Application Modernisation

Evolving your core systems

The case for keeping your application

While technology leaders understand there are many ways to redefine the future through the investment in digital, finding the most cost-effective route with acceptable levels of risk mitigation is the challenge.

With the rise of microservices, open source architectures, and ability to decentralise information flow through data fabrics (mesh), there is a growing trend of bringing new features, and modern functionality to existing core business applications.

There are many different pathways for investing in digital solutions, but finding the most cost-effective route with an acceptable level of risk can be challenging. The risk that is often the hardest to quantify, but often the easiest to predict, is the risk to people and their acceptance of change. There’s a dynamic relationship between technology and the people who use it. The processes inherent within and enabled by technology have the ability to both mimic and influence workplace culture - so often the people impact decision is more complex and important than the product decision.

Application modernisation breathes new life into the backbone of your business, and in turn your employees and customers. By incorporating cloud capabilities, new integrations, revised architectures and updated experience design, businesses can keep their unique way of working with little disruption, whilst also developing their technology in ways that enable a dynamic business strategy. 

How application modernisation helps

Jade-Digital_Support_App-Mod_Icons Avoid the end of support

Often it seems that replacing or upgrading your applications is the only way forward, but doing so can mean losing key customisations and processes built over the years that are central to your way of working.

Jade-Digital_Engage_App-Mod_Icons Engage customers

Your customers are requesting access to information you store and you want to share it in an interesting and engaging way. Currently this isn't possible with your applications.

Jade-Digital_Cloud_App-Mod_Icons Run on the cloud

You want the benefits enabled by cloud hosting but you don't want the extensive programme of work to move all of your on-prem systems and map established business processes for continuity.

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You have part of your core system that gets circumvented because it's not intuitive or straightforward to use. You need to keep the function, but enhance the user experience.

Encapsulation

Encapsulation is one of the more common application modernisation techniques. It involves packaging up a part or parts of your application into easy self-service solutions. For some of our clients this has come to life through a web application for their customers to access their account data, a mobile app for reading stock availability and sales, and a cloud hosted gateway to gated IP for industry affiliates. 

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Rehosting

Cloud hosting may now be the norm, but it may not have been in the picture when your applications were originally developed. Moving to the cloud doesn't mean you need to reinvent the wheel, rehosting will see your applications rebuilt to be cloud native with revised architecture, or 'lifted and shifted' to make the most of cloud capabilities and tools. For some of our clients we've rebuilt significant document repositories, while others have shifted employee or customer engagement portals or relocated their main ERP.

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Rebuilding

It can seem extreme, but rebuilding an application that serves you well to enable even more features, enhanced security and functionality, simply makes good sense. There is little disruption to BAU and the transition for users is seamless. When rebuilding it is important to review user processes, documentation and your long-term architecture goals to best navigate risk and enhance value for your application in its' new cloud environment. 

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Allianz and Jade: A success
story of sustained modernisation

Find out how we worked with Allianz to achieve sustained future success. Gain insight into the value of partnering with Jade Digital.

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Application Modernisation Discovery

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Working with Jade Digital

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multi-disciplinary

A team with Experience Designers, DevOps Coaches, Machine learning experts, Developers and Architects.

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path forward

We focus on the rapid delivery of measurable business benefits through our agile, design-centered ways of working.

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your solutions

We bring a wealth of insight and experience from long-term customer partnerships that span heavily regulated industries.

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equal disruption

We have testing built into our development and work within your project boundaries.