Legacy Systems Modernization

Do you face these questions?

Requests from my customers are piling up.

There seem to be many products offering similar capability. The ones that could be provisioned on the cloud seem to offer incremental costing and quick-to-launch ability.

However, there is all this tremendous learning we have in our in-house system that seems to be missing in the commercial offerings in spite of a spiffy user-interface.

Do I have a feature bloat that needs to be addressed to rationalize our future investments?

Our functionality seems to be inline with our customer expectations, however, I am not confident the technology stack we are built on will support the evolution we intend to pursue.

Should I invest just on the Ux refresh that will buy me some time with our customers and incrementally patch the backend?

Or, should I just ditch the system all together and rebuild from scratch with a totally modern technology stack?

This conversation is all pervasive in enterprises that are supporting mission critical customer functions.

All approaches have different purposes, effects, values, costs, risks and impacts. The answer is more often than not a combination of the available solutions. It is never one versus the other.

All approaches have different purposes, effects, values, costs, risks and impacts. The answer is more often than not a combination of the available solutions. It is never one versus the other.

Historically, the modernization spend on an application is about 3x the cost of initial development and deployment. This has to be aligned with the greater functional capabilities sought by the various stakeholders.

The following approaches broadly classify the strategy, effort and investments towards application modernization

Repurpose

Provide an API layer on top of traditional applications where years of customer feedback and internal innovation is invested. The complexity of the implementation will be hidden behind the API layer. This ensures a refresh on the look-and-feel without impacting the critical functions.

Rectify & refactor

This is to set up a constant agile process in place to seek user feedback and prioritize the technical debt to refactor the code and be positioned for functional relevance with the stakeholders.

Cloud migration

This offers the ability for the application to be more broadly available without being limited by the constraints of internal IT infrastructure.

Re-architect and rebuild

This approach is the drastic and bold step of rewriting the application to take advantage of the emerging technologies to completely reposition the product/platform to the forefront of current innovations.

Upgrade the technology framework

This is to ensure the application with all its current functions is migrated to the latest stable release of the core framework. For instance, a legacy .NET application may be migrated to the latest release of the framework to take advantage of the performance and security features. This sets for greater longevity of the platform for making future investments into the application with the talent pool generally available.

All of the above require an able partner that has the breadth of experience across a multitude of industries to ensure the stakeholder value is constantly prioritized and delivery risk is mitigated.

Why Cloudseed?

Our deep experience covers a large swathe of varied industries across the continents in multiple economic cycles.

We draw on the latest process innovations around design and development, such as Agile, design thinking, platform thinking and lean start-up.

We reinforce the brand positioning from inception to support. We advise and assist our client partners build the talent capital and suggest culture changes required to transform their product management organization.

We provide a holistic vision, design thinking with lean startup principles and innovative mindset that help our clients navigate through evolution into the future.

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We bring in the latest in learings around continuous integration and continuous delivery with an agile approach as a process backbone to ensure continuity and incremental but rapid evolution.

We offer a wide range of IT legacy modernization services such as

Repurpose legacy applications

Bridge the gap between the available IT capacity and business demand

Custom Software Modernization

Leverage the latest in security, scalability and functionality

Ux Modernization

Enhance user experience across all devices

Cloudseed’s Legacy Modernization Services help organizations revolutionize traditional applications that offer friction in delivering value to the stakeholders by helping them migrate to a modern technical and functional architecture. Some of the key drivers of this transformation include SaaS type platformization, cloud adoption, rich user experience with multi-device access capabilities.

Legacy Software Migration

Cloudseed’s experts identify key application requirements and plan for the seamless transition of the legacy app to an efficient and secure framework. After defining a minimum-risk strategy for app environment and design, our technologists navigate your systems through the implementation of technology frame upgrades. We provide Legacy Software Migration Services to the latest and secure languages and frameworks such as .NET, Java, Cloud-Native applications for both Azure and AWS and a host of open source systems such as Couchbase, Mongo as well as containerization using docker and kubernetes.

Custom Software Modernization

Offers the ability to leverage the latest in security, scalability and functionality while offering greater flexibility to cater to the ever growing needs of a modern enterprise. Cloudseed offers end-to-end porting, modernization, and re-engineering services for your legacy systems. Our software modernization experts update earlier versions of Java, PHP, Ruby, JavaScript, .NET, Perl, Python, Objective-C etc.

Cloud Migration

Cloud Migration is a necessary transition to bridge the gap between the available IT capacity and business demand. Our Cloud Migration services help in moving parts of IT infra, applications and processes of a company to cloud. We identify areas of risk and opportunities and quickly migrate legacy applications to the cloud with automated solutions to help our clients in lowering infrastructure costs, faster time to market, increased responsiveness and improved scalability and accessibility. Read More

UX Modernization

UX Modernization is required to enhance the end user experience on multiple form factors, for dynamic, user-centric experiences through effective information architecture, user and device responsive plan, content contextualization and customization enabling effective customer engagement. We design, test, optimize, implement, and modernize user experiences for both enterprise software solutions or for your product idea.

Client Success

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Legacy systems modernized

Cloudseed’s Legacy Modernization Services help organizations revolutionize traditional applications that offer friction in delivering value to the stakeholders by helping them migrate to a modern technical and functional architecture. Some of the key drivers of this transformation include SaaS type platformization, cloud adoption, rich user experience with multi-device access capabilities.

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Key Objectives

Focus on total cost of ownership

Scaffold existing systems for internal hardening

Refactor obsolete and ‘unliftable’ applications

Monitor the integration while the ‘lift and shift’ migrations are on

Highlights

Dynamic agile methodology

Dynamic agile methodology to develop and re-engineer high-quality applications.

Skilled & experienced

Skilled & experienced technical architects, developers, UX designers and project management experts.

Focus on re-usability

Focus on re-usability of business logic and insights ensuring faster deployment and user adoption.

Expertise in the cutting edge

Expertise in the cutting edge of technology platforms – Cloud, IoT, Open source, AR & VR, Predictive analytics, AI/ML.

Cost-effective solutions

Cost-effective solutions to minimize the total cost of ownership.

Global delivery capabilities

Global delivery capabilities across 3 continents.

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