M Corp Successfully Completes Major Project for California Public Employees’ (CalPERS) Retirement System

M Corp has successfully completed a major project for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, migrating about 500 million records of data from a mainframe to a new database system.

CalPERS, the nation’s largest public pension fund, will be able to basically “mothball” the mainframe, generating a significant savings in maintenance and operation costs.

“This will allow CalPERS to decommission the mainframe,” said Shannon Alley, a project manager for M Corp and the nine-month project. “It’s really all about horsepower.”

M Corp’s six-member team used longtime partner ATERAS’ eavATP tool to migrate the data from the mainframe to a Windows interface that lives on an Oracle database. The result is an easy-to-use, effective and money-saving solution for CalPERS.

“We developed an excellent, seamless solution for CalPERS,” said Alex Castro, one of the three founding members of M Corp. “It will save CalPERS money and moves the data to a new database.”

CalPERS employees will only access the data on the Oracle database; its 1.6 million pension members will not be affected by the migration.

“It has the look and feel of the mainframe, there is no training needed for the end user,’ Ms. Alley said.

CalPERS employees will only access the data on the Oracle database; its 1.6 million pension members will not be affected by the migration.

The CalPERS’ project was a great hands-on experience for M Corp, one of the nation’s fastest-growing IT services firms during the past three years, according to Inc. magazine.

“There was a lot of complex code. We learned a lot,” she said. “I’d like to get another project like this.”

Decade-old M Corp continues to build its reputation as the industry leader in delivering structured and proven legacy modernization and analytics services through its established roadmaps and frameworks.

M Corp uses its fully developed and proven Legacy Roadmap and proprietary frameworks to execute complex legacy system conversion, migration and modernization projects. These frameworks are proven and documented methodologies and processes, resulting in consistent and low-risk solution approaches.

 “We’ve completed several high-profile projects, and we’re always ready to take on whatever projects come our way,” Castro said. “We’ve worked for some of the nation’s largest state agencies and some major corporations.”

 “We have the people and tools to tackle any project,” Castro said. “And with each project, like the recently completed effort for CalPERS, we further strengthen our skills and talents.”

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