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COBOL Development

The Micro Focus COBOL Solution

Industry leading COBOL development and deployment tools for Windows, UNIX, and Linux.


Micro Focus has been the market leader and provider of distributed COBOL development tooling for nearly 40 years. Our comprehensive COBOL portfolio includes our next generation technology, Visual COBOL, our classic COBOL product offerings Net Express, Server Express, ACUCOBOL-GT, and RM/COBOL solutions as well as complementary solutions for COBOL application analysis and COBOL data file modernization.

COBOL Development Products

Visual COBOL

  • Visual COBOL is the next generation solution for COBOL application development and deployment. This unique technology allows COBOL and modern language developers to modernize COBOL systems using Visual Studio and Eclipse as well as deploy COBOL applications and services to new platforms, including .NET, JVM, Docker and the cloud. Visual COBOL is the first choice for all new organizations coming to the Micro Focus COBOL platform.
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COBOL Analyzer

  • COBOL Analyzer provides analysis, intelligence, and reporting tools designed for Micro Focus COBOL applications. It enables developers, analysts, and executives to achieve a deeper understanding of their application portfolio providing both business and technical insight. For ISVs or corporations, this solution delivers actionable insight to quickly identify, prioritize, implement, and document application change activities.
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  • For the existing ACUCOBOL community, the extend product suite provides software solutions to maintain and modernize ACUCOBOL applications across more than 600 deployment platforms.
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  • For the existing RM/COBOL community, RM/COBOL is a stable, high performance COBOL platform providing a familiar environment for developers to maintain and improve RM/COBOL applications.
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Net Express/Server Express

  • Net Express (for Windows) and Server Express (for Linux and UNIX) have been the trusted and proven choice for distributed COBOL application development for nearly 20 years. These classic tools enable COBOL developers to build and maintain enterprise applications.
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  • COBOL-IT is an efficient, open-source based COBOL compiler and runtime system, available for Windows and Linux. With modern development tools based around Eclipse and Enterprise support delivered by the industry experts in COBOL, COBOL-IT is the only credible open source COBOL provider for Enterprise applications.
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