Our approach to updating your legacy systems
Is it time to update you legacy systems?
Legacy systems are outdated systems, software or technology that are still being used despite new systems being available. They present challenges for business that rely on them because they’re often no longer being actively developed or supported, which leaves them with limited functionality and at risk of failure. Despite this, many businesses use legacy systems because of the disruption involved in replacing them and migrating to a new system.
With over 25 years’ experience in developing custom software and modernising legacy systems, Software Solved can rebuild your systems and migrate your data for a smooth transition and minimal disruption.
Are you operating legacy systems and encountering business critical issues? We’ve helped countless number of companies and organisations update their systems.
With issues deriving from functionality, architecture and technology, the move to update needs to be business driven and methodical whilst reducing your exposure to risk and minimising the cost and impact to the company.
Top reasons for updating legacy systems; which one is you?
We have legacy systems that need attention...
We're looking to update on an incremental basis...
The tech our systems use is outdated...
What's the problem?
- Struggling to access data?
- Unable to integrate with new systems and tech?
- Inefficient processes?
- Unstable systems?
- Worried about increased security risks?
- Lack of system knowledge in the business?
Many of these issues will be familiar. With digital transformation in the ascendance, there is an urgent need to modernise where legacy systems are forming an obstacle to the performance of some businesses; initiatives and processes that can’t be executed because the system is too outdated; new services and applications can’t be implemented because of legacy systems and software.
What's the answer?
So, do you rip out the system and start again? It sounds inviting. It’s not. It’s:
Unfortunately modernisation isn’t a ‘one size fits all’; there are a host of approaches dependent upon system architecture, tech and functionality. There may be a need to rehost, re-platform or replace, which will determine the approach taken, and each some with different risks, effects, costs and issues to consider.
Instead, time needs to be spent choosing the right solution for your business; building a roadmap that your leadership team all have a say in, by understanding what problem is being addressed a specific and appropriate solution can be provided.
Design & Develop
Deploy and Review
Rather than ripping out all the architecture and starting again, we suggest a business driven approach, methodical and incremental approach. Identifying what needs to be addressed by looking at what is currently important for the business.
By using an incremental approach it also means value is released to the business much more quickly and on a regular basis. By implementing changes in this manner, enabling you to still maintain and work with your existing platforms, it solves the problem whilst minimising the risk, cost and impact on the company.
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