Compuware Announces Day One Support for IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V6.3 and Enterprise PL/I for z/OS V5.3


DETROIT—Sept. 3, 2019—Compuware Corporation, the world’s leading mainframe-dedicated software company, is pleased to announce Day One support for IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V6.3 and PL/I for z/OS V5.3.

Compuware collaborated with IBM to ensure that its solutions—including Abend-AID, File-AID, ISPW, Strobe, Topaz and Xpediter—work for customers installing or upgrading to these new releases of COBOL and PL/I.

Compuware is excited by the introduction of 64-bit COBOL program executables as well as enhanced support for UTF-8 which will increase developer productivity and facilitate application modernization. Compuware is working closely with customers who want to exploit these new COBOL and PL/I features in their own applications.

“Compuware Topaz together with IBM’s new versions of COBOL and PL/I make it easy for next-gen developers to be both productive and creative on the mainframe,” said Sam Knutson, Vice President of Product Management for Compuware. “Our solutions excel at helping enterprises mainstream their mainframes so they can continue to attract next-gen talent and get the most from their Z Systems investments.” 

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