Upgrading Legacy Systems

With technology moving so fast it’s incredibly difficult to keep legacy systems running and maintained.  All businesses change over time and therefore there’s a good chance that your legacy system is, at best, forcing you to work in a way that is throttling your efficiency and, at worst, a major risk to your business.

With security issues regularly being exposed in databases, application servers and libraries it’s more important than ever to keep all aspects of a legacy system patched and maintained.

With the continuous march of new software releases, software vendors are having to regularly decommission support and maintenance for old applications, leaving legacy systems exposed to attack.

Thinking beyond the risk

Upgrading/replacing or migrating away from a legacy system will also likely bring other related benefits in improved staff motivation resulting in reduced staff turnover, improved company image and flexibility of working.

Looking afresh at how you use a legacy system can provide the opportunity to review the business processes that make use of them.  This often highlights opportunities to improve processes and interconnect systems together to make your staff more efficient.

What’s more, you can start to consider how newer innovations and technologies, such as cloud computing, mobile, AI and big data analysis could transform how you work.  Also, most modern software systems provide the means for easy integration with others, enabling you to gain the benefit of functionality and data sharing between systems increasing the value of your way of doing business.

Thinking about upgrading your legacy system?

Moving away from an engrained legacy system can be a scary process that requires careful planning and consideration.  We’ll talk you through the process, step by step, and help you understand the possibilities and benefits of our bespoke approach.