Caixa's CA Gen upgrade success

"CAIXA appreciated the expertise that Facet brought to the project to help us overcome the significant challenges we faced, ultimately leading to a successful outcome.”

Caixa Econômica Federal

Financial Services

  • Location: Brazil
  • Employees: 81,500
  • Revenue: USD$44bn

Founded in 1861,Caixa Econômica Federal is a Brazilian head-quartered bank and the biggest government-owned financial institution in Latin America. Caixa has more than 85 million accounts, with savings and investments over R$237 billion, and in excess of R$1.8 trillion under management.

Caixa had used CA Gen r6 for over 10 years without upgrading, and needed to move to CA Gen r8 to enable pending z/OS, DB2 and CICS upgrades. With over 55 major applications deployed, there was no way of knowing if the source code in CA Gen r6 corresponded with production systems.

CAIXA also had their CA Gen applications running in 3 separate encyclopedias on different mainframes in each of São Paulo, Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro.

Working closely with CA Technologies, Facet upgraded all Caixa’s CA Gen infrastructure and applications to r8. Critically, Facet was able to validate and resolve discrepancies between source and production. This ensured upgrades proceeded smoothly and there was no downtime for any of the applications.

All 55 applications at three mainframe sites were upgraded without disruption to ongoing business. Performance gains of 15% resulted in significant total cost of ownership reductions.

CA Gen is now integrated with CA Endevor to ensure robust configuration management during application delivery.

We help our customers

Deliver CA Gen upgrades

We have delivered dozens of CA Gen upgrades and have both the tools and expertise to reduce risk and completion time.

Provide CA Gen resources

We run our own CA Gen infrastructure and can provide on-demand capacity from our premises, or resources onsite with your team.

Convert your legacy code

Transform your application code into CA Gen code, therefore giving you all the benefits of using CA Gen without changing its function.

Move to new platforms

The commoditisation of infrastructure is offering new opportunities to lower operational costs. We help evaluate, plan and deliver these changes.

Share the knowledge

Our experience is not just to be kept to ourselves. We offer Training that fits the needs and experience of your internal teams.