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.

IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS compiler provides:

Increased return on hardware and middleware investmentsNew application modernization capabilitiesImproved productivity with new usability featuresCompatibility with previous System z COBOL releasesA free 90-day trial version

Enterprise COBOL for z/OS resources

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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6.1 Release

5.2 Release

5.1.1 Release

5.1 Release

4.2 Release

4.1 Release

3.4 Release

IBM Enterprise COBOL for z/OS V6.1 enhancements include:


Increased compiler capacity

New and enhanced compiler options

Addition of ISO COBOL 2002 features

COBOL runtime and product-related enhancements

Trial version of the latest release of Enterprise COBOL for z/OS

Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS has been designed for developers to test and evaluate the value of upgrading to the latest version of Enterprise COBOL for z/OS. This trial version has the same functionality as Enterprise COBOL for z/OS, as well as the same hardware and software pre-requisites. There are no imposed restrictions in functionality and performance. The only difference is that Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial can only be used in non-production environments.

Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS includes:

Alternatively, you can work with your IBM representative (or IBM Business Partner) using the traditional IBM ordering process.

Enterprise COBOL Developer Trial for z/OS resources

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