However, outside Japan they have franchised their COBOL involvement and it is no longer a focus of their company.
Nevertheless, there is a wide user base for Fujitsu COBOL (both PowerCOBOL and NetCOBOL, and more recently, NetCOBOL for .Net, a CIL generating, fully object oriented COBOL compiler for .Net.)
PRIMA is more interested in salvaging legacy COBOL and moving to development in
newer .Net languages, so we have not invested in NetCOBOL for .Net, ourselves.
If you use our Migration Tools, there is no need to buy an expensive .Net COBOL compiler (Fujitsu's or anybody else's...), provided what you have already supports OO COBOL. (Both PowerCOBOL and NetCOBOL fully support OO COBOL, and you can distribute applications developed with these compilers without having to pay a Runtime Licensing fee.)
PRIMA's Fujitsu Projects Management tool is aimed at sites who have a number of
Fujitsu PowerCOBOL and/or NetCOBOL projects as the basis of their software. New releases of the software for
distribution to clients will require recompiling some or all of these projects. Our tool makes this very easy
because it lets you batch compile projects just by checking a list, which the tool prepares by recursing
through the folder structure you point it at, showing where your projects are stored.
Here are some of the reasons you might find this tool useful: