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Customer Testimonies

Thanks for your prompt response and clarifying the issue... You folks provide an excellent product at an inexpensive price, yet provide such prompt and competent service which certainly greatly exceeds my expectations.
~ Douglas Becker - Pierce County Technical Support - Tacoma, WA

"When MacKinney Batch to CICS became available as a replacement for CICS/CEMT from Batch, we did not hesitate to give it a try. Since installing MBC our production jobs are running much faster and we have experienced fewer file enqueue delays. You guys are (and always have been) fantastic!"
~ Clint R. Augustine, IT Tech-Services, Siemens Communications

"At first I thought the task was going to be scary because the Customer didn't want any interruptions much less an outage. But as I looked through the migration manual for MacKinney Batch to CICS, I was able to prepare an execution plan and present it to the Customer. The results were 100% up-time and the conversion was an easy flow. The Customer even commented they 'wished all products from vendors were as thorough as MacKinney' and I give the credit to you guys for the support provided during the implementation and beyond. As a result of installing MBC, the batch jobs take less time to process (that's a plus, reduced CPU consumption), thus more time is available for CICS transactions. Users also like the reporting details when jobs need attention (or not), based on the return codes. Big thanks from our customer Daltile."
~ Dick Zavala, Online Technical Support, IBM Global Services

MacKinney Batch to CICS

Do your batch and CICS regions lack the proper communication skills to keep your operation running at optimum speed?

With MacKinney Batch to CICS (MBC) you can quickly send commands from your batch jobs to your CICS regions to coordinate file access, dynamically enable or disable programs and transactions, kick off transactions, send terminal messages and more. 

Manage Resources

  • Open/Close VSAM files
  • Quiesce/Unquiesce RLS files
  • Enable/Disable programs and transactions
  • Query resources (new in Release 1.5)
  • Interface with CEDA (new in Release 1.6)

Initiate Tasks

  • Start CICS transactions
  • Link to CICS programs
  • Initiate CICS shutdown


  • Send messages to CICS terminals

MBC is competitively priced at $4,000 per CPU for an annual license (North America). For international pricing contact your local distributor or contact us for a price quote.


Environmental considerations:

For z/OS environments, MBC runs in CICS TS 1.3 and above.
For VSE, MBC runs in CICS TS 1.1.1 and above environment, and requires either BSI's or CSI's TCP/IP stack.
Note: For z/OS environments, cross-system EXCI requires a SYSPLEX. For VSE CICS 2.3 environments, contact MacKinney Systems for alternatives.


Note: MacKinney Batch to CICS was written to replace CICS/CEMT from Batch. CICS/CEMT from Batch is no longer available.