Around 70% of today’s global business data still resides on the legacy platform namely Mainframes and Midrange Systems. Maintaining an enterprise’s legacy software is a huge challenge, but it’s vital for smooth operations in which Stixis plays an important role by offering legacy management & transformation services to these enterprises to run their business effectively.
Legacy enterprise applications, whether custom or packaged, are among the most strategic and mission-critical. Yet as systems age, the risks and costs involved with operations increase.
It becomes necessary to go with the industry trends, leveraging new age technology for business benefit. Keeping this in mind, you need to formulate a strategy that uses existing assets, assuring quick ROI and time-to-market. IT spending need to be reduced, and choices have to be made to maintain, extend, migrate, or rewrite existing applications.
Stixis experts help you in reducing legacy systems maintenance costs by adopting right tools and software.
Stixis strives to reduce costs, providing IT department support, users and the business personals this could happen when they understand how the legacy applications works using third-party software, which charge about half of software vendors costs.
Legacy application is the backbone of any enterprises operations. Yet their inflexibility and high cost of maintenance poses as an obstruction for the organization growth. Today, every element of IT cost is under pressure. Stixis services provide enterprises with realistic improvements in maintaining their day-to-day operations.
Stixis brings in a broad understanding of legacy transformation by assuring the following benefits
» Lower cost of operation and system maintenance
» New features, flexibility and scalability for business continuity applications
» Increased system efficiency, which influences the productivity of the business and end-users
» Time-to- Market with system changes and over-all responsiveness to business needs
Process/Roadmap of transformation:
Stixis consultants helps clients, analyze and rationalize their software portfolios, developing right-sized approaches to upgrade, replace or augment the existing functionality.
Our legacy transformation process consists of the following procedures:
Understand Business vision and IT strategy, identify the main targets and goals, how they have been addressed before.
Transformation & Consolidation Roadmap:
» Evaluate s/w portfolio through detailed analysis of documentation and code
» Identify functionality overlaps, duplication, and obsolescence
» Perform gap analysis of missing functionality
Define the roadmap for legacy transformation, including intermediate milestones, parallel production needs, data migration, user testing, etc.
Select the best way to modernize the functionality, such as:
» Business rules recovery
» Screen scrapers
» Code renovation
» Third party products
» Application wrapping
» Starts with a proof of concept to test the effectiveness of the development and transformation plan
» Prioritize the transformation steps based on business value
» Application of Agile concepts for quick iterations and constant feedback and revision
Strategy Refinement - As iterations are delivered, the strategy is revised and adjusted based on results obtained and customer feedback.