Calculator: Figuring the Cost of Webifying an Application

By Baselinemag  |  Posted 2006-04-06

To move a mainframe application written in Cobol to a PC or server where it can be viewed via a Web browser can help an organization make better use of customer, product or other information. The example in the downloadable worksheet involves a human-resources system based on the Cobol programming language and CICS transaction processing.

It is used by an $825 million financial services company with 4,000 employees. This example assumes the company uses a software tool that enables the automatic conversion of code, instead of requiring that the code be rewritten manually.

To see the details behind this calculator and fill in your own estimates, click on the "Get the Tool" icon above and download the interactive worksheet.