Definition of application modernisation?
What is application modernisation?
Application modernisation is the term used to describe the modernisation of (sub)applications or entire application landscapes. Application modernisation projects pose an organisational challenge for companies; however, they also offer the opportunity for them to reorganise and to adapt their IT landscape to the latest circumstances and requirements.
Depending on the initial situation and the strategy chosen, a number of different approaches to modernisation are possible – ranging from a complete technical overhaul, to the targeted further development of the application, and even to replacing the application with standard software.
Why is application modernisation important?
Application modernisation is necessary so that companies can meet the current and future requirements of their business. Modern companies’ core applications have a decisive impact on how competitive they are: new opportunities on the market need to be acted on quickly, business is becoming more agile and so the software that supports this business needs to adapt as well.
Outdated applications are often based on end-of-life technologies and tend to be extremely complex. As a result, they generate additional costs, pose a potential security risk due to a lack of support, and result in a competitive disadvantage over the medium term.