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Competitive software

Are you facing large upgrade costs or a diminishing mainframe software budget?

 

MacKinney Systems has competitively priced mainframe software to replace:

LRS VPS vs. JES Queue for Printers
LRS DRS vs. VTAM Virtual Printer
CA TPX vs. VTAM Switch
UNICOM PIE/CICS vs. SM/SWAP
UNICOM CICS/Windows vs. SM/SWAP
UNICOM CICS/Comet vs. Macro Level Intpreter (MLI)
CA SPOOL vs. JES Queue for Printers
GT Software BMS/TS vs. CICS/MAPR II
GT Software ASSIST/TS vs. Easy Help for CICS
IBM Infoprint vs. JES Queue for Printers
JES Report Broker
UNICOM Macro4 VTAMPrint vs. JES Queue for Printers
CA InterTest vs. Track
Compuware Expediter vs. Track and Xray
IBM Debug Tool vs. Track and Xray
Compuware AbendAid vs. Dump Detective for CICS
CA Ezyedit vs. SimpList
IBM ISPF Productivity Tool vs. SimpList
CA DADS Plus vs. MacKinney Batch to CICS

 

Converting to CICS TS V3.1, V3.2, V4.1, V4.2 or V5.1?


Macro Level Interpreter (z/OS and VSE)
Have your Comet maintenance or upgrade fees gone out of sight? Consider replacing it with Macro Level Interpreter (MLI).

VS/Cobol Interpreter
allows programs written and compiled with OS/VS COBOL to execute in supported releases of CICS Transaction Server. No program changes or recompiles are required. Continue to seamlessly run your OS/VS COBOL programs in CICS TS V3, V4 and V5.

 

Session Managers


VTAM/Switch (z/OS and VSE) replaces VTAM session managers. Check out its list of features, functions and price vs. TPX, Supersession, Macro4/UNICOM Tubes or the session manager you now use.

Swap
(z/OS and VSE)
offers up to 8 sessions in CICS. Are you using a session manager solely for CICS? Maybe CICS/Swap can help. Are you being charged exorbitant fees for CICS/Windows? Replace it with CICS/Swap and save money.

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Interactive, source-level debuggers for batch and CICS


Track (z/OS and VSE) replaces interactive, source level debuggers for CICS (Intertest, Expeditor, Fault Analyzer). Track debugs online application programs written in COBOL, Assembler, and PL/1. Includes DB2, DL/1, IDMS and Datacom support. Runs under all CICS releases, up through TS 1.1.1 (VSE) and TS V4 (z/OS).

Xray (z/OS and VSE) replaces interactive, source level debuggers for batch. Xray debugs batch application programs written in COBOL, Assembler and PL/1. Includes DB2, DL/1, IDMS and Datacom support. Runs under all CICS releases up through TS 1.1.1 (VSE) and TS V4 (z/OS).

 

VSAM and Sequential file editors


ISPF/VSAM Utility is an ISPF tool for manipulating VSAM, sequential and PDS datasets; has many of the functions of FileAid.

On Line File Utility is a CICS-based VSAM file editor.

 

Printing


VTAM Virtual Printer - Route VTAM printer datastreams to system spool; replaces LRS/DRS
 
JES Report Broker - z/OS print management and distribution
 
JES Queue for Printers - z/OS printing to VTAM or TCP/IP printers; replaces, ESCON, Bus Tag,  LRS/VPS and similar TCP/IP or VTAM printing software

Power Queue for Printers - VSE Print Management

MainFormIT - Eliminate the cost of using preprinted forms

MacKinney Print Transform - Used with JQP and JRB to transform AFP documents
 

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Compuware VSE Replacement Software


Track (z/OS and VSE) replaces interactive, source level debuggers for CICS. Track debugs online application programs written in COBOL, Assembler, and PL/1. Includes DB2, DL/1, IDMS and Datacom support. Runs under all CICS releases, up through TS 1.1.1 (VSE) and TS V3 (z/OS).

Xray (z/OS and VSE)
replaces interactive, source level debuggers for batch. Xray debugs batch application programs within COBOL, Assembler and PL/1. Includes DB2, DL/1, IDMS and Datacom support. Runs under all CICS releases up through TS 1.1.1 (VSE) and TS V3 (z/OS).

Dump Detective for CICS (z/OS and VSE) - AbendAid replacement
Simplify your dump analysis by viewing abending CICS programs online complete with program source. Statements in error are even highlighted. Menu screens show available programs and dumps. View storage contents such as BL cells and program registers, access EIB, TWA, CWA and other CICS areas, select any program from the link chain. Supports COBOL, Assembler and PL/I programs for both z/OS and VSE installations.

 

Security


Spy - View input and output screens in real time on another CICS terminal. View HTML pages sent to another browser served out from CICS

SignOn
- Replaces the userid/transaction security IBM removed from CICS releases higher than 2.3 (VSE) and in CICS/ESA 4.x+ and CICS Transaction Server 1.x+ (z/OS)

Timeout - Signoff users after a period of inactivity

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CICS/Application Development


Mapr II - CICS map development tool includes conversion job for BMS source from SDF, SDF-II, BMS/TS and MAPGEN

Easy Help for CICS - Allow users to maintain help text without requiring program changes. Easy Help can reduce your budget significantly by chosing it to replace Assist/TS (GT/Assist)

 

 


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