Case Study: FordonsData Nordic AB

Case Study: FordonsData Nordic AB

FordonsData’s DMS is called Kobra II and is regarded as the most complete DMS for the Swedish automotive retail industry. It manages orders, planning, billing, spare parts, warranty, vehicle sales and renting, and accounting. The solution was COBOL-developed in the early 1990s and operates as a client/server model. In the last 30 years, the system has been under constant development, following the waterfall method, resulting in 5.5 million Lines of Code (LOC) in over 5,000 COBOL programs. Data is stored in over 1,000 ISAM files. FordonsData developed its own transaction processing monitor to handle the communication between the client and the server. Micro Focus Server Express and Net Express were used for COBOL development and deployment purposes.

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Why you use isam files and not a modern sql database?

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