Strong Modernization Capability
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The legacy software applications have been a part of many IT infrastructures for more than two decades. IBM ISeries/ AS400 is a legacy application server well known for its scalability, reliability, robustness and security features. Today the AS400 applications are facing many business challenges such as lack of documentation, unavailability of subject matter experts, maintenance and support resources in RPG, high overhead cost for maintenance etc. The ultimate solution to these business challenges is the modernization of legacy systems using the latest technologies and with rich dashboards/GUI to maintain a competitive business position in the market.
Vofox ensures that modernization can be achieved without compromising the real structure of the application, retaining the business logic as well as avoiding loss of any business data. One of the major advantages of IBM i modernization / AS400 Modernization is the enhanced experience for the end-users. Businesses have also witnessed a sizeable increase in productivity and improved system agility as a result of IBM i modernization in USA. Vofox has a systematic approach towards each client for modernization that primarily focuses on reducing the total cost of ownership and providing high ROI in the long run. We provide onsite and offshore development services for application modernization in USA that helps in reducing the total cost of the project by a greater extent.
The legacy application modernization is an ideal strategy to embrace the technological advances in the market and maintain a competitive business position.
Modernization brings a substantial reduction in the total cost of ownership and helps businesses achieve a higher ROI.
IBM iSeries modernization makes the interoperability between applications in an IT infrastructure flawless.
The transformation of your application from a green screen interface to rich dashboards/ GUI which provides your users with a better business experience.
Modernized applications can be seamlessly integrated with other platforms, applications and interfaces.
Green screen modernization increases the flexibility of an application and makes it compatible with the upcoming business demands.
Legacy software modernization/AS400 Modernization helps in increasing the reliability of the application as well as providing better performance.
Programmers in the latest technologies are readily available in the job market and hiring them is highly cost-effective when compared to RPG developers. A fully-fledged team of in house programmers becomes a great value addition during application enhancements in the future.
We believe that an outright replacement of the application with the latest technology or codebase would not serve the purpose of modernization. Instead as a first step, we assess the client’s business and IT infrastructure. Our technology experts suggest a modernization strategy that would suit the application on an agility and scalability front based on the assessment.
User interface modernization from green screen UI to a rich mobile and web UI.
Database modernization by adoption of latest structured SQL or non-SQL techniques according to the requirement.
Our core area of focus is to enhance the application to provide you with a competitive edge in the market and resolve your business challenges. Once the application is modernized, the business data is safely migrated. The modernized application is tested in the client environment for its efficiency. Any additional changes in the application can be made as per requirement. Project documentation would be shared with the client for future references.
The graph depicts the cost-benefit comparison between rehosting and modernization. While the cost parameter may vary based on the size of the project, the percentage difference remains the same. Rehosting refers to the migration of an on-premise IBM iSeries application to cloud which might seem to be a very cost-effective option when compared to modernization.
Even after rehosting, the application still runs on the old programming languages like RPG/COBOL due to which businesses face challenges such as high overhead cost for maintenance/ enhancement/support, unavailability of subject matter experts, maintenance and support resources in RPG, green-screen user interface etc. Considering the changes in modern business, the transformation of legacy systems to modern technologies will be unavoidable soon. The rehosting of applications is an expensive, time-consuming process and will only provide a temporary solution. Therefore, IBM i modernization is the right choice to transform legacy applications to new technology or platform, with same or enhanced functionality by adopting multiple software architecture models.
Businesses are on the lookout for a mobile version for every application as it is convenient for users, saves more time and money. The modernization of an iSeries application makes it easy to migrate into mobile platforms like IOS and android. Based on recent market predictions, it is expected that due to higher inflation rates retention and maintenance of legacy systems would be a costly affair. Hence it's in the best interest of the business, to modernize legacy systems in the IT infrastructure by effectively utilizing the hybrid methods of IBM i series modernization.
We at Vofox are passionate about bringing in the right transformation in our client’s business through the modernization techniques. We believe that many current business challenges can be effectively addressed through IBM i modernization and help companies achieve a high ROI.
Delayed modernization increases the complexity of the IT infrastructure, due to the lack of interoperability between the IBM iSeries systems and the modern applications
Vofox enables the client to achieve a flexible and scalable IT architecture through a systematic modernization strategy using the latest technologies while retaining your critical business logic
Shortages of qualified and experienced RPG resources for ongoing maintenance and support
Easy availability of technology professionals who are highly qualified and experienced in the latest technologies for maintenance and support
High overhead cost in maintenance and support of legacy applications
A notable drop in the total cost of ownership and assured high ROI post-modernization
Challenges in unlocking bigger business opportunities due to the inability to make the best use of the business data
Optimization of the application code and database enables the client to make the best use of business data by adopting modern technologies