The digital transformation is simply not possible with COBOL-based mainframe systems, which is why Provinzial has kicked off the process of replacing its host-based legacy systems. The decision to modernise the system came after last year’s merger between Provinzial Rheinland and Provinzial NordWest. With its migration and technology concept, the IT service provider adesso prevailed over a number of competitors to be awarded the contract.
adesso will migrate Provinzial’s mainframe-based application landscape to a modern, decentralised client-server infrastructure. The aim of the project is to establish a homogeneous IT infrastructure that is more efficient, cheaper to manage and better equipped to tackle future challenges. The project involves migrating COBOL legacy programmes into modern, futureproof Java systems in an automated and reliable way using the adesso transformer solution. This process will allow the insurer to standardise its existing IT infrastructure at a low cost. The new homogeneous system environment will cut operating costs, too. The plan is to completely decommission the mainframe platform by the end of 2024.
The first system to be migrated as part of the project, which has been given the internal title #mainFree Transform, will be the central management system for composite insurance contracts. The agreement also encompasses the modernisation of other centralised insurance applications from the target application landscape.