BluePhoenix Solutions, the leader in value-driven legacy modernization,
announced that it was selected by Volvofinans Group, which is jointly
owned by Ford and Volvo dealers, to modernize its mission-critical
The system is used by 70 dealers in Sweden and interfaces with over
100 vendors. By modernizing this core back office application to Java,
Volvofinans will be able to deliver new application features for
customers more quickly and respond rapidly to changing business
requirements. The company also expects to lower the credit card system’s
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by 40% annually.
Volvofinans Group has assets of more than $3.4 billion. The
organization supports the sales of Volvo and Renault products by
providing credit, loans and leasing. With over one million credit cards
in circulation, the Volvo card is one of Sweden’s most popular credit
cards and can be used to buy anything from cars and tires to gas and candy.
“Our motivation for undergoing a full platform migration was to
build the future foundation of our business and improve our work
procedures, while saving on the IDMS database maintenance costs,” said
Arne Hansson, IT Manager, at Volvofinans IT AB. “We chose BluePhoenix
Solutions for its tool’s capability to preserve application business
logic, while moving to a modern environment. The modernized application
will allow faster development of new application features so that we can
more rapidly respond to our customers’ needs.”
Using BluePhoenix(TM) DBMSMigrator for ADSO/IDMS to Java,
BluePhoenix Solutions will automatically migrate Volvofinans’
proprietary application from z/VM/ADSO/IDMS to Linux/Java/DB2 UDB.
BluePhoenix will transform language, database, user interface and
platform, resulting in a complete modernized environment.
Volvofinans Group chose the BluePhoenix Solutions tool because of
its ability to migrate IDMS/ADSO applications to a relational database
environment, without compromising the quality, performance, or the
future scalability of the database and the migrated application. The
enhanced development environment will provide more flexibility and
application development speed with reduced maintenance costs and
dependence on aging technologies and diminishing skills set.
“Many companies like Volvofinans Group are facing a ‘legacy
dilemma’,” said Theis Eichel, general manager, Northern and Central
Europe at BluePhoenix Solutions. “Their systems are inflexible,
proprietary and expensive to maintain, yet they are mission critical. If
one stops working, business may grind to a halt. BluePhoenix is
addressing this issue by creating tools like DBMSMigrator for ADSO/IDMS
to Java to modernize legacy applications without decommissioning them.
For Volvofinans this means reduced development time, increased
scalability and improved flexibility to better meet customer requirements.”
About BluePhoenix Solutions
BluePhoenix Solutions is a leading provider of
value-driven modernization solutions for legacy information systems.
BluePhoenix’s offering includes a comprehensive suite of tools and services
from global IT asset assessment and impact analysis to automated database
and application migration, rehosting and renewal. Leveraging over twenty
years of best practice domain expertise, BluePhoenix works closely with its
customers to ascertain which assets should be migrated, redeveloped or
wrapped for reuse as services or business processes, to protect and
increase the value of their business applications and legacy systems with
minimized risk and downtime.
BluePhoenix’s solutions serve companies from diverse industries and
vertical markets such as automotive, banking and financial services,
insurance, manufacturing and retail. Among its prestigious customers are:
Aflac, DaimlerChrysler, Danish Commerce and Companies Agency, Europe
Assistance, Lawson Products, Los Angeles County Employees Retirement
Association, Merrill Lynch, SDC Udvikling and TEMENOS. BluePhoenix has 12
offices in the U.S., UK, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Romania, Cyprus and