The only solution for quick and easy migration from IBM ASF and DCF
As IBM is no longer supporting Application Support Facility (ASF), organizations should carefully and urgently assess their options. IBM’s End of Support for ASF poses a challenge – but it is also an opportunity.
The only IBM recommended successor to ASF
DOPiXgrey is the only customer communication management (CCM) solution on the market that is capable of interpreting ASF logic and DCF code, providing a quick and easy migration from ASF/DCF and safeguarding much of your pre-existing investment in content and workflows. And the implementation of a modern and intelligently designed communication platform provides a multitude of new features that simplify the communications process and speed digital transformation.
Speed digital transformation
Manually migrating from an ASF/DCF environment to a modern CCM solution can take thousands of person-hours due to the need to create all new document templates with new logic and workflows. The testing phase is also typically long and arduous, resulting in a complete migration taking as long as 5-10 years.
Migrating to DOPiXgrey speeds digital transformation by enabling organizations to leverage existing IP while enhancing functionality and modernizing their IT infrastructure. A migration to DOPiXgrey can be completed in as little as 6 months (10-20x faster vs. manual migration).
Reduce compliance risk
IBM’s termination of ASF development and maintenance poses a significant compliance risk to organizations. With few specialists remaining to maintain the system, it is difficult and time-consuming to make changes to meet new legal regulations and requirements.
With Quadient DOPiXgrey, ASF administration specialists and document maintenance teams are able to leverage their existing knowledge, as it is a similar methodology but implemented in a state-of-the-art tool.
Improve operational efficiency and reduce costs
Today most core enterprise applications run on client-server systems, whereas ASF/DCF must be run on an IBM Mainframe. Migrating to DOPiXgrey allows organizations to modernize to a client-server IT landscape in a short timeframe. Moving away from a mainframe environment results in reduced operational costs related to mainframe hosting and enables organizations to eliminate related redundant systems/solutions.
If you want to learn more about DOPiXgrey, please also have a look on our short DOPiXgrey presentation video. Understand how we implement the migration technically and find out how we analyze the individual needs of your company to already implement some of your documents in a proof of concept with DOPiXgrey.
“From a technical point of view, DOPiX is the logical successor to IBM's Application Support Facility (ASF). With DOPiX it is possible to format DCF source code and create documents in all common output formats. Thus, DOPiX secures the investments companies made in their previous ASF environment. Beyond that, DOPiX has proven its performance and scalability [...] in numerous projects.”
Head of the Insurance Industry Division at IBM DACH
Migrate 10-20x faster with DOPiXgrey vs. manual migration