General Availability Announcement for CA Datacom CICS Services for z/OS Version 15.0

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To:           CA Datacom Customers

From:      The CA Technologies CA Datacom Product Team

Subject:   General Availability Announcement for CA Datacom CICS

                 Services for z/OS Version 15.0


On behalf of CA Technologies, we appreciate your business and the opportunity to provide you with high-quality, innovative software and services.  As part of our ongoing commitment to customer success, we regularly release updated versions of our products. Today, we are pleased to announce that CA Datacom CICS Services for z/OS Version 15.0 is now available.


New features for CA Datacom CICS Services Version 15.0 include:


  • CICSPlex Support in DBEC/DBEX. CA Datacom CICS Services Version 15.0 will allow you to add the CICSPlex name to the DBCVTPR startup assembly to enhance the CICS services control transactions DBEC and DBEX. This enhancement adds the qualifiers PLEX and SCOPE to the DBEC/DBEX transactions allowing you to tailor these displays according your CICSPlex environment. 
  • JAVA Interface to CA Datacom MUF. CA Datacom CICS Services Version 15.0 provides the ability for a JAVA program executing in CICS to communicate with the CA Datacom Multi-User Facility (MUF). This interface includes a direct RAAT (record-at-a-time) interface to MUF as well as a JDBC connection through the CA Datacom Server component.  A limited-use CA Datacom Server license is available for all CA Datacom/DB customers with Version 14.0 and above. This limited use Server implementation will support the JDBC connection provided in CICS Services Version 15.0.
  • Additional Ease of Use. CA Datacom CICS Services Version 15.0 includes additional ease of use features such as SYSID masking for DBEC/DBEX, and support for SKPSYNC processing for legacy applications needing CA Datacom COMIT/ROLLBACK command support outside of CICS Synchpoint.


We also encourage you to visit the CA Datacom product information page on the CA Support Online website at for more information.  Please refer to the CA Datacom CICS Services Release Notes for a complete list of the enhancements and benefits for this release.


You can download your copy of CA Datacom CICS Services product from CA Support Online If you have any questions or require assistance contact CA Customer Care online at where you can submit an online request using the Customer Care web form: You can also call CA Customer Care at +1-800-225-5224 in North America or see for the local number in your country.


Should you need any assistance in understanding these new features, or implementing this latest release, our CA Services experts can help.  For more information on CA Services and how you can leverage our expertise, please visit   To connect, learn and share with other customers, join and participate in our CA Datacom CA Community at


To review CA Support lifecycle policies, please review the CA Support Policy and Terms located at:

Thank you again for your business.