Leverage COBOL Outsourcing Services from Luvina Software

Luvina Software is one of the Vietnamese leading providers of COBOL applications development services for the Japanese market since 2004. We offer high-performance COBOL development, system migration, deployment, and COBOL maintenance services with comprehensive experience in various industries including Banking, Insurance, and Finance. 

Some of our COBOL Development highlights:

  • 18+ years of experience in COBOL development.
  • 50+ successful COBOL projects.
  • 80 in-house COBOL developers. 
  • COBOL developer’s hourly rates: $18 – $28. 

What is COBOL?

  • Cobol (Common Business-Oriented Language) is a powerful systematic language primarily used for developing business, finance, and administrative software that require high levels of security and data critical features.
  • Cobol is widely applied to data processing applications such as financial transactions, payroll execution, and ticket booking. It was the first popular language designed to be operating system-agnostic and is still in use in many business applications of big banks and corporations today.
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Our COBOL Development Services

Our dedicated COBOL developers provide cost-effective, high-quality support to help you meet your business goals.

COBOL Application Development

Our COBOL programmers develop, test, and deploy business applications in COBOL for different operating systems like Z/OS, IBMi, OpenVMS, Windows, Unix/Linux, etc. Our services include mission-critical applications and systems engineering, interface modernization, and all kind of COBOL software testing.

COBOL Migration and Maintenance

Our COBOL engineers have rich expertise in the whole COBOL Development Life Cycle. We help you update and maintain legacy COBOL software, or migrate to newer technologies. Our expertise includes all versions of COBOL, Java, .NET, SQL, and more. We also help migrate your COBOL applications to modern cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, or GCP.

Dedicated COBOL team

Our COBOL engineers have experience in a variety of industries including banking, finance, insurance, manufacturing, transportation, and more. Hire experts with experience in your industry’s regulations and standards, plus COBOL expertise will help you develop, maintain, and operate your COBOL applications at the highest quality and efficiency.

Why choose COBOL?

COBOL is a robust language that covers many business applications of the top fortune corporations. It is primarily used for developing business, finance, and administrative applications that require stability, high levels of security, and data critical features.

COBOL powers the financial industry.

COBOL supports legacy applications in the cloud.

COBOL supports ML-based tasks of deriving insights & predictions.

COBOL enables real-time analytics.

COBOL allows application modernization

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Our COBOL Techniques and Tools.

Check out the techniques and tools we use to develop, migrate, deploy, and maintain your COBOL business applications.



Oracle, IBM DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft SQL Server.


Visual COBOL, Net Express/Server Express, Enterprise Developer, Endevor, JCL, IMS, CICS, RACF, CA-View, CA7


Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform.

Typical COBOL Team Structure

Front-end engineers

Responsible for developing the visible part of the project, these professionals are the ones who code and test user interface elements and functionality whether they are desktop apps, mobile apps, or web-based apps.

Back-end engineers

These are the experts who take care of everything that happens on the server side of the COBOL software/applications. In other words, they focus on developing the business logic/workflow, and the background components, processing database records, calling external APIs, etc.

COBOL QA & Testing engineers

These professionals are in charge of the quality of the entire development lifecycle. They don’t just ensure that the COBOL software products are as bug-free as possible but also that the processes used to build them have optimal quality.

UX/UI designers

They are responsible for designing the Graphical User Interface ensuring that the user experience is intuitive, simple, and engaging.

DevOps engineers

Professionals that work with the developers on the team to better coordinate the development, operations, and testing efforts, using specialized DevOps processes and tools on Azure, AWS, or Google Cloud Platform.

Project managers

The leaders of the development team who initiate, plan, design, execute, and monitor the entire COBOL development process.

Business analysts:

They serve as bridges between the IT team and the business, evaluating processes, determining requirements, and offering suggestions and reports to executives.

Tech leads

Technical leaders direct the activities of both backend and frontend engineers for the COBOL development project. They designate and oversee the implementation of COBOL-related tech designs, define COBOL-based architecture and tools, and troubleshoot technical issues.


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  • COBOL Staff Augmentation
    Supplement of COBOL engineers to your established team for any particular timeframe
  • Time & Material (T&M)
    Pay only for the exact number of COBOL engineers you hire from us for a specific period. 
  • COBOL Dedicated Development Team
    Your own COBOL development team. 
  • COBOL Offshore Development Center (ODC)
    Your entire COBOL Development, Maintenance and Operations Subsidiary.

COBOL development project-based outsourcing

  • Fixed-price
    Get your project done with a fixed price regardless of complicated software project management.
  • Hybrid model
    Get a fixed-price value after defining all your detailed requirements by using a Time & Material contract.
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Our COBOL development process is extremely flexible. We compose an individual service set for each client, depending on the project stage, needs, and cooperation model.

