FUJITSU COBOL INTEGRATES LEGACY COBOL WITH VISUAL BASIC.
Fujitsu COBOL Version 4.0 is the fastest, most reliable Windows-based COBOL and seamlessly integrates legacy COBOL programs with Microsoft(R) Visual Basic(tm), Visual C++(tm), Visual J++(tm), and Visual InterDev(tm).
Fujitsu COBOL 4.0 Enterprise Edition features a number of significant performance and productivity enhancements that will help make enterprise developers more efficient and end-user solutions faster and more flexible. Advanced features such as ActiveX(R)-based COBOL component creation capabilities will allow more than 3 million developers using Microsoft Visual Basic to integrate, access, and reuse legacy COBOL code in Microsoft's component architecture.
Using Fujitsu COBOL with Visual Basic allows you to access COBOL logic from Visual Basic, where you can make dynamic calls to COBOL. Passing data between Visual Basic and Fujitsu COBOL is easy and you can even debug Visual Basic and Fujitsu COBOL code at the same time.
"Fujitsu's commitment to seamless integration with Microsoft Visual Studio and strong support of the Windows platform was key to our decision to work with Fujitsu," said Paul Gross, vice president, developer division, Microsoft Corp. "We are confident that Fujitsu's expertise in the high-performance, mission-critical business application market will benefit the large installed base of Microsoft customers who are looking to integrate their legacy COBOL systems with Microsoft Visual Studio."
Enterprise companies worldwide have standardized on COBOL as the cornerstone of their mission-critical computing solutions. As customers adopt Microsoft Windows-based solutions in ever-increasing numbers, they are looking for ways to integrate their existing legacy COBOL systems. Fujitsu COBOL's high performance and mission-critical environment are tightly integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio and key technologies, including Microsoft Visual Basic, Visual C++, and BackOffice(tm), Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM), and ActiveX technologies.
"The combination of Microsoft's visual development tools and Fujitsu COBOL opens new deployment options for legacy COBOL applications. Programmers can now reuse legacy COBOL programs as components in multi-tier client/server or Internet applications," said Yoshiyuki Tanakura, general manager of Middleware Division, Software Group, Fujitsu Limited.
"As a Microsoft Enterprise Development Partner, we want to ensure that Fujitsu COBOL not only fully supports Microsoft's advanced technologies but fully exploits those technologies across the entire enterprise and provides the fastest COBOL with unmatched reliability and scalability for the Windows platforms."
Fujitsu COBOL Enterprise Edition provides development teams with the tools to design and build multi-tier solutions that tap the opportunities of the Internet and integrate with their existing software and hardware investments.
"Fujitsu COBOL leverages our existing COBOL programs by enabling full support for Windows based client/server computing and providing the most reliable COBOL environment on Microsoft Windows operating systems," said Jay Johnson, chief executive officer of Advanced Logics Corporation.
Fujitsu COBOL Version 4.0 Enterprise Edition is immediately available. For more information on the Fujitsu COBOL family of products visit the Fujitsu COBOL Web site at http://www.adtools.com/4.
Founded in 1991 with headquarters in San Jose, Fujitsu Software Corporation (FSC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited, an international leader in information technology products and solutions for the global marketplace.
Fujitsu Software Corporation products include application development tools, enterprise management products, workflow management, wireless communications, and Japanese language translation products. For further information, visit Fujitsu Software Corporation's web site at http://www.fsc.fujitsu.com.
Fujitsu Limited, founded in Japan in 1935, had consolidated revenues of $37.7 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998. With over 500 group companies, Fujitsu is one of the world's largest suppliers of computers and information systems solutions, telecommunications and semiconductor products, software and services.
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