The current market scenario has opened up the truth about the need for legacy modernization as a priority for organizations. Traditional systems add unnecessary complications and additional costs, while leaving the businesses vulnerable to unforeseen obstacles. Modernization of such systems will allow businesses to digitalize, automate, and ease workflows with additional benefits like security and privacy.
As a dedicated IT partner, Vatsa Solutions has helped various organizations undertake this journey and transform their functionalities. As an example, here’s how Vatsa transformed a legacy desktop-based management system into an end-to-end responsive web-based management system, which reduced manual errors by 80% and a significant increase in their quality of products.
However, a successful transition is easier said than done. The assessment of modernization helps businesses formulate a roadmap, considering the business needs, visions and ROI strategies. Assessing modernization involves assessment of multiple parameters like the purpose of modernization, value of the modernized system, its effect on business outcomes, cost of modernization and it’s finally its impact on the overall business. Although there is no such dedicated protocol for assessment, organizations can assess and plan these following parameters before commencing the process:
Formulating a business case to understand and evaluate the present and future of the business
Modernization is ideally planned once in a while. A well-researched business plan about the organization’s past and present working, as well as future predictions like expansion and market expectancy can help in putting systems in place which are not only optimized, but rather value-additions. Defining the best path to choose can be tricky, but decisions driven by keeping the business’ vision, mission and objectives can help formulate a well-guided roadmap.
Defining the right importance to various factors in modernization planning
Before beginning the modernization, organizations need to base their decisions keeping two very important points in mind – modernization is a long-run project which will be implemented over a span of many years, and that it encompasses and affects the entire working of the organization, right to its core. Compromising on any factor between timely implementation, budgetary constraints or long-term compatibility, may lead to issues at a later stage, or may have unforeseen repercussions.
Prioritizing the workforce and predicting their tolerance to change
The workforce of an organization is its largest driving force. Considering the fact that different mindsets have different levels of acceptance, the transition should be planned by organizations accordingly. This may include additional training sessions, redefining job roles, formation of teams, increased skill-sets, etc.
Business value assessment
Modernizing a system requires detailed analysis of its complexity and structure to reveal system functionality, performance, supported business processes, quality of the services, dependability of the system and more.
Assessing the need for modernization allows businesses to answer critical questions like identifying the best performing functions of their legacy systems, which modernization approach will be suitable for the system, redefining system goals, cost and time equations, etc. and much more. Apart from these parameters, the assessment of modernization might differ from one business to another. To know more about assessing legacy modernization, write to us at email@example.com