Legacy applications, often constructed decades ago using languages like Cobol, have demonstrated their efficiency and alignment with business needs.
However, their reliance on text-based input is a significant barrier. Users are required to memorize a multitude of codes and navigate fixed complex screens without error. While this system suits long-term employees, new staff members and external business partners find themselves needing extensive training and exhaustive documentation to navigate this complex landscape.
So why do many 3270 applications still rely on green screens ?
Redeveloping a legacy application is an undertaking with significant financial implications, risks, and time constraints.
Creating a modern web user interface typically requires a partnership between web developers, who are well versed in web technologies and techniques, and mainframe developers/programmers/analysts, who have intimate understanding of the application and user requirements but often lack the necessary web development skills.
Orchestrating these very diverse skill sets translates into complex, time-consuming projects that require meticulous execution.
The question arises: How can mainframe developers be empowered to make modernization improvements without embarking on a major redevelopment project ?
Virtel Screen Redesigner is a powerful UI modernization solution that addresses these challenges head on. It enables mainframe programmers to create modern webpage representations of 3270 screens, transforming them into a visually appealing and understandable user interface, without the need for web programming skills.
Virtel Screen Redesigner provides a practical method for modernizing large 3270 applications, with hundreds or thousands of similar screens. Automation is central to this process, as it is impractical to convert each screen one at a time.
The platform enables the creation of reusable modernization templates that can be applied to multiple screens.
Virtel Screen Redesigner requires no changes to the application code and allows for a phased roll-out, starting with the most frequently used 3270 screens. It allows users to choose between the new web UI version or the familiar green screen interface, ensuring a smooth user transition experience.
"NRB implements Virtel to integrate Ethias' Legacy applications into their new Angular Web Portal"
"Virtel allowed both our users and technical team to transition smoothly to the internet"
"Virtel Web Access allows total freedom of choice for client workstation"
"The solution provided by Virtel perfectly fits our requirements.
It is both performant and flexible : the average recorded response times are significantly lower than the required values"
Overview of the complete solution.
access your legacy application from anywhere, with any device.
Open your 3270 application to a new generation of users.
Legacy application modernization at a higher level.