Legacy Systems Transformation
Legacy systems transformations usually happen every 10 years. Our practice shows that software systems have a lifecycle that is even shorter at about 7 years. Essentially a legacy system’s transformation frees your business from experiencing scalability and operations issues and enables your company to add critical business functionality quickly.
The importance of legacy systems transformation. Why should you modernize your legacy systems?
Legacy or non-performing applications will jeopardize your operations when least expected. Procrastination is everything but your friend. Be wise to prepare upfront and align the corporate IT landscape for new industry realities.
Eight signs that you might need to undertake a legacy systems transformation:
When should you consider a legacy system’s transformation?
- When a system limitation to grow causes you to struggle to keep up with what your competitors already offer.
- When your operational costs are extremely high and especially when they surpass the business benefits.
- When your business has changed drastically and the current systems don’t cover a large part of your current needs.
- When you have issues maintaining expertise about your systems.
- When you experience constant interruptions and slow performance of business-critical systems.
- When you want to be an innovative market leader, as opposed to struggling with the foundations of your business processes.
What to expect after modernizing your legacy system?
The process – how do we transform legacy systems?
1. We will start with carefully evaluating your current legacy system from a technical perspective.
2. We will take a look at your data needs and processes.
3. Following these activities, we will also take a business perspective and review all reasons why you need and want the transformation.
4. Finally we will make the decision together.
We can help you with complete system transformation: architectural, technology, security, functional, etc. in the following domains:
- Building a replacement software system from scratch
- Reengineering existing applications for cloud-based and hybrid infrastructure
- Migrating legacy applications to modern environments
- Test and validation against the new software imperatives
- Performance optimizations of legacy systems
- Using hybrid models of operations with legacy system optimization and a new system