Schwäbisch Hall Kreditservice AG

IBM Rational software helps modernize applications and close upcoming IT staffing gaps

Published on 23 Apr 2014

Customer
Schwäbisch Hall Kreditservice AG

Industry
Computer Services

Deployment country
Germany

Partner
PKS Software GmbH

Overview

Schwäbisch Hall Kreditservice AG (SHKS) is the IT service provider for Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall (BSH), a contractual savings for housing company founded in 1931. SHKS is a wholly owned subsidiary of BSH, which is the market leader in the German savings and mortgage market. SHKS is responsible for developing and implementing the processes, IT systems and data center operations for BSH.

Business need
Schwäbisch Hall Kreditservice AG (SHKS) needed to modernize its aging applications so it would be easier to find the IT skills needed to maintain them in coming years.

Solution
Using IBM® Rational® software, developers rewrote many applications to a Java or web front end that interacted with valuable existing and new COBOL back-end systems.

Benefits
SHKS expects to more easily replace the staff members who have specialized skills, preserving competitiveness and market momentum.

Components

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software
Rational ClearCase, Rational Developer for System z

Solution
Enterprise Modernization,

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