Business Cases for Transformation

There are multiple reasons for transforming a legacy system. For you, some of these reasons may overlap. Each of the reasons should be considered when determining a pathway for your legacy system. Key reasons for transformation include:

General Cost Reduction: firms seek lowered maintenance/operational costs and reduced licensing fees; firms consider shifting to open source components to lower costs and attract a different pool of developer talent.

Cost Reduction MIPS: mainframe licensing costs are MIPS based; transferring the processing to other platforms avoids those charges.

Cost Reduction ETL: many repetitive processes, such as ETL, can be performed more productively on lower cost, higher performance platforms.

Staffing Profile Changes: a shift from Cobol to Java may increase your pool of potential employees and lower your salary costs.

Source Code Transformation: easier maintenance, improved throughput, greater flexibility in a web-centric world.

Database Transformation: elimination of dated systems [IDMS] using commercial products or, alternatively, a switch to open source systems for reduced cost.

End of Life Hardware: companies using DEC or Stratus hardware are now compelled to move to new platforms.

End of Life Software: users of Cold Fusion and other deprecated languages face impossible or expensive maintenance challenges.

Software Security: systems built with older software languages lack the security features essential in a networked world

When we work with you, our first step is to apply Business Intelligence tools to establish a detailed, complete picture of your system. With that knowledge, we can examine all the opportunities to reduce cost and improve performance and security. Your system may very well met one or more of these reasons to consider the benefits of a transformation.