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Sr. Solution Architect or Program Manager at a financial services firm
Aug 07 2016

What is most valuable?

1) It is a transaction based processing systems, 2) Excellent online system, 3) Provides opportunities to design secure, robust, well responding online transactions that… more»

How has it helped my organization?

In one word, it provides way for trained business users such as Healthcare Company Users to enter large amount of data, invoke functions, achieve results with a quick turn… more»

What needs improvement?

CICS needs tools like SDF, IEF, Cool Gen, Advantage Gen to better design screens, dialog flows. Need a way to provide internet type of solutions.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I was not involved with this. But our CTOs would get involved with pricing, licensing and the pricing, licensing would support a large user base.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No. We have been using CICS from the beginning. Do not know if any other solution was being used by the company.

What other advice do I have?

CICS is a good solution for online transaction processing. CICS web services along with backbones such as ESB, MQs along with other web services (for web applications)… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

CTO teams would have actively evaluated many other products in the market. Fact that CICS has stood the test for 35+ yrs and provided results in the market is a proof that… more»

What is IBM CICS?

IBM CICS is a set of enterprise application servers with exceptional transactional performance and connectivity for mission-critical transactions. CICS applications are written in a wealth of languages, from Java to COBOL – all hosted in a highly scalable and secure environment.
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IBM CICS customers
Equens, EVRY, HSBC Bank Argentina, Garanti Bank, HDI-Gerling