IBM has announced that it plans to acquire EZ Legacy (EZSource), an Israel-based application discovery company, to help developers quickly and easily understand and change mainframe code based on data displayed on a dashboard.

“By adding EZSource’s technology to our enterprise DevOps and API management offerings, we are making it easier and faster for developers to modernize key applications that previously were manually intensive and many times required specialized skills,” said Ross A. Mauri, general manager, IBM z Systems.

EZSource was founded in 2003. It is a leader in enterprise application understanding and management with offices in Israel, UK, US, Switzerland, Japan and Romania.

EZSource says it has more than 40 clients worldwide including ING Life, Maybank and 7-Eleven.

Today’s applications can be made up of millions of lines of code, and to update this code can take days or weeks. EZSource provides a visual dashboard to quickly and easily show developers which applications have changed to ease the process of modernizing applications, exposing APIs and more efficiently leveraging development resources.

 “IBM’s long-term commitment to delivering enterprise infrastructure solutions has underpinned our success over the past decade in helping mainframe users generate more value from their applications,” said Eran Tirer, CEO, EZSource. “Our focused technology combined with IBM’s global reach will help more clients than ever optimize the value of their enterprise systems.”

Financial terms of the deal were not released.