In its day, when Image Sciences owned document publishing in the Insurance industry in the ’80s, it was hard to find an Insurance company not using DocuMerge. Well, a couple of decades later, from Image Sciences to Docucorp to Skywire to Oracle, DocuMerge is still out there but it’s supported life is now nearing its end.
Documerge for Windows and DocuMerge for AIX have been officially sunsetted. Time is now running out for DocuMerge for the Mainframe.
Why not stay with DocuMerge?
We hear that question all of the time. DocuMerge is a legacy publishing engine and the Mainframe version is rock solid. It does not have very many bells and whistles, but it gets the basic job done.
The problem you are going to have is support and compatibility with upgrades to your operating system, hardware and current environment. If you can afford to have your application potentially down for an extended period of time, your risk is low with keeping your DocuMerge application.
For most companies, that answer is NO.
DocuMerge also requires third-party products for forms creation and maintenance. These products are very old, antiquated and have also been sunsetted or no longer supported. Whether you are using Elixir, DocuWord, Print & Tag Commander or some other product to maintain your forms, you are currently experiencing the PAIN of maintaining a legacy application like DocuMerge.
NOW IS THE TIME!
Now is the time to plan and execute your migration from DocuMerge. Don’t wait until 2017, plan ahead and get the best solution and rates possible for converting or migrating DocuMerge. A typical migration of your first line of business or product from DocuMerge runs approximately 9 to 14 months from the start of the engagement. The more complicated and business rules you have in your VDR, the longer it takes. The supply of resources with the experience to migrate from DocuMerge is also not endless.
Docuconsulting can size up your conversion and migration effort quickly. We can perform a Discovery to get you what you need to make an informed decision on HOW to migrate DocuMerge, WHERE you can migrate to and HOW much it will cost you from a time and dollars perspective.
We know DocuMerge Well
Docuconsulting has experience converting or migrating DocuMerge to other solutions starting in the ’90s. We have HUNDREDS of conversions under our belt and can perform this one time event fast and cost effective. You can then focus your attention on your business and your new application.
Some of the things we bring to the table include.
- VDR analysis (COBOL, VB, PASCAL, ASSEMBLER, TRANSALL – We have seen it all)
- Utilities, tools and methodology to mine your VDR
- VDR conversion to a middleware application
- Conversion of your EDL – AFP, Metacode or PCL
- Seamless Tag conversions
- DTN and rulebase translation to a new publishing solution
- Dynamic font remapping
- Conditional Processing Tables
- Data conversion to XML or data vehicle of your choice
- Optimized XML to work with other publishing engines
- Post-processing support including sorting and print batches
- Recipient batch support
Just to name a few!
Docuconsulting has a proven methodology and track record of successful DocuMerge migrations.
Contact Docuconsulting today to find out how we can help!