The Tax and Revenue Department of New Mexico, a US State agency performed a migration from IDMS, a pre-relational database, to SQL Server. The migration to SQL Server increased productivity of all employees and enabled cost reduction. Anubex performed the migration entirely from its Antwerp, Belgium headquarters.
Following a thorough analysis, the New Mexico Taxation & Revenue Department (TRD) decided to standardise its database platform. The tax department experienced difficulties in the exploitation of data in their existing database, which contains historical information on taxpayers in New Mexico. The staff members responsible for maintenance and support of the IDMS Legacy application on an z/OS mainframe were all approaching retirement age.
Furthermore, costs were mounting. Jacque Geoffrion, administration manager for the TRD: ‘In the past, costs for system maintenance and support were always shared amongst the various government institutions. But one by one, the departments started to switch to various database environments. When we decided to migrate to an open system, we were the penultimate department still working with IDMS.’
After an extensive search for a suitable supplier, Jacque Geoffrion ended up at Anubex: ‘Compared to other firms in the same line of business, Anubex has a different approach. They were able to realise the fastest migration and with fewer risks, thanks to their specialised software applications and own methodology. And all at a competitive price. By responding to the project’s specific demands, Anubex was able to understand our current IDMS environment in no time.’
This collaboration received a great deal of positive response towards Anubex and the experience instilled a feeling of confidence for the future.
More information on the State of New Mexico can be found at www.newmexico.gov.