Legacy Modernization

Visual Integrator firmly believes that Legacy Modernization is an important step towards SOA maturity and that organizations can ill afford to follow some of the “rip and replace” strategies of past. These legacy applications have much stored and trapped information and value to the business, and many times are the cornerstone of the companies’ business processes. Replacing these systems can be risky, expensive, and time consuming effort. Therefore it will benefit the organization more to modernize and “service enable” the systems into the SOA environment, so that the business value can be realized.

Visual Integrator has built a Legacy Modernization maturity plan and framework that helps organizations rethink how they can leverage existing IT assets to meet the new and existing requirements of the business. The maturity model includes everything from documenting existing systems, re-factoring code bases, web enablement, operating new technologies, so that the legacy systems can be abstracted into composable and consumable services. Since we define “legacy” as any system that exists and work today within the IT landscape, these modernization efforts can focus on a variety of different systems. Examples include mainframes, CICS, Cobol, SAP, JD Edwards, Oracle, Siebel, PeopleSoft, databases.