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Our Recent Projects

Some of the projects we have delivered.

Mainframe

  • The project enabled the clients to get accurate snapshot of circulation at any point of time...

    • JCL
    • COBAL
    • IBMDB2

    TCS entrusted Ista Soft Services to design a software solution and manage the project to validate the delivery...

    • JCL
    • COBAL
    • IBMDB2
  • Ista Soft Services architectural staff reviewed the FSS pre-sort requirements and with their in-depth knowledge...

    • JCL
    • COBAL
    • IBMDB2

    TCS entrusted Ista Soft Services to build this mission critical and industry leading application. Ista Soft Services designed...

    • JCL
    • COBAL
    • IBMDB2
  • Reinsurance is a complex part of the insurance industry where the insuring company takes sub insurance...

    • JCL
    • COBAL
    • IBMDB2
Circulation classification & audit

The project enabled the clients to get accurate snapshot of circulation at any point of time in the 6 month audit period and beyond. Spotting the trends in average circulation and thus forecasting was made easier. Several manual processes were automated as a result. The end result was an efficient and timely publisher’s statement compiling drive during each audit period. All backlog audits were caught up and department stays current on all audits since then.

Usps delivery point validation

TCS entrusted Ista Soft Services to design a software solution and manage the project to validate the delivery address of every piece of mail initiated by TCS. Although the USPS maintains a delivery point validation database and distributes it monthly, it was decided that a Pitney Bowes software package called Code1 would be utilized. The challenge for the Ista Soft Services and TCS team was to ensure that all 18 applications within TCS that allow for the addition or the maintenance of a subscribers address be updated to call the Code1 product to validate the address information.

Flat sequencing system

Ista Soft Services architectural staff reviewed the FSS pre-sort requirements and with their in-depth knowledge of the existing pre-sort system provided a detailed estimate of 3,200 hours. Having full confidence in Ista Soft Services, and a financial incentive to participate in the optional FSS period offered by the USPS, Time inc. approved the project. Ista Soft Services then constructed a team that consisted of Ista Soft Services onsite management staff, Ista Soft Services offsite developers and testers, and internal TCS employees.

Qualification

TCS entrusted Ista Soft Services to build this mission critical and industry leading application. Ista Soft Services designed and built the architecture for a user controlled rule based query qualification process. This process externalizes customer attributes in a DB2 database and allows the client to describe in “English” who they want to receive particular magazine efforts. The client defined “English” criteria are then transferred to the mainframe from the client application utilizing Sybase to DB2 replication. Once on the mainframe, a Query Builder process builds and executes dynamic queries to identify the recipients of the targeted magazine content. This application also allows the client to define a priority of efforts, number of efforts to be served, and evaluation order to be considered.

Reinsurance

Reinsurance is a complex part of the insurance industry where the insuring company takes sub insurance to protect their investments. The Reinsurance is a product developed to manage the various activities of reinsurance such as Facultative and Treaties easily. It caters to both proportional and non proportional, inward and outward, treaties and facultative investment.

Mainframe

Our expertise on the IBM mainframe platform means that we have a deep understanding of generations of mainframe technology and can provide services ranging from maintenance of legacy systems to development of mainframe Java applications on OMVS running on z-OS.

Mainframe

  • MVS/OMVS
  • COBAL
  • JCL
  • VSAM/DB2
  • CICS
  • RAD/EGL
  • JAVA

Our Mainframe expertise includes:

  • Design and Development of Applications
  • Web Enabling of Legacy Systems
  • Re-engineering of Applications
  • Maintenance, Enhancements and Production Support
  • Platform Migration and Porting
  • Consultancy and Management