Using the RPG Converter HTWC can automatically translate RPG II programs coming from IBM environment to COBOL.
The COBOL source obtained is well structured, and easily readable and maintainable and no special runtime system is required.
The conversion process is performed only once, by our migration labs, and the converted application is directly returned to the customer. Usually RPG is converted to COBOL in order to migrate software from legacy systems towards other systems where RPG is not available (e.g. Unix), but we have already converted RPG applications on the same platform, for customers who were no longer able to handle their RPG code, particularly in the system I (AS400) environments.
• RPG developers are very rare and expensive
• Code is difficult to maintain and develop
• Integration barriers with off the shelf third party products