CICS-Windows goes beyond the definition of multiple sessions manager, it is a true multiple windows manager for CICS. It allows you to conduct up to nine concurrent CICS sessions and open as many windows simultaneously on one screen. Each window is fully functional and compatible with every type of CICS application. The windows may be thought of as being mini-terminals in that all of the windows have the identical capabilities to the full screen. There is no need for any hardware changes. There is no need to modify any of your existing software. You will not notice any degradation to the system or the user response time. CICS-Windows is easy to learn and easy to use.
CICS-Windows increases productivity by having needed information simultaneously available on the same screen. You can have on your screen, all at the same time, application screens, help windows, menus, prior transactions, editors, notepads, and anything else that you may want to use.
CICS-Windows is very user friendly and easy to use. It operates with or without PF and/or PA keys. You have complete control over whichever application is currently selected, and you may easily move from one window to another, using only one keystroke.
In addition to the various user functions, CICS-Windows provides a performance enhancing feature to all CICS online users. CICS-Windows provides data compression to optimizes all terminal datastreams, whether they are using CICS-Windows or not. This data compression feature can provide as much as 60 percent improvement in the throughput of CICS transactions.