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Legacy System Migration, Modernization or Replacement?
Legacy systems are common bottlenecks and in order to stay in the game, companies are investing into their modernization. Here is everything you need to know.
Most companies that have been on the market for a few years are using outdated software in one or more areas of their business. These so-called legacy systems are not only annoying for users used to state-of-the-art applications, but they also reduce efficiency and increase system failures and security vulnerabilities.
You don’t have to stay stuck with an outdated system. There are numerous options for legacy system replacement and modernization that will make your life easier and open up growth- and scaling opportunities for your business.
Information and topics overview
Legacy system modernization
How we are doing it
Benefits & advantages
Once you decide to invest time, money and effort into legacy modernization,
these are some of the benefits and improvements in your daily business you can expect.
Cost reduction (in the long run)
Improved compliance & security
Enhanced performance and reliability
Happier clients and employees
Competitive advantage and new business opportunities (SaaS)
A stable, future-proof business
Methods and strategies for technology modernization
Legacy systems are common business bottlenecks and in order to stay ahead,
companies are exploring adaptation possibilities and increasingly investing into
legacy modernization. Here are the 3 most common approaches.
Rehosting or replatforming the application to other infrastructure (physical, virtual, cloud) or platform with making only minimal or no changes to the code. Most commonly used for database migration and smaller UX updates, while core functionalities and architecture remain unchanged.
By refactoring, rearchitecting or rebuilding the code, the application features are being extended and functionally improved. This approach is mainly used when technology stack is relatively up-to-date but there is a need for some third-party integrations or custom-built modules.
As the most extreme approach, legacy replacement means completely eliminating the application and developing a new one from scratch. The new system matches the previous version in terms of functionality, but considers new business requirements, offers additional features, improved performance, great UX/UI and scalable architecture.
Some of the legacy systems
that we successfully
modernized, migrated and/or replaced
PicMonkey’s online image editing platform
We implemented new web technologies and turned the previously flash-based online image editing platform into a full-fledged and modern design tool.
Custom Web Client for an Airport Apron Management System
We replaced our client’s legacy desktop client with a modern and user-friendly web-based application built on the latest tech stack.
MVP Upgrade and UX redesign for a Medtech company
We developed a modern web platform and mobile app for the digital recording and remote monitoring of patients (undergoing cancer treatment).
On a final note
Advantages and benefits of legacy application modernization are endless. Latest tech stack and moving from an on-premise to cloud-based infrastructure will not only keep your business relevant and competitive in this constantly evolving digital business landscape, but also enable your further growth, scalability and additional business models (SaaS). As a full-service software and web development company, we have helped many companies to transform their businesses through legacy modernization. Contact us to discuss the strategy for your company’s legacy system replacement.
Is legacy system holding back your business?
Unlike old wine and vintage cars, an old and outdated
IT system is nowhere as classy and cool. Turn this
liability into an asset by timely considering and
implementing legacy system modernization.