Initial Meeting

The first step is to schedule an initial meeting so we can get to know each other and learn more about your COBOL development project.

Project Assessment & Proposal

Our team will assess your COBOL development project’s feasibility and scope, then create a proposal that outlines our approach, timeline, collaboration model, and cost estimation. This stage may involve a lot of work in Business Analyzing, system studying, high-level architectural designing, project planning & estimation, etc.

COBOL Development team setup

Once the proposal and contract are approved and signed, we set up an appropriate COBOL development team with the right skills and experience to kick off your project.

Development & QA

Our COBOL developers and testing engineers start coding and testing your software, making the required documentation according to the agreed timeline and budget.

Delivery & Deployment

After finishing the coding and passing all the tests and QA processes, we’ll deliver the project’s outcomes (the source code, compiled applications, test reports, project documentation, and other related assets).
We also deploy the COBOL software program to your production environment (your servers or cloud infrastructure like Azure or AWS) if you have requested it.

Warranty, Maintenance, Operation & Support.

With end-to-end COBOL-based software product development projects, Luvina warrants products on a contract basis. We also provide further services such as DevOps, Maintenance, Operation & Support.


Excellent And Stable Quality

Excellent and stable quality

Recognized by hundreds of Japanese clients since 2004.

Full Stack Services

Full stack services

Enable access to a “one-stop service” for all needs in COBOL Software Development.

Flexible Adaptable Team

Flexible & adaptable team

Free to choose the best working model and tech stacks from our COBOL developers pool.

Advanced Security IP Protection

Advanced security & IP protection

International standardized infrastructure fully equipped with advanced security systems and strict security control process to protect your IP.  

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Years of establishment and development



IT Talents

Satisfied clients



Software projects delivered

Success stories



We have collaborated with Luvina for more than 10 projects, from small projects of a few man-months to medium size projects of around 50 man-months. Luvina is devoted to training Vietnamese young developers with Luvina academy. They understand Japanese business customs and our IT market. They are well equipped in risk management and always deliver on time with satisfactory quality. Everyone I worked with was polite and sincere. Luvina is genuinely a reliable partner. I admire their teamwork.

Nakai Kingo

CEO & Head of Enterprise Solution Sojitz System

We have cooperated with Luvina in terms of software outsourcing since 2015. Since then, we’ve always considered Luvina as our strategic partner. Luvina has always gone the extra mile to support us overcome any difficulties in the process to ensure excellent quality in our software outsourcing process. We would like to combine the development method of Luvina & Cresco to further grow together in the future.

Atsushi Hirasawa – Director

Cresco Vietnam

Frequently Asked Questions about COBOL Development Services

COBOL is still widely used in applications deployed on mainframe computers, such as large-scale batch and transaction processing jobs.

Although COBOL’s age is over 60 years and the influence of modern programming languages now has made COBOL seem to be left behind. That however does not mean that COBOL has become useless. A lot of legacy code is still around in our world today and many companies still operate a number of COBOL programs and applications simply because they still work and it makes no economic sense to replace them with modern languages. Especially when the toolset of so many providers allows the interfacing of COBOL applications with modern languages.

Indeed, people who work with COBOL in 2022 say the demand is higher than ever due to the lack of HR resources in the field. 


COBOL is widely used by large corporations and financial institutions to handle huge processing volumes with ease. It is used in excels in government and fintech mainframes due to security and reliability though it requires security maintenance and innovation. The High portability reduces the need for re-compilation.

For applications written in COBOL, the cloud offers another platform for rapid deployment and modernization. Because COBOL is both adaptive and highly portable enabling, most COBOL systems can be re-deployed to a virtual or cloud platform with very little change. COBOL’s support for containers adds even greater portability for application development, testing, and deployment across a hybrid IT deployment.

An application written in the late 1960s using traditional ANSI 68 COBOL could be redeployed with little change to the cloud as of 2022. Switching to the cloud, however, can be a significant infrastructure project other than a development project.

Helping organizations modernize core COBOL systems to new platforms means helping plan and execute the technical, operational, and cultural elements of such a change. Typical challenges can include a lack of understanding of the effort required for testing and user acceptance. For any critical system, target platform deployments will require adequate testing and validation before being placed into production.

An additional challenge area may be the skills needed for an organization before and after the move. The skills needed to move the application from one platform to the next might be very different skills from those required for day-to-day operations. In both cases, experience in large-scale modernization projects helps identify the key technical and operational considerations during the planning phase.

Contact Luvina Software today to get a consultation about any of your COBOL development demands, from developing, migrating, and modernizing new business applications to testing, maintaining, operating, and support of your existing legacy systems.

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