Legacy Software Migration & Conversion
The usual options for business or government legacy software migration to the Web are pretty unattractive: you can use some kind of “screen scraping” technology, but then you are stuck with maintaining the legacy application and your users still don’t really get a modern Web interface. You can try to adopt a COTS software package, but even if you can find one, it probably won’t meet all of your requirements. Worse, the process of tailoring that “flexible” software package the salesman was touting can be 4-5 times the base cost of the package itself, and can take years.
ResQSoft® Builds a Better Mousetrap – A Legacy Migration that REALLY WORKS
We use automated tools to develop an equivalent system using modern Web technologies and native source code — just as if a team of programmers had written the system. We have available tools that can reverse all of the common legacy technologies such as COBOL, CICS, Powerbuilder, Silverstream, ORACLE*Forms, DEC Forms, M204, MAPPER, MUMPS, Cold Fusion, Visual Basic, Clipper, MAPPER, etc. – and the tools are flexible enough to learn to address a new language in a matter of weeks.
We understand that sometimes you may want to move slowly on redeveloping complex business logic. We also support an architecture that modernizes only the front end of your system (UI and reporting), and we can hook the UI’s up to your existing COBOL business logic as a replacement for your legacy screen handler.
However, if you do want a complete business application, a full legacy conversion, completely modernized, and running with Java and .NET Web technology and SOA, we can use ResQSoft® Engineer to get you there. We do write some code by hand, but it is a dramatically smaller amount of code — frequently, only 10 to 15 percent of the total. ResQSoft® Engineer provides all the rest of the source code, including a complete data management layer and control structures.
After a software conversion, you get the full source code to your system, and you can decide whether to maintain it yourself as you would any other body of source code, or to use ResQSoft® Engineer to maintain and enhance your system. You are not “locked in”. We use Java, .NET, JDBC/ODBC and other open standards-based code – that’s it. And the applications we develop are J2EE or .NET, e-Gov and Federal Enterprise Architecture compliant
Don’t take our word for it…
We recently completed a project for a major Federal agency where the client anticipated a multi-year effort costing in excess of $10 million. We delivered in just six months, including analysis, code generation, and testing for less than 10% of their expected cost. This project demonstrates the efficacy of our technology and our approach to software conversion and modernizing legacy systems.
ResQSoft® Will Help You With Your Software Migration and Conversion
In the ’70s and ’80s, we did not believe that we were writing legacy systems when we developed large business applications in COBOL. Yet, that’s what happened. So, how do you avoid creating another such situation? What happens in six years if, the modernization language you choose today becomes unsupported and some new language is the new platform of choice? Well, if you modernize with Engineer, you will save dramatically on making further platform changes, because your code is properly structured and completely standardized – and chances are we will support the new platform and can re-generate the bulk of your code to fit.
Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements, and how ResQSoft® Engineer and our staff of experienced software engineers can migrate your system to the Web – the right way.