COBOL Analyzer provides a complete array of analysis, intelligence, and reporting tools designed for Micro Focus COBOL applications. It enables developers, analysts, and executives to achieve a deeper understanding of the application portfolio providing business and technical insight across applications with information stored in a secure, centralized repository. For ISVs or corporations, COBOL Analyzer enables IT teams to easily identify, prioritize and implement application change activities that align with current business needs.

  • Accelerate change requests and eliminate unexpected work by gaining earlier insight to application code change
  • Support new business cases by isolating valuable business logic into reusable components
  • Restore knowledge and subject matter expertise using easy-to-use tools to visualize application relationships, analyze data flows or create documentation
  • Deliver application analysis at enterprise scale and meet the demands of the most complex applications—up to millions of lines of code
  • Boost productivity for Visual COBOL® developers with immediate access to application code change through direct integration with COBOL Analyzer
  • Web access to application intelligence using an intuitive, zero-footprint web-based client
Web access to application intelligence

COBOL Analyzer provides a zero-footprint, web-based client enabling the developers to access application information from their web browser.

This enhanced web client provides the following capabilities for developers:

  • Full repository browser (Complete relationship mapping of objects in the code, fully searchable)
  • Impact analysis (backward and forward data flow analysis from a specific line of code)
  • Code search reports (Running sets of code searches over sets of files, results are exportable to VC)
  • General usability (code colorization in the browser, multiple tabs etc.)
  • Easy installation and setup (installation and setup as part of the product installer)
Actionable insight

COBOL Analyzer provides developers the ability to continuously analyze their code before and after changes are made within their local environment and before committing those changes to the source control management stream.

Scalable application repository

COBOL Analyzer is built on an industry standard, relational database management system (RDBMS) for centralized storage of application information and artifacts. This analysis solution supports Microsoft SQL Server Express, Standard, Enterprise and Developer editions.

Application visualization

Intuitive, synchronized and interactive visualizations ensure that management and analysts have needed application visibility and developers receive current code change updates on even the most complex applications.

COBOL Analyzer visualizes how applications fit into the inventory, their dependencies and relationships as well as visibility to program structure with fast navigation to areas of interest. This tooling also shows the impact of application change within programs, data flows and source modules enabling earlier developer action.

Customizable code search

The COBOL Analyzer solution includes a pre-built query library including a set of common queries to locate points of interest within the application code. These queries are fully customizable and the results can be shared with application developers to improve visibility to code change. Built-in queries include coding standards, performance optimizations and code migration issue related searches.

Impact analysis

The COBOL Analyzer solution identifies all code that is affected by the planned code change event. Developers and analysts can then easily investigate and take next steps to complete that code change activity.

"The information COBOL Analyzer provides can make or break a business. Within half an hour of installation I had a general synopsis of what I was dealing with and I could dive in very quickly without having complete business knowledge."
Eric Duchacek   /   Developer  David Kopf Instruments
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