Language Conversions


Today businesses struggle with the problem of how to maintain the investment made in their software applications that were developed using “legacy” programming languages. Newer programming languages can offer businesses access to new technologies, growing developer populations, and lower maintenance/development costs. Unfortunately, transitioning from one programming language to another is not easy. Reengineering and manual rewrites can take years, can consume large amounts of manpower, and can result in lost/broken functionality. Datatek’s automated language conversion services solve these problems.

Automated language conversions are fast, reliable, consistent, and adaptable. Datatek supports the conversion of a number of programming languages and continues to add support for additional languages, based on customer demand. Due to the sophisticated nature of the language converters, over 99% of code is converted automatically. Contact Datatek today and learn how they can solve your language conversion problems.

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Datatek Effectively Uses Automation to Reduce Your Cost, Risk & Pain

One of the primary advantages of automation is its ability to increase the speed and accuracy of a project by reducing the amount of manual conversion and qualification that needs to be done. Manual effort is by its very nature much more inconsistent and error prone than automation. Some vendors claim that they can achieve conversion rates of 80-90% through automation. But even at a 90% rate, an automated migration of a million lines of source code would require 100,000 lines to be processed manually!

Due to Datatek’s extremely high level of automation, our clients enjoy a number of benefits:

  • Testing and qualification time is reduced for each code merge.
  • Reduction of QA effort frees you and your staff to work on other projects.
  • Datatek can allow the customer to experiment with various solutions and see their effect and implication across the entire code base.

Datatek Customizes its Converter for Each and Every Client

Because we know from experience that no two applications are the same, Datatek customizes its converter for each and every client. We understand that your business has spent years developing and customizing your applications to address your company’s specific needs and processes. By customizing our tools specifically for your application, we are able to deliver converted code that is both accurate and maintainable by your standards.

“Generic” solutions can produce poor code which lacks a standard of maintainability. We have found that customers are much more satisfied receiving code in the form they want it in as opposed to being forced to take code in whatever form a generic solution provides it in.


Datatek Takes Responsibility to Ensure Your Success!

Migrations are difficult, they are inherently risky, and they require strong partnerships. It isn’t enough for a migration partner to just convert your code and then walk away, leaving you with the task of qualification as well as problem resolution, code modification, and cleanup.

This is why Datatek takes full responsibility for any problems found during testing. What’s more, Datatek integrates its conversion process into the testing of the code so that problems are found as early as possible, Datatek’s converter is modified to handle those problems, and the code is regenerated. By using this method, each problem found in one place is fixed and eliminated from the entire code base.

And this is just one example of how we help you to be successful. From our initial assessment of your code to the moment you are ready to deploy, to the support that we provide you post-cutover, Datatek will customize itself to your needs so that you get the maximum benefit from our services.


Source Languages We Automatically Convert

Assembler C/C++ COBOL DYL
Easytrieve™ Fortran PL/I Custom Conversion

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Success Stories

Fortune 1000 Financial Services

A Fortune 1000 financial software and data center services provider wanted to migrate from their legacy platform to an Open System environment. Their software suite was written in a combination of PL/I, Assembler ...

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