Micro Focus Launches Modernization Workbench v2.1

Helps CIOs regain control of applications that run the business

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Micro Focus has released Modernization Workbench v2.1, a decision-making tool enabling CIOs to understand, analyze, and control existing IT applications, aiding the modernization process and improving flexibility, stability, and efficiency.

The Modernization Workbench gives managers and analysts insight into how their business-critical applications are structured, allowing business users to identify corporate priorities and quickly translate these into development actions. It provides deep insight into complex applications (from COBOL to Java), giving development teams a centralized knowledgebase of intelligence about their application portfolio and greatly accelerating the execution of development and modernization activities.

Modernization Workbench v2.1, previously produced by Relativity Technologies Inc, is the first product release from the Relativity stable since Micro Focus’ acquisition of the company in January. The new version extends support for large application portfolios, and users can now deploy the product on either IBM DB2 or Oracle.

It also supports other Micro Focus technologies in enhancing the modernization process, acting as a business intelligence tool for core applications. It uses analytics, visualizations, and reports to provide CIOs, architects, analysts, and developers information about the structure of their applications, driving value by ensuring that scarce resources are allocated correctly and in line with business needs.

Developers can use the Modernization Workbench to view detailed application documentation and visualizations at the click of a button. IT managers can overlay business views and descriptions onto applications to guarantee that development efforts are more closely-aligned with business strategy. Other benefits include improving application quality by highlighting code inefficiencies, locating dead code and applications for retirement, and reducing risk by identifying dependencies between applications.

More information is available at www.microfocus.com.