Application Modernization

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We help businesses reap the benefits of the latest technologies while continuously modernizing the ecosystem.

Application Modernization

Legacy technologies turn out to be a barrier to nurturing digital growth, making modernization of applications imperative. The term refers to the process of maintaining the structure of existing legacy software but beefing up the infrastructure so that it can meet the current business requirements. The philosophy of application modernization revolves around three main pillars.

Application modernization must be capable of providing current and future roadmap needs. It needs to be a well thought out plan that facilitates the execution of upcoming projects of different complexities. The modernizing endeavors should curtail operational and maintenance costs associated with running a business as well as open up applications to more progressive capabilities.

Post modernization, the optimal structure of the applications should be flexible. They should be adaptable to accommodate changes and cost-effective to manage. Factoring in the technical requirements based on the direction of an enterprise helps understand the potential constraints and zero in on an application architecture for short- and long-term.

Any modernization needs to focus on putting in place an efficient and one-stop solution. A realistic estimation how the higher-value activities will be refocused once the project is complete will enable an enterprise modernize the application precisely to its needs. Uncovering of various complex metrics will help determine the efforts required to set up an application which has modern structures and the capacity to serve all sorts of future requirements.

Typical Challenges

Enterprises face a string of challenges while embarking upon legacy applications modernization.

Complexity in accessing the requirements

The project team has to identify and assess project complexity, taking into account multiple aspects of modernized platform along with the proposed tools and rules. They have to consider the type of projects that will be executed on the rejuvenated platform.

Lack of E2E view

You require 360-degree of the legacy platform as well as new infrastructure under consideration to map the shortcomings and the possible resolutions. When E2E visibility is missing, it curtails the ability to track and report the transactions, and all that happens in between.

Approvals and adaptations by various stakeholders

Humans and organizations alike have a deep-rooted resistance against change. They intrinsically prefer to do routine and familiar things, and feel stressed by any change in the existing plan. Sometimes, the project team themselves are resisting the change.

Our Approach

Application modernization requires us to draw a parallel between an enterprise’s future and its operational complexity. Our approach includes salient points such as:

Thorough understanding of the legacy system

Our subject matter experts conduct E2E analysis of the legacy, developing an in-depth understanding of it. We then figure out how the infrastructure can be improved while retaining its structure. Proper planning is important as the complete system cannot be overhauled in a single go.

Identifying the pain points and drawbacks

The next step is to zero in on the pain-points in the current application system, prioritize them, and then figure out how they can be modernized. We locate the aspects that need maximum attention; prioritize drawbacks by cost, benefits, and alternatives; and come up with a roadmap to modify the whole system.

Documentation of AS-IS processes and creation of TO-BE system landscape

Studying current state of an enterprise helps document and track processes, identify GAPs, optimize processes, and create TO-BE system landscape. This methodology helps create robust processes to efficiently and effectively meet business objectives, and transform your ecosystem to next level.

Convert business GAPs to requirements

GAP analysis is about comparing a project’s actual performance against the performance planned. It enables you to determine what actually delivered for you and what didn’t. You can now convert business GAPs to requirements, aiming to implement these during modernization process.

TO-BE state defined, discussed and agreed with relevant stakeholders

Stakeholder engagement is important when rethinking strategies and operations. We take relevant stakeholders into confidence before defining TO-BE state. Their continual participation helps companies better understand their aspirations and affect of operations on their long-term benefits.

Provide recommendation on a quantitative and qualitative scale

Constructive, measurable, and balanced recommendation on a quantitative and qualitative scale facilitate modernization optimally. Qualitative recommendations are based on verbal narrative like spoken or written data, while quantitative recommendations draw from logical or statistical observations.

What we roll out

Application modernization is about making old applications ‘new’ by replacing/updating infrastructure and capabilities. Our services include:

AS-IS and To-BE state definition

The documentation of the current situation, termed as the AS-IS procession mapping, portrays the present state of an enterprise’s process, , and capabilities, while the To-Be diagram chronicles the future state. This gives a clear picture how an organization will appear in the forthcoming days.

GAP analysis

A GAP analysis lays down a roadmap to plug the gaps that may have been identified earlier but couldn’t be worked upon because of limited capabilities of the system. It will address shortcomings of  the identified process to be working at desired level.

Recommendation for system selection

The recommendations report summarizes the key findings, acknowledges limitations, and makes recommendations for system selection regarding application modernization. What we prescribe depends on the hardcore technical requirements for the success of upcoming implementations and projected capabilities to meet various possible scenarios.

Implementation and program management

The final step is the implementation of recommendations and clinically executed program management. We execute modernization plan to reach pre-defined strategic goals. To ensure success, our team develops detailed execution plans and apply clear criteria.

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