We provide perspectives on extracting the value in your legacy
applications that are new to many clients:
Some renovation projects can be surprisingly
inexpensive as a result of some niche technologies we can
introduce to you. For example,
- Modifying COBOL programs for VSAM to DB2 can be as
little as $200/program in bulk. Fully tested, as
little as $400/program in bulk.
- Restructuring ("de-spaghettizing") COBOL code can yield
a solid ROI regardless of the size or state of your code
library because the price for the service is proportional to
the improvement in the code.
See how different types of process automation can leverage
your legacy code to move you to the solution you want, but
better, faster, cheaper, and at lower risk.
If you are already considering an automated modernization
project, you may want to read our new essay,
If you are trying to modernize, replace or rewrite a legacy
application with more than 1,000 programs or a million lines of
code, the chance that your project will fail outright or
experience career damaging cost and delivery overruns is
greater than 7 in 10 using conventional project
architectures. Do you really want to carry that risk yourself?
Our risk assessment, mitigation, implementation and on-going
oversight services are an inexpensive insurance premium against
project cost/delivery overruns and outright cancellation.
Our Procurement and Vendor Management services
leverage our extensive experience working for vendors
to the advantage of your negotiation and contracting. We
know the landscape from the other side of the table, and apply
that experience to ensuring that you get the best price and
terms, and that they deliver what you are paying for. We confidently expect you to recoup the cost of
our fees many times over in direct savings in addition to
mitigation of your project risk.
The hype machine is in full gear - BPM will be the Next Big Thing, #1 on
CIO's radar, etc. Whether it will change the world remains to be seen,
but it is clear that it can make a big difference for your business
right now, with payback periods of a few months in some cases.
If you boil it all down, there is nothing that the latest BPM platforms
can do that we couldn't do with the workflow platforms of the 1990's, or
COBOL/CICS applications in the 1980's. The difference is
cost. Modern BPM platforms allow an optimized workflow
implementation at a fraction of the cost of just a few years ago, which
in turn makes practical automation of smaller scale manual processes as
well as workflow optimization of existing automation with too high a
cost of usage.
We demonstrate the substantial, real increases in personnel productivity, both
inside and especially outside of IT, that are possible with Business Process Management (BPM)
based applications. The
same office staff can handle increases of 50% or more in workload, and
be much happier in their job.
Learn how this
can work for you.