Our mission

We provide both advice and implementation support to help companies to maintain and advance their existing Information Technology Systems, without jeopardizing them, towards new, more secure and more efficient Systems through judicious use of New Technologies.

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Our services

Legacy modernization

Offer strategies to maximize and maintain your existing IT environments

Take advantage of SOA to increase functionalities and performance management

Improve stability and flexibility

Advise on the appropriate approach to managing the entire migration process

Strategy services

  • Process mapping
  • Modernization strategy
  • Portfolio analysis
  • Risk Analysis

Analysis services

  • Impact analysis
  • Application inventory
  • Business rules analysis
  • Data quality analysis
  • Test data management & automation

Innovative Solutions

Improving delivery to market by creating robust and sustained development activities

System integration carefully planned to work and communicate in a seamless way

Build professional applications to facilitate and enrich the user experience

Bring your business and distributed teams closer together

Modernization solutions

  • Programming language modernization
  • GUI and mobile enablement
  • SOA & Web services
  • Database modernization
  • Business rules extraction

Application support services

  • Application development & enhancement
  • Software upgrades
  • DB management
  • IT Continuity services
Legacy modernization
Innovative Solutions

Our strategy

Two major challenges (among others) to be tackled in the current ICT world

A
Obsolete programs

By 2017, 70%(*) of all the programs running in big companies will be considered as failing the cost-benefit outcomes according to the ICT industry standards

Although those legacy systems still provide some sort of satisfaction the overall costs will be higher for keeping them running

  • Potential data lost and related fix costs on the rise
  • Security breach are made more easy since users cannot expect automatic protection from new threats
  • Lacking competitive edge when compared to competitors with more up-to-date environments
  • Multiple layers of obsolete system interconnections bridged by years of programming shortcuts impair the ease of access and real-time tracking
  • Compatiblity and support are no longer given for granted when linking outdated data to newer systems
  • Suppliers are more demanding for maintenance by imposing cut-off dates
  • The number of ICT people with programming knowledge such as Cobol, PL1, Assembler, Algol, Powerbuilder decreases making the maintenance difficult and costly, not even considering their improvement or even expansion

(*) Gartner, “By 2016, the Impact of Cloud and Emergence of Postmodern ERP Will Relegate Highly Customized ERP Systems to “Legacy ‘Status'”, January 24, 2014

B
New technologies

As new technologies are taking the world over, every company has to face the day when the cost of maintaining a legacy system will tip the balance in favor of change.

The best approach to the keep-vs-change evaluation involves a cost analysis against business needs assessment along with a strategic planning.

A change brings improvement at three levels: Cost, Effectiveness and Simplification but is mired with complexity as it impacts business processes.

To evolve is a condition
to go from A to B
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Our customers

Banks
Banks

Bank companies are ICT companies. Every change has an IT impact. We offer local assistance to migrate existing applications to new technology.

Distribution
Distribution

GCT works on converting software towards a new technology without impact on the functionalities of this software

Industries
Industries

Industrial and manufacturing companies are looking to make their process more lean. This opens room for innovation. Mobility plays a role as well as migrating to new applications.

Insurances
Insurances

Insurance companies are supported in their day to day activities by performing IT departments. We provide support to maintain their legacy systems and managing their conversion.

Payroll service provider
Payroll service provider

Belgian social security changes very frequently. This means tough times for legacy modernization. GCT is assisting several social secretary companies in building the bridge towards future

Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceutical companies are subject to regulations and laws prescribed by the authorities. We provide high expertise for dealing with GxP projects.

Telecom
Telecom

Telecom companies are awaiting a big consolidation wave in Europe. We assist the customer in outsourcing by offering local knowledge and presence of existing systems.

Our profiles

Analyst-Developer
Analyst-Developer

Speak to the users to help define what their need is, then analyse and develop that need.

Business analyst
Business analyst

Understanding business needs, assessing the business impact of those changes, capturing, analysing and documenting needs and supporting the communication with stakeholders.

Functional analyst
Functional analyst

Gathering information through interviews with users, and studying the procedures and systems currently in place,then design computer systems to meet the needs.

It Architect
It Architect

Makes high-level design of the architecture and dictates technical standards, including coding standards, tools, or platforms.

Project Manager
Project Manager

Responsible for the delivery of the assigned project on time, within the Budget and with the expected quality following corporate methodology.

Technical analyst
Technical analyst

Analyze all business needs and recommend appropriate applications and technology

Tester
Tester

Conduct automated and manual tests to ensure the software fit the user’s needs and prevent software issues.

Our competencies

Languages

COBOL
PL/1
Assembler
C /C ++
Fortran
Natural ADABAS
RPG
JCL
Coldfusion
Powerbuilder

OS

OpenVMS
z/OS
OS400

Tools

File-Aid IMS
File-Aid DB2
File-Aid MVS
Spufi
Abend-Aid
Xpediter
Control-M
Beta92
TSO/ISPF
PIM
PSB
SAS

IDE

Net Express
RDz – IBM Rational
Developer for System z

Database

IMS/DLI
DB2
IDMS
NonStop SQL/MP

Mainframe

IBM MVS
UNISYS
AS400

Framework

PacBase
Coldbox

Join us

recruitment@gctconsulting.be
Phone Number: +32 2 880 00 90

Contacts

Brussels

GCT Consulting
92-94 Square Plasky
1030 Brussels

+32 2 880 00 90
info@gctconsulting.be

VAT BE 0541 566 044