IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS features
Utilize the latest IBM z16 hardware features
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.
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.
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.
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.
Discover the latest Enterprise COBOL for z/OS capabilities
Enterprise COBOL for z/OS 6.4 data sheet
Highlights include: utilization of latest IBM z16 hardware features using ARCH(14), improved Java/COBOL interoperability, AMODE 31 (31-bit) and AMODE 64 (64-bit) COBOL program interoperability, support for user-defined functions, and improved integration with ABO.