TCS MasterCraft TransformPlus 5.0 Leverages ML to Enhance Legacy Application Modernization

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, has released a major new version of TCS MasterCraft TransformPlus, which leverages machine learning algorithms to more effectively analyze applications during modernization. This enriches user annotation in both program flow and technical specification documentation during the analysis of COBOL applications.

TCS MasterCraft is TCS’ suite of intelligent automation products that optimizes IT service delivery. The suite has three products, namely TCS MasterCraft DevPlus (for continuous delivery lifecycle management), TCS MasterCraft TransformPlus (for application analysis, modernization, and development) and TCS MasterCraft DataPlus (for enterprise data privacy and quality). 

According to TCS, MasterCraft TransformPlus is an intelligent automation product that significantly accelerates end-to-end application modernization, including mainframe modernizations, and supports a wide range of legacy and modern programming languages. It is a proven, industry-agnostic solution that analyzes legacy code, extracts business rules, and documents them in standard templates. TransformPlus builds new application components by auto-generating cloud-ready code in microservices architecture based on user-fed specifications. It migrates legacy applications to the cloud through automated remediation and refactoring. TransformPlus also automates the transformation of enterprise data from legacy to new-age databases seamlessly.

With this latest release, TransformPlus 5.0 can reverse-engineer legacy application codes more effectively. Users can now more accurately document job and program details for COBOL applications and sub-systems, such as process flow, record structure, dependent systems, file layout and database details. They can view the document within the product or download it for ongoing maintenance as well as for future modernizations. The automation significantly improves productivity in documentation. In addition, TransformPlus now helps customers automate the conversion of JCL batch component statements to equivalent Java Spring batch statements.

“TransformPlus 5.0 uses machine learning to bring in further intelligence in the analysis and understanding of legacy code,” said Vijayalakshmi Gopal, business head, TCS MasterCraft. “We are continuously expanding TransformPlus’ technology coverage from COBOL to PL1, AS/400 RPG as well as enhancing the automated refactoring of COBOL to Java.”

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