GEODIS is committed to the IBM i as the most secure, cost-effective and dependable platform for their business. But their 4GL language was holding them back from exploiting the latest IBM i features. Synon (CA 2E) has not evolved much in 15 years and the “gap” was growing with every new release of IBM i. Also they were often unable to find Synon skills to staff their projects.
To minimize risk and avoid delays, GEODIS opted for ARCAD’s Modernization as a Service (MaaS). With MaaS, GEODIS teams could continue development as usual on their maintenance code branch, while ARCAD staff performed code conversions on a parallel branch, merging in bug fixes and enhancements during the project.