Many organizations are experiencing difficulties with application understanding, maintenance, and enhancement that is caused by the "newness" of their technical teams and the lack of up-to-date documentation regarding applications, especially those in legacy environment. Many have seen the "original design team" or "everyone that knew that system" move ahead to management, to other technologies, or to retirement. Identifying the source of production problems is often a week-long battle, when it once was a matter of minutes or hours.
The Enterprise Application Viewer (eav®) propels any organization into a state of fast problem resolution, accurate impact analysis, and complete up-to-date application documentation, regardless of how team members have come and gone. eav provides both business and technical teams with instant insight into application flow, cross-program or intra-program flow, and even field-level usage across the entire enterprise.
eav is a complete analytical team within a single tool. It provides both application and business teams with the ability to quickly understand and follow the logic within applications, between applications, and within programs. IT teams no longer need technical specialists for each application. A core team of programmers and analysts can debug, maintain, and enhance multiple complex applications within any environment.
It is also possible to predict the impact of specific changes using the integrated right-click tools and reach documentation compliance by using the numerous reports generated by eav.
eav takes the guesswork out of enhancement planning. Both business and technical analysts have full visibility into complex legacy applications, and can predict the impact of specific changes across the environment. Business Rules are visible and easy to analyze. Entire teams can become knowledgeable about any set of applications, eliminating the risk associated with a reduced or retiring technical staff.
Customers can visualize the impact of a change and predict its outcome with only minutes of effort. Modern systems has created two short videos to demonstrate the use of the impact analysis and code path features within eav.
With eav, IT teams are armed with a suite of tools to quickly change, enhance, and expand the portfolio through better application understanding to meet modern business demands, increase market potential, and answer the ever-changing needs of customers. With eav, change is faster, simpler, and safer.
The Modern Systems Enterprise Application Viewer automatically updates its documentation repository every time that a production program changes, whether the change is made on the mainframe or in a network environment. With eav, all program and application documentation is always up-to-date without any effort from the team.
Unique in the application understanding and documentation space, eav's printed documentation can stand alone to fully document any program and its relationship to all other program artifacts. With eav's graphical workbenches, documentation and application research is completely interactive.
The Reports section also provides a collection of reports on the data that has been imported into eav. Referred to as Global Reports, they encompass the Repository, Object, and Entity aspects of eav.