|A client that was in the process of installing a new installment loan system. As a result of this effort, they needed to have customer media (statements and notices) developed for the new system. The client wanted to use IBM's Advanced Function Printing product (AFP) so that the design was not limited by the mainframe's legacy printing capabilities. AFP allows the use of overlays, multiple fonts and formatting such as bolding and italics. This was a high-visibility project due to the potential of "customer impact".
||First we identified the modifications that would need to be made to the installment loan system's billing and notice programs to extract the data needed for the customer media. Next, we developed specifications for COBOL modifications and AFP components. The project was then coded, tested and implemented. We fulfilled the client's needs by providing resources who were experts in a specialized technology.