The Fujitsu Global Legacy Modernisation service is designed to help organisations investigate the various options available for deriving further benefit from the significant investment already made in their ageing strategic applications.
Once the options have been identified Fujitsu can then work in partnership with clients to assist them in successfully delivering the most suitable modernisation strategy for each application.
As is the case with many legacy applications that have been refined over a number of years, the existing functionality has high intrinsic value and provides specific business benefits for the organisation. Retention of this functionality is therefore essential within any modernisation initiative. The main issues and risks often derive from the technology on which the applications are based, for instance where the technology has become unsupported, suffers from diminishing skills availability, or has a user interface that is out of date thereby making it difficult or inefficient to use.
These issues, and many others, can be resolved through modernisation of the applications or the underlying technology - without the need to replace them with COTS packages or doing a total rewrite. The end result is applications that retain all of the existing proven functionality and quality, are better positioned to align to the future needs of the business whilst taking advantage of contemporary application platform technologies.
Fujitsu’s Global Legacy Modernisation service has been developed over many years using best-of-breed tools and a proven delivery methodology. Based in many countries around the world, our teams all use the same baseline capabilities, partners and skills to undertake Fujitsu’s industrialised set of baseline capabilities. This means that Fujitsu can leverage resources, experience and skills across the globe to assist clients in the successful implementation of a modernisation project.
Our partner network also has a deep and varied set of skills, tools and techniques that gives Fujitsu access to even greater capabilities and allows us to offer several options to move legacy applications forward. This extensive experience means we now have the capability to migrate in excess of 90% of the legacy modernisation technology challenges which are currently prevalent in a typical application portfolio.