Some customer have encountered performance issue when migrating an application from Server Express to Visual COBOL. So, rather than taking seconds to run, in Visual COBOL the same process may take up to 40 seconds.
The issue was determined to be within the licensing system for which there is a simple workaround until a permanent fix is made.
In the directory /var/microfocuslicensing/bin folder there is a file called ces.ini
Edit this file by adding the line: CacheCPULicenses=1