Mainframe Software Documentation

Successful COBOL and PL/1 software documentation

Sysparency supports the software documentation of your COBOL and PL/1 applications by analyzing the current software processes and generates a transparent and understandable representation of your business processes from the previous black box.


Sysparency is a scientifically developed software product that analyzes complex software systems and extracts the technical logic and functionalities and displays them both graphically in the form of processes and in textual form. The business decisions are prepared as decision tables and formulas so that both the department and the management can understand decisions made by the software. Understandable business processes and workflows are the basis for the possible replacement of your IT applications or for the further development of your existing applications.

Sysparency to analyze your COBOL and PL/1 processes

We are the only company in the world to document software according to the functionality and usage behavior. This means that the documentation is readable and understandable not only for software developers but also for departments, management and external auditors. The result of our software documentation guides you independently through the software functionalities. It starts with the usual user input and all masks and pages of an application are presented graphically for the reader. With this procedure, the exact current status can be analyzed and documented.

"For years we had been looking for a functioning continuous software documentation solution. Sysparency is the solution "
Software development manager


Business and social decisions in our digitized world are increasingly being made by software algorithms. These decisions must be comprehensible for managers, employees and all participants in our society. Only a fully automated documentation and processing of software algorithms enables this transparency of technical decisions and programmed logic. An adaptive mode of presentation enables the different target groups to understand the decisions and to draw their conclusions from them. Decisions can be represented by mathematical formulas, decision tables or graphic processes. Depending on the application, different methods and display modes are relevant.

Business process exploration

Identify possible efficiency potentials of your existing specialist applications.
business process exploration

Challenges in COBOL and PL/1 applications

IT modernization

63% of companies with COBOL and PL/I prefer IT modernization rather then replacement

lack of resources

Enormous lack of experienced developers for these programming languages

Loss of know-how

Employees with the wealth of experience are increasingly retiring or dying

Clumsy implementation

Modernization is very cumbersome because there are hardly any skilled workers


Documentation of the
Program codes

Automatic documentation of the software source code.

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Functionality as
math formulas

Calculating functionality is represented as mathematical formulas.

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Fulfillment of

Critical software and algorithms must be documented.

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From user input
to data storage

We document software according to how it works.

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Understandable variables and functionality

The terms of the masks are mapped to variable names.

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Long term
quality control

Increase the performance of your software development by over 30%.

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