Schwäbisch Hall Kreditservice AG

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

Published on 23 Apr 2014

Schwäbisch Hall Kreditservice AG

Computer Services

Deployment country

PKS Software GmbH


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.

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.

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


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

Rational ClearCase, Rational Developer for System z

Enterprise Modernization, Product & Systems Development, Middleware - Application Platform - DevOps, Middleware - Application Platform - DevOps for Enterprise Systems

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