Restaurant Chain Selects Veryant to Modernize POS Application

isCOBOL Technology Will Bridge the Gap between Legacy and New Applications

PHOENIX--()--Veryant, the COBOL and Java technology innovator, today announced that Donatos Pizzeria LLC, a quick-service pizza restaurant chain with nearly 200 restaurants in six midwestern and southern states, will use the isCOBOL Application Platform Suite (APS) to modernize its COBOL-based point-of-sale (POS) system and move to a Java-based thin client platform.

After conducting several pilot projects with commercial, off-the-shelf software packages that did not adapt easily to the company’s specialized needs, Donatos learned of isCOBOL APS from Veryant. isCOBOL technology protects and extends valuable application assets by blending the optimized, business-oriented nature of COBOL with the openness, portability, and power of the Java platform, without requiring businesses to retrain staff or rewrite code. This was exactly the type of solution the company needed.

Donatos, which started in 1963 with one pizza shop in Ohio, devised a phased strategy to move from its legacy COBOL application to a new Java-based system. Currently, Donatos uses RM/COBOL and runs its POS system on Linux-based servers, with 10-12 terminals per store. First, Donatos will move the application to the isCOBOL platform, and provide ISAM file access to the Java programs. Then, Donatos will migrate its ISAM files to a relational database.

With isCOBOL APS as the bridge between the old and new, Donatos can minimize the impact of the migration by allowing users to continue using a familiar application. It will also provide the flexibility and freedom necessary to execute the transition plan on the company’s timetable. The new system will present a modern GUI interface, but will still preserve the company’s application investments and allow the old and new systems to access the same ISAM data files.

This plan eliminates an abrupt transition and permits deployment of POS terminals that will display the legacy applications alongside the newly designed GUI interface.

About Veryant

With an extensive COBOL and Java heritage, Veryant delivers software that optimizes IT resources, improves business performance, and revitalizes programming resources. Whether your business is extending applications with new user interfaces, evolving existing applications through SOA, or improving quality and distribution processes, Veryant's expertise and innovative products will increase the productivity of your applications. Veryant is headquartered in Phoenix, with offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.veryant.com.

About Donatos Pizza

Donatos Pizza, founded in 1963 by Jim Grote, is family-owned and operated, and headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. The creator of Edge-to-Edge® pizza, Donatos Pizza is recognized as the gold standard in pizza, using only the freshest ingredients and highest food and safety standards to create delicious, quality products that are all trans-fat free. Donatos and its franchise partners operate more than 175 stores in six states. Additionally, Donatos operates more than 100 Take & Bake kiosks in Kroger stores and offers products at 18 entertainment and sports venues. For more information on Donatos Pizza, visit www.donatos.com.

Contacts

Veryant
Sue Myers, 978-369-6336
pr@veryant.com

Contacts

Veryant
Sue Myers, 978-369-6336
pr@veryant.com