run on virtually any platform. The company has more than 4,000 customers and one million end users, as well as offices in five countries and distributors that serve more than 100 countries throughout the world.

Acucorp customers have valuable COBOL applications running on legacy systems. While they want to preserve their investment in COBOL by continuing to develop and maintain their COBOL applications, they also want or need to port their COBOL applications to modern platforms or to the Web. Acucorp helps HP OpenVMS customers extend and enhance the life of legacy applications that contain the rules that run their businesses and are fine-tuned through years of experience.

Acucorp's relationship with HP has produced a world-class COBOL development and deployment platform for OpenVMS on HP AlphaServer systems and Integrity servers. As an HP Business Partner and active member of the HP Developer and Solution Partner Program (DSPP), Acucorp has created a compelling value proposition for the migration, modernization, and integration of mission-critical legacy applications on HP 32- and 64-bit platforms. Acucorp now supports OpenVMS Version 8.2 for HP Integrity servers, enabling organizations to run their critical COBOL business systems while taking advantage of the scalability and security of OpenVMS as well as the reliability and performance of HP Integrity servers.

» extend family of technologies—a portable COBOL development and runtime environment

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extend family of technologies

Integrity server certified
AlphaServer system ready

Acucorp's extend family of technologies is an advanced COBOL development and deployment system for extending and modernizing mission-critical enterprise COBOL applications. It enables COBOL developers across all industries to develop and compile COBOL code on virtually any platform, then port the application to virtually any platform, without having to re-compile the code. The extend family of technologies increases the transparency of cross-platform programming, providing application developers with the flexibility to develop for multiple platforms.

The components of the extend family that support HP OpenVMS on AlphaServer systems and Integrity servers include:

  • ACUCOBOL-GT—a COBOL development system, and the foundation of the extend family for OpenVMS applications
  • COBOL Virtual Machine-—a COBOL runtime environment
  • AcuConnect Thin Client-—client/server technology that allows users to strategically distribute application processing between clients and servers

The extend family of technologies features interoperability with Web services in Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) or Microsoft .NET technologies; interoperability with wireless communication devices; the ability to read, process, and write XML data; data source flexibility to relational database management systems (RDBMS), open database connectivity (ODBC), and many indexed sequential access method (ISAM) file systems; and embedded support for transaction management.

Companies utilizing legacy COBOL applications often depend heavily upon them for essential enterprise operations. To support and ensure the availability and optimal performance of these core business applications, it is equally essential that they run on highly reliable servers that deliver 24 x 7 availability. HP Integrity servers and AlphaServer systems running OpenVMS provide the availability, reliability, and ease of management required for mission-critical COBOL applications. Together, HP OpenVMS, Integrity servers, and the Acucorp extend family of technologies enable COBOL applications to thrive in modern computing environments, adding value to existing systems and increasing return on IT investments.

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Company contact

Acucorp, Inc.
8515 Miralani Drive
San Diego, CA 92126
United States
Tel: +1 (858) 689 4500
Fax: +1 (858) 689 4555

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Dania Goodman
Partner Program Specialist
Tel: +1 (858) 689 4500
E-mail: dgoodman@acucorp.com