Every application modernization vendor claims their way is best, which puts potential customers in a tough spot. How do you know which is actually the best before you buy?
Here’s one way to know: The organizers of the annual IBM International Power event in the UK decided to give modernization vendors a chance to put their money where their mouth is. They organized a “Code Shoot Out” challenge, in which participating vendors would have 24 hours to modernize the same green-screen application. At the end of that time, all of the event’s attendees could look at their results.
Only 6 companies took them up on their challenge. mrc UK was one of them. The result: Using m-Power, they turned a green-screen purchase order application into a full web-based application, complete with a ranking report, a web pivot table, a secure extranet, and even a mobile app for smartphone use! All that in 24 hours. While it’s not obvious from the images below, these apps are not screen-scraped. The application is completely modern (using n-tier java servlets), from the interface down to the underlying architecture.
Here’s a short slide-show of just a few of the screens to give you an idea of how much the application changed.
Pretty cool, eh? In just 24 hours, that green-screen application was transformed into a web app, complete with a ranking report, pivot table, and mobile app.
If you’re currently stuck using outdated legacy apps, imagine what this could mean for you. Just think…m-Power could get those apps to the web (and mobile devices) in a matter of days. If you’d like to see it for yourself, we’d be happy to show you what’s possible. Just let us know what’s on your plate, and we’ll show you how m-Power can help.