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Intertech Legacy Software Modernization

Legacy Software Conversion, Rewriting, and Adaption

 

Converting, rewriting, or adapting of outdated software to current programming languages, libraries, protocols, and platforms is one of Intertech’s specialties. Let Intertech experts help you evaluate your system and determine if it should be kept, extended, or replaced based on your business goals and enterprise-level needs. The advantages of a modernized system are clear.

 

Quality People > Scalable Resources > Better Business Solution!

Achieve Business Growth and Competitiveness Through Legacy Modernization

 

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Checklist Items For Modernization Success:

Assess Your Current System's State

Look For An Agile Approach That Allows For Flexibility And Future Expansion

Simplify The Architecture

Choose Your New Technology Wisely

Let Intertech Specialists Show You The Way!

Intertech Is Your Solution For Legacy Modernization and Development!
What is Legacy Modernization and why should I consider it?

What Is Legacy Modernization?

Legacy modernization, also known as Software Modernization, is the evaluation of your current digital system’s software for extension or replacement in an effort to improve performance and identify areas for transformation that will improve efficiency, reduce costs, increase data consistency and allow for modeling, forecasting, and other automation.

When Should You Modernize Your System?

A competitive company should be consistently updating its system to meet changing business requirements, customer expectations, and technologies. An excellent example of this is in how data, when collected correctly and in the right format, can now be easily modeled and used to predict events and forecast trends specific to your customer base. ( Ask us about Azure’s new Machine Learning tool )

Why Should You Modernize Your System?

There are many reasons to modernize, from acquisitions and mergers, to simply inefficient ways of doing things that leave room for human error. The second is the primary reason to modernize; to lower costs through the elimination of manual effort. Eliminating untimely mistakes is a fantastic way to reach ROI quickly and add the benefit of real-time data that can improve services, your process, and forecasting.

How often have you heard, “The software is working just fine and still does almost everything we need it to do!” Why fix what isn’t broke? Unfortunately, the person speaking may not be aware of the unseen costs incurred. According to a report from the Whitehouse, in 2019 alone, the US Federal Government spent 80% of the IT budget on Operations and Maintenance, mainly targeting legacy systems, (which they noted) posed cybersecurity and mission risks.
(Source: whitehouse.com)

Hidden Costs Of Legacy Software.

Hidden Cost #1: Maintenance & Support

One of the issues with Legacy systems is that they are often enormous and interwoven into many locations. Changing just one module can create conflicts and bring down the entire system. Besides this common issue, because they are so vast, making simple updates can take hours of resource time and often results in a workaround that is by no means an actual fix. Legacy systems are expensive to maintain, and adjusting to new requirements can open up a can of worms.

Hidden Cost #2: Integration & Compliance

If your business requires integration with a new API to stay relevant and satisfy a need, no matter if it is internal or external, most legacy systems will not play nicely and often requires a significant amount of custom coding. Add the fact that this is still not a guarantee it will work correctly, usually results in poor user experience, and often leads to legal compliance regulation issues, and you have a mess on your hands. Did I say compliance? With the rise of lawsuits for accessibility issues, this one has become essential in your considerations.

Hidden Cost #3: Limited Ability To Grow

If you can’t grow and do what you have determined is necessary to improve your business, you are hamstrung, especially when competing with other companies in your same industry. According to a Fujitsu Survey report, among the primary digital transformation drivers of business growth and competitiveness, greater efficiency and cost reduction are numbers one and two. By considering your options and ensuring that your system is integrated with other departments, your data becomes a valuable resource and assists growth. (source)

Ask yourself these questions to find out if your applications meet today’s business standards!

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