Legacy platforms have been a staple of many organizations since computing became prevalent many decades ago. Some of these legacy systems have had difficulties in adding new features and integrating with other applications, databases and the latest technologies. These systems are increasingly expensive to maintain and support – both from an infrastructure and an R&D point of view. The latter issue should not be discounted as there is an ever-decreasing pool of developers who are familiar with languages such as COBOL and RPG.
For many organizations, it is critical to pursue the continuum of legacy system extension into modern platforms. Migrating to current development platforms like Microsoft .NET can allow you to unlock the value of these legacy applications and combine them with the latest technologies. If you adopt a SOA or object oriented architecture you can add the new functionality customers crave or advance usability with a modern GUI that will improve customer satisfaction effectively adding significant business value.
ECI has senior level staff available to assist your organization attain the potential of your legacy applications.
As information technology systems continue to grow and evolve, so do the number of legacy conversion projects. Advances in software and hardware technology along with newly developed standards make it important for organizations to keep their systems updated. If a legacy system can no longer conform or comply with new standards, it quickly becomes a hindrance to your organization. One of the biggest challenges is to successfully migrate legacy data into a new environment, because of the complexities involved in retaining all of the required business data when removing a legacy system. ECI understands and can help with carefully planning the migration of the legacy data to your new environment.
ECI is a recognized leader with a proven track record and a sterling reputation. ECI’s legacy conversion methodology helps you get the most from your data. By guiding the process and anticipating the roadblocks, ECI provides a conversion methodology that will help your organization attain project success.
Organization constantly face the challenge of understanding when doing business in an existing environment has become more painful than the task of migrating to an improved one. We at ECI view legacy modernization as an opportunity to align business processes more closely with new IT capabilities.
The most common migration triggers include technology obsolescence, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganization, competitive and regulatory pressures and poor financial performance. Legacy modernization is a proactive way to aggregate these various triggers into one coordinated program reaching across an entire organization. ECI consultants will tackle your challenges by addressing software architecture at both the application and enterprise level. We offer in-depth experience in architectural issues, patterns and approaches, in addition to a variety of other enterprise applications.
- Migrate a legacy or existing application to a new operating environment
- Replace a legacy system, moving the data from the legacy application to the new application while preserving data integrity
Move data and functionality from various systems to a smaller number of systems or one consolidated system