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Drivers for Modernization

Over the years we have seen a large number of drivers which have resulted in modernization projects being undertaken. Though some are admittedly quite unique, the vast majority are common drivers to many organizations. 
An important point to recognize is that the vast majority of modernization projects occur due to business drivers such as addressing new business opportunities or containing business risk. Technical drivers also have a part to play but these are less likely to be the main overarching reason. ese are less likely to be the main overarching reason.

Business Drivers

  • Faster Time to Market 
  • Client / Partner / Staff Access to Systems (Mobile, Tablet, Browser etc.)
  • Lower Total Cost of Ownership 
  • Modern Access Methods (Allowing for Big Data)
  • Mobility Access to Current Systems (Without changing system) 
  • Access to Cloud Platform Options 
  • Compliance and Legislations Issues 
  • Removal of Reliance on Vendors and Vendor Lock in 
  • Greater Available Functionality and Mash-ups 
  • Better Aligned Systems than your Competitors 
  • Scalability (to allow for growth) 
  • Ability to Handle Mergers and Acquisitions 
  • Faster Response Times

Technical Drivers

  • Removal of Reliance on Old, Expensive Skillsets 
  • Removal of Dead and Dying Technology 
  • Removal of Data Access Issues 
  • Removal of Technical Lock in 
  • Simplification of the application portfolio 
  • Gap Issues for ERP Configuration 
  • Removal of unknowns within the system functionality 
  • Greater proportion of budget to spend on enhancements 
  • Greater access to modern functional options 
  • More rapid development 
  • Greater ability to utilize cloud options 
  • Greater knowledge of systems (documentation) 
  • Greater ability for systems to interact 
  • Improved strategy and roadmap for systems 
Modernization is different from “business as usual” development and maintenance. In most cases, internal modernization projects prove to be expensive and time consuming. Whatever your drivers, Fujitsu has the experience to support your journey. Take a look at our Application Modernization capabilities and get in touch with your local Fujitsu team for more information.