Are you serious?  We were version 4 and upgraded to version 8 half a year
go.  The only thing that has moved off the AS/400 is the print.  They wrote
a little C++ program to do it.  The daily cycle generates and xtract file.
The PC program downloads it, merges it with the forms and prints it out.

I will keep comments about some of the program to myself.

Adam Lang
Systems Engineer
Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
http://www.rutgersinsurance.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jay peasley" <jpeasley@mail.ncats.net>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 3:31 PM
Subject: Re: Web enablement options (previously private)


> Adam,
>
> Back in my days as an insurance pgmr, PMSC was, and is, a four letter
word. I am surprised (not really)that they are straying away from a M$
solution. Two years ago they were in bed with M$ and was to be moving their
software off of the 400/iSeries. (Though it was written in Cool2E generated
Cobol ... yuk!)
>
> Jay
>
> >The company that we purchase our rating software from is PMSC (now merged
> >with CSC).  It is all green screen stuff, but apparently their "new" user
> >interface is GUI and it uses a Jacada server to translate the 5250
screens
> >to GUI.
> >
> >It looked neat when they demoed it.
> >
> >Apparently they are going that route because new business is not keen on
the
> >green screen approach and GUI based solutions are eating into their
market.
> >
> >Even though it looked neat, it seemed more of a patchwork solution as
> >opposed to a clean implementation.
> >
> >Only other thing I can add about Jacada is that they [PMSC] said it is
Java
> >based.
> >
> >Adam Lang
> >Systems Engineer
> >Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
> >http://www.rutgersinsurance.com
>
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