One of the greatest challenges organisations face in today's fast paced business landscape, is how to run more productive technology with a large group of users whose technological know-how varies.
It can be daunting to take on the upgrade of a legacy system:
You're worried that any upgrade will be too costly and take too long
The system is tied to security and any upgrade could cause a compromise or increase vulnerability
There's a risk that users might not accept the new system
Your legacy system has probably grown and been added to across decades. It's slow and difficult to use, but everyone is familiar with its quirks and are hesitant to change. But the business logic for the software has been lost, along with the knowledge of how the back end was coded.
If the system went down, would somebody know how to fix it?
There are all sorts of concerns, but you know you can't leave things the way they are:
The legacy system is inefficient and users waste lots of time causing reduced productivity, loss of business and stress
Users are frustrated ? why is it so easy to use technology in their personal life but not in their job?
You're losing money and falling behind your competition
If you're in Government, your system is causing your governance to suffer
What if we could upgrade your legacy system without any of the usual risk? Upgrading your current system doesn't have to be difficult. Our proven methodology will save you time and money and train your staff to use your new software along the way.
When it comes to upgrading legacy systems, there's almost nothing we can't do.
If you'd like to explore the possibilities for your legacy system, we'd love to chat. Get in touch today.
Upgrade Custom Software Developed in-house or by Third Party
Upgrade Custom Software, Products, Applications, Databases, developed in-house or by third party, with or without documentation or source code, any technology, any programming language or platform, any era, from green screens of the 80's to current, quickly and reliably.
Similar to Software Applications, Software Products upgrade means making them compatible with new OS, databases, Internet Browsers, Mobile Devices, etc. The often sought service in this sector is to make them run with 64 Bit systems or other software packages such Microsoft Office 2013.
The second upgrade task involves adding functionality and features in existing products.
And the third is to make the software product perform faster and slicker, by mobile enabling, adding new users, web enabling and more as explained below.
Upgrade Enterprise and 'Line of Business' (LoB) Applications
Requirements to upgrade Enterprise Applications and LoBs is similar to software Applications and Products. The added requirement here is to integrate them with disparate products that the organisation started using and disconnecting them from the products that the organisation no longer uses.
Second requirement is to develop fast reports and attractive dashboards, both for management and users alike.
Extend Enterprise Applications to Mobile devices and Cloud Enable Existing Applications and products
Following from above is the requirement to port the existing applications i.e. make them available on mobile devices such as phones and tablets (notebook is now called laptop not mobile!). This involves us writing interfaces that collect and collate information from disparate sources within an organisation and presenting it on mobile devices.
Occasionally, we may delve into upgrading existing mobile applications. This happens when original developers are no longer available or too busy to undertake upgrading. Our work often comes with a 'on need basis' support plan to keep upgrade costs low.
With time, new browsers appear and need arises to make the web applications compatible with new browsers. Also, often the databases bloat and whole lot of new users join in.
This requires extending database capability and organising them in a way to keep them efficient. When web portals become global, we take care of country or region specific semantics like currency, weather, holidays, customs, cultural acclimatisation and more for our clients.
We also organise servers in different regions to meet security and privacy of data as demanded by different countries. Web applications may include online payment systems and payment gateway integration.
This involves improving reports, querying, look and feel, automated dispatch and delivery to stakeholders, adding, removing or editing new fields as well as adding new integrating interfaces. Executive dashboards change to reflect requirements of the day.
Database tuning is integral part of our software development process. This expertise is also offered as a stand alone service because this often is a project in itself. Database tuning involves the following:
Improving Queries and Stored Procedures: Improve and rewrite queries to match new databases and software environments.
Splitting and reorganising databases: Split and reorganise to effectively manage large data and especially managing situation of global spread
Data Management Plan: Effectively Manage Databases, back up plans.
This involves migrating application and data from one platform to another. Though previously used when the technologies or technology companies became extinct, we are seeing this movement now as organisations try to consolidate or diversify business to optimise cost and efficiency.
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