Here’s a million dollar question: What’s the best application modernization method for your company?
Here’s the answer: It depends.
If your company needs to modernize existing legacy applications, choosing the best method varies largely on your needs, goals, and resources. You’ll need to answer a few questions before you begin, such as:
- Why are you modernizing in the first place?
- What’s your budget?
- When do you need the job completed?
- What do you hope to accomplish?
If you need help choosing the best modernization solution for your company, here are a couple of things that could help: First, here’s a free whitepaper entitled “Crash course in modernization,” that takes an in-depth look at the modernization basics. We’ve also created a handy little comparison chart, which compares 5 different modernization methods.
|What is it?||Scrapes data from legacy apps and displays it in a graphical format||Convert legacy code into modern code||Throw out old apps and build new apps from the ground up||Purchase pre-built applications and migrate existing data||Gradually surround legacy applications with modern applications|
|Does it replace legacy code?||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Does it replace legacy architecture?||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Speed||Fast||Fast||Very Slow||Slow||Variable (Moves at your own pace)|
|Advantages||Fast and Cheap||Fast and Cheap||Produces modern apps that are built for your business||Gives you completely modern apps faster than the “rip-and-replace” method||Lets you modernize at your own pace, and re-use existing code as needed.|
|Ideal for…||Companies that need to appear modern, without actually modernizing||Companies that want to turn old code into new code without actually modernizing||Companies with a large developer staff who need a completely custom solution||Companies who need modern applications but lack the time for the “rip-and-replace” method||Companies on a budget who want a custom modernization solution at a prioritized pace with minimal disruption|
|Long-term modernization solution?||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Of course, if you have any questions about modernization, feel free to let us know. We’ve helped countless companies modernize their legacy apps over the last 30 years, and would be more than happy to help you. If you need help, just fill out this short form and let us know what you have on your plate.