The business problem...
The client, an established asset finance company, had a myriad of legacy applications. However, the applications sat on outdated operating systems and hardware. Therefore, a change strategy was needed to move to a more modern, scalable and supported platform.
These systems had served them well in the past, but support and maintenance was painful and expensive. Moreover, they needed to upgrade, move or replace the systems and maintain business continuity.
The change strategy approach...
Cordapse worked with the IT department to analyse the legacy platforms, operating systems and applications to take a full inventory.
Secondly, we worked with business stakeholders to identify and prioritise critical applications.
Above all, we had to ensure that any changes did not affect business process or continuity.
A strategy could then be created for system change that also provided business continuity.
The strategic solution...
Cordapse defined a strategic plan and roadmap for change, encompassing:
- Migration strategy plan for on-prem hardware to PAAS on Azure
- Strategy for replacing legacy applications with cloud platforms
- Strategy for redundant application replacement
The change strategy benefits...
The client now understands how and when to move their legacy applications with the minimum disruption. Additionally, they have a plan to identify redundant systems that can be replaced by the functionality provided in the cloud.
Above all, they have a much clearer understanding of TCO and indeed ROI for the systems that underpin their business.