Enable your COBOL applications to exploit the latest z/Architecture

The IBM® Enterprise COBOL for z/OS® compiler exploits the latest z/Architecture® to maximize hardware utilization and improve your application performance. The compiler also helps you integrate COBOL and web-based business processes with web services, JSON, XML, Java and COBOL applications. It provides both XML and Java interoperability, including flexibility and control of the XML-generated documents.

Increased return on hardware and middleware investments

New application modernization capabilities

Improved productivity with new usability features

Compatibility with previous System z COBOL releases

Enterprise COBOL for z/OS resources

Enterprise COBOL for z/OS

Enable your COBOL applications to exploit the latest z/Architecture

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Always up-to-date system requirement reports can be dynamically generated using the Software Product Compatibility Reports (SPCR) tool.

For your convenience, the tabs below identify the supported releases of Enterprise COBOL for z/OS from which you can select detailed system requirement reports for different contexts (by Operating System, by component). Note that clicking a link will always generate a new, up-to-date report.

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5.1.1 Release



5.1 Release



4.2 Release



4.1 Release



3.4 Release



V5.2 compiler enhancements

IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V5.2 enhancements include:

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Exploitation of the latest z/Architecture and performance optimization of COBOL applications

New and enhanced options

Addition of ISO COBOL 2002 features

COBOL runtime and product-related enhancements

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