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Application transformation is the process used to assess a company’s legacy software to determine which ones can undergo application modernization and/or can migrate to the cloud. Conducting an inventory of what you have is an obvious first step, yet for larger companies some of the legacy systems are layers of outdated languages with lost KT.
So a first step might be plotting the application based on its complexity and its criticality to the customer and the organization’s future. From there, those that are high-value and low effort become your “first wave” effort into modernization. Application transformation’s discovery process allows one to determine the best path to take towards modernization.
When you utilize application transformation, expect to assess all stages of the application’s lifecycle. Focus on the potential for new business outcomes, offshoots for new applications, security and compliance, as well as the application’s management and maintenance.
Key questions to ask when beginning application transformation:
What are the business benefits of application transformation?