Conversion is 100% of our business, and we do it expertly!

Setup a repeat conversion process with DISC.
Repeat Weekly / Monthly Conversions

Let DISC automate your weekly tape processing

DISC is adept at repetitive conversions and data distribution.  Automating conversions for top efficiency is what we do best.  Because we write our own tape handlers, we can efficiently perform operations our competitors find cumbersome, yielding greater efficiency and lower cost while improving quality control. 



Disc Interchange Service Company, Inc.
1984 - 2015

Disc Interchange Service Company, Inc., a Massachusetts corporation, will be closing on December 31, 2015, due to the Massachusetts Data Security Law, 201 CMR 17.00.
The new law prohibits us from receiving or shipping tapes or disks containing Personal Information on Massachusetts residents, and has wiped-out about 95% of our business. We are no longer accepting new customers.

We will be leaving this web site up for the technical articles it contains. We sincerely hope you find them useful.

For more information about the law and how it affected us, please see our page: The Massachusetts Data Security Law





Automated Transaction Processing:

DISC is especially efficient at automating the repeat-processing of transaction data, and this has become our primary business.  Our experience in automating the conversion process results in significantly lower cost, and excellent quality-control.  Data processing functions can be incorporated into the conversion process, and we can generate processing and Q.C. verification reports such as record counts, field totals, and other data summaries.

We process millions of records each month, including: invoices, statements, Medicaid claims, taxes, IRS files, CLEC call billing detail files, collections, hospital data, order fulfillment, real estate records, bank data, DOR reports, financial records, census data, RMV records, inventory data, and much more.  Is there data on a mainframe that you need in a PC format?

Weekly / Monthly Conversions:

If you receive data on mainframe media, such as 9-track, 3480, or 3590 tape, on a periodic basis (daily, weekly, monthly), that you need to use on your PC, we can write a custom program to convert it to meet your needs.  DISC can read hundreds of different tape and file formats and convert the data to the PC file type of your choice.  We can import the file into a database such as Access, or deliver it in the proper form for you to import into your application.  We can extract specific fields, select records, and reformat the data to your file specifications.  If the file contains multiple COBOL record types, we can split it into related PC tables.

Of course we perform all the common field conversions such as IBM Signed fields, comp-3 packed fields, and binary fields, but if you need the data altered, such as converting Julian dates to Gregorian dates, we can do that, too.  If you're working with a commercial program with a fixed import specification, DISC can reformat the data for that program.  The converted files can be delivered via email or ftp, or on CD, DVD, or floppy.

We have experience with hundreds of different files, and may already have written a program to convert your data, saving you programming costs.  It's standard procedure for us to generate summary and Q.C. reports of the processing, for cross verification of the data.  And our service is fast; we frequently process the data the day we receive the tapes.  Weekly processing generally costs between $4 and $60 per tape, depending on the volume of tapes per week, the amount of data, and the processing involved.  A common price for 5 tapes per week is about $20 per tape.

Data Distribution:

DISC has developed systems and procedures for distributing data to hundreds of separate clients from your single mainframe data file. You can give us your entire data base and we will generate a file for each of your clients, in the format they prefer, and email the file to them, or place it on our ftp server.  Large files can be written to CD and shipped directly to your clients.

Our experience with various computer and file formats allows you to deliver your data to your clients in the format they prefer, without writing dozens of conversion programs yourself.  Do you have data to distribute to multiple clients, in multiple formats?

Disc Interchange Service Company, Inc.
Media Conversion Specialists
15 Stony Brook Road
Westford, MA 01886

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