BluePhoenix, an enterprise IT modernization firm, has announced its involvement in a multi-million dollar platform and database migration project for Desjardins General Insurance Group, a direct property and casualty insurer in Canada.
BluePhoenix says it will provide DGIG with an improved technological infrastructure that will increase the speed and quality of its insurance consulting capabilities, increasing profitability.
DGIG says the project will streamline insurance services provided by its team of 1,000 insurance agents and subsidiaries. As a result, the insurer will be able to focus on the business needs of clients and reduce IT operating costs.
BluePhoenix will migrate DGIG’s current COBOL/IDMS applications to a Windows/COBOL (Fujitsu NetCOBOL) and Unix/Oracle platform environment. This will enable DGIG to operate a more standard IT environment, suited to its current insurance applications. BluePhoenix Solutions will deliver the migration using its ‘IT Discovery’ and ‘PlatformMigrator’ tools.
The IT Discovery product is used to perform an enterprise-level assessment of the interaction between COBOL software components, and IDMS schemas and databases. The PlatformMigrator application performs the program, database, and environment migration.
It is common knowledge today that IT modernization solutions can move IT systems forward in terms of usability, productivity, and cost-effectiveness, said Arik Kilman, CEO of BluePhoenix Solutions. With older systems incapable of supporting the newer applications on the market, IT modernization remains the most effective solution for large and complex companies such as DGIG.