Using ARCAD, IPECA transforms their IBM i source code & database and moves to DevOps, reducing project cost by 82%

Customer Case Study IPECA

The Customer

IPECA is a French non-profit Pension organization created in 1947 to meet the needs of the aerospace sector for retirement and pension plans. Key IPECA customers include Airbus and Dassault Aviation.

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The core Personal Insurance Information System at IPECA is an application running on IBM i (aka iSeries, AS/400) written in RPG, with two principal domains and technologies:

  • Customer-facing (front-end)
  • Management (back-end)


IPECA adopted ARCAD for DevOps to optimize their development, with Verifier for test automation. ARCAD-Observer helped them analyze the cross-references in their code. Using ARCAD Transformer they automated the modernization of their source code and the conversion of their database to SQL. They also used ARCAD Transformer Field to expand the size of a field, right across the application.

Case Study Highlights

  • Company: IPECA
  • Industry: Insurance
  • Characteristics: IPECA needed to optimize their application to meet their transformational requirements in an integrated and modular way
  • Challenge: Having customized the SIG 3rd party IBM i application developed many years prior, IPECA faced several challenges in adapting the RPG source code to meet the demands of the continually changing and highly regulated market in which IPECA operates.
  • Solutions: ARCAD for DevOps, ARCAD Verifier, ARCAD Observer, ARCAD Transformer Field, ARCAD Transformer DB, ARCAD Transformer RPG
Using ARCAD to transform our application, we have
been able to reduce a 450 man day development project down to only 80 days using a single developer, freeing other developers to work on value-add projects. And after transferring the application to production, we discovered only one single software defect, which were able to fix, re-test and re-deploy within minutes. ARCAD has proved a major asset for the sustainability of our institution
Laure Lapeyre, IT Manager, IPECA