Gen Services


Our expertise

We have been involved in a wide range of Gen Services projects, including:

Web enablement delivery

Facet have successfully helped our Clients deploy both new and existing Gen application functions to the web - we can help you too!

Technical consulting

Our close partnership with Broadcom along with many decades of expertise, means we have a deep knowledge of Gen's workings and opportunities.

Development process reviews

External reviews can often identify alternate methods or best practices that can be applied to improve time to market, increase quality, or enable teams to work more cohesively together.

Application architecture advice

Facet provide expert level advice on current and target architectures, and develop roadmaps to incrementally move to your required target architecture.

Platform migration

Some customers - especially those on small mainframes - are able to leverage Gen's alternate technology platform capability to redeploy existing applications onto new infrastructure; find out how we can help you explore this.

Encyclopedia tuning/migration

A smoothly operating Gen Encyclopedia is critical to efficient and effective Gen development teams; Facet can review and tune Encyclopedia setups, and where applicable, move Clients onto a lower cost CSE.

Gen resourcing

We can provide additional resources for unusual projects where you need new skills, or new projects where you need extra helping hands.

Facet operate a full set of Gen infrastructure and can undertake project work from our offices, delivered remotely, anywhere in the world.

Many of our customers prefer additional Gen developers working onsite alongside their teams and we offer this type of resourcing as well.


We help our customers

Deliver Gen upgrades

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

Provide Gen resources

We can provide Consulting reviews for application performance, DevOps processes and architectural options as well as onsite or offsite developer resources.

Modernise your applications

Use automated refactoring tools to consolidate disparate data sources (eg VSAM->DB2) and simplify and expose existing COBOL codebases.

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.