[Webinar] Risk-Free Migration From Synon CA 2E to Fully Modern Application

Unit testing is arguably the most effective element of your testing strategy, driving the quality of your application as it is being developed. Yet how can unit testing benefit legacy applications on IBM i – and Converting from Synon CA 2E to a modern language? There are many good reasons to take this step. As well as a critical shortage of Synon skills, applications developed in the 4GL environment are unable to access many key technology advances in the IBM i o/s; and though a leader in its day, the Synon CASE tool is incompatible with modern DevOps and concurrent development.

Join Tim Rowe, Philippe Magne, Ray Bernardi and Brian May to learn why a conversion to Freeform RPG is a risk-free and high-performance option that leverages the architecture of the original Synon application – retaining all the reliability and security advantages of the host platform.

In our Webinar, we will share a secure, automated migration path for business applications developed in Synon CA 2E:

  • 100% automated conversion to modern Freeform RPG and DDL (SQL)
  • Guaranteed conversion accuracy with test automation process
  • Modern full DevOps framework for delivery
  • Possible modernization of the user interface during the project
  • Risk free, fixed price Modernization as a Service (MaaS)
  • Leverage the competitive advantage within your Synon application.

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The Presenters

Philippe Magne

Philippe Magne

CEO, ARCAD Software

Philippe Magne is CEO and Founder of ARCAD Software, global ISV specializing in DevOps, IBM i Modernization and Data Masking.  Philippe originally launched the ARCAD software lifecycle management project as QA manager in 1988 at the European Space Agency, then created his company in 1992 to assure the development and marketing of the software.  Since that date, Philippe has steered ARCAD Software to become international technology leader in DevOps and Modernization on IBM i, powering the digital transformation of some of the largest IBM i organizations worldwide. Building on a close technology partnership, the fully integrated ARCAD solution range is now also distributed by IBM. As well as running the company, Philippe is an unceasing champion of IBM i modernization and frequent speaker at events across the world.

Ray Bernardi

Ray Bernardi

Senior Solution Architect, ARCAD Software

Ray Bernardi is a 30-year veteran involved in the System 38/AS/400/iSeries/IBM i development and currently is a Pre/Post Sales technical Support Specialist for ARCAD Software, international ISV and IBM Business Partner.  Ray has been involved with the development and sales of many cutting edge software products throughout his career, with specialist knowledge in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) products from ARCAD Software covering a broad range of functional areas including enterprise IBM i modernization and DevOps.  In addition, Ray is a frequent speaker at COMMON and many other technical conferences around the world and has authored articles in several IBM i publications on the subject of application analysis and modernization, SQL, and business intelligence.

Tim Rowe

Business Architect Application Development & Systems Management for IBM i, IBM

Tim Rowe is the business architect for application development and systems management for IBM i. He has been a part of the IBM i platform for 30 years, working in many aspects of the OS. In addition to the architecture responsibilities, he also spends a good deal of time helping clients understand modernization on IBM i.

Brian May

Director, Pre-Sales and Customer Solutions, Profound Logic

In addition to being a published author and an award-winning speaker, Brian May is the Director of Pre-Sales and Customer Solutions with Profound Logic. In this role, he works with existing and potential customers to share his extensive knowledge of planning and managing modernization projects. Brian was a coauthor of the IBM i Modernization Redbook and was recognized by IBM as one of the first IBM Champions for Power Systems.