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FUJITSU Software NetCOBOL Features and Benefits

Futures and Benefits

Futures and Benefits

NetCOBOL for Windows

Fujitsu NetCOBOL® for Windows® is a COBOL compiler and development environment that lets you create standalone COBOL applications and/or COBOL components for use with Windows®. The NetCOBOL Project Manager provides an editor, compiler (NetCOBOL), interactive debugger, execution environment and other supporting tools for easy use. Separate products are available to support the generation of 32-bit and 64-bit code.

Benefits of NetCOBOL for Windows

  • No COBOL runtime license fees
  • Supports native 32-bit code (NetCOBOL for Windows®) or 64-bit code (NetCOBOL for Windows® x64)
  • Standards compliant (Full ANSI Standard COBOL X3.23 1985)
  • Compatible with VS COBOL II and OS/VS COBOL
  • Verified support of Oracle and Pro*COBOL
  • Converts data between COBOL data files and XML
  • Provides Web Application Wizard for creating Web applications
  • Full-function GUI COBOL Integrated Development Environment (Edit, Compile and Debug)
  • Provides UTF-32 support; encoding from UTF-32 can now be used
  • Support for COBOL Resource Projects, which are used for management of library and descriptor files in NetCOBOL Studio
  • Support for COBOL Solution Projects, which are used for management of multiple projects in NetCOBOL Studio
  • Adds a project configuration conversion capability, which converts to previous version Project Manager projects from NetCOBOL for Windows v10.1 and earlier to NetCOBOL Studio


  • NetCOBOL for .NET Web Server Compiler Edition
  • NetCOBOL for .NET Enterprise Edition
  • NetCOBOL for .NET Universal Edition ( .NET Enterprise Edition + Windows Enterprise Edition)

The Fujitsu NetCOBOL® for .NET COBOL compiler enables access to the latest web technologies. COBOL applications can easily integrate with Internet XML Web Services and ASP.NET applications. The NetCOBOL for .NET compiler produces Microsoft's® Intermediate Language (MSIL) that executes under the Common Language Runtime (CLR). This language-neutral, platform-independent environment allows the use of modern languages like C# and VB.NET on any .NET-compatible hardware and in the Windows® Azure™ cloud.

With NetCOBOL for .NET, there is no additional charge for distributing applications created using NetCOBOL (not available in Japan). By removing runtime fees for good, it's possible to drastically cut cost and eliminate administrative headaches.

Benefits of NetCOBOL for .NET

  • No COBOL runtime license fees
  • Easy integration with Microsoft .NET and Microsoft's® Visual Studio
  • Compatible with Windows® Azure™ cloud computing
  • Faster application development and maintenance
  • Access to COBOL programs with other programming languages (VB and C#)

Secure Mainframe in the Cloud with No Worries – Windows® Azure™

Don't waste money on hardware you don't need. With Windows® Azure™, your system will automatically grow to meet the needs of fluctuating business cycles. You won't pay for servers to sit idle. IT costs will shrink thanks to included support and data redundancy. The transition from the Windows® .NET Framework to Windows Azure is fast and easy. Once COBOL applications are running in .NET, they can be moved to Windows® Azure™ without modifications.

NetCOBOL runs natively on Windows® Azure™ without emulation, allowing COBOL to interact with modern cloud-compatible languages. With NetCOBOL, existing functionality is preserved while taking total advantage of the cloud. With Windows® Azure™, data is automatically backed up and duplicated across secure servers worldwide. There simply isn't a more secure platform. We can also help you setup private or hybrid clouds for ultimate privacy and security. In Azure™, Microsoft® enterprise services like Exchange, SharePoint and Dynamics are managed by Microsoft® experts. Servers are monitored 24 hours a day and maintained by IT personnel. Your system will just work – without a big investment in IT staff.

NetCOBOL for Linux

Fujitsu NetCOBOL® for Linux x64 brings the reliability of NetCOBOL for Windows® to the Linux environment. It can be used to create 64-bit server applications or applications that need the power of COBOL's business logic. Enabling COBOL applications to interoperate with modern programming languages enables the creation of a flexible, future-proof enterprise system.

  • No COBOL runtime fees
  • Highest performance and reliability
  • Generates native code for 64-bit Linux on Intel architecture machines
  • Standards compliant (COBOL 85, 89 addendum)
  • Verified support of Oracle and Pro*COBOL
  • Integrates easily with other programming languages
  • Supports Unicode and multi-threaded execution

NetCOBOL for Solaris

Fujitsu NetCOBOL® for Solaris is a complete COBOL development suite – compiler, runtime libraries and debug tool. The highly optimized code produced by NetCOBOL provides the basis for fast, mission-critical business systems on SPARC (Solaris) Architecture workstations.

  • No COBOL runtime license fees
  • Takes advantage of extensive multi-vendor database support (SQL access to Oracle and Sybase)
  • Maintains compatibility with existing code based on support for popular vendor extensions (IBM and Micro Focus) and compliance with ANSI and ISO standards
  • Full COBOL85 syntax
  • Verified support of Oracle and Pro*COBOL
  • Creates Web applications using either CGI or SAF subroutines
  • Supports Unicode data
  • Supports 64-bit file access for large files under Solaris


Purchasing NetCOBOL Products

To purchase NetCOBOL products or discuss the products further, please click the image to send an email to the NetCOBOL Team.
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Contacting the Application Modernization Team

To contact us regarding migration to NetCOBOL, please click the image below to send an email to the Application Modernization Team.
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