Retail Store – Technology Upgrade

Retail Store Technology Upgrade Case Study

Retail Store – Technology Upgrade

Retail Store Technology Upgrade Case Study
Last Updated: February 20, 20241 min readCategories: Retail
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Large Retail Store Chain Looks to QAT Global for Technology Upgrade

Moving from CA Gen 6.5 to 7.5 on a Mainframe

Customer Snapshot

  • Large retail store chain based in the southeastern United States
  • Revenue: $23 billion dollars
  • 146,000 employees

Solution Snapshot

  • Upgrade to CA Gen 7.5
  • Knowledge and training provided for client’s developers and systems programmers
  • Highly cost-effective

Key Differentiators:

  • CA Gen Expertise
  • Upgrade experience
  • CA Gen Training

Skills Needed:

  • CA Gen

The client had many large mission-critical CA Gen 6.5 blockmode, batch, and client-server applications requiring to be upgraded to a supported version of the CA Gen product. The client was very risk-averse and did not have in-depth knowledge of the new CA Gen 7.x release and the IBM Language Environment (LE).

QAT Global was brought in to lead the upgrade CA Gen upgrade.

QAT Global’s Approach

QAT Global devised a solution to upgrade the customer’s CA Gen 6.5 development environment and runtime environments including 3rd party software to CA Gen 7.5 while providing knowledge transfer to developers and systems programmers on the LE implications to their mainframe systems.

With QAT Global’s assistance, all their CA Gen systems and infrastructure to CA Gen 7.5 were successfully upgraded. The upgrade was performed under budget and went to product 3 weeks earlier than originally scheduled.