IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS features

Utilize the latest IBM z16 hardware features

Generates code to take advantage of z16™, z15™, z15 T02, z14®, z14 ZR1, z13®, z13s®, zEC12 or zBC12 processors without the need for source code changes. In addition, it increases hardware ROI by incorporating leading edge optimization technology.

Use Enterprise COBOL and Automatic Binary Optimizer together

Use the latest version of Enterprise COBOL for new development, modernization and maintenance. Use ABO (sold separately) to improve the performance of the COBOL modules without a recompilation plan.

Continuous delivery of enhancements

Supports the Continuous Delivery (CD) model so that you can receive new features and enhanced capabilities as soon as the code is ready. You can now receive enhancements in a faster and more continuous way without waiting for the next release.

Improve productivity

The latest COBOL compiler features include: 1) Easier problem determination and support for modern development tools that are supplied by both IBM and other ISVs, and 2) Support of simplified programming techniques.

Easy migration

Compiler enhancements help detect or correct invalid data issues, easing migration efforts from COBOL 4 or earlier to COBOL 6 or later. The one-stop COBOL Migration Portal contains all the migration-related information to support your migration.

Modernize applications

Modernizes your environment to support web, cloud and mobile infrastructures, while reducing cost, risk and cycle time including RESTful JavaScript™ Object Notation (JSON) services with traditional XML web services, Native UTF-8 to efficiently communicate across applications, AMODE 64 (64-bit) batch applications development, interoperability between AMODE 31 (31-bit) and AMODE 64 (64-bit) COBOL programs and improved COBOL/Java interoperability.

COBOL Report Writer support

IBM COBOL Report Writer is a separately orderable product that runs with the IBM COBOL compiler. It produces all the listings, reports and displayed summaries required in a COBOL application and users can significantly reduce the time and effort needed to code and test a program with printed output.

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