Why Modernize?

One of the most serious obstacles to digital transformation is the use of legacy systems. Lots of organizations continue to rely on outdated technology that lacks a reliable support system, and is unable to satisfy organizational needs. There is a misguided belief that the old system can still efficiently handle the job, while others believe that it would be too expensive and risky to fully modernize their systems.
While these concerns are valid there are many reasons why your company should consider modernizing.

Challenges of Legacy Systems

Lost business opportunities
Legacy systems entail expensive maintenance and a lack of organizational efficiency and agility
Stopping innovation
If your system is outdated, then you are lagging behind modern technologies, as well as reducing the level of security of your system
Regulation violations cause fines
A legacy system may not comply with the new evolving rules

Benefits to Modernizing

Improved technological relevance
An upgraded system improves reliability and performance
Improved business environment
The new system gives a competitive edge and enriches your staff’s experience
Future Proofing
The upgraded system will serve you for a long time, and it will be possible to integrate other work systems

Approaches to Legacy Modernization

Depending on different legacy system modernization considerations, various approaches can be utilized to achieve digital transformation. They include:

Migration and Enhancement

This typically involves re-hosting or using cloud solutions to modernize or enhance legacy systems without changing the current business logic and architecture. Migration may include UX/UI updates.

Correction and Growth

This approach assumes that the current system is relatively modern, and merely requires updates and optimizations. No significant changes in business logic are made.

Correction and Growth

This approach assumes that the current system is relatively modern, and merely requires updates and optimizations. No significant changes in business logic are made.

Total Transformation/ Software Reengineering

This approach draws from the revolutionary method of legacy modernization and involves reengineering the logic of the system. The legacy system is used as the basis while new technologies are used to make improvements.

Legacy Modernization Methods

Legacy system modernization can affect several different facets of technology, including, applications/software, languages, database, technical architecture, platforms, systems, presentation layers, functionality, and so on. Whether the legacy system modernization affects one or more facets, different methods can be used to realize digital transformation goals.

Revolutionary Method
The method seeks to replace a legacy system by reverse-engineering the current system and reconstituting it into modern architecture. The old legacy system is shut down, and a new system is built from the ground up.
Evolutionary Method
The method involves adding a new technology layer to conceal the legacy system. The evolutionary method is not disruptive in nature but rather acts as a workaround to solve current problems.
Hybrid Method
It’s possible to start with the evolutionary method for immediate value gains and slowly build-up to a completely reconstituted modern system.

What Tizbi Can Do for You

Tizbi has worked with numerous SMEs and large enterprises, enabling them to close the gap between their legacy systems and modern systems.
Whatever your case is, Tizbi maximizes advancements in service-oriented architecture (SOA), APIs and middleware technology to facilitate cost-effective legacy system transformation. We help organizations choose the best path that fits their business and user needs, whether it involves a total or partial upgrade, customization, maintenance, or support.

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Our Approach

Bearing in mind the different legacy system modernization strategies, the essential steps we take to ensure successful legacy system modernization include the following:

Our steps to modernize

First Step
Assessment of the current state
We do technology analysis, architecture audit, code review, UI/UX review, performance/functionality testing, ongoing requirements assessment, future growth assessment, and more.

Our steps to modernize

Second Step
We discuss the options and select the best approach that will maximize value
Based on the assessment of your current state, we help you choose an approach that best suits your needs, whether it means using a suitable SaaS solution, customizing, or building from scratch.

Our steps to modernize

Third Step
Prioritize for simplicity and the fastest delivery of value
When modernizing legacy systems, we believe that less is more relative to both functionality and architecture. We prioritize and implement critical features while still ensuring that they can work well by default and keeping in mind your future requirements.

Our steps to modernize

Fourth Step
Pick a suitable technology stack to deliver optimal user experience and performance
We help you choose a technology stack that is optimal for your product specifics, including reliability, performance, and efficiency (e.g., automation). We also steep our entire approach in reliable quality assurance and testing to deliver high-quality results.

Our steps to modernize

Fifth Step
Look ahead by scheduling the support and retirement of legacy system
Whether you choose to replace entirely or to upgrade your legacy systems incrementally, we help you to plan for both the short-term and the long-term. When you are ready, we will help you take the next seamless step in navigating your digital transformation journey. In the meantime, we’ll support your legacy system. Support can include documentation, training, and system updates.

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