The challenge presented to SD Sharp was to develop a modern access point that would combine multiple legacy mainframe systems that the Banking Back Office Department could use to access and control data stored on various independent and autonomous vendor mainframes.Managing the challenge of mainframe restrictions
Due to their old design and complexity, the mainframes were not designed to allow external connectivity to their data. Making the data accessible was not the only challenge as each customer required a different set of rules and held different expectations for the functionality of the platform.Screen capturing via DDE technology
SD Sharp's solution was to use screen capture functionality and DDE commands to extract and navigate the dumb terminal applications.Providing a powerful and customizable queuing processor
The resulting application provided a queuing processor that allowed administrators to design their own unique work-flow that maintained the flexibility requirements of each customer. The platform maintains future flexibility by allowing plug-ins to interact with other parts of the system and react accordingly to the selected work-flow.With banks, downtime is a major constraint
SD Sharp was given a four hour window to execute this project. Within 2.5 hours the project was delivered with 100% success. The product is in use by most of the top 20 banks in the business district of London.