TAKS is the Faroe Islands’ tax authority. As part of a plan that involves both cost saving and improving flexibility and agility, TAKS has decided to move away from the IBM mainframe it currently uses, and migrate their core applications to an homogeneous Microsoft’s stack, including the .NET platform and SQL Server for the database.
After considering a number of options and running extensive tests, TAKS and Elektron (the system integrator of choice) have selected the Raincode Stack (including the PL/I compiler and matching CICS emulator) as the target environment for a smooth migration, where most aspects are taken care of by the tools instead of requiring extensive manual intervention.
The project is due to start in June 2013, and is planned over 15 months.
Niels Christian Nolsøe, CEO of Elektron:
The Raincode PL/I migration toolset has proven to be versatile, flexible and robust, and integrates seamlessly in the Microsoft stack for optimal interoperability. Early tests have addressed all pending questions, and have amply demonstrated the quality and thoroughness of the emulation, so that the original mainframe behavior is reproduced accurately.
Eyðun Mørkøre, Managing Director from TAKS:
We have chosen to ask Elektron, together with Raincode, to convert our systems from our mainframe platform to a Microsoft platform, which is a modern, considerably more cost effective and more suitable platform for us. We believe that Elektron and Raincode are capable of the PL/I migration of the TAKS systems successfully within the very tight time schedule we have set.